For a few days now, Collider has been sharing a the knowledge they gained from a lengthy talk with producer Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Terminator Salvation). We recently posted a snippet of Lin talking about Terminator Salvation's ending, and today we're going to follow the conversation into the subject of DC/WB's slate of upcoming superhero movies, including Justice League, which has been stopping and going and stopping again for a few years now.
The word from Lin: Justice League is still on hold. However, it may not stay that way for too long - just one of many things we should hear more about in early 2010, as we now have further confirmation that DC/WB will be unveiling their superhero movie plans to the masses!
If you think back a year or two ago (can people still remember things that far back?), you'll recall that DC/WB had a plan to do a Justice League movie first, and then use that group movie as a springboard for individual films featuring their second-tier characters (Green Lantern, Flash, Hawkman, Wonder Woman...).
However, with the formation of DC Entertainment, the original game plan has apparently been altered and DCE/WB will now be following the Marvel blueprint. According to Lin, “it seems like they’re (Warner Bros.) building to Justice League instead of going with the team movie first and doing individual movies after that.”
Now, yesterday we heard some wild RUMORS surface about the possibility of a Hawkman movie going into the pipeline. Those same sources assured us that this rumor would be cemented as fact early in 2010, as DCE/WB was going to be making some 'major announcements' regarding their superhero properties. I can't confirm the first part of that rumor (the Hawkman movie), but, according to Lin, "they're [WB] unveiling their DC strategy in January.”
For more on Dan Lin talking about possible DC/WB projects, go HERE.
So, between what Lin has said and the rumors circling the water cooler, it seems as though we'll know much more about the fate of the Justice League movie (and many other DC superhero movies that we've been anticipating) sometime early next year. Until then, let's bust open the comment section for discussion:
What DC Superhero movies would you like to see first and foremost? And how should they approach a Justice League movie?