We were all thrilled by the news that Warner Bros. is finally back on track to get a Justice League flick made (with a Wonder Woman movie close behind), but apparently that's just the tip of a much bigger DC Comics movie iceberg. So how many DC flicks could we be seeing soon?
We've already heard about the Justice League, Wonder Woman and Lobo movies in the works, and now Variety tells us there are at least five more hero franchises in development, not to mention a conversation about how to reboot Batman now that Christopher Nolan has wrapped up his trilogy.
The five heroes (and hero teams) in question are The Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Suicide Squad and Shazam (a.k.a., Captain Marvel). No word yet on who's working on these projects or when we might see them, but at least they're in the pipeline. This is all in addition to the release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel next year, and further discussion about the future of the Green Lantern franchise, a future that could include a reboot of the character without Ryan Reynolds.
Apparently this has all been on DC's to-do list for quite a while, so why didn't they tell us sooner? After all, Marvel's been dominating the superhero movie scene lately, and DC fans have been waiting to hear how their company will catch up. Marvel certainly hasn't kept many of its plans a secret, so why have we waited this long to hear from Warner Bros.? The prevailing theory: Blame Christopher Nolan.
After the success of his Batman franchise and the work he's done shepherding Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has reportedly "increasingly put more control of its DC films in Nolan's hands." And given Nolan's notorious penchant for secrecy, it would be easy to imagine that the studio's just following his lead and keeping things fairly quiet for now.
Odds are that after the marketing juggernaut for The Dark Knight Rises is complete we'll hear more about all these big cinematic plans. In the meantime, which of these developing projects would you like to see first?