Zack Snyder won't get much of a chance to celebrate Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's assumed box office success in March before immediately sliding into the narrative struggles of Justice League, at least according to the director's statement to Entertainment Weekly. "The idea that we could begin to boot up a Justice League concept was a cool thing," Snyder, who is already in the UK in preparation for the shoot, says. "It was a little bit of an 'about time' moment, and I don’t blame [the studio] for feeling that way, because it’s a long time coming."

Justice League: Part One, which officially kicks off production on April 11, will be properly teased with some top-shelf cameos sprinkled throughout Dawn of Justice. In addition to a long overdue appearance from Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Dawn of Justice will feature additional groundwork-laying cameos from Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

"I do feel like it’s a little bit of a creative hurdle," Snyder confesses to EW, noting the inherent difficulty of logically pulling so many iconic characters together into one film. "It seems like an easy thing to do at first glance," says the Watchmen director, adding that it's crucial to "[establish] a world where they can exist."

The first Justice League entry will receive additional hype building in the form of Wonder Woman in June 2017, starring Gal Gadot and helmed by award-winning Monster director Patty Jenkins. Justice League: Part One, which will also see the return of Dawn of Justice battlers Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, hits theaters later that year on Nov. 17.