As reported back in July this year, Warner is prepping their comic book movie collective Justice League for 2015. Now LA Times is reporting that plans for Justice League can now go ahead following their legal victory against the heirs of Superman co-creator Joseph Shuster, who wished to claim a 50% stake in the Kryptonian’s takings.
The planned film would team-up Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman alongside other DC Comics characters, but there is no word on whether they would involve characters from existing DC films to date. The intention, says the source, is to spin-off films from Justice League if it is a success in summer 2015. It will be the same season as The Avengers 2, so it is definitely going for ambitious plans.
To date, only Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy, which concluded this year with The Dark Knight Rises, have been successes for the studio in the last decade. Superman Returns and last year’s Green Lantern were critical and box office disappointments, so much is riding on Justice League if they hope to salvage the same degree of success as the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On the small screen, DC has had more success with series Smallville and this month’s ratings success with CW’s Arrow, focusing on sometimes Justice League member Green Arrow. We can only dream of his inclusion in a Justice League film, although Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash all seem to be the most likely candidates.