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Man Of Steel Box Office will determine fate of Justice League movie?

January 31st, 2013 by Marc Comments

With all the talk recently about the Justice League movie you’d have thought it was a done deal that, come 2015, we’d be going to see Batman, Superman and the guys fighting a big bad – probably Darkseid. Seems not.

Warner Bros Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara and the president of Warner Bros. Pictures, Jeff Robinov talked to Variety magazine last week and revealed that Man Of Steel may not just determine if Henry Cavill would be Superman but wether or not the movie will even happen: “Further out, the studio’s planning a “Justice League” tentpole encompassing DC Comics mainstays Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and the Green Lantern on the order of Marvel’s The Avengers. Will Beall is scripting but no director has been attached yet.”

They implied that – with Nolan’s Batman trilogy the exception to the rule – Warners are worried than none of their Superhero movies have set the Box Office on fire – Superman Returns and Green Lantern both performed poorly – and they are still cautious about pooring so much into one movie if it isn’t going to be massive.

Once again Superman, the world rests on your shoulders… but based on the trailer below, we’re confident Man Of Steel should perform well. But you just never can tell.

Man of Steel hits cinemas on June 14th, 2013

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….