Rumors of a JL movie have been swirling, but it’s not happening anytime soon, Cavill says…
Gather ’round, fanboys: We’ve got some discouraging news. Yes, the Superman movie was great as was the Batman trilogy, but those hoping to see them unite (along with some other heroes of DC Comics) on the silver screen shouldn’t hold their breath. Superman star Henry Cavill told ABC News that the timing was not quite right to begin work on a Justice League film and there are no plans to start filming anytime soon.
“Justice League could be great if done correctly,” said Cavill. “It’s a very tough one to do because the DC Comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real-world universe, real-world setting we’re telling our story in, it’s going to be tough to achieve that. It has to be done very delicately, with a lot of thought. So, it won’t be right away. I hope it’s not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another.”
Warner has been planning a Justice League film for the best part of a decade. A version from Mad Max’s George Miller, which would have starred The Social Network’s Armie Hammer as the caped crusader, was canned in 2010. Warner’s DC universe currently features only Superman, a Batman who has reached the end of his cycle (thanks to Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy) and a Green Lantern whose film was hated by critics.