Yesterday’s LA Times piece on the future of Warner Brothers Green Lantern franchise (which our own Comic Book Film Editor William Gatevackes broke down here) also contained a short bit that pointed to where the studio is looking to take their superhero franchise in the future.
Currently, in addition to Christopher Nolan’s third and final Batman film The Dark Knight Rises next summer and Zack Snyder’s Superman film The Man Of Steel in 2013, the studio is hoping to have an adaption of the comic book hero The Flash as well as its own team of costumed heroes The Justice League making their way to multiplexes.
[Warner Brothers Film Group President Jeff] Robinov said the studio has “a solid script” for the Scarlet Speedster. The executive also remains interested in bringing DC heroes together for a Justice League movie.
The “solid script” that the studio has for a Flash movie has been co-authored by Greg Berlanti, Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, all of whom worked on Green Lantern. Given that the studio may be looking to have a new writer overhaul the outline the three authored for a second Green Lantern film, I wonder if the studio feels that it is as “solid” as they are saying.
The studio has had both these projects in development for some time. While I’m not sure that their mention here means that they are any closer to getting into production, but it does signal that they are still an active interest at the studio.