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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 »

Want to catch a glimpse at a brand new Batman animated series? How about an Avengers toy commercial? Will Comic Book Men be coming back to AMC? What’s the latest look at Lego versions of Batman and The Avengers? Does anyone know what happened to the defeated villains from The Incredible Hulk and Thor? Is Warner Bros. still working on a Flash movie? Which Dark Knight Rises actor finally came clean about their character’s appearance? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Jeff Robinov, the president of Warner Bros. film group, recently started quite a stir saying that he’d like to see a Green Lantern sequel be “a little edgier and darker.” At the same time he also foreshadowed the future of DC superhero movies beyond The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel in 2012 and 2013 by saying they have a “solid script” for The Flash and that they’d still like to bring all the heroes together for a Justice League movie. Read more after the jump. Read More »

I’ve flown direct from CinemaCon in Las Vegas to WonderCon in San Francisco. The first day presented two interesting panels, one for the Steven Spielberg-produced alien invasion television series Falling Skies and the other for Warner Bros’ big screen comic adaptation Green Lantern. Read the details and my thoughts after the jump.
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Last night there was a minor furor when an LA Times profile of new Warner Bros. motion picture group president Jeff Robinov mentioned plans to release a Justice League film in 2013. There was little more than the title and the year — no other details. Now we’ve got just a bit more information, not least being a confirmation that, yes, a Justice League script is in development. And, in what might be bigger if not surprising news, there is confirmation that The Dark Knight Rises is an endpoint to Batman’s story as it currently exists on film, and WB will reboot the character afterward. Read More »

Last month, Greg Berlanti shed some light on what his and his writing partners’ plans were for The Flash screenplay, which he’s currently at work on with Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim. At the time it sounded like they weren’t quite sure which direction they were heading with the film, as Berlanti proceeded to throw out a number of wild comparisons to films like The Matrix, The Dark Knight, Se7en, and The Silence of the Lambs.

According to Guggenheim though, those comparisons may have been more apt than previously suspected. Read what he had to say after the break. Read More »

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At the beginning of the week, when word came out that a script for The Flash is meant to be delivered by the end of the year, the news came with a rumor. It suggested that Bradley Cooper was in the running (ahem) to play the title character. That seemed to be conjecture, perhaps based in part on the fact that Mr. Cooper was already rumored for another big role in Green Lantern, another DC Comics picture.

On the set of The Hangover 2, Bradley Cooper said of the rumor “I’ve never heard anything about it ever in my life.” Which wouldn’t be the first time he’d denied a casting rumor (The A-Team) which turned out to be true. But since there isn’t even a script at this point for The Flash, let’s hold off on the casting for a moment. Read More »

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