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Goyer Talks Sequels and Justice League
The screenwriter with a some insider notes
By Robert T. Trate
June 17, 2013
Source: Hey U Guys and CraveOnline
JUSTICE LEAGUE before 2018?
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In an Interview with Hey U Guys and CraveOnline Man of Steel and The Dark Knight screenwriter David S. Goyer had a few things of interest to say about the Justice League movie, a Man of Steel sequel, and the possibilities of World’s Finest Movie.
From Hey U Guys: “It would be disingenuous to say Warner Bros doesn’t hope that this would be the starting point for a shared universe. And Zack has said that Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. It would be a different Bruce Wayne from Chris’ [Nolan] Dark Knight trilogy, and it would be disingenuous to say that Zack and I haven’t had various conversations on set, around ‘what if’ and ‘moving forward’.
That having been said, it’s all going to depend on the next few weeks. Warner Bros has hopes that there will be more Man Of Steel films, and that this will be the beginning of a shared universe. We could meet Batman, or Wonder Woman, or the Justice League in these movies. But they all hinge on box office reception”.
So will we ever get a World's Finest Movie?
“I think Warner Bros has seen – and Chris deserves the biggest credit for this – that we were able to revitalize Batman and put it into the first billion dollar superhero film. And they’re hoping that Superman will be revitalized as well. And if we can do Batman and Superman, then maybe we can move on to Wonder Woman, and The Flash, and characters like that”.
So we caught the Lexcorp logo on the side of the tanker. Will Lex Luthor show up in the sequel? From CraveOnline:
“If Lex is going to exist in the world, we would presumably have to give him the same treatment that we gave Lois Lane in the first film, which is make him a credible character. [...] He’s gotta be a man of incredible intelligence, and presumably a man of incredible wealth and incredible resources”.
All this talk and a strong box office indicates that DC Comics may be getting their act together. The Dark Knight Trilogy is the definitive step in the right direction. However, a relaunch of the character for a JLA movie? That’s a big risk. Everything depends on what character they go with next. I suggest they follow it up with a Man of Steel sequel.