Kevin Smith is notoriously chatty, and has been even more so about the production of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Recently, Mr. Smith has displayed some insider knowledge of everything from the suit that Ben Affleck wears to the different versions of the Batmobile that we’ll see in the movie. But this time, he’s talking about the shape of the entire franchise over on the Hollywood Babble-on podcast.
“They’re obviously beginning something…and so this is the beginning of the Justice League, as we all suspected as they were announcing that cast. We were like, ‘This is the beginning of a Justice League movie.’ From what I understand now, it’s no longer like, ‘This is Superman 2.’ They’re not doing these things. They’re doing like, ‘Here’s Man of Steel. Here’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The next one is not like a sequel to one of the characters. They’re just going to keep building their universe for about five or six movies. But all of them…it’s supposed to tell one massive story, which is all Justice League oriented,”
Assuming that he’s right, of course, Smith’s comments are revealing. It pretty much seems to scuttle the idea that Warner Bros. is going to follow anything resembling the Marvel model as far as introducing characters in standalone films. While Justice League is unquestionably the next film on WB’s schedule after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we have to wonder what else they’d be building to in the next three films.
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