‘Justice League’ Fate Rests Solely on the Box Office Success of ‘Man of Steel’

Warner Bros. is hoping to bring the entire DC lineup to the big screen if Zack Snyder's Superman reboot proves to be a blockbuster.
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‘Justice League’ Fate Rests Solely on the Box Office Success of ‘Man of Steel’

http://movieweb.com/movie/justice-league-part-1/Man of Steel to Determine the future of the Justice League Warner Bros. has put the fate of the potential Justice League film on the shoulders of Zack Snyder's superman reboot Man of Steel.

Just like Marvel's The Avengers, which used Iron Man as a launching pad, they will use the success of The Dark Knight films and the potential success of Man of Steel to gauge whether or not fans will react positively to the DC superhero mashup.

Studio execs are planning the Justice League tentpole, which includes DC Comics' superheros Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Green Lantern, to the order of Marvel's The Avengers. Gangster Squad's Will Beall is currently penning the script with no director attached as of yet. Although Green Lantern turned out to be a failure, it seems that they are looking to exploit the DC library further down the road.

If you feel they should move forward with the film, head to the theaters this June to cast your vote. Will Superman save the franchise?

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 11th, 2017.

Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.

Sources:Variety

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  • corey • 3 years ago

    I had a long comment written out that expressed my thoughts but then my page refreshed.

    New shorter comment: I think the film will do just fine and I think this is a smart move.

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    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

      Hmm, just read that there's a Kryptonian city named Argo. Lolz

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      • superman81 • 3 years ago

        @felipe-11 have you seen the toy line they released for the movie? and seen Zods shield emblem? it kind of looks like the old USSR sicle shield but its pretty cool. his and Jor-El's figure is pretty detailed

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        • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

          @skywise I hope they can pull it off as well. I want to see Man of Steel be a success in the box office, and i want to see a Justice League movie get made with out them rushing it though.

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          • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

            @felipe-11 i appreciate the comparison to a wall while you display no valid argument otherwise...i didn't say you were wrong. i just told you how i felt they would take the story. if i'm not right, that's cool, but how about you act mature about it and listen to a difference of opinion, man. Yikes.

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            • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

              @justatadmatt This is like talking to a wall.

              I just hope once the movie comes out people don't start bitching and panning it simply because it doesn't set up a connection to JLA.

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              • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                @felipe-11 you can't compare the TDK Trilogy to MOS...Not including Nolan's trilogy, DC/WB was TANKING with Superman Returns and Green Lantern...Nolan rejuvenated the system with TDK and (producing) MOS. Yes, Snyder has an awesome aesthetic, but always seems to succ*mb to a poor script. With Nolan and Goyer's idea, I think he has something special here, but it shouldn't be compared to the TDK trilogy...I'm sure it's a standalone film, but now that they have plans for JLA, they'll make sure they have the ability to advance the story from another perspective...more like Iron Man/Thor/Capt America...

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                • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                  @ejk1 ROFL! Good point. I'm f*ckin' outta here. I got a reputation to uphold.

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                  • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                    I'm amused that @thedude-abides is involved in a comic book conversation.

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                    • mr-k • 3 years ago

                      Please let the Justice League movie die. It's gonna suck and you know it DC Comics.

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                      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                        @bawnian-dexeus That makes sense now that I think about it.

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                        • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

                          @thedude-abides in a way, he keeps the gods in check 24/7. Justice League Doom is a perfect example

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                          • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                            @justatadmatt The ONLY chance MOS has a post-credits scene is for the next Snyder Superman film, not JLA, and I can assure you even that won't happen.

                            I seriously don't know how people can't see the difference in tone and nature that this movie will have with Marvel's stuff. Snyder is putting all the effort into making a character study about the uniqueness that is a superhuman in this world, why would he ruin that by throwing in other heroes into the mix? The JLA movie will be completely separate from MOS.

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                            • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

                              @felipe-11 i wouldn't be so sure about the post-credits scene...tdkr was supposed to be a separate entity before all the Justice League rumors were flying around....Nolan ended it the way he wanted and had no need to "tease" with more. The ending had enough speculation/"tease"...now that they are trying to create a DC Universe, they probably are trying to find ways to connect the superheroes...especially if Cavill comes back for JLA.

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                              • redcameraman • 3 years ago

                                Come on, "Man Of Steel!" I SO want this planned "Justice League" movie to be made! DC deserves more credit too, just like how Marvel has gotten right now!

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                                • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                                  @narrator I agree with that, but that's partly my issue with it as well. I don't like the idea of Batman fitting in the mix with those characters. I get that he's supposedly going to have more of a Nick Fury kind of role, but I just don't like the idea of all these interstellar characters mixed in with batman, arguably the most realistic superhero of all.

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                                  • narrator • 3 years ago

                                    Understandable, @thedude-abides. Still, you thought The Avengers was decent, right? If DC actually did their homework and made smart moves by giving each character a solo film, you'd have a group of characters arguably more interesting and cosmic oriented (meaning less typical comicbook-y) than Whedon's outing. Still, that isn't looking likely so I can't blame you in the least.

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                                    • felipe-11 • 3 years ago

                                      @instead8909 I don't think Snyder is under any pressure with this. He's doing his own thing, and this movie will certainly perform well enough to warrant a MOS sequel. Whether or not WB decides to go with JLA is their problem, and it won't really affect him or his franchise.

                                      @justatadmatt There won't be a Batman "cameo" in Man Of Steel, I can bet my life on it -or money if you want ;) And I'm pretty sure there won't even be a post-credits scene, just like there wasn't in TDK trilogy.

                                      @superman81 Exactly.

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                                      • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

                                        @narrator Lol. I just don't wanna see a Justice League movie.

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                                        • narrator • 3 years ago

                                          @bawnian-dexeus Agreed. Gangster Squad was horribly written.

                                          @thedude-abides Ouch.

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