Sorry Bat-fans. If you were looking for a new Batman movie some time soon, you're going to get disappointed. It looks like we won't see a 'Dark Knight' reboot for quite a while. So what's the hold up?
While 2013 has just begun, you'll forgive us if we briefly look into 2015 for one of the most anticipated movies in recent history: 'Justice League.' The Warner Bros. film would bring together their own superhero team to answer 'The Avengers' but exactly what superheroes will be joining the 'Justice League' team? A new report reveals what DC superheroes will crossover for the comic book mega movie.
The 'Justice League' movie is in the deep planning stages at Warner Bros. with a 2015 release date tentatively planned. The film will finally team up Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Green Lantern, Flash and more but what villain could possible be powerful enough to be a match for some of Earth's mightiest superheroes? Let's find out...
'Justice League' is coming out in 2015, which is already going to be one of the biggest summers for event films (between it, 'The Avengers 2' and 'Star Wars Episode 7'), but other than Henry Cavill rumored to appear as Superman none of the other cast has been fleshed out. The latest hot rumor is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play Batman, the Dark Knight himself.
'Man of Steel' is premiering its first full-length trailer in just a few weeks time when 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' hits theaters on December 14. And while fans having been waiting ever-so patiently for this new footage of Zack Snyder's vision of the Superman story line, we have to remember that this is just the beginning... that is, 'Man of Steel' is just the beginning.
Just as Christopher Nolan launched his 'Dark Knight' trilogy for Batman, this next Superman movie is also expected to launch a new franchise with new adventures for Henry Cavill. The actor signed on for three Superman movies, including 'Man of Steel,' so now the question is: Will part of Cavill's 'Man of Steel' journey take him to the 'Justice League'?
Debuting its second episode tonight, 'Arrow' certainly has its work cut out for it in proving the show's sustainability beyond its bullseye pilot. In particular, 'Arrow's' "Honor Thy Father" will introduce the first external DC character into the mix, Kelly Hu's "China White," the first of many DC characters we've heard about in recent months. But the larger question remains, just how big are 'Arrow's' executive producers willing to go with their DC adaptations? Does a "no powers" rule preclude the characters from even existing?
The planned 'Justice League' movie has been in a state of constant fluctuation on both the casting and director fronts. It felt like as soon as George Miller got the job helming the project, he just as quickly lost it shortly after news of his lead actor picks came out. While Warner Bros. is still shopping around for the right person to lead the 'Justice League' team, they might at least have gotten one step closer to deciding who should follow in Christian Bale's footsteps as Batman.
The popular thought on the 'Justice League' movie being planned at Warner Bros. was that the studio would structure it much like how Marvel went about building 'The Avengers.' Introduce the characters through standalone films, then combine them for one super superhero film. But perhaps that's not how Warner Bros. is planning 'Justice League' after all. According to one report, the 'Justice League' movie could have nothing to do with 'Man of Steel' or the planned 'Batman' reboot.
'Justice League' is heating up in a big way at Warner Bros. Rumors have it that the studio wants the film in theaters in 2015 (where it would compete with 'The Avengers 2') and that the movie will reboot Batman before the new 'Dark Knight' trilogy begins. But who will direct 'Justice League?' Ben Affleck formally turned down the offer and the Wachowskis are rumored but today we may have two new candidates. And they make not make you very happy.