Man of Steel is without a doubt one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.
According to reports, people who have allegedly seen the movie claim it’s a winner. We won’t know for sure until it hits theaters on June 14, but the first word out on Steel is indeed very positive.
Now comes the news that the Man of Steel team, mainly director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan, may also be in charge of Justice League at Warner Brothers. As you may recall, Nolan has famously declared he will not direct Justice League, in fact he’s currently preparing a sci-fi film about black holes, called Interstellar.
But as Collider and Cinema Blend tell us, Nolan may come onboard Justice as a producer. This could be a good sign that Man of Steel could indeed be a winner, because they could be making plans for Justice League. Warners has a lot riding on Steel. Now that the Nolan Batman films are done, the studio needs a new franchise. And whether Justice League gets the green light or not depends on the success of Steel. If it flops, Justice League could plummet back into development hell.
This new rumor about League was first reported by Latino Review, and another interesting twist is that the powers that be want Christian Bale to come back as Batman. If this story is true, Henry Cavill, who is the new Superman in Man of Steel, would also be alongside Bale in League.
Now again, these are all rumors and speculation at the moment, and most importantly, if there’s any truth to any of this, it all depends on how Man of Steel fares in June. Even if Steel is terrible, it will make a ton of money opening weekend, but if the movie delivers, the sky could be the limit for future movies.
As Cinema Blend reminds us, this is indeed a rumor, “albeit one from a site with a strong track record for getting it right.” It’s doubtful there will be any official word anytime soon, and whoever knows the truth won’t tell anytime soon. Maybe the picture will become clearer after Man of Steel goes live this summer.