With all eyes looking towards a Batman vs. Superman flick in May 2016, there may be new buzz circulating around upcoming announcements regarding a Justice League movie and more from DC!
In a NYTimes article, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara stated a new DC movie film series will be announced soon and it may have something to do with Justice League. Let’s expect some major announcement(s) around San Diego Comic-Con weekend.
Checking in with the rumor reports, the upcoming Man of Steel sequel is supposed to directly lead into a Justice League movie. Some even speculate that due to their recent “delay” announcement, that the movie will actually turn out to be a Justice League movie. But a precursor move sounds more likely. People want to see Batman and Superman in a Batman vs. Superman movie. However, appearances by other JL members or other DC characters may be a smart move on DC/WB’s part. It may help build more anticipation and a fan base for these “other” DC characters before DC/WB potentially release solo films for these them. Sort of a reverse move of what Marvel did with their Avengers franchise, where they built up their characters using solo movies for them leading up to a big team-up.
Plus, talks and reports say that Warner Bros. is working on a Sandman film with David Goyer and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and also a Justice League Dark film from Guillermo del Toro. All of which, sound like very exciting works.
Gal Gadot’s casting for the next DC/WB film has fans speculating that a Wonder Woman solo movie should spin out of this DC shared universe. Gadot signed a 3-film deal so that leaves people guessing Batman vs. Superman, Justice League, and a solo Wonder Woman. We could continue speculation into a solo Batfleck film, another solo Man of Steel, maybe even a Flash or Aquaman? All speculation. But if DC announces any one or more of these, DC fans (and DC Comics News) will be going nuts with anticipation.