Could ‘Justice League’ Be Delayed Until 2021 Following a ‘Batman’ Reboot and the ‘Man of Steel’ Sequels?

Warner Bros. and DC are worried that if a ‘Justice League’ movie bombs, it could hurt their attempts to revive Bruce Wayne at the box office.
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Could ‘Justice League’ Be Delayed Until 2021 Following a ‘Batman’ Reboot and the ‘Man of Steel’ Sequels?

Justice League could be delayed until 2021Justice League isn't catching any breaks. The ensemble superhero adventure, which is meant to bring together all of DC Comics' most iconic characters, was originally given a 2015 release date by Warner Bros. But then, the studio said they were waiting to see how Man of Steel fared at the box office before green lighting the project. This was followed by news that the screenplay by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) was, and that it was being scrapped. Now comes the final blow below the belt for this anticipated project. They are going to wait for not only Man of Steel to be released, but also its potential sequels and the Untitled Batman Reboot.

Why are they waiting so long? Warner Bros. and DC Comics don't want to jeopardize their Untitled Batman Reboot, and they are afraid that if Justice League bombs, Bruce Wayne won't be invited back to the big screen for some time to come. A Man of Steel sequel won't arrive until at least 2016. That puts the Batman relaunch somewhere between 2017 and 2019. That means, if they follow their planned release strategy, Justice League won't hit screens until at least 2021.

Trusted Batman fansite Batman on Film revealed this information.

"Don't worry about the Batman [film]'s [Warner Bros.'] most valuable [DC Comics-based] asset...I believe that they are now looking at introducing [the rebooted] Batman in a solo film, though that will likely take place later than they initially had planned. They are extremely worried how a [Batman film franchise] would be affected if Justice League bombs...and rightfully so. The fact that what should be the core fanbase of a Justice League film isn't on board is making them sweat as well.

If Superman is huge, then they've bought themselves some time and will have a franchise to hang their hat on for seven, eight years. The need for Batman won't be as great, and [the reboot] of that franchise can wait until the Superman trilogy is done."

What do you think of this latest rumor? Can you wait until 2021 to see Justice League? Will you even care by then? What do you want to see happen with the Untitled Batman Reboot? Should DC and Warner Bros. just give up?

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 17th, 2017.


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  • instead8909 • 3 years ago

    I still think they are shooting them selves in the foot for rebooting Batman yet again. Just convert Nolans world and introduce it to supernatural elements.

    As of JLA or any other superhero film, stop rebooting and take a page from Marvel. Baby steps.


    • dfella • 3 years ago

      these fukers dont no wat to do!! that sh*t bogus like i said b4 money talks..get fukin nolan on da phone an drive off da success of the dark knight..hell how do u think da avengers was a success riding off ironman's stop being a bunch of dicks get nolan get bale get goyer....dam u gonna make ya lil 250 to 300 mill back.


      • therealGoku • 3 years ago

        @Zak-Lee-Ferguson because Henry Cavill will be 60 years old


        • rudy • 3 years ago



          • thedarkknight-28 • 3 years ago

            Why would they want to do the movie anyways. Warner Bros has a humongous foot up their @$%. 2021 comes around and then they would put it off till 2030. Why don't they j just say they do not want to film it!That would save so much time and energy. I would say Warner and Lucas had something in common, nothing that they do matters any more. Then they can focus on other whatever movies they want to do. Disney has the rights to Star Wars and now they will make a difference with the Star Wars franchise, they spent 4 billion to get it, not they have to make a profit.


            • gandoff • 3 years ago

              @felipe-11 The fact you think your point was proven in what I said, to me, shows your misguided... I said they was no reboots. They was sequels, written as if the first film did not take place, despite using key elements they used in the first film. Translated that means they was sequels. Just like Iron Man 2, we all was forced to take the change in Rhodes on who played him on screen, they wrote the sequels of Punisher Wars Zone and Incredible Hulk with the same view, but on the story.


              • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                @gandoff Thanks, you just re-proved my point.


                • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                  I hope this is worth the wait. I'd really love to see a "Justice League" film, and DC deserves MUCH more credit than Marvel actually. Marvel has gotten too much fame already, so why not give DC just as much or more? I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for "Man Of Steel" though, hoping that it doesn't bomb at all. I also hope this planned "Batman" reboot will work out too.


                  • SoksoV • 3 years ago

                    @lastwerdz : Well it might come out sooner than expected according to Chyna... Wait are we talking about the same "She-Hulk" movie?


                    • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 3 years ago

                      Best news i have ever heard...Batman wont be back till 2020 ...that's more my cuppa- why not 2040 people?


                      • therealGoku • 3 years ago

                        At this point I'm over it. DC fails again


                        • nerblesmcgee • 3 years ago

                          Why do studios think superhero movies are just a phase? Have romance movies gone out of style? Mysteries? Comedy? They are part of fantasy/advenure/sci-fi. People will ALWAYS want to see them says this guy


                          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                            @dan1 Love it!


                            • lastwerdz • 3 years ago

                              2021?come on!by that time even She-Hulk will have a movie adaptation


                              • moviemouse • 3 years ago

                                i would rather them focus on dc solo movies id rather have a bunch of those then a justice league movie plus they got dark universe, green lantern deserves a reboot and its own trilogy... more than a trilogy actually


                                • space101 • 3 years ago

                                  Best news I heard on this project...even better news would be to scrap it all together!


                                  • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                                    This is the best option. No sense in rushing anything at all here. Although if I was settling up a Justice League movie in 2021 I wouldn't wait until 2017 or 2019 to reboot Batman. I would do the Man of Steel sequel in 2015 maybe 2016 and start the Batman reboot in 2015 or 2016 depending on which year the Man of Steel sequel gets. Then give Batman one more movie before the Justice league movie settling everything up. Of course in the meantime it would be a good idea to make movies about the other members of the Justice league.


                                    • tomp1210 • 3 years ago

                                      For the love of god Warner bros. open a fan-suggestion email account or something. They're acting like they're all running around terrified, just get people with genuine love and knowledge of the stuff and it'll be fine. Go watch the justice league cartoon or something lol.


                                      • cupid • 3 years ago

                                        Delayed until 2021 for a Batman reboot and the Man of Steel sequels, but no Wonder woman or flash movies????....LAME!!!!!


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