It is known by all that the Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies have come to a close. Follow that with the announcement of the Man of Steel franchise rebooting with Nolan at the helm as producer & writer along with David Goyer. Is DC Entertainment putting all it’s money on red & blue?
My take on this is that DC is putting the Batman franchise on the back burner with the hopes that they can build success with another huge name from the DC Universe. We all know that Marvel’s recent success has the people over at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment on the edge of their seats. The slate of new movies Marvel has on the release schedule over the next few years has WB/ DC wondering, “what do we do?“.
They currently have no movies slated other than Man Of Steel coming to fruition and a (disaster in the making) Justice League Movie that has been confirmed, unconfirmed, now confirmed again… sorry for the tongue twister there. Back to point, three days ago the JLA looked grimm but now it has a new heartbeat with the sudden unconfirmed news that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale may be coming on board. If that is the case, it looks like we are going to get the direction we all have been hoping for and of course more Batman. But that leaves me with the curiosity of who will be cast to play the rest of the JLA? We all know there’s not enough time to make stand alone movies for each member of the league, not if WB/ DC want to release JLA on the time table they’ve been claiming. With the Green Lantern tragedy that crashed and burned in theaters in 2011 and assuming Man of Steel works out, we’ve only got two confirmed characters there. Do they seriously think they can introduce the other members of the league and explain who they are to an audience all the while delivering an adequate, well put together Justice League movie?
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