Justice League progress may depend on Man Of Steel

Warner waiting to see how Superman performs…

There has been plenty of speculation as to how Warner Bros’ planned Justice League movie might take shape and which superheroes might be involved, but despite all the web chatter, such predictions could yet be a mite premature.

According to Variety (via SuperheroHype), Warner is still keen on bringing a Justice League movie to cinemas in 2015, but are waiting to see how Man Of Steel performs before giving the project the green light.

Will Beall is currently hard at work on a script for the potential super-team adventure, but no director has been confirmed as yet, and that’s likely to stay the case until Zack Snyder’s film lands this summer.

Despite the success of Christopher Nolan’s Bat-films, Warner has a fairly shaky record in getting the best out of its DC properties, and is understandably cautious over ploughing money into what would undoubtedly be a hugely expensive endeavour.

All eyes on Krypton’s favourite son then, with Man Of Steel set to swoop into UK cinemas on 14 June 2013. No pressure there, Supes…

Are you excited for a potential Justice League outing? Tell us, below!


    • FBAPedersen

      Jan 29th 2013, 12:56

      It's probably not gonna happen. Supes is not interesting enough, despite them trying to give him more angst and brood. Cavill has the charisma of an IKEA bookshelf, and there is competition from Iron Man, Thor and Wolverine. There is also no Joss Whedon, no Christian Bale, and it just can't compete with the established Marvel universe.

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    • Monkeynuts30

      Jan 29th 2013, 13:16

      Despite the obvious problems so aptly listed by FBA I'm still rooting for DC to pull off a good set of individual and team movies. My main concern though has, and always will be, balance. The problem is you've got massively powerful heroes like Supes, Wonder Woman and the Lantern; all god-like in their abilities; then there's Batman... at the height of human potential and blessed with the superpower of Money sure; but still just human. The animated series dealt with the problem of balance quite amusingly, where the rest of the team ran off and brainlessly punched at the bad guy until Bats figured out how to beat it and showed up later on with, well, what we'd all call a plan. Works well for a cartoon but I can't see it working on celluloid, especially as it would make the most powerful beings on this planet look like a bunch of ADHD mental patients who can only respond to a threat in the same way a toddler responds to ultimatums. By throwing a great big tantrum and breaking stuff until the adult takes them in hand.

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    • davidvine

      Jan 29th 2013, 13:35

      Everyone always says the same thing! Yes superman, Wonder Woman and green lantern are god like but so are hulk and Thor and that worked fine. People just want a good character based film that sticks true to the comic books we love but with a surprise. I hope JL gets made and think it will be great.

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    • dangoodfellow

      Jan 29th 2013, 15:35

      it seems a shame that DC feels it needs to play catch up to marvel, and by extension, Warner bros to Disney.The Justice League has it all potentially, brand recognition in superman, batman and wonder woman that extends back through the lifetimes of it's audience.marvel have done the risky work in proving that audiences will go for a superhero cross continuity movie universe, and a multi character tentpole movie . The execs just need to be a lot more confident, and not stage it as an alternative to the avengers.the potential is there for the mother of all superhero movies, featuring the original superhero team, it could have classic written all over it. It's just my opinion, but when ever i see Alex ross's amazing JLA paintings i can't understand why we haven't seen this movie made years ago. come on DC/Warners put your super pants back on and commit dammit!

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    • trist808

      Jan 29th 2013, 16:45

      I think by going straight into a film where they team up (or may already be a team) is probably the best move. If they tried to emmulate Marvel and do solo films leading up to a JLA feature, they'd just be accused of copying Marvel anyway. At least this way, they go the traditional route (with perhaps a hint in MOS), my only concern is Darkseid for the bad guy. Avengers 2 is out prior to JL and having a similar space-orentated, uber-powerful adversary will smack of plagerism. Non-DC/Marvel audience members will just think it's the same film twice, it's a shame they couldn't look to find some other foe for the JL to face (at least in the first one). Still, I've always been a huge fan of Justice League and the various spin off books, so I'm hoping this goes ahead regardless of MOS, but I think that will be big this summer anyway, the anticipation seems almost as huge as it was for Dark Knight and TDKR ... which can only be a good thing right? They turned out alright :)

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    • FBJRider

      Jan 30th 2013, 0:20

      There is no doubt in my mind that Man of Steel will be a big success but I still have worries about the JL movie, it feels like they're rushing into it so they can pit it against Avengers 2 instead taking a leaf out of Marvel's book and taking their time, carefully planning their every move, working towards the future instead of leaping towards it. Marvel have the right idea and that's why Phase One paid off better than anyone expected and Phase Two/Three will replicate that success.

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 30th 2013, 2:20

      I'd be surprised if Man Of Steel wasn't a success. It's also one of the reasons why I think WB will end up asking Zach to do JLA.

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