By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Jul 27, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
With Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises" trilogy soon coming to an unfortunate screeching halt, many have begun turning their attention toward one of the next highly-anticipated tie ins to the Batman franchise, "Justice League." With "Man of Steel" on the horizon well before Justice League's apparent 2015 release, some of the characters origins will have to be showcased in the Superman film.
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With the recent astounding success of the "Avengers" flick, DC indeed has its work cut out for them in their competition to outduel Marvel Comics.
According to Digital Spy, here are a few ideas on what we may anticipate from the future "Justice League" movie:
If DC decided to go the "New 52" route, they would indeed have to carry on using their continuity from their prior hero movies. The first indication of that can be seen in actor Henry Cavill's Superman outfit for "Man of Steel." This approach would most likely include relevant members such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, as well as the Flash and Aquaman. However, the less popular Cyborg seems very unlikely. Being in the very first comic of the newly titled "Darkseid," he is characterized as a straightforward villain. Hence, having similarities to Marvel's Thanos; which may keep him off the silver screen.
"Crisis on Infinite Earths" seems to be way too continuity influenced for any direct adaptations into a film. However, this heart of the universe spanning story could become the grounds of a truly awesome adventure. With the apparently unbeatable Anti-Monitor in the mix and a threat being ensued on mankind, what better way is needed to have our super heroes join forces?
This multi-versal route can also serve as an easy way of combining the previous character elements of Superman, Batman and Green Lantern films.
"The Injustice Gang" should basically be a given. However, where would that leave the villains in a potential flick? A team of enemies compiled with our heroes most bitter feuds would be an excellent way to bring out the best in them. DC could then re-open their arsenal of iconic villains, which include The Penguin, Two-Face and the Riddler, to name a few. However, too many villains in one film could likely weaken its quality.
All in all, "Dark Knight Rises" should just be the tip of the iceberg in terms of what DC will have in store. "Man of Steel," should draw big and start the character momentum toward Zack Snyder's "Justice League." Which should surely be a blockbuster!
Times are good DC fans!
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