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Justice League Movie Confirmed to go Head to Head With Avengers 2

Updated on November 8, 2012

Riding high off the major success of the Avengers movie, Disney and Marvel Studios are gearing up for their phase 2 of post Avengers flicks. While Disney/Marvel are preparing to unleash Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to lead up to the highly anticipated Avengers sequel, many comic fans have been griping and wondering when DC/Warner Bros. will get their act together and release a Justice League movie.

It seems DC Comics and Warner Bros. have answered that question for us superhero movie and comic book geeks. Not only did they answer it, but they rose up to the challenge. DC and Warner Bros have announced that they will be releasing a Justice League movie in 2015 and will compete with the mighty Avengers 2 sequel!

Comics Two Mightiest Teams Duke It Out At The Box Office!

The Avengers 2 sequel will be released May 1st, 2015, and DC/Warner has announced a summer release of a Justice League movie to rival Marvel Studios. Talk about exciting!

The first Avengers movie is still the third top grossing movie of all time with a worldwide gross of $1,511.8 billion, right behind James Cameron's Titanic, which grossed $2,185.4 billion! Can Warner Bros. Justice League stack up when they have elected not to follow Marvel Studios and Disney's successful formula?

Disney and Marvel Studios did a brilliant job of character development. Having each Avenger star in their own movie did introduce each character to audiences who weren't familiar with each character back story. This lead up to it's epic story in the Avengers proved amazingly successful and Joss Whedon will return to helm the Avengers 2 sequel.

However, DC and Warner will not follow this formula. Instead they will introduce all their A-list characters in one epic movie first and then branch out with a few JLA solo films. The Batman reboot will be one of these solo films after the big Justice League of America epic, but will it be the same Batman from the Justice League film? Or, will it be a different actor?

Many comic fans are concerned about this, but will this even matter? I'm sure there are quite a few people who aren't that familiar with comic books and the world of superheroes. Do key characters like Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, or the Flash really need huge back story intros? I can see Martian Manhunter needing a bit of a back story , as he's not that iconic like Green Lantern.

Zack Synder's Man of Steel Superman reboot
Zack Synder's Man of Steel Superman reboot | Source

Will Henry Cavill Be In Justice League Movie?

Zack Snyder has been adamant about proclaiming his Superman reboot, Man of Steel, will be a stand alone film and his Superman will not take part in that Justice League project, rumors have circulated the movie will hint at a shared universe. Snyder has been relentless to confirm this.

Perhaps, Snyder is being hush hush about it and waiting for fans to see Man of Steel and get overly excited if the movie does hint at a JLA flick. However, perhaps he's being one-hundred percent truthful that his new Superman reboot will not share the same universe.

These concerns begs the question of will Henry Cavill really be the Superman in the Justice League movie, and if he isn't, will the whole thing make any sense? I must admit it's a warranted question to ponder.

A new Superman franchised will be launched, but at the same time there will be two Supermans at the box office that have nothing to do with each other? That's like having Robert Downey Jr. only play Iron Man in the franchise films, but having another actor play Iron Man in the Avengers franchise films while both are running consecutively.

That sounds confusing and messy. Here are Zack Snyder's exact words according to HeyUGuys:

“It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and […] Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kind of get to do it twice which is kind of cool.”

I guess that means "NO" but who knows. For a long time Marvel denied that Thanos will be introduced in the Avengers movie, and that just turned out to be keeping it on the down-low kinda thing.

However, don't be surprised to see two completely different actors playing Superman at the box office at the same time, unless Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a one-shot franchise with no sequels. Well, the Justice League movie could also be a one-shot deal with no sequels as well.

Either way, expect the Justice League movie and the Avengers 2 sequel to battle for supremacy at the box office in the summer of 2015! It's going to be an exciting year for comic book fans, no doubt! Who do you think will reign supreme? Be sure to cast your vote below!


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    • rabbit75 profile image

      rabbit75 5 years ago

      Looks like there is so far no faith in a DC Justice League movie trumping Marvel's Avengers 2 in 2015. I'm pretty surprised!

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      rabbit75 5 years ago

      I do think WB wants to cash in and we all know that Marvel Studios paved the way for superhero films to cross over into each other. They proved an epic movie could be made with their A-list comic characters and it could be successful.

      WB would be fools not to want to cash in, but you're right! How they do it and make it work is the huge question, as they have seemed to paint themselves into a corner with directors like Nolan and Snyder wanting to share their Batmans and Supermans universe.

      Well, we have to see if Snyder is being truthful about that or not, but as I pointed out having two different Supermans on screen at nearly the same times will be lame and just a mess.

      The new reboot of Superman is more based off the new 52 story lines than the original Superman comics, as...I am hugely assuming...will be the Justice League movie.

      Thanks for commenting Stevennix...always good to hear your opinions and always appreciated!

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      Steven Escareno 5 years ago

      I think it's too early at this point to know exactly what WB plans to do with Justice League. Plus, there's always the possibility they might cancel it too, as I know they've been prone to do that a lot. Like when they hired Tim Burton to direct a superman reboot back in the 90's, that movie got cancelled during pre-production; the same can be said when Joss Whedon was attached to do wonder woman at one point. therefore, I'm just curious if WB actually plans to go through with it.

      If they do, it might work for them to do a Justice League movie first and then launch solo films, as it would differentiate them from the competition. Plus, I'm sure WB doesn't want people say they're ripping off Marvel Studios even though they clearly are. As for having the solo franchises existing in a separate continuity as the Justice League franchise, I agree with you that it could be a mistake to do that because I can imagine it would be very confusing to most audiences.

      Because lets be honest, we both know not all the members of the audience is going to take the time to research stuff like this, so if they do go through with the whole separate continuity thing then more than likely I doubt it's going to work. It'll just be confusing heck for people.

      As for Man of Steel, I'll admit that we needed a reboot of the character, but I'm not sure applying "Dark Knight" esque type realism to him is the way to go. I mean there's only so far you can take the realism of superman. I mean the guy only puts on glasses where nobody in Metropolis recognizes him, so how can you make that realistic?

      Anyways, pretty informative hub, and keep up the good work.


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