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?
Reader Feedback - 17 Comments
I'm happy to hear DC/WB is putting forth a strong initiative to put out more movies. That's good. I am worried about the Wonder Woman TV series circumventing a WW movie though, or that the "DC movie" line will pretty much just be relegated to Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and possibly Flash. DC has historically always had problems getting their other heroes to the screen. Let's hope they overcome their own shortcomings.
DRM on Oct 8, 2010
I would still love to see a Captain Marvel movie as well as Superman, Wonder Woman, GL, Flash, Aquaman, and continuing Batman. There - the Big 7 (really Captain Marvel is the 7th and not Martian Manhunter)
guest on Mar 11, 2011
DC Movies I wanna see come out in order: 1. Green Lantern (2011) 2. Batman 3 (2012) 3. Man of Steel (2012-2013) 4. The Flash (2013) 5. Green Lantern 2 (if first movie is successful enough; 2013-2014) 6. Wonder Woman (2014-2015)
sharktopus on Oct 8, 2010
"Though the people at Marvel Entertainment are already ahead of the curve, the folks at DC Entertainment are gaining steam." I prefer quality over quantity.
geetard on Oct 8, 2010
DC should thanks Christopher Nolan for saving their ass
mbembet on Oct 8, 2010
Two films a year? Not gonna happen.
immature on Oct 8, 2010
Well, he didn't say two "good" films a year...
Outlaw on Oct 8, 2010
I don't think there's anything ironic about the hopeful financial successors bridging from one to the other with a trailer... I'd think it more fitting, or appropriate.
tony on Oct 9, 2010
I thought Warner Bros had non HP tentpoles. The Hangover 2 (unless it suffers the same fate as Sex & the City 2) Sherlock Holmes 2 (this franchise has potential to keep going)
Jezza on Oct 9, 2010
Overload of comic book movies
Dan W on Oct 9, 2010
DC don't have the same... A-list kind of movies. I don't even see how a movie like Thor can be a sucess so Green Lantern and Wonder Woman? How much room can there be for superheromovies.
ryderup on Oct 9, 2010
i think smaller underground or lesser known hero movies tend to do better than the big "tent pole" summer flics. every time a big hero movie fails it weakens the film franchise and weakens the chances for future hero flics making it much easier to "overload" on these men in tights movies. as far as DC goes, Id rather see movies made from their vertigo line rather than their classic figures.. I mean, another superman? Flash? I honestly dont even see green lantern working (maybe because the comic itself bored me to death so i cant expect much from the movie..) but then again, I was a marvel and indy comic reader, never could get into DC with their godlike characters vs marvel and their everyman like characters...
lando on Oct 9, 2010
Thats nice I like both DC and Marvel so lots of comic movies is a good thing, But I really hope that the suit they showed for Green Lantern, was a very early concept. Because if that is the suit, I'm not gonna go watch this, I'll just torrent it. and before everyone goes frothing at the mouth, there was a shit ton of you people all upset that they were gonna mess up your precious "let the right one in" remake. Same difference!
Jimmy Love on Oct 9, 2010
The reason i like DC is Batman and only Batman, i can't think of many others because i never really enjoyed Superman all that much and all the others didn't really have their own movies except for crappy ones like the losers. Maybe if Green Lantern and Flash can pull it off i can start liking them but due to their track record, except for Batman, I can't really say i'm excited or not
max s. on Oct 9, 2010
The only thing i read was green lantern trailer in front of harry potter.
big r on Oct 10, 2010
DC Movies I'd like to see: - Animal Man (sponsored by PETA), but only if scripted by Grant Morrison in order to mindfuck the viewers. - Golden Age Green Lantern. - Power Cleavage Girl. - Anything but the Blood Pack comics (ugh... just... ugh)
Luis M on Oct 11, 2010
Hear this.... May I suggest from DC / Warner executives to put in their top casting grid Minka Kelly who was just named the sexiest woman in 2010 to be Wonder Woman? She makes a great Diana. She can act. and she has the physicality of the character. You heard it first from me.
Iggypop on Oct 12, 2010
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