Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Batman V Superman: What Happens Next?
Batman V Superman was supposed to launch the Justice League of America movie, but the latest reports are that JLA will now be held back while a solo Batman movie goes into production in the place of the planned JLA - Warners say JLA will still happen, but this is very much uncertain. If a solo Batman movie did flop then that would likely put a stop to Warner's, DC Comics plans for some time.
Official word is that Warner will stick with director, Zack Snyder but after the mess he made of both Man of Steel and Batman V Superman, this would seem like an insane decision. However rumours are that Snyder will not now direct JLA, though Warners are insisting otherwise.
Batman V Superman's $1bn (£710m) global takings mark, which seemed a certainty after the opening weekend, now looks in serious threat of not materialising. Gitesh Pandya, the founder of Box Office Guru website, has predicted a worldwide final of around $900m (£638m), around twice the amount of the film's rumoured $400m+ budget. The reason for the relatively poor performance lies in the lack of repeat viewings from super fans, says box office experts. People went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens several time but it seems with Batman V Superman that once is enough...maybe even more than enough.
"Naturally, we will evaluate what went wrong with Batman v Superman, but when it comes to Justice League, we're not going to take a movie that's supposed to be one thing and turn it into a copycat of something else," Warner Brother Spokesman speaking to Hollywood Insider
So will we see a JLA movie? Who knows, but Warner's have already cancelled the project once, when the proposed George Miller version was pulled at the eleventh hour - the plot of the cancelled JLA movie can be found HERE.