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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"Man of Steel"'s Henry Cavill Doesn't Want Justice League Movie to Happen...Yet

Picture via Kyomusha on DeviantArt
By Dave Bouressa

Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" has received quite the controversy of late. Is it good? Is it crap? Having seen it twice and hearing other people's opinion on the film, opinions have ranged from "incredible" to "not very good". I have yet to hear anybody say it is a flat-out "bad movie", so that's promising for Snyder, right?

Regardless of whether or not you enjoyed the film, it is undeniably a new step for Superman and DC as a whole regarding following Marvel's footsteps in getting it's "rumored-but-kind-of-confirmed-but-not-really" Justice League film off the ground.

In a recent interview with, the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill talked about what he was expecting regararding the future of The Justice League.

“Justice League–more movies, I have no idea. Justice League could be great if done correctly. It’s a very tough one to do because the DC Comics heroes are all godlike in their power so in the real-world setting we’re telling our story in it’s going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately and a lot of thought. So it won’t be right away, certainly not, or I hope not anyway. It may take some time building other movies and other characters and then introduce them together in one way or another. I think it would be great to do but I don’t think it’s around the corner.”

Should the Justice League film ever take off, it will be interesting to see how it plays out, especially given DC's less than stellar track record regarding their films. This coming days after Christopher Nolan  and "Man of Steel" writer, David Goyer, stating that "Man of Steel" and Nolan's "Dark Knight Trilogy" do not exist in the same universe. 

“The ‘Dark Knight’ films do not exist in the same universe. Zack [Snyder] has gone on record. The fact that we have Wayne Industries on the satellite, Bruce Wayne exists in this universe. Lex Luthor exists in this universe. Other metahumans do exist in this universe, so the hope is, depending on how the film does, that we’ll be able to roll into some other films.”

For those of you with a keen eye, the Satalite that Zod throws at Superman near the end of the film as a Wayne Enterprises logo on it. 

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It will also be interesting to note how DC will take a crack at building up it's heroes for Justice League. Superman is in the bag, but if Nolan's "Dark Knight Trilogy" is out-of-universe, we can expect a new Batman film in the near future. 

However, Batman and Superman are the no-brainers. It is getting the other heroes built that is the problem. DC already botched up Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds would have been perfect for The Flash. Just saying), nobody is going to see a Flash film, and any Wonder Woman project is shot down before it can even begin. Maybe an Aquaman film could do well, if done right, but that could be very tricky. And getting a film going about Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter is simply impossible. 

Personally, I think they should pump out a Green Lantern Sequel, with John Stewart as the Lantern as opposed to Hal Jordan, get a new Batman out and just jump right into Justice League, with the other heroes getting films after, and treat them as spin-off films. 

After having been marathoning the old Justice League cartoon from the early 2000's on Netflix over the past few days, DC is certainly on this fan's mind, and seeing the Justice League on screen would be a dream come true. If someone asked you if you would pay ten dollars to see Batman and Superman on screen together, and you said no, you're a bloody liar. And to prove it, check out this opening cinematic from DC Universe and tell me you wouldn't want to see a Justice League movie...


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