The future of DC movies depended on the success of Man of Steel. If it hadn’t succeeded, any chance that we fans had in getting a Justice League movie would be set back years, if not just discarded entirely. At the time I’m writing this, Man of Steel has grossed a worldwide total of $520 million dollars. That figure may not be as big the one raised by the Batman films directed by Christopher Nolan or The Avengers, but it seems to have been enough to get Warner Bros. interested in making a sequel to the film.
Now the man who wears the big red cape has had the opportunity to talk about the concept of a Justice League movie. Henry Cavill recently spoke with Peter Travers on the subject of DC’s future. This is what he had to say about Justice League.
“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 with a lot of thought. So it won’t be right away, certainly not, or I hope it’s 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.”
Cavill isn’t wrong about the potential for a great movie, but we have to keep the timetable in mind. Even though Warner Bros. is wanting to start building their universe, they have to do it right in order to compete with Marvel. They can’t just make the Justice League movie right away. First they need to get the individual characters right, in order for their audience to care about them. They also need to establish their Superman a bit more firmly. Man of Steel covers only his early years and his debut. He’s still a young hero. Batman needs to be rebooted, Wonder Woman and the Flash need their debut, and they also need to fix Green Lantern. We may be closer than we were last year, but we’re still a ways away.
Source: Screen Rant