It’s that time of year again, when all the rumors and whispers are going to be confirmed or shot down. It’s the San Diego Comic Convention and there is a buzz in the air. There have been rumors circulating since The Avengers movie did so well, that a Justice League movie would come into play to compete with the Marvel franchise. But first they should introduce the starring cast within their own franchises.
You of course have Batman. Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Everyone knows the line-up. Just recently released you have Man of Steel which introduces Superman. Somewhere in the mix you have the box office bust Green Lantern. But three heroes does not make the Justice League. Tentatively, the next hero we are to meet is The Flash. The untitled Flash movie is set to be released in 2016 as reported by THR. Also reported in the same story is that the sequel to Man of Steel will not be Man of Steel 2, but a Superman/Batman team-up movie. The two are known in some circles as The World’s Finest. The logo for the upcoming film was shown at SDCC as shown below.
All of the details on the Superman/Batman movie have not come together, but we do know that Henry Cavill will be in the role of Superman, since he is signed on for the franchise. Who will play the part of Batman? It does not look like Christian Bale will be in that role as taken from an interview with Entertainment Weekly. It’s likely that Batman will be a rebooted character. But where does Christopher Nolan fit within this team-up? The writer from the Dark Knight series and Man of Steel looks like he is going to be on board. But it looks like he will be an executive producer on the project. David Goyer is also set to come back as a writer for Superman/Batman. Goyer was a co-writer with Nolan on the Man of Steel and many of the Dark Knight movies. Joining Goyer will be director Zack Snyder, who was the director on the Man of Steel movie.
Other actors are set to come back to the next in the DC line of movies. Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from Man of Steel will be back in their roles in the new film. The Superman/Batman film has a scheduled release date of 2015.
To meet the only female character within the Justice League, there are still rumors floating about a TV series about Wonder Woman. Since the success of Arrow, more comics are looking to be portrayed on the small screen, like The S.H.I.E.L.D. We do not know as of yet if other Justice League members such as Green Arrow or Cyborg will make an appearance in the film. The Justice League movie is scheduled to release a year after the Flash movie in 2017.
Does this mean that DC is starting to catch up with Marvel in the motion picture game? Who would you like to see as the new Batman? Who would you want to see play the Flash? Make sure to leave a comment below and share the exciting news with your friends!