While we already know that Marvel and Disney are planning to release Joss Whedon’s The Avengers 2 on 1st May 2015, what we didn’t know (until now) is that the film would be facing some very stiff competition. Please welcome Warner Brothers Justice League into the battle of superhero’s to end all battles. Warner Brothers won a legal battle over rights to Superman earlier today, which means the studio can now press ahead with its own superhero mash-up, the Justice League!
What promises to be a truly enormous film, and something to rival The Avengers 2, is set to feature DC’s top hero’s including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern, The Flash and God knows who else. Justice League will be a massive pain in the ass for Marvel’s Avengers 2, and 2015 will be the year DC and Marvel battle it out for supremity, and it will be a very interesting fight.
The only thing confirmed so far on The Justice League is that the film has a script, which has been penned by Will Beal (Gangster Squad), but now that Warners have their rights to Superman, the studio is now on the hunt for a director and a cast for the huge film. There have already been rumours that Ben Affleck is on the hitlist to direct, but he quickly denied those rumours. There have also been talks of Warners hunting the Wachowski’s to take charge of the film.
Christopher Nolan has apparently been approached to produce, but the busy director declined, so this leaves Warners with no one attached as yet but a writer. What this means for us is many many rumours until something official turns up. However, official or not, this is extremely exciting news and I cannot wait to see Marvel and DC go head to head.
It is also worth noting that after the disaster that was The Green Lantern, Warners will be taking to opposite approach to Marvel and instead will be using Justice League as a means to begin solo character movies, rather than using Marvel’s Phase One approach of bringing all their hero’s together after they all had a film of their own.