Justice League movie depends on Man Of Steel success

News Simon Brew 29 Jan 2013 - 06:51
Justice League

Warner Bros might just be hedging its bets with Justice League, until the Man Of Steel numbers roll in...

There's been a shuffling of chairs over at the Warner Bros boardroom, with the studio naming a new CEO yesterday (Kevin Tsuijhara), who proved to be a surprising choice. The head of the motion picture group remains Jeff Robinov however (he was seemingly passed over for the top job), and this is important, as he's the one who has been chasing the big screen outings for the DC universe.

In Variety's report on the news, it suggests that Robinov may yet be interested in a move to another studio, but also discusses Warner Bros' upcoming slate of projects. In particular, there's the suggestion - and it's a common sense one - that Warner Bros is holding back slightly on Justice League until the fate of Man Of Steel is known.

As Variety points out, it's only the Batman pictures that have delivered for Warner Bros thus far from the DC catalogue, and "Warner's top brass has indicated that they are awaiting the results of Man Of Steel, which opens June 14, before moving further ahead" with the Justice League movie.

As things stand, Justice League is set for a summer 2015 release (although that's one crowded summer already), with Will Beall working on a screenplay. Should Man Of Steel meet a similar fate to 2011's Green Lantern, as is unlikely, then the Justice League project may yet be mothballed for the time being.

No pressure then, Zack Snyder...

Variety.

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