As many people know, Warner Bros. plans to launch a "Justice League" film in 2015, to counter Marvel's planned "Avengers 2" that's coming out the same year. Some people say they're rushing it, in order to capitalize on Marvel's success. While others, they claim that they like the idea that WB is doing sort of the opposite route that Marvel did. Meaning that instead of having a series of solo films leading up to a giant team up film, we'll be seeing "Man of Steel" first, and then see a giant team up film that spins off into solo movies instead.
Take in mind, this was all announced after "The Avengers" was a hit at the box office, so naturally WB thought they could do the same thing with their characters.
Sadly, it seems like things aren't looking promising at the moment. It was reported on Clevver Movies that supposedly Christopher Nolan will NOT be producing the movie after all, as it was originally planned. Why you might ask? Well, he needs time to develop his new science fiction movie for Paramount and Warner Bros. entitled, "Interstellar." Therefore, you can count out Nolan from this project.
Another problem is that it was also reported that original script written for the 2015 release was TERRIBLE, so they had to rewrite it. However, it was later reported that WB claims the original script wasn't that bad, as they're merely re-tweaking it, and still plan to base a movie off that said script. And so far, it's been reported that WB is waiting to see how well "Man of Steel" does in theaters before even greenlighting the script. Meaning if you want to see a "Justice League" movie, or even another superhero in DC outside of Batman and Superman get a shot at fame, then I highly suggest you see "Man of Steel."
According to other sources now, there's rumors saying that even if "Man of Steel" is a hit, then WB might just round it off to a trilogy. Or if it bombs, WB will focus all it's efforts on rebooting batman, and then keeping that franchise going ala "James Bond" style. Therefore, even if "Man of Steel" is a hit or not, there's no guarantee you'll see a "Justice League" film. The only thing that is guaranteed is that if Superman's new reboot bombs, then you can expecting nothing but Batman films from WB from here on out. That seems to be only guarantee we have at the moment. Therefore, I'd like to ask you all this. Based on what I just told you, do you think the "Justice League" film is in trouble?
Are they rushing it? Should they do solo films first that lead up to a team up film like Marvel did? Or do you like the idea of them doing a team up film first, and then spin it off into solo films? What are your thoughts? And do you think Nolan not producing the film will have a big impact?
Warner Brothers exec Jeff Rubinov has no understanding of the rich history of DC Comics' characters. His dark, based-in-realism approach will only further damage the chance for DC Comics characters to have quality movies. I have zero hope for MOS and zero interest in seeing it.
Call me crazy, but DC is really anemic when it comes to good superheroes (Batman and...and, uhh...), whereas Marvel pumps out great superheroes like nobody's business (the X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man, The Hulk, Iceman, Thor, Deadpool, Captain America, Daredevil, etc.).
And that's why I'm not hyped for Justice League whatsoever.
well to be fair, they did come out with the first two superman movies starring christopher reeves that were very good. sadly, the last three superman films just flat out sucked, but the first two were awesome.
Green Arrow seems to be doing pretty well on TV.
Also seriously, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman = not anemic.
If your referring to the fact that DC hasn't made any great characters period outside of Batman, then I should tell you that there's been a lot of iconic characters created for DC over the years, but it's just that when it comes to movies many of them weren't adapted well, or they haven't even had a chance to be adapted yet.
I mean you have Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash, who could all hold their own films if they were done right. Hell, the first two superman movies with Christopher Reeves proved that Superman can work on the big screen, so there should no reason for anyone to botch up the character as long as they don't try to rip off what was done in the past like Singer did obviously.
Plus, you even have obscure relatively unknown characters that could work also if they were done right like Shazam!, Lobo, and etc.
They would need to set up the heroes like Marvel did. And I am surprised there has not been a Flash movie yet. There would have to be a lot of character build up before this justice league movie gets made if they want to do it right. And I think the new Man of Steel movie is going to be awesome.
I'm ready for the Justice League and I don't want to sit thru solo films to get there... we've had Batman, GL, and now Superman, so we're half way there anyway... characters suggested on Smallville are not that far in the past, they're current generation, the animations, current generation, no one needs to much catch up on Flash... besides, a couple of left fielders receiving little intro like Hawkeye keeps up the intrigue, so with John Jonz and Wonder Woman... personally, I can live without the rest, without Aquaman bogging it down with some forced ocean situation, or Green Arrow, particularly the new young GA, Green Arrow was never interesting until he earned his elder statis... how could they have trouble with a script with such characters?
Well according to most sources, if there even is a "Justice League" film, it's been reported that it'll only have like five core members, and that's it. Those members that most reports are saying will be Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern. So far, there's been little to no word if any other character will be introduced as of yet, but it's also been confirmed that Darkside will be the villain if this film ever gets made.
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