Is Warner Bros' new plan for DC Comics movies to try and copy the successful formula of Marvel's movies? If one producer is to be believed, perhaps - and it might mean that the Justice League movie is back on.
Collider's Steve Weintraub spoke with Sherlock Holmes producer Dan Lin, who was also one of the producers on the on-hold Justice League: Mortal movie. When asked about the status of the movie, he said,
It's on-hold right now as DC sorts out its strategy but as you've talked to Alan Horn and Jeff Robinov it seems like they're building to Justice League instead of going with the team movie first and doing individual movies after that... They're unveiling their DC strategy in January so you'll hear more about that and they'll speak about that in the new year.
If true, this model has seemed to be working out for Marvel, and with good reason: It gives audiences a chance to get to know the individual characters so that they can anticipate the potential of a team-up, as opposed to spinning characters out of a team after the fact. It makes a lot of sense for the Justice League concept, in particular, considering that that has always been the team that's meant to be an all-star league for DC's superheroes. DC Entertainment are expected to make an announcement of their immediate plans next month; wonder if we'll find out about plans for Flash and Hawkman movies to accompany Green Lantern after all...