The summer of 2015 will henceforth be known as the official season of competing superhero team movies. Warner Bros. hopes to release Justice League in the same summer that Disney and Marvel will release The Avengers 2, according to Los Angeles Times. Now all they have to do is finalize the script, hire a director, cast the actors, and shoot the thing next year.
The studio will release Man of Steel, their Superman reboot, next summer, but was forced to hold up on their other plans due to a legal case brought by the heirs of Joe Shuster, who co-created the comic book character. With that cleared up yesterday in favor of Warner Bros., it's full speed ahead for Justice League.
Disney has staked a claim on the first weekend of May 2015 for the sequel to The Avengers, which kicked off this summer on the same weekend, but otherwise the summer is fairly open for live-action blockbusters so far. The concern, of course, is that the studio will press forward no matter if the script is good or not.
With Christopher Nolan declining to produce the picture, the speculation turns to who will be the guiding creative force behind Justice League and its planned spin-off movies. And which DC Comics characters will make the final cut for the movie version?
(Picture above from Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths (2010).)