While Marvel continues its uncontested dominance of the big screen, fans continue to wait and see if DC packs the gear to match their rival’s cinematic achievements.
DC is riding high on a wave of small screen success–with The CW‘s Arrow, and it’s soon to air spinoff The Flash…PLUS Fox‘s hotly anticipated Gotham series, but they’ve yet to come close to matching Marvel where films are concerned.
Granted, Batman Vs. Superman is likely to be the second biggest film of 2015 (after “You Know What: Episode VII”), but DC is still trying to figure out how to be successful with a film Bats or Supes doesn’t star in. 2011’s Green Lantern was an all around disappointment–but with at least 4 different characters (that I can think of off the top of my head) who have wielded the green power of will, there’s ample opportunity to try again…
And One-Man Nerd Movie Factory David S. Goyer (Hellboy, Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight, Man Of Steel, et cetera) might just be the man to do it–as he said in a recent review with Collider while discussing writing the Man Of Steel script:
I would love to do ‘Green Lantern. I really wanted to showcase Krypton as a truly alien world. That was one of the things I wanted to do from the beginning when I got involved in the project. At his heart, Superman’s always been a science fiction story. I wanted to lean into that, and so did Chris, and so did Zack, so I was just glad we were able to.
And there’s more than just an off-hand comment from a prolific genre screenwriter to report. The New York Times recently reported on the plans of new WB president Kevin Tsujihara:
As for DC Entertainment, cross-studio collaboration to make better use of its comic book characters appears to have accelerated considerably since Mr. Tsujihara took over, in part because he eliminated some management layers. (He has not named a chief operating officer and did not replace Mr. Rosenblum and Mr. Robinov, choosing instead to divide up their duties and assume some himself.) Two new television shows are coming to the CW and Fox, including one based on the Flash and another on a young Batman, and a film series will be announced in the near future, Mr. Tsujihara said. It is expected to include a “Justice League” movie.
There has been no further word or confirmation regarding this film series–but it’s nice to know it’s on the Boss Man’s mind.