With 'The Avengers' and 'Iron Man 3,' Marvel now owns the records for the two biggest opening weekends of all-time. They've had an embarrassment of riches with their films and it all started with a plan to lead their superhero properties into one epic franchise. While Warner Bros. has found success with the 'Dark Knight' trilogy, they've had difficulty launching their own epic franchise, 'Justice League.' So what words of advice did Marvel head Kevin Feige have for team Warner Bros.? Time for some unsolicited advice!
'Man of Steel'-ers beware of potential spoilers ahead...
Amidst all of the Superman hype for Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot, hitting theaters June 14, Warner Bros. unleashed a breathtaking trailer a while back that revealed a Lex Luthor Easter Egg, foreshadowing a possible appearance from the Man of Steel's famed rival down the road. But now it looks like we'll get to see another MAJOR DC character teased in 'Man of Steel'... and this one's a superhero.
There have been rumors that 'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder and Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland') were frontrunners to direct Warner Bros. planned 'Justice League' movie. Today, we spoke with Fleischer about those rumors and asked about whether he still has his eyes set on 'Justice League' he revealed he's no longer in the running. And why? Because he says Snyder already has the job.
Poor 'Justice League.' It just can't catch a break. When news broke that Warner Bros. wanted their own version of Marvel's 'The Avengers' to hit the big screen, fans of the DC universe were in hysterics, but the project has been seesawing back and forth between "Yah, we will make it" and "Nah, it's dead." Now, the biggest report we've heard so far, referring of course to Christopher Nolan's attachment, has been debunked by WB themselves.
For the past year, there's been one big question surrounding a potential 'Justice League' movie: how do you possibly compete with the likes of 'The Avengers'? Well, it looks like Warner Bros. may finally have a game plan: they want to bring back Christian Bale as Batman. And that's not all.
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.
You may have heard the rumors that Warner Bros. wanted Ben Affleck to direct their 'Justice League' movie. Quickly, Affleck let everyone know he had no intention of directing 'Justice League' and took the meeting with Warner Bros. (who released 'Argo') just to be polite. But now comes another wrinkle to the story. Warner Bros. didn't just want Ben Affleck to direct 'Justice League,' they also wanted him to star. As Batman.