Warner Bros. is trying to fast-track Man of Steel 2 for 2014, Justice League may still be happening in 2015
With a very impressive opening weekend and an already confirmed sequel, there shouldn't be too many surprises regarding MAN OF STEEL 2. But, how soon can Warner Bros. get the sequel to their hit Superman movie in theaters? How about next year?
The Wall Street Journal, citing "knowledgeable people close to the studio", claims that WB is looking to fast-track MAN OF STEEL 2 for 2014 and plans are back on for JUSTICE LEAGUE to hit screens in 2015. WB was previously holding onto all future plans for their DC cinematic endeavors until they saw how MAN OF STEEL performed, and it looks like they got the answer they wanted.
I find it hard to believe that there have been no plans on developing DC films this entire time. The smart move would have been to get all of their ducks in a row so they only had to sign the contracts to get things moving. On the other hand, Henry Cavill recently signed up to replace Tom Cruise in Guy Ritchie's THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. which would begin filming this year. I am sure his Superman contract would pull him out of that film, but then the question becomes whether or not a quality MAN OF STEEL sequel can happen in such a short amount of time.
More realistically, I would expect a MAN OF STEEL sequel no sooner than 2015 with possible filming happening concurrently on JUSTICE LEAGUE. Even that would require a lot to be done in a short amount of time. Depending on what happens, we may be hearing a lot of major DC announcements in very short order. We will let you know as soon as anything develops.
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|Extra Tidbit:||Despite a 56% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, MAN OF STEEL has an A- CinemaScore. Which do you agree with?|
|Source:||The Wall Street Journal|