As superhero nation flocks to theaters this weekend to see Man of Steel, everyone is going to be talking about what’s next. How is Warner Bros. going to continue expanding the DC Universe? What bits of this film foreshadow that expansion? And what steps will be taken to eventually get to the Justice League?
None of those questions can be fully answered yet, but screenwriter David Goyer has provided some clues. The writer of Batman Begins, Man of Steel, the upcoming Man of Steel 2 and probably even Justice League revealed that not only does Man of Steel set up that larger DC Universe in theaters, Superman’s revelations in the film will directly influence characters in that world. Read his quotes, as well as a updates on Wonder Wonder, Aquaman and The Flash. Read More »
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In the wake of the uber-massive-success of Marvel’s The Avengers, it wasn’t a huge surprise to hear that Warner Bros. had hired a writer to revive Justice League. They’re DC’s answer to the superhero team and a project has been in various stages of development for several years. The key to The Avengers, though, wasn’t just that it was a good movie. Much of its success was because it was more than a movie. The Avengers was an event with a four year, five film build up that started with Iron Man in 2008. Which begs the question, will Warner Bros. attempt to go the same route or will they jump right into a Justice League movie?
A report from Variety suggests the former. They’ve dug up that in addition to Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Justice League news, and the Wonder Woman news, Warner Bros. has six other characters at various stages of development. And no, that does not include Green Lantern or Batman, both of which might get rebooted. Read what’s what after the jump. Read More »
When does Kevin Smith‘s comic shop reality TV series premiere? What does Michael Shannon think of all the leaked set photos from Man of Steel? What is the Batwing from The Dark Knight Rises doing in the streets of Los Angeles? How should Captain America: The First Avenger really have ended? And how can Aquaman be the best comic book movie ever made? Did Stellen Skarsgard let a nugget of Avengers info slip in recent interview? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s the news you’ve been waiting for! Well, OK, maybe not, because this is only very incremental news. But in a report about Warner Bros. upcoming release dates (like the newly dated Sherlock Holmes 2) there is word that WB is ready to move forward on The Flash, with other superhero films still in development. And if you’re a Green Lantern fan, you’ll have a new animated series to watch…in a few years. Read More »
Another bit of new information revealed in the THR DC Comics article we mentioned earlier tonight is that Warner Bros is currently seeking pitches from screenwriters on big screen adaptations of Adam Strange and Aquaman. Apparently
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Appian Way production company is producing the Aquaman film (among their 20-30 other projects in development).
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The Hollywood Reporter has a good article updating DC Comics‘ Hollywood plans. Not much new information to come by, but an interesting read. The one thing I learned from the update is that Warners quietly hired three of DC’s biggest writers last fall as consultants and writers for their upcoming superhero projects — Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman.
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