The LA Times’ Hero Complex was able to chat with Warner Brothers president Jeff Robinov recently, and he was able to share the future of their collaboration with DC Comics and what adaptations of their comic book properties are currently on the way.
The most exciting thing for fans, perhaps, is the reaffirmation of a Justice League movie being in the works. The project, which would see DC’s top heroes joining forces on the big screen (to compete with Marvel’s Avengers, which is set to arrive in 2012) has been talked about for a while, but Robinov says they want it to be ready to go for 2013. If all goes well, we would see Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Aquaman, and others fighting side-by-side.
Speaking of these many legendary characters, Robinoz shared that there are plenty of individual projects in the works as well. Interestingly enough, the one that stands out is none other than Batman. Yes, Christopher Nolan is setting up in preparation to direct his third and final chapter, The Dark Knight Rises, but it appears we won’t be dealing with the same wait we had between the Batman movies of the ’80s and ’90s to Batman Begins. Much like Spider-Man and their own Superman, which is currently putting together a cast for director Zack Snyder’s take, it sounds like WB plans to reboot the Caped Crusader immediately with a new director, new stars, and a brand new vision.
Whether this is smart (we all love Batman movies!), or very, very stupid (who’s going to want to try and follow Nolan’s act? That’s reaching for a bar you can’t see, let alone touch) remains to be seen.
Also in the works are movies based on The Flash and even Wonder Woman, who was thought to be a lost cause. After many attempts to make a Wonder Woman movie failed, a TV show was developed and is on its way to NBC.