RUMOR: Warner Bros. Wants To Make Superman The Glue Of DC Films

Superman Henry Cavill Man of SteelHenry Cavill recently spoke at CinemaCon about his desire to do a follow=up to his first outing as Superman, Man of Steel. Now it seems a rumor has popped up that may lead to a Superman sequel and a much larger role for the Last Son of Krypton within the DC Extended Universe.

According to Collider, Henry Cavill has been in negotiations to renew his contract with Warner Brothers to continue playing the hero within its cinematic universe. The game plan will be to shift Cavill’s Superman into a fixture within all the films. Similar to how DC rival Marvel utilized Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury in the early phases of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. These would be small parts that have a lasting impact in other films. This is just a rumor at this point but Collider does assure its readers that this information comes from a reliable source.

Right now there are no definite plans for Cavill to suit back up again, with a Justice League sequel still kind of in limbo. There has been speculation about him showing up in the ‘Shazam!’ movie next year and it wouldn’t be that big of a surprise if Superman shows up in Aquaman when it releases later this year. For now, fans can watch Superman and the rest of the DC’s finest take on Steppenwolf in Justice League.

What do you think of Superman becoming the glue that holds the DCEU together? please let us know in the comments below.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.

Justice League is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: Collider

10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’

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Green Lantern Corps DC ComicsGreen Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.

Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.

The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.

These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!

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  • Loretta

    “Starring Ryan Reynolds” is more than a bit unfair. Bad writing, awful direction, terrible CGI, a dumb villain and a weak story made the Green Lantern movie unsalvageable. Reminding us who starred feels like you’re assigning blame, which Deadpool has demonstrated he doesn’t deserve.

  • Bob

    Great idea. Basically the same idea as Ironman tying the marvel “bunch” together.

  • David

    It would be a realistic tie in to the other movies. Superman can get anywhere at anytime. Having him do cameo appearances in certain movies would lend credence to his guardian of the earth status.

  • Lego Batman

    So you want superman to show up after or before the other hero beats the vilan?
    Because either way why didn’t he save the world himself?
    Sounds like a stupid idea to me, should’ve used batman for that, but they already messed that up.

    • Lee Laford

      Yeah, but even in shows and other movies/series Superman has even shown up as the other heroes are battling checked on them and left.. he kinda has a smugness sometimes that’s like “you can handle this, I’ll catch ya later”… So it could totally work

      • Lego Batman

        Maybe they could handle it, but why? To save some destruction/loss of life, superman should just sort it, like they said up top, he can get anywhere fast, so why not do it himself?
        Just sounds off to me, but put batman there, say when Shazam beats black Adam, to recruit him for justice league 2, makes more sense, but my name is Lego batman, so maybe it’s just me.😁

  • Patrick Longworth

    I agree that Superman could have cameos and although it follows Marvel in doing that, so what? “Realistically”, in such heroic worlds the heroes would band together or try to. Superman and Flash can be elsewhere faster than Batman as could Green Lantern. Superman and Batman could be friends, close allies, or Superman might check up on Batman to see if he is still alive.

  • Joe Yao

    Please let his costume be the classic one, red trunks and bright blue.

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  • Sam Bradford

    Good idea. Superman has plenty of times checked up on heroes in mid battle, noticed they have The situation under control, and then left so that they could finish handling their business. It would make no sense for Superman to interfere and take up his time getting involved when he knows that the other hero can handle the threat by themselves. It’s no different than Doctor Strange in the Marvel Universe in that he allows other superheroes to handle the smaller threats so that he can maintain his focus on protecting the entire planet from threats that other superheroes may not be able to handle.

  • Fardarie Lawrence

    Superman like has always been the center/moral compass of the DC superheroes. It should have been like this from the beginning. Change is good but change for changes sake or changes in order to bring on a particular director should never be done which appears to be what DC did in the beginning and they got burned pretty badly.