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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?
© Warner Bros.
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.

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Wiseguy 6/17/2013 9:36:43 AM

MOS2 along with AQUAMAN and Wonder Woman before a JLA film

GL can get a soft reboot and be brought in a JL film without another solo film although I'd pay double to see another GL film.

Same thing with a new Batman. Neither of these 2 need a retelling of their origin. They can be introduced already running.

 

hanso 6/17/2013 9:39:50 AM

MoS 2 is a go but WB needs to up their output to 2 flicks a year like Marvel is doing if they want to set up Justice League.

 

 

Wiseguy 6/17/2013 9:48:50 AM

WSJ has a piece reporting that MOS2 could be put on a fast track for a 2014 release date and a possible JL film by 2015

To this I say, WB DO NOT RUSH IT. Get at least another 2 solo films so it builds up to a JL film where we know some of the characters and have a vested interest in them. One DC exec even cited Marvel and their cinematic universe and how they'd like to do the same. So obviously they're not shy about crediting Marvel with a shared universe, follow what they did and you too will be rewarded with a billion dollar team up film an the beginning of a huge new franchise for years to come
 

CaptAmerica04 6/17/2013 10:03:05 AM

 Yeah, slow down there, DC and WB.  Every time you start doing something right, you get excited and fuck it all up.

Let's get another MOS film out, as well as a new Batman and perhaps the Flash (?).  That should give you a reasonable stable of known characters to go into a JL movie by 2016 or 2017.  If you try to rush it for 2015, then Avengers 2 is going to come out and make you look stupid all over again.

monkeyfoot 6/17/2013 10:41:21 AM

Just as Whedon is the creative coordinator for Marvel and Mark Millar for Fox, Goyer needs to be the guy for Warner/DC. He knows Hollywood and he knows comics.

Shogunn2517 6/17/2013 10:44:54 AM

See that's the thing.  I know technically Justice League was done first and in many respects, it's the best, but there is no way that they can make a Justice League movie and it NOT be seen as a knockoff of The Avengers to today's audiences.  That said, I don't really want to see a Justice League superhero franchise crossover film.  I'd MUCH rather they stick with developing The World's Finest from MoS.  Again, the Dark Knight trilogy is still fresh in people's minds, they wouldn't need to re-introduce the character.  More than that, there's no rule saying they CAN'T use other title characters in a WF movie or any ensuing sequels.  It would make sense for them to spin franchises out of that movie than rushing to do multiple movie franchises to build to a huge Justice League movie when it'd be pretty clear they're trying to capture the same lighting in a bottle that Marvel already did with The Avengers.

thezillaman 6/17/2013 11:27:27 AM

 question is will MOS still hold at the BO here in USA? I think it would have to make no less than $300 just here to be on the safe side. Although i did say $300-400 Mill total world wide, and as it looks it just might be in the 400-600 total world wide maybe.. i'm never wrong  bout anything ever  : )

Shogunn2517 6/17/2013 1:41:37 PM

I could have almost guaranteed this movie would make NO LESS than $250 domestically.  I see it getting somewhere between $300-$350, but not much more than that.  What does that mean as far as sequels or other franchises?  Not much.  Considering they greenlit a sequel prior to the release anyway.

axia777 6/17/2013 1:56:34 PM

 Bring on the Batman re-boot, Wonder Woman (a la 300 and Immortals), the Flash, Green Lantern, and then the Justice league. DC is going HUGE.

A World's Finest movie is a great idea too. Either way DC/WB are going big or they are going home.

fft5305 6/17/2013 2:00:10 PM

I agree that DC needs to get it right and not rush it. That being said, if they want to establish a shared universe the way Marvel did, they need to take a chance. They are playing it too safe. Wait for one movie to hit, then make another movie. Wait for it to hit. Marvel made Iron Man, yes. But they made Captain America and Thor nearly at the same time, and started them before they new IM2 was going to be a hit. If Cap, Thor or IM2 was a flop, Avengers would have been seriously in jeopardy. But they made good movies and took a chance. The way DC is doing it, Henry Cavill will be 50 by the time they are ready to make a JL movie, then they'll need to reboot the Superman franchise with another actor and it will start all over.

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