After Green Lantern flopped massively at the box office, the fate of any sort of DC Cinematic Universe became unclear as it become obvious that Warner Bros. has been skeptical about moving forward with their comic properties. Sure, they had success with Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, but they haven’t done too well with any of their other comic properties. Now, in a piece about Jeff Robinov staying on as president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group it has been revealed that the fate of their DC Cinematic Universe all comes down to one man. A man of steel.
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.
With Warner Bros. and DC treating this like their equivalent to Marvel’s Iron Man as their jumping off point, the pressure is definitely on Zack Snyder & Christopher Nolan’s new take on the iconic superhero.
Man Of Steel opens June 14, 2013.