The speculation about a Justice League movie can finally stop because the big DC comics team up film is definitely going to happen…
The world won’t lay eyes on the next Man of Steel movie tentatively titled ‘Batman vs. Superman’ until 2016, but that will lay the ground work for the highly anticipated ‘Justice League’ movie from Warner Bros. along with a slate of other DC Comics properties coming to life on the big screen over the next few years.
According to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, the company is going to get very aggressive with their film division in the coming years, especially when it comes to the DC Comics line up of films that have been slowly leaking out instead of a steady stream of new movies like what Marvel has been able to accomplish lately.
The plans are in place for a couple of new TV shows to launch including ‘The Flash’ on the CW network and ‘Gotham’, a Batman prequel in production at FOX, and then it’s full steam ahead on new movie projects including a confirmed ‘Justice League’ movie.
The news was confirmed during a profile on Tsujihara in the New York Times.
“Two new television shows are coming to the CW and Fox, including one based on the Flash and another on a young Batman, and a film series will be announced in the near future, Mr. Tsujihara said. It is expected to include a “Justice League” movie.”
While just about everyone assumed after the success Marvel saw with The Avengers, that DC would eventually follow suit with a Justice League movie, but getting the right pieces in place still seemed to be the struggle. For every four or five Marvel movies that hit theaters, Warner Bros has struggled to release even one DC franchise film. It appears that’s still the biggest hurdle to leap over, so instead of slowly building a nest of character films like Marvel has done, DC will instead pack in as many characters into ‘Batman vs. Superman’ in 2016 to then set the stage for a ‘Justice League’ movie to follow thereafter.
Will it work?
Well, Marvel seems to have figured out the formula to the big budget team movie, but maybe there’s another way it can be done. Warner Bros and DC are certainly willing to test the waters, and they definitely have the superhero star power to make it work.
Whether it will fly or not is the question that we’ll have to wait until well past 2016 to be answered.