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DC Rumblings: Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman in the Works

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May 27, 2010
Source: Heat Vision

The Flash

We've heard this before, but it's always good to hear it mentioned again. Warner Bros chairman and CEO Barry Meyer appeared at Time Warner's "investor day" in New York City today (via Heat Vision) for a brief presentation on the upcoming Warner Bros' slate. In addition to mentioning lots of what we already know, including that Sherlock Holmes 2 will be released in December 2011 next year, he apparently dropped a few big names on the DC Comics DC Entertainment side of things that are coming up. Specifically, Meyer said that they were "nearing" a greenlight on The Flash movie based on the speedy superhero. But that's not all!

Meyer also said that films featuring Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Mad magazine characters" (Spy vs Spy?) are also in development. That means that they're "in the works," but no clue as to how soon we'll see any of them. Meyer also confirmed that the new Superman movie will be released during the holiday season in 2012 (November/December) and that Christopher Nolan's next Batman movie would indeed be hitting theaters in July of 2012, as we already know. So if those films are scheduled, we probably won't see Wonder Woman or Aquaman or The Flash until at least 2013 or beyond (that's a very long time from now).

I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more about all of these projects, as well as Martin Campbell's Green Lantern movie, at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con in July. This is a fairly similar presentation to the one that Warner Bros gave at ShoWest back in March. As in, they've got some big DC Entertainment titles coming up to fill in for Harry Potter after that series is over, but it's just a matter of getting them greenlit. At least we know that a Flash movie is finally coming soon! In February we reported that there "was a good chance" that Life as We Know It director Greg Berlanti would be directing The Flash next. Hopefully that happens soon!

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  • http://movies.iconocritic.com peloquin
    That's great news! I've always wondered if an Aquaman movie would be any good and I just rewatched season 2 of Entourage last night so this news hitting is perfect timing. I've always wondered why the villain wouldn't just stay out of the water though if he didn't want Aquaman to foil his plot.
  • jonny b
    two BIG questions. whos gonna play the flash. and whos gonna play superman. and superman better either be in that black suit or the old suit..cuz that wack ass suit from returns was hideous/
  • Sharlto
    I cant wait for the aquaman movie, #1 do you think aquaman could be so easily defeated? I dont think so
  • http://Iconocritic.com Peloquin
    I honestly don't know much about aquaman besides that he can talk to fish, but I always think of that family guy sketch where he's yelling for the criminal to come closer to the water so he can stop him.
  • http://movies.iconocritic.com peloquin
  • Chris H.
    It's about time. The better have a formulated plan for all the properties, like how Marvel is running their show. DC has the potential to surpass Marvel if they really have their stuff together. Marvel has too many franchises scattered amongst different studios. DC has the opportunity to have an entirely unified universe of movie characters.
  • http://movies.iconocritic.com peloquin
    Well said Chris...Leaving Spidey out of all the Marvel tie ins due to Sony owning the rights really hurts the franchise as a whole considering he was always popping up in nearly every Marvel comic.
  • harm
    Seriously, why don't they just go with the Wonder Woman script Joss Whedon wrote and run with it?
  • Jacksion
    im all for making superfilms, but.... ulg, seems like they're rushing it all. FLash is my favorite, hope they don't ruin that.... also, Sherlock Holmes sucks. ( i mean the movie, not the books)
  • graffiti bandit
    D.C. will pass Marvel in the movie race. It's just a matter of time.
  • Patrick
    Imho there are too many super hero / comic adaptation in work. Looks like we are getting flooded with that stuff...
  • WB EXEC
    Vinny Chase for Aquaman and James Cameron to Direct
  • cooper
    sounds to me like an early Justice League combo coming and why not?...with the Avengers out soon, the old DC vs. Marvel war is ready to be moved in a bigger direction: the big screen...it makes sense to assume that this could be Justice League b/c they are announcing all of these movies at the same time, like they're planning it already and everything. u don't just come out of the blue and say "oh yeah Flash, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman are all becoming movies and yeah Superman and Green Lantern are in the works too; yes the 3rd Batman is being prepared and would u look at that Marvel is putting together the Avengers...none of this is a coincidence at all" it's got to be the making of Justice League the question is who are they going to get to play all these villains and heroes?
  • last son
    #10 I totally agree with you. D.C. are so going to pass Marvel in the movie race. I thought Marvel was on to something good making there own films with Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, but after seeing Iron Man 2 I'm convinced that Marvel are just rushing to get there films out. Iron Man was utter shit. At least D.C. are taking there time in crafting there films, and with Christopher Nolan bringing us the next Batman and Superman films I have no worries about any D.C. films coming out.
  • Sarah
    Good luck casting Superman WB. Seriously, good luck. Fans are standing by to rip your choice to pieces. He'll be lucky to ever get work in anything else again. Superman fanboys hold a grudge like nobody else. (See Dean Cain's and Routh's post Superman career). Oh, and get rid of the underwear over tights costume. It looks ridiculous.
  • deadpool 72
    this excellent news.all we really had is batman,superman,supergirlLcatwoman,jonah hex & the green lantern is coming soon,now the flash,wonder woman & aquaman, do a multi film crossover event that leads into a justice league movie. STILL WAITING FOR A POWERGIRL FLICK TO BE ANNOUCED.
  • Xerxex
    deadpool 72 I don't see a JL film ever being film, mainly due to the fact the Nolan's Batman is based in the real world, I can't see this Batman having a conversation with Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, etc.
  • zubzwank
    #15, check out George Reeves's and Christopher Reeve's post superman careers. It's like a curse. I do think Reeve might have done better if he'd made some better choices for non-S films. He was in a write his own ticket situation for a while. He made bad picks...and flicks. DC better get on the stick and get some movies out. Marvel's (Btw, I like both. It's possible, you know) forging ahead. He who hesitates is lost. For god's sake, DC, DUMP LUTHOR. Superman's been around 72 years! There are some other stories to tell. and fer Crissake, give him a RED cape, not a burgundy one. Hope Green Lantern's good. He's a personal favorite. Doesn't need a cgi suit. His green and black intergalactic police uniform is fine.
  • zubzwank
    One last thing:#17-you really think "Nolan's Batman is based in the real world..."? I live in the one where there are no rubber-suited guys flying around skyscrapers on underarm winglets. How do I get to the one you are talking about from this one?
  • Xerxex
    Seriously zubzwank I'm not even gonna bother to explain it to you (You know what I mean), but I'll say this: I in no way can see Nolan's Batman working in a Justice League film he is set in a completely different world compared to Superman (Doomsday: Alien) and The Green Lantern (Sinestro: Alien), Batman (The Joker: Sociopath). Tell me n all honesty could you see Batman based of Nolan's films being in a room with the other Justice League characters?
  • zubzwank
    Batman--the way he is depicted in Nolan's films--is a super hero who flys around and fights villains with abilities like incredible fear powers. Tim Burton's Batman was more realistically portrayed as a human being. Yeah, in all honesty, I could see him in a room with other super heroes like himself. Actually, it could be pretty cool. Seriously.
  • Dean
    I don't see what is unrealistic about Nolan's Batman being in the Justice League. Have him act a little skeptical but keep his dark demeanor, it works out fine.
  • Xerxex
    zubzwank I know we will never agree on this and that's cool. Batman dosen't fly he glides or falls with style. He uses technology and a form of martial arts as his power. Taking this version of Batman played by one of todays most talented actors and putting him in a room with a near invincible alien, a intergalatic cop, a superfast man, and an amazonian who is as beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, stronger than Hercules, and swifter than Mercury just seems far fetched, and I know Batman is far fetched.

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