It’s been reported that the Man Of Steel sequel is being fast-tracked by Warner Bros., but it turns out Warner has a new definition of fast-tracked, and it coincides with the speed that their most recent cinematic hero flies.
Check out what The Wall Street Journal wrote on the subject below.
Warner is already in development on a sequel to Man of Steel and is expected to fast track that for release as soon as 2014, said knowledgeable people close to the studio. In addition, it has long been developing a Justice League team-up movie featuring characters such as the Flash and Wonder Woman that could come out as soon as 2015.
Even assuming 2014 means as late as possible in 2014, that’s still insanely fast for this movie to get done. Yes, movies get made in under a year all the time, but it usually takes much longer than that for the script to get worked out and casting to get set in stone. This 2014 release date means the script is likely done or on the verge of being done, and casting will probably be sorted out before the final box office figures for the first film are tallied.
Not that this sequel being fast-tracked is a surprise by any means. A $125 million opening weekend is everything Warner could have hoped for and more. It makes complete sense that Warner would want to cash in on more movies starring their superest superhero as soon as possible, but 2014 should have many worried about whether this is being rushed.
Aside from Man Of Steel 2, that bit at the end about Justice League moving back to its originally rumored 2015 release date is huge as well. As someone who cannot wait to see that movie, that’s great news, but again, you have to wonder how in the world they’re going to work this out with all the problems this project has faced.
As far as we know, there’s still no solid script, there’s still no characters cast other than Superman, and a director hasn’t been nailed down. I’m not opposed to Zack Snyder taking the helm of the film, he did a solid job with Man Of Steel, despite how polarizing the movie has become, but if they want him to direct Justice League, confidence needs to be shown by announcing he’s the man.
Hopefully this news means casting and other information will start coming out. If Warner really wants Justice League to happen in 2015, the other heroes have to be figured out soon, especially since it’s fairly safe to assume they’ll want a summer blockbuster date in 2015.
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Source: The Wall Street Journal