Whether it’s Warner Bros, The CW or the DC stable themselves, here are the world-wide mutterings!
This week: At last, DC matches Marvel with a volley of upcoming, big-name, movie spin-offs including the much demanded Justice League!
Batman vs. Superman: after several nods to STAR Labs in film & TV, it’s been confirmed that relative unknown Ray Fisher has been cast as Vic Stone, aka Cyborg, in Zack Snyder’s Batman Vs Superman. One of DC’s most prominent man-made and African-American superhumans, Stone was reconstructed by his scientist father with enhanced strength, endurance, and an arsenal of hi-tech cybernetic gadgets. Best known as a member of the Teen Titans, Cyborg was added to the Justice League in 2011′s New 52 relaunch and source’s claim that he’ll have “a much more significant role as Warner and DC develop more films related to the Justice League universe.”
Justice League: Zack Snyder may not even have completed Batman vs Superman, but he is already confirmed to direct Warner Bros’ Justice League movie. JLA will be shot back-to-back with Superman Vs Batman, the latter blending into the former – not a huge surprise given that half of the JLA are already confirmed to appear in the Man Of Steel sequel anyway. Snyder has also said that depending on how Gal Gadot’s performance of Wonder Woman is received, she may get her own film spin-off (yay!).
Wonder Woman: and just expanding on that last point, Warner Bros’ president of worldwide marketing Sue Kroll revealed that while a Wonder Woman movie isn’t quite in the works, if people take to Gal Gadot’s turn as the character in Batman Vs Superman and Justice League, she could end up with her own solo movie: “That is our hope,” said Kroll. “With the right script, that could be viable. The world is ready for her.”
More DC Sequels: so having released a wave of news, not least of which was the long-mooted Justice League movie, Warner Bros have disclosed that other characters to be appearing cinematically at some point are Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, although while it’s unknown how this may impact TV’s Green Arrow and The Flash, and if Green Lantern can overcome the disaster that was Ryan Reynolds. It’s also reported that the following DC properties are being developed at Warner Bros’ New Line Cinema: Shazam, following DC’s Captain Marvel, Metal Men, based around the element-themed superteam , Fables, based on Bill Willingham’s Vertigo classic, and 100 Bullets, based on the crime/conspiracy thriller by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.
GS Reporter: SilverFox