Geoff Johns Wants to Release Two DC Comics Movies Each Year
Though the people at Marvel Entertainment are already ahead of the curve, the folks at DC Entertainment are gaining steam. Obviously Christopher Nolan's iteration of Batman has been a great pedestal on which they can stand, but with the promise of Green Lantern next year and The Flash sometime shortly thereafter, DC Comics is hitting the box office in a big way. So it's no surprise that Geoff Johns made an equally big claim to kick-off the New York Comic-Con. Cinema Blend reports DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns expects to be releasing two DC comics properties in theaters for every year follow the conclusion of the Harry Potter franchise.
For Warner Bros., DC Entertainment's home studio, this couldn't come at a better time. The conclusion of the Harry Potter franchise leaves a gaping hole in predicted tentpoles and box office for the studio, but DC Comics line-up of superheroes can certainly step up to fill the gap. Ironically the bridge between the Harry Potter franchise and the start of DC Comics big screen onslaught of superheroes will begin this November when the first Green Lantern trailer is attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (which is no longer getting released in 3D). That's going to be one hell of a night in theaters.
Of course with so many DC properties hitting the big screen, this is just more fuel for the fire that a Justice League movie could be right around the corner (at least if the corner is 4 or 5 years away). Green Lantern and The Flash will be a great launchpad for a bigger line-up of heroes (maybe Wonder Woman will end up joining them if the proposed new TV series surrounding the female hero is successful). Combine that with Nolan's already successful Batman franchise and the return of Krypton's last son Superman, and Marvel better watch its back. We don't know exactly what's in store yet, but it's good to hear that we'll have something in theaters every year to look forward to from DC Comics. What do you want to see in theaters from DC Comics?