'Justice League,' 'Avengers 2' Set For Summer 2015 Face-Off

Justice League 2015

Prepare for a 2015 clash of the superhero titans: According to the LA Times, Warner Bros. is moving full steam ahead on their Justice League movie with an eye to hit theaters in Summer 2015, which also happens to be when Marvel's set the blockbuster sequel to their enormously successful Avengers.

The announcement via anonymous studio tipster comes on the heels of yesterday's huge legal win in a battle over the rights to the Superman character, without which any Supes projects would have been delayed another few years pending rights clearances.

LA Times reports that with a Justice League script on the way, the search for a director and stars is next as WB aims to begin filming next year. Per DC Comics lore, the Justice League is comprised of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and The Martian Manhunter. The plan is reportedly to debut the multi-hero team-up first, then spin-off characters into their own standalone films.

Avengers 2, meanwhile, has a jump on the development process; Marvel/Disney set a release date of May 1, 2015 back in August, and Avengers director Joss Whedon is returning to write and direct.

All of which begs the question: Will the summer of 2015 be the biggest moviegoing season in history? (And if you had to choose, which side of the Marvel/DC culture wars are you on?)

[LA Times]


  • wildeyed says:

    You use "begs the question" incorrectly. Just say "prompts the question". It's clear and correct.

  • Talat Pamuk says:

    Except the new Batman series, DC is far behind Marvel's movie qualities but I have been a DC fan in my entire life regarding the comics... So I have high hopes for the upcoming JL movie, I hope that it will be the beginning of a new golden era... Oh, by the way, if they were in the catalogue of same publishers but not apart, I would love to see a Batman & Wolverine team up...

  • Tpain says:

    Here's the thing. How do you fit even 5 characters into a 2.5 hour film and give them enough screen time to set up back stories, and something they need to come together for? Unless you are using Henry Cavill as Superman, and potentially Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern, you can't re-introduce these characters again. So then you bring in developed but different Batman, and what Wonder Woman, and Flash? Aquaman, Cybrog, Zatana?

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