In a story from The Hollywood Reporter there are some interesting updates to a bunch of DC Comics properties. At present there are currently more DC Comics adaptations happening than at any other point since the company was bought by Warner Bros. in 1969.

Currently, The Losers will be starting principal photography this week in Puerto Rico. Jonah Hex just finished production in Louisiana. The Green Lantern recently reported that Ryan Reynolds will play the popular superhero. Fox also picked up the television series Human Target and lastly, DC set up Red at Summit Entertainment.

"One of the things that has differentiated us for most of the last 20 years is the depth of our library and the depth of the creative material that we've put out and the opportunities that creates for other media," stated DC Comics president Paul Levitz.

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It looks like this past fall, the studio hired three of DC's top writers -- Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman -- to act as consultants and writers for its superhero line of movies. Due to this, the studio was again put in charge of projects being done "by such producers as Charles Roven (The Flash) and Akiva Goldsman (Teen Titans)."

This brought about a new treatment (from Johns) for The Flash which is currently being written by Dan Mazeau. Johns will also produce this film.

In addition to this, Warner Bros. is out to writers for pitches on Adam Strange and Aquaman. These films will be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio through his Appian Way production company.

Other projects in development are: Bizarro Superman which is being penned by David Howard and Robert Gordon (Galaxy Quest); a Constantine sequel; two Green Arrow projects that will be done at the same time, one is an origin story and the other is a prison-set piece titled Super Max; lastly, there's talk of a Shazam movie which Pete Segal will be directing.

Warner Bros. and DC are still trying to crack to script code on a Wonder Woman feature, as well as a new Superman film. Lastly, it appears that there is nothing really happening on a sequel to The Dark Knight at present although director Christopher Nolan wants to do another film.

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs