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.
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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.
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.
Now that Marvel is on a roll, churning out plans for their upcoming slate of superhero movies like 'The Avengers' sequels and 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' it's about time the DC universe responded with their own version of an elite, superpowered team, 'Justice League.' While fans are dying to see this plan come to fruition, however, there's still the core question of can this be as successful as, say, 'The Avengers'? If you ask Marvel's creative consultant Mark Millar, that answer is a resounding no!
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.
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!
'Man of Steel' will feature a post-credits scene cameo from Joseph Gordon-Levitt who will introduce himself as the new Batman! That was the sexy rumor from late-2012 and the explanation for how Warner Bros. would kickstart the 'Justice League' buzz. Unfortunately it's not true.