J.A Bayona is a hot commodity these days, and he just might be making his way to the DCEU.
That's if previous patterns are any indication. In the past, actors who have followed notable DC and Warner Bros. names like Geoff Johns and Zack Snyder on Twitter have eventually found their way into DCEU projects. Some suspect that may be the case again with Bayona, as he recently followed Geoff Johns on Twitter (via Cosmic Book News).
Alone it might not be anything, but Bayona has previously stated that the character is close to his heart and that Superman (with Christopher Reeve) is "the film that made me want to become a director". Not only that, but his current Twitter header is Superman holding together some train tracks, perhaps bridging the gap between sequels?
Okay okay, that last one was pure tin foil hat. As for this happening previously, it occurred most recently with Joe Manganiello, who followed the same trajectory and eventually became Deathstroke for the upcoming Batman project. There just might be some smoke here, but in the meantime, fans can enjoy his take on the Jurrasic Park series with the upcoming Jurassic World 2.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
The DCEU continues when Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.