There’s not much known about Warner Bros.’ planned “Justice League” movie beyond the fact the studio wants to make it. It’s unclear if the upcoming “Man of Steel” will be the first step in the studio’s larger DC cinematic universe like “Iron Man” was with Marvel, or what characters will be featured in the film. All that’s really been said is that Warner would like to get the movie out by 2015, and even that isn’t set in stone.
With that being said, a new rumor claims that “Da Vinci’s Demons'” David Goyer could be up to either write or direct “Justice League” — or do both. Goyer helped develop the stories for Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight” trilogy and also wrote the screenplay for “Man of Steel.”
“So take this for what it’s worth, but a little bird just told me WB is moving on #JusticeLeague w Goyer possibly directing,” AMC’s John Campea tweets. “Re #justiceleague 2 industry guys emailed in last 5 mins. 1 heard same from same source, 1 says Goyer is on but writing only. But for heaven’s sake, take it as a rumor. I’m just conveying what I was told. This isn’t a ‘scoop’.”
If Campea’s comments didn’t make this clear enough, this claim is definitely not set in stone. But Warner Bros. does need to make some forward momentum on “Justice League” if the studio wants to convince people it has a solid plan for a larger DC universe on the big screen.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Man of Steel” producer Chris Roven said that “Man of Steel” is “definitely a first step” towards “Justice League.” Goyer also teased that there might be some DC Easter eggs in the movie for those who look closely.
“I would love to tell you yes or no [on ‘Man of Steel’ leading to a shared universe], but I think it’s going to be more exciting for people to keep a beady eye out and find what they can find,” he said.
One has already been revealed, as the LexCorp tower was spotted in the most recent “Man of Steel” trailer. That was a surprise because General Zod is the villain in this Superman movie, and Lex Luthor’s involvement has yet to be announced. “Man of Steel” is due in theaters on June 14.