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Warner Bros. made it clear last week that they were eager to move on a Man of Steel sequel when they fast-tracked the project with director Zack Snyder and writer David Goyer returning — days before the first Man of Steel had even hit theaters. Now a new report reveals just how impatient the studio is. According to a source, Warner Bros. is hoping to push out Man of Steel 2 by 2014, with Justice League following the year after.

That’s a tight schedule for any movie project, let alone ones as expansive and expensive as these two. Good thing, then, that Snyder and Goyer have already started thinking about where to take Superman next. Hit the jump to get the details and read their comments.

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Despite a few lackluster efforts, Warner Bros. hasn’t quite managed to set up a Marvel-style DC Cinematic Universe. But whenever they get their act together, they can probably count on Henry Cavill to be game.  In a recent interview, the Man of Steel star expressed his enthusiasm for an idea of a Batman / Superman crossover, declaring it “a great story.” Hit the jump to read his comments.

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Though Guillermo Del Toro always seems like he has a dozen projects on his plate, very few of them are actively being shot; they’re all in various stages of development. From time to time, he dabbles on one or another until new life is breathed into it. He’s currently focused on finishing Pacific Rim for a July release, prepping Crimson Peak to be his follow-up and, in an exciting turn of events, pitching his DC Comics monsters team up picture to the studio.

We’ve heard that team-up film may be called Heaven Sent, then Dark Universe. Some places are now calling it Justice League Dark, but Del Toro confirmed he’s set to tell the Warner Bros. executives about it soon. Read some of his ideas below. Read More »

On paper, a Justice League movie sounds like a fantastic idea. The Marvel Cinematic universe proved that a cohesive superhero universe could earn high critical praise and staggering box office grosses, and the core members of the Justice League are arguably even more famous and beloved than those who make up the Avengers. Done well, it’s a project that could conceivably blow The Avengers or The Dark Knight Rises out of the water.

In practice, however, it may be a different story. Though a few details have leaked out here and there, Will Beall‘s script is cloaked in mystery for the moment. Now some worrying reports indicate we may never get to see it come to life at all. According to anonymous insiders, WB has soured on Beall’s take and could be bringing in new writers to start fresh. Hit the jump to read more.

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The timing of yesterday’s Justice League news initially made it seem as though Warner Bros. was finally getting the ball rolling in reaction to Marvel Studios’ super-sized success with The Avengers, but in fact the project’s been brewing for quite a while. Although we only heard about Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall‘s hiring last night, he actually signed on about a year ago and has been working on the picture ever since.

While the script hasn’t been finalized just yet, it’s apparently far enough along that word about it has reached Mark Millar‘s ears. According to the comic book writer, who knows a guy who knows Beall, Warner Bros.’ new take on the superhero team will be “dark and mature,” with a “very real-world” feel. Read his comments after the jump.

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Last week, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio made headlines when he revealed that a character previously established as straight would be coming out as gay in the rebooted New 52 universe. Comic book fans immediately began speculating as to the identity of the newly gay character, and now we have our answer. In a new interview, Earth 2 writer James Robinson has revealed that the newly homosexual character in question is Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern. More details after the jump.

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As mainstream politics and pop culture become increasingly gay friendly, DC Comics is jumping on the pro-LGBT bandwagon with a new gay character. Or rather, an old character who’s newly gay.

During this weekend’s Kapow! comic convention, DC co-publisher Dan DiDio announced that the publisher plans to bring out of the closet a character who has previously been established as straight, with the hopes of making said character “one of our most prominent gay characters.” Seeing as LGBT characters in the DC canon are still fairly few and far in between, that shouldn’t be too difficult, but it’s still progress. Read more after the jump.

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After 10 days of independent cinema stifled our love of superhero movie news, Superhero Bits is finally back and it’s filled news from today as well as some of the bigger stories from the past week. So, for example, want to see photos of high end Dark Knight Rises merchandise? Is there still a chance a Shazam movie might take place? Has The Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man once again been revealed? When might we see a Nick Fury movie? Which three characters might have massive cameos in The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Iron Man 3 respectively? What’s the link between SOPA and The Dark Knight Rises? Read about all this and more in the return of Superhero Bits! Read More »

Add another amazing license to Mondo‘s growing list of conquests. The poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse has made official posters for Star Wars, Star Trek, Pixar, Disney, Jurassic Park and Wednesday they announced a partnership with DC Comics to start producing posters for films and comics. Yes, DC. As in Batman, Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.

The first poster, Fortress of Solitude, is by rising artist JC Richard (whose Jurassic Park poster by Mondo might be their best yet) and will be released on Black Friday.

After the jump, check out the full image and speculate as to what a team up between Mondo and DC could mean for the future. Read More »