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DC Cinematic Universe Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:37 am
by HM
Seems like a thread that needs to happen now as well.

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First came “Man of Steel.” Next up is “Batman vs. Superman.” And then, “Justice League.”

Confirming the studio’s plans for a movie based on its iconic super-team for the first time, Warner Bros. president of worldwide production Greg Silverman said the studio has set plans to make a “Justice League” movie.

Like “Man of Steel” and its follow-up, which starts production next month, “Justice League” will be directed by Zack Snyder. Henry Cavill is expected to return as Superman, along with Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, who play Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively, in 2016’s “Man of Steel” sequel tentatively titled “Batman vs. Superman.”

“It will be a further expansion of this universe,” said Mr. Silverman. “’Superman vs Batman’ will lead into ‘Justice League.’”

A script is still in development and Warner has not set a release date, though the movie is unlikely to come out before 2018. Mr. Silverman would not comment on what other heroes might join Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the movie. However the studio has recently been casting the role of Cyborg, a half-robotic hero who is expected to have a cameo in “Batman vs. Superman” and then appear in “Justice League.” Other DC heroes who have been in Justice League comic books include Aquaman, Flash and Green Lantern.

The plans for three superhero movies in relatively quick succession show how intent Warner is on catching up with rival Walt Disney Co.’s Marvel Studios in building a cinematic superhero universe after years lagging behind.

Although the “Dark Knight” trilogy was a hit, Warner’s other efforts such as “Green Lantern” and “Jonah Hex” have flopped. A “Justice League” movie with a young cast that was to be directed by George Miller of “Mad Max” fame nearly went into production in 2008 but was killed at the last minute.

Warner Bros. has several other movies in development unconnected to the Justice League that are based on DC superheroes and fantasy and crime titles from its Vertigo line of genre comics, said Mr. Silverman and Toby Emmerich, president of Warner’s New Line Cinema label. They include “Shazam,” “Metal Men,” “100 Bullets,” and “Fables.”

And while there are no plans yet for a “Justice League” spinoff featuring Ms. Gadot’s “Wonder Woman,” Warner executives said they are warm to the idea.

“That is our hope,” said Sue Kroll, president of worldwide marketing. “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2014/04/27/warner-bros-details-plans-for-justice-league-movie-exclusive/

"the world is ready for a wonder woman movie" yet we've got no firm plans :fp: the world has been begging for a WW films for years now. If the Metal Men get a movie before her :fp: :fp:

So I'm guessing justice league is being film back to back with BvS. If this is how DC/Warner Bros are going to do things, then their "phase 2" (if it gets there) needs to just be solo films of every JL hero.

With the Shazam news, The Rock is almost certainly Black Adam then.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:58 am
by Skippy
It's hilarious how terrified of taking risks Warner Bros are

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:34 am
by Memento Mori
I'd love a Metal Men movie.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:06 am
by Lagamorph
By this point I was under the impression that the Batman/Superman film was just a defacto Justice League film with the amount of characters that kept getting rumoured/announced for it.

Can't believe it's taken DC this long to start following Marvel's lead.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:09 am
by Skippy
Lagamorph » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:06 am wrote:Can't believe it's taken DC this long to start following Marvel's lead.


They're not really though. Marvel's success was built on slow-burning development and risk-taking but all Warner Bros have seen is a shared universe and a ton of money, now Snyder made a reasonable amount of money with Man of Steel they'll probably hand him everything.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:33 am
by Wedgie
Probably would fare a lot better than Batman Vs Superman. :lol:

I know there will be a massive bro-fist between Batman and Superman at the end, with each other showing their mutual respect for each other in a cheesy way. :dread:

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:00 am
by Return_of_the_STAR
Needs stephen amell as the arrow.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:40 am
by Venom
Great news! :) And what I hoped for as there is only so much story you can tell in one movie, i'm hoping SvB is a self contained story that features the other characters that leads into The Justice League.

I read an interview with David Goyer who said Warner Bros. are not trying to emulate the Disney/Marvel business model. They are just taking their time to tell the stories.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:01 am
by BID0
Well they're certainly taking their time

So far they have released a grand total of one movie in this new DCCU. The DCTVU is doing a better job, they should probably just stick to that instead.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:36 am
by bear
Well this sounds like another mistake.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm
by Floex
The hell is a Metal Man?

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm
by Corazon de Leon
It's a fairly obscure DC comic. I only remember it from the Amalgam Comics' Magneto and the Metal Men.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:07 pm
by Lagamorph
Corazon de Leon » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:06 am wrote:It's a fairly obscure DC comic. I only remember it from the Amalgam Comics' Magneto and the Metal Men.

I'd imagine that didn't go particularly well for the Metal Men.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:03 pm
by Corazon de Leon
He was the leader of the Metal Men. Amalgam Comics was the bizarre imprint of Marvel and DC which led to the Wolverine/Batman hybrid, and the Superboy/Spider-Man amalgam. There was also a really cool X-Force/Doom Patrol mash up.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:12 pm
by Memento Mori
Floex » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm wrote:The hell is a Metal Man?

Self-aware robots. Their new origin was a recent arc in Justice League and it was amazing.

Spoilered for big:

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Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:15 pm
by HM
Yeah I've really enjoyed the recent JL issues with them in and because Cyborg is getting some focus.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:17 pm
by Memento Mori
The world needs a Metal Men movie.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm
by HM
Not before a (good) Wonder Woman film though.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:20 pm
by Memento Mori
Azzarello's run would be a good place to crib from for that.

Re: DC Cinematic Universe Thread - JL movie confirmed

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:50 pm
by GrinWithoutaKat
I never understand why they don't get comic book writers more involved in these films. It's worked really well on the small screen for Smallville and Arrow.