Is This WB’s Master Plan for Their Superhero Movie Universe?

Justice League Comic Book

With head of WB Jeff Robinov promising that we will be hearing the studio’s grand plan for their superhero movie universe within a few weeks, it’s only fair that movie blogs start digging deep into the bowels of Warner Bros. for any scoop they can get their little movie blogger hands on.

The boys at Cosmic Book News believe they have one such scoop, and according to them, it all hinges on the success of the upcoming “Justice League” movie. Which is kinda like saying Paris Hilton’s entire reason for being famous hinges on the invention of the camera.

In any case, for those of you who wouldn’t mind doing a little speculatin’, here are the bullet-points from CBN’s article:

Batman by Alex Ross– A successful “Justice League” movie (they’re saying 2016 instead of 2015) will lead to “production on The Flash, Green Lantern 2, Wonder Woman and The Batman to speed up 100 fold”. David Goyer, previously rumored to be directing the movie, is currently writing up a treatment.

– Directors Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”) and Joseph Kosinski (“Oblivion”) are WB’s choices for the Batman reboot and “Green Lantern 2”, respectively.

– Post-“Justice League”, you can expect a “World’s Finest” team-up movie between Bats and Superman in 2017, and a new superhero movie every year after that ala what Disney is doing with their new “Star Wars” franchise.

– Zack Snyder, who was previously rumored for the “Justice League” directing gig, is expected back on “Man of Steel 2” in 2017.

So there you have it. Will any of the above turn out to be true? Probably. Some of it seems kind of a no-brainer (the whole “Justice League” movie leading to the other movies, for instance), while others, like a “World’s Finest” movie, sounds more like fanboy fantasies rather than something Warner Bros. might do. Then again, if studios like Warner Bros. and Fox are dead set on aping Marvel (and why wouldn’t they, given that studio’s massive success), then it could very well happen.

We’ll know for sure, or know a little bit more, when Jeff Robinov finally unveils the WB slate. Soon, hopefully.

Then again, I would LOVE to see this scene play out in a “World’s Finest” movie: