It looks like the battle between Marvel and DC will extend beyond cinematographers. According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner Bros. is hoping to release “Justice League” in the summer of 2015, the same summer that “Marvel’s The Avengers 2” will arrive in theaters.
In a fashion similar to “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which grossed $1.5 billion around the globe after its release in May, “Justice League” would combine the talents of Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Batman into one film. “Gangster Squad” screenwriter Will Beall was hired to write “Justice League” last year, but no director or cast has been set. Ben Affleck was rumored to be in the running for “Justice League,” both as director and potential star, but he shot down the notion as nothing but speculation.
“I’m not working on the ‘Justice League,'” Affleck told the Canadian outlet 24 Hours. “One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that’s how rumors get started. ‘Justice League’ sounds really exciting, but it’s not something I’m working on.”
“Marvel’s The Avengers 2” is already locked in for a May 1, 2015 release, meaning that year could look a lot like 2012: “The Avengers” exploded out of the gate in May, and “The Dark Knight Rises,” another DC Comics adaptation from Warner Bros., cleaned up two months later in July.
For more on “Justice League,” head over to the Times.
by Christopher Rosen