Justice League Announcement at Comic-Con?

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:25 pm,

superman justice league Justice League Announcement at Comic Con?

This summer’s San Diego Comic-Con is set to be one of the biggest ever on the Hollywood side of things. For the last several years, attendance numbers have been pushed to the max as major motion pictures try to capture the attention of the most hardcore of geeks and this year will see presentations on some of the most anticipated comic book movies ever.

We know Marvel is trying to steal the show with the premiere of the first official trailer for Thor and likely some good stuff on The First Avenger: Captain America to go with some other goodies and surprises, no doubt teasing The Avengers which will bring all of their heroes together.

What will DC do to counter this? We can expect a big presentation from Warner Bros. on Green Lantern and hopefully more info on Batman 3 and Superman for which Christopher Nolan is working on, but we already know about that stuff. What else can they do to wow audiences? Maybe some some official word on The Flash or even better, confirmation of a Justice League project?

With Marvel putting out origins films for each main member of their Avengers line-up, leading to them coming together in The Avengers, it’s obvious and almost necessary that DC Entertainment does the same on their side. The problem is that they didn’t conceive of this idea from the beginning and Nolan’s Batman series was designed to stand alone and that’s how actor Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan wanted it to stay.

That’s all changed now with Nolan coming aboard to help godfather in the Superman reboot. Nolan is no longer the Batman guy, he’s a DC Universe guy and we can expect that he’ll be a part of Warner Bros.’ plans to make the DC Comics properties their next major franchise after Harry Potter concludes.

While word on Justice League has been kept on the down low, Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment Geoff Johns was questioned on the topic at WonderCon recently to which he could not definitively respond.

“I can’t talk about it. We’ll talk in San Diego.”

Translation: We’ll tell you “yes” in a few months.

Similarly, Nolan has kept vague on the topic as well but it’s obvious this is the plan going forward. My only question is on how and if they’ll get Christian Bale’s Bruce Wayne to stick around after Batman 3. Is he really interested in sharing the screen with Ryan Reynolds’ Hal Jordan?

I hope so.

We’ll be there in San Diego as it happens so stick around.

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  1. Actually, as far as egos go I would say Bale is far from being one of those actors who can't handle sharing the screen or being a supporting character. Its what he has done throughout his career (ie. The Prestige- equal bill with Hugh Jackman, 3:10 to Yuma-Russell Crowe starred, Public Enemies- supporting role to Johnny Depp, TDK- Heath Ledger was the focus, Terminator Salvation- Sam Worthington had more screen time, The Fighter- supporting role to Mark Wahlberg, Reign of Fire- co star with McConaughey). You need to check your facts.

  2. @truthtruth
    My apolagies for not being simple enough, from now on I dumb down my posts as much as possible for you so you can tell when its an opinion verese a claim of fact.

  3. Exactly. The Batman universe in DC is pretty realistic (take away a few things here and there), all Nolan did was amplify that. Pretty sure the others will try to do the same with their films. The JLA just need their big debut no matter what the reasons.

  4. I think it's completely plausible to blend a Superman universe into the Nolan Batman universe… A mix of fantasy into a grounded world. It would not be too different than putting the Hulk and Ironman on the same screen. Granted, it's not aliens, nor a guy with superhuman abilities, but I think it's possible, and maybe at this point necessary.

    In this generation, Nolan's Batman is the only Batman most people know. The Burton/Schumacher Batman is just a fading memory for most, and artifact if you will. Nolan's Batman is so entrenched in the imaginations of the global mass-market now (not talking about fanboys here), that if you wanted a different Batman in a JL movie, you'd have to reboot that Batman first, or else nobody would think of him as the “real” Batman. Heck, as a Batman buff (not a fanboy), I'm having a hardtime thinking of Nolan's Batman as Batman because the animated Justice Leauge Batman and BATS was so well done.

    That being said, it would take some serious writing and directing chops to make it work. To make it believable, and to make sure it's not laughable. I hope they take a JL movie as seriously as they did with the Nolan Batman movie.

    • Not to me that first Burton Batman Movie is still my favorite.

  5. “Granted, it's not aliens, nor a guy with superhuman abilities…”

    Sorry, that didn't make sense… I mean Ironman/Hulk isn't a situation with aliens or some sort of extreme superhuman capabilities, but the scale of differece between them is large.

    “…but I think it's possible, and maybe at this point necessary.”

    I just meant that it's necessary to maintain the Nolan Batman feel… maybe not the entire mythology, but the feel and identity.


  6. also do you think the avengers movie has what it takes to make a billion dollars or even surpass tdk or avatar?