While we're all sitting back, waiting
impatiently for that Justice League movie to be made, come out and blow our minds on the big screen, DC Comics is taking the first steps to get us excited about the superhero film.
So how are they laying that mighty groundwork to get us all pumped up for the film?
By maximizing the superhero team's presence in other media, such as TV and video games, that's how.
And we're not even counting director Zack Snyder's Superman film, Man of Steel, coming out next year and starring Henry Cavill as the Last Son of Krypton; nor Christopher Nolan's final Batman opus, The Dark Knight Rises, which doesn't count in DC's Justice League plans; nor The CW's upcoming Arrow TV series based on DC's archer superhero, Green Arrow, coming out this fall; nor ... you get the drift.
While Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash already appear in Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which was released this past June, the mighty team will also get together again for the videogame division's Injustice: Gods Among Us.
Not only that (and that's the coolest part of this news, guys), but Warner Bros. also plans to include the mighty superhero team in its anticipated followup game to the a-ma-zing Batman: Arkham City videogame.
Variety reports that Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has proposed to the game's developer, Rocksteady, to include the Justice League in some capacity in the game, which will apparently be a prequel to both Arkham Asylum and Arkham City and will focus on Batman's (voiced by Kevin Conroy) first encounter with the always über-awesome Joker, voiced by Mark Hamill; however, Hamill has already announced that he won't be back as our fave psychopathic supervillain for the next game.
Bummer. Let's hope he changes his mind.
On the plus side, however, the game will apparently be influenced by the 1950s' "Silver Age" comic books, when Batman first encountered other superheroes and went on to create the Justice League of America.
The Batman: Arkham City prequel game will have a probable early 2014 release date.
So, how does all THAT sound to you guys? Do you think DC is taking the right path to get us excited for its now-finally-in-the-works Justice League movie?