Think back to 2002, when Warner Bros. was eager to relaunch the Superman franchise and had J.J. Abrams as the man leading the way. It's almost amazing to think - knowing now that Abrams was practically begged by Lucasfilm to direct 'Star Wars: Episode 7' - that Warner Bros. didn't move forward with Abrams' vision for 'Superman' but his 'Flyby' was eventually scrapped and replaced with Bryan Singer's 'Superman Returns' a few years later. Now, as 'Man of Steel' is set to hit theaters this summer, Abrams reveals what his 'Superman' movie would've looked like and what, if anything, it has in common with Zack Snyder's upcoming film.
Man of Steel
For such a huge movie (and for one coming out so soon), things have been awfully silent on the 'Man of Steel' front. The latest Superman film has given us a few teaser trailers and more than a few official images, but compared to the likes of 'Iron Man 3,' it's been as quiet as a church mouse. But according to screenwriter David Goyer, that's a good thing.
Though the early buzz is so good they're already talking about a sequel, 'Man of Steel' has been -- all things -- pretty low key with its marketing... or at least low key for one of the summer's biggest movies. But now there's a new image of Henry Cavill's Superman with Amy Adams' Lois Lane.
Early buzz is already out for Zack Snyder's upcoming 'Man of Steel,' which will see beloved DC character Superman back on the big screen. Though we're still a ways away from the film's June premiere, some are saying it's "kicking all kinds of ass," which is great news, considering past reports claimed the future of the 'Justice League' movie was riding on the response from Superman. Now, however, rumor has it that we might still have to wait a while as a 'Man of Steel 2' seems more likely to come before the DC team gets together.
'Justice League' has seen better days. The film was put on hold and then the script was tossed in the garbage heap, all while Marvel moves full steam ahead on Phase 2 of the cinematic universe including, but obviously not limited to, 'The Avengers 2.' And now if new rumors are to be believed, Warner Bros. has put 'Justice League' on the way back burner. How way back? How about 2021?
'Man of Steel' looks like it will be a great movie. This 'Man of Steel' car? Mmm, not so much. At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Kia Motors revealed the latest car in their 'Justice League' themed lineup. So would Superman actually be caught dead driving this thing? Check out more photos (plus shots of all the other cars in the series) below.
The 'Justice League' movie seemed to be going full steam ahead at Warner Bros. until a few weeks ago when rumblings of trouble in superhero paradise began. First, we heard that the movie might not even happen if 'Man of Steel' isn't a huge hit. Now, we have word that Warner Bros. hates the current 'Justice League' script and may be rethinking their plans for the movie.
2015 was looking to be one of the biggest years in cinema history, as the summer was set to hold 'Star Wars - Episode 7,' 'The Avengers 2' and 'Justice League.' Recently there was word that we might not get 'Episode 7' in 2015 and now we're hearing that Warner Brothers has yet to fully commit to 'Justice League,' and the only way it moves forward is if 'Man of Steel' is a hit.