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.
DC New 52 Justice League #1 will come with cover variants for each of the 50 US states plus DC and Puerto Rico
In February of next year, DC kicks off the new Justice League of America series with a bang. Comic titles sometimes have variant covers, but with JLA #1 launches, it will have a whopping 52 variant covers, one symbolizing each of the 50 states of the US plus DC and Puerto Rico. What, no love for Guam or the Virgin Islands?
Guillermo del Toro is in talks with Warner Bros. to helm a movie starring the majority of DC Comics’ supernatural characters including Swamp Thing, Constantine, The Phantom Stranger and Deadman. Del Toro’s previous movie credits make me think he would be ideally suited to bring DC’s creepier properties to the screen and, more importantly, actually do them justice.
The summer of 2015 looks like it will be a hell of a time for big, big superhero films. Marvel had already announced that’s when Avengers 2 would be coming out, and now DC has said that their Justice League movie would also be coming out in the summer of 2015. Oh shit… now if they could then do a JL vs Avengers movie in 2016, I could die oh so happy.