The Fate Of The DC Cinematic Universe Hinges On The Success Of MAN OF STEEL

You guys still want that Justice League movie, right? Well, in a piece about Jeff Robinov staying on as president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group, it's pointed out that the studio won't move ahead with Justice League until they see how Man of Steel performs.

Green Lantern was a flop. With a budget of over $200 million, the fact that it grossed less than $220 million worldwide was not a good result for Warner Bros. While success was pretty much guaranteed for them with Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise, Green Lantern was the first real risk that the studio took when it comes to their superhero properties. For that reason, it should perhaps comes as no surprise that they are now extremely wary moving forward. While Marvel's The Avengers may have been a $1.5 billion success, they still aren't sure about whether or not they should move ahead with Justice League. Instead, it will be down to how well Man of Steel performs before they make a final decision on the fate of the superhero ensemble.

Stakes are high for "Man of Steel." Other than Nolan's Batpics, Warners has not been able to effectively exploit the DC library. Its 2011 "Green Lantern" underperformed, and a "Justice League" film wouldn't likely be in theaters before 2015, as Warner's top brass has indicated that they are awaiting the results of "Man of Steel," which opens June 14, before moving further ahead.

Thanks to Variety for the information above. This is of course common sense to a certain extent, but the fact that a trade as reliable as this mention it means that we had best see Man of Steel as many times as possible if we want Justice League to finally become a reality!

Meet The Final 5 Members Of The ‘Justice League’ & See Who Didn’t Make The Final Cut!

So what’s the latest with DC Comics answer to The Avengers 2 now that both films are slated to go mano a mano in the summer of 2015?

As of this morning, they are STILL looking for a director. In the meantime, according to sources, the final cinematic Justice League roster will consist of five core members featuring:

1) Superman
2) Batman
3) Green Lantern
4) Wonder Woman
5) The Flash

There might be one or two cameos from the 2nd stringers. The Justice League Varsity B team consists of:

6) Martian Manhunter
7) Aquaman

The 3rd sting bum juice practice squad sole member with the weakest possibility of a cameo:
8) Hawkman

So there ya have it. Again, five core members and one or two possible cameo appearances. Think about it for a second, this film will most likely be almost three hours and even then that is still not enough time to give back stories to seven plus characters, have a plot, maybe a romantic entanglement, and throw in Darkseid’s evil plan to boot. It’s overkill.

Wouldn’t it be a cool cameo possibility instead if there is a human character throughout the film and during the climatic third act battle – twist – he turns into Martian Manhunter revealing his true identity! That would be badass!

My money is on Martian Manhunter scoring the cameo because after all, the threat to the Justice League is going to be cosmic, so they are probably going to need help from some good guy alien. Water is always expensive to shoot hence Aquaman might get no love unless the Justice League needs something at the bottom of the ocean that Vinny Chase (Aquaman) can provide. Ok, poor attempt at humor. I see Hawkman as the Tim Tebow of the bunch so the general manager should trade him or outright release him.

It makes sense concentrating on the core five, three of which already had movies and are pretty well known. Then maybe introduce a new member as a cameo that can be fully explored and fleshed out in a sequel if it happens. Looking forward to what you guys think so chime in below.