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Will There Be A Justice League Movie? Is A DC Justice League Movie Too Much To Ask?
For the last few years there's been A LOT of talk about a possible Justice League movie. Actually, along with a possible Flash movie, comic fans have been asking, Will there be a Justice League movie?
Despite the fans cries and demands for a DC Justice League movie on the big screen, DC and Time Warner have been slow to give a solid answer to the question of will there be a Justice League movie. Yes, the demand has been huge, but as the years continually go by, it seemed a DC Justice League movie just wasn't going to happen.
It still may not happen. There's quite a bit of factors that involves DC and WB going out on a limb and doing a Justice League movie, such as The Green Lantern film tanking last year!
Then again, there are some factors that should get the folks at DC Comics and Time/Warner to get off their butts and finally make it happen. Of course, it's obvious.
The Avengers Movie Success
The Avengers received a hugely successful opening in foreign markets, raking in nearly 180 million in its opening weekend around the world. The movie hasn't even opened in America yet!
If there was ever a time to get something rolling for a DC Justice league movie, it would be now. Marvel proved it can be done and an ensemble cast of A-list heroes can, indeed, share the screen together.
It may seem that DC and Warner Bros. are also impressed with the hype the Avengers movie garnished the past few years. Last year, the company has changed regimes. Jeff Robinov is taking over from previous head Alan Horn and has stated that he fully intends to see a Justice League movie being made.
Was this move because of DC/Warner's past inability to get DC Comic's top characters all on one screen and in the same flick like the Avengers? Maybe! Who knows?
What is known is that it can be done, and it seems that, once again, DC Comics is late to the punch and fine with playing catch up with rival Marvel Comics.
Man of Steel and Green Lantern 2
Not to give away some DC Comics upcoming movies, but WB wants a Green Lantern 2 and a Man of Steel sequel to happen before a Justice League movie comes out. Why is that? So they can rip off Marvel so the Superman Man of Steel sequel can possibly lead up to the plot of a Justice League movie.
However, like much of everything in Hollywood, that idea could change. Man of Steel could very well tank next year much like Green Lantern did last year.
It's true that WB does want Ryan Reynolds and Henry Cavill to reprise their roles in a Justice League film. It would be insanely stupid for them not to, unless of course Man of Steel and Green Lantern 2 both tank at the box office.
As for Christian Bale reprising the role of Batman for Justice League it's not a huge possibility. DC Comics and WB have full intentions on rebooting the Batman franchise, and it would make more sense if the new Batman was in the Justice League.
Besides, it would be cool if the Justice League movie kinda lead up to the plot of the new Batman reboot! Introduce the new Batman in the Justice League movie. C'mon DC and Warner, shake things up a bit.
Justice League Movie by 2015 or 2016?
The Justice League movie will be distributed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, and rumors say they want the film in theaters by 2015 or 2016. That's quite a bit of ways, so, of course, anything can happen and news can unfortunately change.
In an interview in the L.A. times last year, Robinov has expressed hope to use a Justice League movie to spin off the Flash and Wonder Woman into their own film franchises. Then again, he did say he hoped to see a Justice League film in theaters by 2013.
Can we see the wishy-washy information here?
Chief Creative Officer for DC, Geoff Johns, is suppose to write a treatment for the Justice League film, as well as executive produce the feature. David Goyer’s, (script writer for The Man of Steel) is the leading candidate to write the Justice League script.
DC and Warner Bros. also want Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas to be part of the Justice League movie franchise, possibly as producers. I think that would be wise to get them on board, considering Nolan did an amazing job with the Batman reboot.
Will There Be A Justice League Movie?
Considering that DC/Warner have confirmed that they will be rebooting their golden egg franchise - Batman - I believe this really all depends on how Man of Steel does next year at the box office. God forbid if the movie tanks!
Green Lantern has proven to have lost the company money, and if Man of Steel doesn't go well, DC and Warner just may scratch the idea of a Justice League movie and go the safe route by concentrating on the Batman reboot.
Here's the problem, however, what happens if the public gets tired of Batman reboots? What if the next Batman franchise falls flat? Then what? DC needs to get another franchise moving here and off the ground.
Marvel has proven twice that a team ensemble on screen works - first with their X-Men franchise and now with the Avengers. There's no doubt that there will be a sequel to the Avengers, and those lucky fans abroad who've already seen the movie know the "SPOILER" indeed sets up the film for another massive sequel.
According to my poll in the hub DC Comics Upcoming Movies & Marvel Comic Movies Coming Soon, there's more interest in seeing a Flash movie than the Man of Steel. Uh, that doesn't sound too good, considering DC/Warner aren't even on the ball on a Flash movie yet either.
And I know for a fact that there's a huge demand for a Justice League movie! DC and Warner, get the right people on board here. Get rid of the drunken frat boys who can't tie their own shoe laces. Change your line up of people in charge who aren't making things happen, and get this Justice League movie moving a long.
It wont be too long before we all get bored of another Batman reboot, and considering that Nolan set the bar pretty high, expectations on another Batman franchise will be extraordinary. Once Batty is milked dry then what you've got?
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