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.
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…
So there’s a spoiler ahead, for the character that looks likely to be the major villain for the Justice League movie. They don’t have a director or writer or major actors, but apparently someone knows who the villain will be and it’s not really that much of a spoiler or a surprise, but if it’s going to ruin it for you, read no further.
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?
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.
Keep in mind that this isn’t official, it’s just movie speculation, but the Justice League movie rumor mill has been talking about a possible casting choice for Batman, since the DC JL movie won’t be in the Chris Nolan universe and won’t star Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. Right now, the most popular rumor choice seems to be Armie Hammer, famous for playing the Winkelvoss twins in The Social Network.
I think Hammer would make a fine Justice League Batman, and I wish DC would hurry up with putting the Justice League movie together. What do you think of this possible casting choice?
Ben Affleck recently dispelled the rumors that he would be directing DC’s Justice League movie. And now the speculation machine has landed its spinning arrow on the Wachowskis as directing the film, but who knows at this point. Just get Zach Snyder or something.
The real work on Justice League won’t begin until after Man of Steel is completed, but there’s already another big question on the table— who should play Batman? Joseph Gordon Levitt?
A lot of things have been shaken up in the DC New 52, and in an unexpected twist, it looks like Superman and Wonder Woman will finally go from being super co-workers to super lovers. That’s gonna be some serious earth-shaking boning.
For the upcoming Justice League movie, Warner Bros has apparently approached Ben Affleck to direct. Ben Affleck? Yeah, Ben Affleck. He’s a good director and he’s a comic book nerd, so he might be able to pull it off.