When DC announced it was working on a Justice League movie, one of the many questions was whether or not Christopher Nolan’s most recent version of Batman would be in the film or whether it would be a new Batman entirely. Man of Steel writer David Goyer confirmed that Nolan’s Batman is indeed in his own universe and when Justice League happens, it will be an entirely new Bruce Wayne.
In Batgirl #19, DC introduced the character of Alysia Yeoh, a friend of Batgirl’s who is a trans woman. This makes the first time in mainstream comics that there’s been any trans character at all in any capacity and DC doesn’t give a fuck if you don’t like it.
"It’s time for a trans hero in a mainstream comic. … I’m sure it’s controversial on some level to some people, but honest to God, I just could not care less about that. If someone gets upset, so be it; there are a thousand other comics out there for those people."
Next month, DC Comics is bringing back Masters of the Universe as an honest-to-god comic series, bringing in back all your MotU favorites. I’m pretty stoked about the whole thing.
This summer, DC has Man of Steel coming out, produced by Christopher Nolan and directed by Zack Snyder. After that, their next big project will be a Justice League movie… the problem is that unlike Marvel, DC’s movie division doesn’t have a unified vision. But if the rumors are true, it looks like they’re holding on to Chris Nolan to hold on to the DC movie tentpole.
DC is quite a few years late in trying to match Marvel’s giant movie comic book universe, but they’re seem committed to trying, saying that the 2015 Justice League movie will be the tentpole under which all the other DC character films will branch from. But with disappointing box office number for anything that’s not Batman recently, the entire fate of the Justice League film could rest of Man of Steel not tanking.
If all goes according to plan, DC will have a Justice League movie in theaters in the summer of 2015, the same summer as Avengers 2. While details are slowly trickling out of pre-production, it looks like we’ve got a list of main characters that will grace the big screen.
DC has only a few years to try and do with Justice League what Marvel did with The Avengers, but so far it hasn’t really come together in the same way. There were the Christopher Nolan Batman movies and the upcoming Man of Steel Superman movie, but they don’t seem to tie in to a larger Justice League film. Or maybe they do…
Whether this is just wild fanboy speculation or something tethered in reality is unknown at this point, but the Justice League movie rumor mill is spinning like a jet engine over rumors that Joseph Gordon Levitt might end up playing Batman in Justice League.