All eyes may be on ‘Batman V Superman’ which debuts in just two weeks, but Warner Brothers has its eyes on the long haul. This movie is just the first in a string of films based on the roster of DC Comics (which WB owns) and two heroes who will be headlining movies in 2018, Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) and The Flash (Ezra Miller), are expected to make appearances in this one. They will also be featured in ‘Justice League – Part One’ in 2017.
Producer Charles Roven says:
“While each movie stands alone, they’re all part of one long arc of storytelling.”
And as part of that, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘The Flash’ will continue those characters’ journeys which begin in ‘Batman V Superman’ and continue in ‘Justice League’ meaning that these characters will already be established before their movies start. In other words, weary film goers won’t be saddled with more superhero origin stories, something that has largely been blamed for “superhero fatigue” among the genre’s critics.
Screenwriter Chris Terrio penned the script for both ‘Batman V Superman’ and ‘Justice League’ and says to prepare, he:
Studied red- and blueshifts in electromagnetic physics to think about the Flash, investigated deep sea biology in the Mariana trench to create the world of Aquaman and read the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily’s account of the war between Amazon and Atlantis to better understand Wonder Woman.
“If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would have said you were crazy.”
Which of these movies are you most excited about?
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ directed by Zack Snyder opens on March 25, 2016.
‘Justice League – Part One’ also directed by Snyder arrives on November 17, 2017.
‘The Flash’ directed by Seth Grahame-Smith opens on March 16, 2018 while ‘Aquaman’ directed by James Wan opens on July 27, 2018.
Source: The Wall Street Journal