Warner Bros. president reveals his plans for Justice League, Wonder Woman, The Flash and a reinvented Batman.
During an interview with The LA Times, the new president of Warner Bros, Jeff Robinov, discussed his long-term strategy for DC beyond movies already in the works, such as ‘Green Lantern’ and next year’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Superman: Man of Steel.’
One of the movies that the new president has in mind is the long-stalled superhero teamup movie, ‘Justice League.’ Robinov revealed he is making it a priority to have a ‘Justice League’ movie in theaters by 2013 and that a script is already in the works. Also being written for Warner Bros. are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after ‘Justice League.’ Robinov said he sees no problem with a ‘Wonder Woman’ movie hitting cinemas while the ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series airs.
“Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on.”
Possibly the most interesting bit of news that comes from the LA Times interview, is how Robinov plans to continue that Batman franchise after the release of Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ a movie Nolan has already revealed as a trilogy capper – a true ‘end of Batman’ story that finishes off the universe he created in ‘Batman Begins.’
“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman…Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is”
Talking to HEYUGUYS at the premiere of ‘Sucker Punch,’ Zack Snyder revealed that neither Christopher Nolan’s Batman nor his own Superman will be connected to the ‘Justice League’ movie, saying:
“It doesn’t [connect], like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be its own thing with its own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool”