DC To Announce Plans for Superman/Batman, Flash, and Justice League Movies

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The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed reports that DC’s next film project will feature Batman and Superman, and return Zack Snyder, David Goyer, and Henry Cavill.

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The sources approached by the press have suggested that this Superman/Batman film is scheduled for 2015 at present, with an aim for a 2016 Flash movie to follow before Justice League finally comes in 2017. This is all tentative and subject to change, but it is known that Snyder will direct the Batman/Superman film, Goyer will write, and Cavill will play Superman. They’re locked into the project.

The identity of Batman hasn’t been revealed – likely hasn’t yet been cast. No sign of Wondy as of yet. Ryan Reynolds, I imagine, waits by his phone.

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  1. david golbitz says:

    But Zack Snyder is TERRIBLE! :(

  2. The Flash movie should really be a five minute short but have the content of a ninety minute film.

  3. I guess negative reaction to Man of Steel has Warner wary of doing an actual sequel…

  4. Synsidar says:

    I watched a bunch of episodes of the Flash TV series when it aired, but I don’t remember what a single one was about. Even reading the Wikipedia entry on the series didn’t jog my memory. They all just flashed by.

    SRS

  5. DrCharlesForbin says:

    I just don’t think Ryan Reynolds would make a convincing Wonder Woman.

  6. Zeparu says:

    There’s no way I will ever watch another Superman movie by Snyder & Goyer. The last DC movies were all horrible. So there’s a lot that has to happen that I might consider watching the Flash movie.

  7. Keyser says:

    DC Comics = Disappointment Continues

    I agree the DC Movies all suck. Snyder, Goyer, and Nolan have to go.

  8. Mikael says:

    Crybabies. You just read the biggest news out of San Diego this year.

  9. george says:

    “The Flash movie should really be a five minute short but have the content of a ninety minute film.”

    That would beat the recent DC movies, which have 5 minutes of story padded out to more than 2 hours.

  10. “Crybabies. You just read the biggest news out of San Diego this year.”

    Could’ve fooled me, since I interpret this stunt announcement as continuing creative bankruptcy. This is what happens when hacks make money tearing through IP with little finesse.

  11. Irwin Schwab says:

    This is WB admitting that MOS fell short at the box office.

  12. Milibank says:

    I think people who spend time talking about whether or not Superman wears red shorts need to be examined by a neurologist because their brains are clearly not processing data properly.

  13. MattComix says:

    Please do not let the stink of Dark Knight Returns be anywhere near this thing. That story makes both characters look like jackasses. Don’t contrive an excuse to have them at each other’s throats just to serve as fanwank for those who want to prove whose dad can beat up the other fans dad.

    If you’re going to bypass developing Superman in his story as a hurry-up to the Justice League at least have the class to portray them as heroes and not combatants in a SummerSlam match-up.

  14. george says:

    Do we really need to see Superman and Batman again, so soon? Aren’t there hundreds of other DC characters that haven’t yet appeared in movies?

    But we’re gonna have to sit through a Batman-Superman teamup before we see a Flash movie, a JLA movie, or — dream on– a Wonder Woman movie? And if any of these movies don’t meet expectations, the franchises will be derailed for several years while Warner tries to figure out what went wrong. Then we’ll get more reboots and more retellings of the origins.

    It’s an endless, vicious cycle.

  15. Synsidar says:

    Aren’t there hundreds of other DC characters that haven’t yet appeared in movies?

    They don’t have the recognition factor and aren’t as merchandisable as Superman and Batman are. For Warner Bros., producing a movie is much more a matter of exploiting a property for all it’s worth than it is producing art.

    If being creative and original instead of commercially calculated were goals, you’d see more producers and screenwriters creating superhero characters and reversing the flow from comics–>screen to screen–>comics. And, given how derivative the superheroes are, many of the existing ones would be scorned. Super strength is super strength is super strength.

    SRS

  16. Aren’t they running a Flash marathon on the Syfy channel right about now?

    ~

    Coat

  17. george says:

    “They don’t have the recognition factor and aren’t as merchandisable as Superman and Batman are.”

    Iron Man and Blade were not top-tier characters for Marvel, yet the movies were hits. Even Daredevil and Ghost Rider did OK. I think you can make successful movies out of characters that don’t have great name recognition, but it takes more creativity than Warner can apparently muster.

  18. skyhawk says:

    I would assume it’s a different continuity from the Dark Knight trilogy or it takes place before TDKR. Bale’s Batman turned the mantle over to Joe Gordon-Levitts’s character. Could JGL be in the sequel? Maybe Aaron Eckhart could be a potential as Bruce Wayne if Bale declines.

  19. Silly but True says:

    Use of Christian Bale can probably equate to +$200-$300M, and give DCs attempts an equal level of credibility as Marvel. Not using Christian Bale can probably suck $100-$200M from the pic and scream that DC just can’t keep the same level of consistency.

    For good or bad,marvel set the bar with using same actors throughout the franchise. Pay the actors what they need, and let’s get a real Justice League, with the actors and characters from the recent movies.

    Otherwise there’s not much difference between it and the JLA movie with Ice and Guy Gardner except the budget.

    Silly but True

  20. george says:

    “Not using Christian Bale can probably suck $100-$200M from the pic and scream that DC just can’t keep the same level of consistency.”

    Fans are overestimating the value of actors in these superhero franchise films. Sure, DC/Warner would like to keep Bale (as Marvel/Disney would like to keep Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark). But if they opt out, the companies will hire someone else and the movies will continue. Just like Superman continued without Christopher Reeve, Batman without Michael Keaton, and Spider-Man without Tobey Maguire.

    Acting and characterization are not the big draws for the core audience of males in their teens and 20s. What counts for them are the action, the special effects, and the shots of buildings exploding. They know the people flying around are computer-generated, anyway.

  21. george says:

    http://thedissolve.com/features/exposition/41-sdcc/

    People have been saying for a decade that Comic-Con isn’t about comics anymore. Now it isn’t about movies, either. It’s about TV:

    “SDCC is increasingly TV-focused, thanks to television becoming so adept at science-fiction and fantasy with series like Game Of Thrones, Orphan Black, and Adventure Time. In terms of scale and design, the marketing for big-budget movies like Predator 3D and Ender’s Game at this year’s SDCC appeared roughly on par with that for TV series like Dracula and Sleepy Hollow. Plus, so many of the big characters in blockbuster-land these days are from established franchises that none stand out as strikingly new. All these properties blur together after a while, especially when combined with the overpowering wave of comic-book movies (Kick-Ass 2, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World) and movies based on popular young-adult fantasy novels (The Hunger Games, Divergent).”

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