A few months back, word leaked out that DC Comics finally after years of watching Marvel trot out different phases of its expanded universe would be giving fans the Justice League movie they desperately craved — right after Batman vs. Superman. Well according to former Deadline founder Nikke Finke, we’ll be seeing a lot more from DC in 2016, including films for Shazam in 2016, Sandman in Christmas of that year, the Wonder Woman film arriving in July 2017, a Flash/Green Lantern team up by Christmas 2017 & then the return of Big Blue, Man Of Steel 2 in 2018.

But why, oh why is Batman vs. Superman going through its own problems? Well, if you remember all the Easter Eggs that littered the first arc of Marvel’s run to The Avengers with its cameos of characters — we’re in that same exact ballpark.

Writes Finke, “Like Marvel’s The Avengers, there will be cameos of superheroes for future installments. The cameos will include the already known Cyborg and Flash. Green Lantern [not played by Ryan Reynolds, thank god] may be introduced. And Aquaman will be seen in the Justice League movie. Problem is, Warner Bros Pictures was still negotiating with the actors for those cameos and future roles, meaning major contracts for multiple JL/character films to follow. The studio didn’t want to move forward until they had more of this secure so they held off starting production for a few months. Seemingly simple reason, but the implications are pretty darn huge.”