Comic-Con 2014 is just around the corner, which means lots of big announcements are on the way. While Marvel has certainly been on top of their game as far as carefully planning the phases of their superhero properties, we've wondered exactly what DC and Warner Bros.' game plan was for the next few years, now that they've got 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice' in motion. Now, new reports have emerged regarding WB's upcoming slate of comic book movies, including 'Justice League,' a 'Wonder Woman' solo movie, and a Green Lantern and Flash team-up.
Warner Bros. has been trying to bring the Justice League to the silver screen for some time, if only to compete against Marvel's 'The Avengers' franchise. Following Christopher Nolan's now-famous trilogy of Batman films, Zack Snyder stepped up to the plate and served up a rebooted take on the 'Man of Steel'. After that film's success, Snyder agreed to direct the follow-up, a still untitled 'Batman vs. Superman' movie, which will feature three of the most famous DC heroes of all time -- Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) -- and will mark a major step into making 'Justice League' a reality.
But before that happens, Warner Bros. Animation recently released the latest the animated direct-to-DVD 'Justice League: War,' which unites the DC superhero team for an epic battle to save Earth from destruction, and may also serve as a dry run, for a live-action 'Justice League' movie.
Yesterday we caught one of our first looks at tonight's penultimate 'Arrow' installment "Darkness On the Edge of Town," which featured the mysterious "Dark Archer" getting all manner of violent in pursuit of his goals. Now, the latest preview offers up fan service of a different kind putting Oliver and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) awfully close, but who will win the day? And what's this we've heard about a potential Green Lantern appearance, hmm?
Though it seems like an eternity away, tomorrow's all-new 'Arrow' installment "Home Invasion" will both return a DC favorite and introduce a shadowy new character, but it's the upcoming finale episodes "The Undertaking" and "Sacrifice" that have us the most primed. Not only will the mysterious "Undertaking" finally be revealed, but Malcolm Merlyn will make his major play, and a major DC character will be alluded to in passing! Is 'Arrow' breaking its "no superpowers" rule already?
Justice League, assemble! Well, it has... allegedly. While a report came out not too long ago revealing which comic book heroes would be joining the team for its big-screen debut, a new more up-to-date one has come out naming the key players who will go up against 'The Avengers 2' for box office dominance. And one new name has been added into the mix, as well!
Though many people probably want a 'Green Lantern 2' movie come to fruition, it's been widely presumed it at least wouldn't happen for a while. Ryan Reynolds, the star of the first film, is signed on to star in a reboot of 'Highlander;' not to mention the fact that 'Deadpool,' which is probably more of a priority than another 'Green Lantern,' is stuck on hold for the moment.
Still, there has been hopeful rumors about about a 'Green Lantern 2' script by Marc Guggenheim floating around, but is there any truth to them? Now that a 'Justice League' movie is coming at us in the next few years, will we see another Green Lantern-focused film?
The CW's forthcoming Green Arrow adaptation 'Arrow' has been on a bit of a casting spree lately, most recently casting DC superhero The Huntress for a multi-episode stint in the series' first season. Huntress joins a number of other DC characters present to tangle with Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen, including Deadshot, China White and Deathstroke the Terminator, but what of DC's most recognizable characters? Which four is the series swearing off, and why?
The Internet: Green Lantern is gay!
You: Wait, the guy Ryan Reynolds played in that disaster of a movie is gay?
The Internet: No! That was Hal Jordan, the “Silver Age” Green Lantern. I'm talking about Alan Scott, the “Golden Age” Green Lantern!
You: Huh? This is confusing. No wonder that movie stunk. When's 'Avengers' coming out on Blu-ray?
The Internet's Slavishly Nerdy Friend (read: us): Not for a while, chum, so let us explain.