Justice League movie being readied for 2015?

News Simon Brew 19 Oct 2012 - 07:41

With the Superman rights sorted, Warner Bros looks like it's about to put Justice League against The Avengers 2...

Warner Bros is pursuing what could kindly be described as a bold strategy if the rumoured plans for its Justice League movie are true. For, following the court ruling that gave Warner Bros and DC the full rights to Superman (more on that here), it looks like it’s pressing down the accelerator on the Justice League film.

If reports are true, the studio wants to have the movie before the cameras next year, with a 2015 release date planned. 2015 is also the year when Marvel will release Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2, creating a superhero showdown of some magnitude. One that few people think it'll win.

The concern, of course, is that Warner Bros hasn’t done the cinematic preparation work that Marvel did before it got to The Avengers. It’s not introduced the key characters in other films, and while Henry Cavill is expected to play Superman in Justice League, the rest of the cast are likely to be new to their roles. Justice League is expected to bring Batman back to the big screen again too, for the first time since The Dark Knight Rises.

Thus far, we know that the screenplay for Justice League is being put together by Will Beall, but there’s no director in place. Christopher Nolan has apparently declined the chance to be involved on some level.

More on Justice League as we get it.

The Los Angeles Times.

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