DC Looking To Emulate Marvel's Success, Planning Justice League Movie For 2015
DC has officially slated a Justice League movie for 2015, no doubt jealous of the dump trucks of Avengers-generated money unloading at Marvel headquarters.
The company has been floundering with movie adaptations of its character for years. Green Lantern was a nightmare, and while Christopher Nolan's Batman movies were a huge success (even though they're not that good), both Nolan and Christian Bale are moving on from the character. Meanwhile, Marvel is riding high on the success of The Avengers, with sequels slated for Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, and movies scheduled for both Ant-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Marvel has also scheduled the sequel to The Avengers for 2015... which means there could very well be two huge superhero blockbusters going head-to-head. That ought to be quite a bit of fun.
Still no word on casting and strategy. The next DC hero to appear on film will be Superman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. According to Badass Digest, DC will probably introduce all the characters in the Justice League film, and spin them off into individual films--the opposite of the Marvel strategy, and an idea they've toyed with in the past.
So, let's say they keep Henry Cavill in the role of Superman. They'll probably ditch the Ryan Reynolds/Hal Jordan version of Green Lantern and go with the John Stewart version of the character for the sake of diversity. They have to include Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash. If they're really want to make the nerds happy they'll include the Martian Manhunter.
Who would you like to see cast in these roles? And are you excited about a Justice League movie?
To leave a comment