The Justice League is a film that’s been a long time coming, but has yet to come to fruition. That is, until now. With a template that clearly works (The Avengers) and Man of Steel on its way, WB President Jeff Robinov said:
“I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world. “[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.
It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, Man of Steel is definitely a first step. [Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies] were deliberately and smartly positioned as a standalone. The world [the films] lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.
We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making.”
Sounds good enough to bank on. Man of Steel is directed by Zack Snyder (300, Sucker Punch, Dawn of the Dead – 2004, Watchmen) with story credits going to David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises). The film stars Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), Diane Lane (Martha Kent – how sexy), Michael Shannon (General Zod), and, last but not least, Laurence Fishburne (Perry White).
Sadly, neither Christopher Nolan nor Christian Bale will be a part of the Justice League.
Man of Steel will hit theaters on June 14, 2013.
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