Will The Justice League Movie Finally Arrive in 2013?


That’s the word from the LATimes, who recently did a profile on Warner Bros. boss Jeff Robinov, who should know being, you know, the boss of Warner Bros. and all. The all-important passage from the article is below (though take note, it’s not Robinov who is saying that a “Justice League” movie is forthcoming in 2013 (at least, he isn’t quoted as saying it), but rather a summation by the article writer):

His most immediate hurdle is filling the void that will be left this summer when the multibillion-dollar “Harry Potter” series shepherded by Horn ends. Robinov is betting on DC Comics characters to take center stage starting in June with the $200-million-plus production “Green Lantern.”

He’s then aiming to release new “Batman” and “Superman” films in 2012 and “Justice League,” a teaming of DC’s top heroes, in 2013.

Maybe, maybe not. Seeing as how Warner Bros. and D.C. have become blood brothers, it would make some sense that they would finally get their act together and unleash a “Justice League” movie on the world after the aborted George Miller “Justice League: Mortal” try a few years ago. Or they could be sitting back to see how Marvel’s experiment with “The Avengers” does first, which seems likely. It is a massive investment, after all.

2013 for “Justice League”? Seems a tad optimistic to me, but we shall see.

Until then, there’s always this on DVD:

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  • Juggernaut

    While I’d love to see the JL on the big screen there should be tentpole films released first for their characters. Batman is a proven success. See how the new Green lantern film and the upcoming Superman reboot turn out, scrap the Wonder Woman series (it looks dreadful anyway!), make full length Wonder Woman, Flash and maybe have a few second tier characters (Hawkman, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Aquaman) make their big screen debuts before the JL movie. Then do a huge, epic, blockbuster with all of those characters (like Marvel!). You can’t just come out with a big, sprawling, team movie first. That makes no sense. You need to build to the crecendo and then unleash the big guns. As far as the squashed JL:Mortalgoes, I’m glad that was killed. It was a dumb premise. Why have a movie where Batman will be in it but not have the actor who helped make the Batman franchise a success playing Batman?!?!?!?! I like Armie Hammer and the cast for the most part was okay. But to do a JL movie right you would need to set up all of the characters and then unite them, even Bale as Batman and then do the Justice League. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, DC is no Marvel. They need to get their heads out of their asses and figure out what works. All they really need to do is take Marvel’s lead and follow their recipe. It seems to be working so far.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

    They really need to just push their solo characters first. Get a few good films in and create some franchises before they go all out. They need to follow the Marvel template a bit. Maybe, as Juggy said get some B-listers out there like Marvel did with Blade, then hit us with a Flash, second GL and Superman films, and a WW flick. THEN maybe do a JUstice League film. The problem with that franchise is that the main 3 characters are bigger names than the big three in the “Avengers.” Superman, batman, and Wonder WOman alone in a movie makes it huge, and then adding others makes it crazy. I dunno, I think their best bet is a Hollywood budget cgi JL film voiced by hollywood talent. Think the trailer for “DC Universe Online” but done with “Beowulf” realism.

    • Juggernaut

      Oooh,I like that Beowulf style idea!
      I also agree that the big three in the JL are bigger stand alone names than the big three in the Avengers. And as you’ve said and I previously remarked, DC needs to do some second tier characters too. I think that they are a bit hesitant to do that because of the Superman Returns fiasco. They may be thinking that if a big name can fail, why do a smaller character. That is the wrong mindset in my opinion. Marvel has had huge to moderate success with lesser known characters like Blade, Daredevil, FF, Punisher and Ghost Rider. Dc’s main problem is their universe is a much less realistic one as oppsed to Marvel. Even the cities and towns in DC are fictional! While they are trying to mimic cities (Metroplis and Gotham/NewYork, Central City/San Francisco, Bludhaven/New Jersey) it just doesn’t have the same connection and translation to film. The other problem is that almost all of the cool or interesting characters in DC are a part of The Justice League! There are little to no characters without links to the JL. Another problem is, while a large portion of Marvel’s heroes are mutant based, there are a lot of different types of origins. Even mutants are more humanized because they are esentially humans with a defective gene. A lot of DC characters are from another planet or a different galaxy or dimension and that is a little bit harder for a minstream audience to connect with. Not to say that there isn’t a way to do it, obviously with Thor, they came up with a happy medium that works within Marvel movies very realistic universe. I think that if anything they could use the second tier players as pawns. Send some of them out first to test the waters and learn from those mistakes. Then have your Wonder Woman, Flash, etc.
      Also have some cameos and set ups in the bigger films. The reason that Marvel introduces characters like Nick Fury and Black Widow and coming up Hawkeye, Ant-Man, Wasp (I’m guessing) and Maria Hill is because they can’t carry a movie on their own sight unseen. Most people don’t know who Hawkeye or Wasp or S.H.I.E.L.D. are if they don’t follow the comics! Integrate these characters and branch out the DC universe before blowing your wad on a JL film.