Yesterday we learned that Zack Snyder was officially set to direct Justice League for Warner Bros. It's something we all assumed would be the case, and it will be interesting to see how it develops. It's also safe to assume that the studio has quietly been developing some stand-alone comic book movies. That has now been confirmed by The Wall Street Journal who says they are currently developing nine of them. This is what the report says:
Warner has now entrusted its core superheroes to “Man of Steel” director Zack Snyder, who will helm “Superman vs. Batman” and then “Justice League.” It also has nine other movies based on DC comics in development.
The big question is... what nine films are they working on? An earlier report from the Wall Street Journal already said that Shazam, Metal Men, 100 Bullets, and Fables were currently in the works at Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, so that’s four of the nine. The same article also made a note to say that a solo Wonder Woman film was not in the works, which is surprising. I thought for sure that's something they would want to do. Actress Gal Gadot is even signed on to make a Wonder Woman film eventually.
We also know that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing Sandman, and that Guillermo del Toro was at one point working on Justice League Dark. We just don't know if that is still on the table at the studio, but we know Del Toro was working hard on it. A movie based on the character Lobo has also long been rumored, along with Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter.
There are so many other characters it's hard to tell what source material they will pull from, but it wouldn't be too far fetched to think that a rebooted solo Batman film and Green Lantern will eventually happen. The report also reconfirmed that the film and television universes will remain separate, and that digital publishing has become a major priority.
Are there any other DC Comics characters you think the studio is working on? What ones would you like to see on the big screen?
Via: Comic Book
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