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Leaked: Spider-Man Reboot Ideas From Former Head Of WB Movies

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As a result of recent hacks targeted at Sony, e-mails and information related to their Spider-Man plans have leaked online.

First it became known that Marvel has been in talks to get Spider-Man to be featured in Captain America 3, which was followed by news of Sam Raimi and the Russo Bros. being in contact with Sony about Spider-Man, as well as Marvel’s plans for a new actor.

Now the latest is regarding Jeff Robinov’s ideas for a Spider-Man reboot. Robinov is the former head of WB movies, who is now with Sony. Robinov was in charge when Nolan directed Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal, had sent Robinov an e-mail stating she doesn’t know what to do and may have to partner with Marvel.

Robinov replied not to go back to Marvel, and now new e-mails reveal the following (via The Daily Beast):

Robinov says that they should definitely make more Spider-Man movies and compares the franchise to James Bond.

To argue that there’s plenty of other superhero movies with levity in the marketplace, so why make more Spider-Man movies, would be akin to saying there’s no room for James Bond films because of all the espionage films and franchises that have come out over the years. There will always be room for this beloved, iconic hero.

Robinov continues with an idea for potential movies ideas, with it noted under the headline: “Rebooting Spider-Man” where first mentioned is a list of directors that could possibly direct:

Brad Bird, Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee (Frozen), Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), Glenn Ficarra & John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love), James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Don Hall & Chris Williams (Big Hero 6), Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie), Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki), Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World), Edgar Wright, and David Yates, of Harry Potter franchise

Next comes Robinov’s first idea for Spider-Man, which is to adapt the Kraven The Last Hunt story:

I might suggest looking at what is widely thought to be the most beloved Spider-Man storyline of all time – “Kraven’s Last Hunt” – which ran across Amazing Spider-Man #293-294, Spectacular Spider-Man #131-132, and Web of Spider-Man #31-32. (In fact, Comic Book Resources polled their readers in 2012, and this storyline was voted as the single greatest Spider-Man storyline of all time.)

In it, Kraven the Hunter tracks down Spider-Man, shoots him repeatedly, and leaves him for dead, buried underground. He then dons a Spider-Man costume and savagely starts attacking criminals.

What makes this story resonate with fans is that it proves it takes more than just the costume to become “Spider-Man.” No matter what he’s wearing, or what predicament he’s facing, Peter Parker is sensitive, passionate, and connected to those he’s interacting with in a very powerful way. It’s not Peter’s powers that make him special – Kraven, and every other superhuman in the Marvel Universe, all have powers. Peter is special because of his values, because of what drives him, because of the lessons he’s learned from Uncle Ben’s death, and because of his love for Mary Jane. I’ve pasted a few pivotal pages from this book so you can see just how intense this storyline is.

We also get to see how Mary Jane deals with Peter’s disappearance, and how she would react if Peter ever died in action.

Robinov also has an idea to go with a Spider-Man who is an adult:

Another side of Spider-Man that might be interesting to explore in a reboot is seeing him as an adult. Spidey hasn’t remained a teenager over the 52 years he’s been around. He’s moved in with his girlfriend, gotten married, and in some storylines, even became a science teacher at a high school.

It might feel fresh to see Peter Parker juggling with adult issues. He’s done so in the comics for decades, and kids still found this fun to read.

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Leaked: Russo Bros. Offered Avengers 3 & 4; Could Produce Spider-Man

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The leaks continue at Sony as a result of a series of hacks.

It recently became known that Marvel wanted Spider-Man to come home and be featured in Captain America 3.

Now, further insights into the potential deal are made known through additional e-mails.

The Brazilian website, Overtice.com, managed to get ahold of a series of e-mails and exchanges from co-chairman of Sony Pictures, Amy Pascal.

 

RUSSO BROS.

Pascal had communications with the Russo Bros., who directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and are directing Captain America: Civil War for Marvel Studios.

The e-mails reveal that the Russo Bros. are likely to direct The Avengers Infinity War: Part 1 and Part 2, and they assured Pascal that regardless what happens with The Avenger 3 – Part 1 and 2, they are still going to direct the Gray Man movie for Sony, in which they want Robert Downey Jr. to star.

Another e-mail reveals that Joe Russo told Pascal they can produce Spider-Man as a result of a new contract. It’s unclear if the Russo’s would be working independent of Marvel or for both Marvel and Sony.

 

FUTURE OF SPIDER-MAN AT SONY:
Venom, Sam Raimi, Sinister Six, Jeff Robinov

Pascal also talks about the future of Spider-Man at Sony where e-mails reveal the state of the franchise is up in the air.

Spider-Man producer Avi Arad asked Pascal to greenlight the Venom movie based on sales and promotion of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes line, which prominently features the character.

In an update on an earlier report about Sony asking Sam Raimi for assistance, the new e-mails reveal that Raimi has had talks with Sony about Spider-Man.  Pascal also remarked that while Raimi did a great job with his first two Spider-Man movies, she compared Raimi to “Joel Schumacher” with the third.

Another interesting conversation is revealed with the former head of Warner Bros. movie studios, Jeff Robinov, who was behind The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel, and is now with Sony. Robinov seems pretty adamant that Pascal and Sony not make a deal with Marvel.

“You can’t go back to Marvel,” Robinov is quoted as saying.

The exchange continues with Pascal revealing just how unsure she is with Sony’s Spider-Man plans as she responds, “I’m worried Sinister Six might not be the right [way to go],” and, “I just have the Spider-Man universe and not the Marvel universe.”

Pascal then asks Robinov for further help, with Robinov actually recommending Stan Lee or someone else in the industry with credibility and knowledge of Spider-Man.

“Can you help me figure it out tomorrow? Unless I make the partnership with Marvel and Spider-man to join their world, I’m running out of options,” Pascal said.

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Christopher Nolan & Jeff Robinov Talk Batman Pitch (Video)

Another special feature from the The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray has surfaced online this time of the Batman pitch.

Director Christopher Nolan and the former head of WB movies, Jeff Robinov, discuss the pitch.

We learn that WB green lit Batman after Nolan pitched his take which only lasted 15 minutes.

Other special features we have seen include Christian Bale auditioning with Amy Adams and Christopher Nolan discussing his realistic take on Batman.

You can order The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray through Amazon at a discount.

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WB & Legendary Part Ways; Robinov’s Successors Named

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As expected, Thomas Tull, and his Legendary Entertainment, have parted ways with Warner Bros. and is currently in talks with Sony, Fox Studios and Universal for a new distribution and co-financing deal.

The news isn’t that surprising as there has been mention of a rocky relationship between the two for the past few months, as well as the fact that Tull hired former Warner Bros. Television chief Bruce Rosenblum, who joined Legendary as president of TV and digital media.

Current WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara is said to be responsible for Rosenblum’s departure.

Variety cites the reason for Legendary leaving is DC Entertainment, specifically the movies, as Warner Bros. wants to retain control of the future DC movies.

Tull’s Legendary Entertainment shared in the success of Nolan’s Batman franchise as well as the Man of Steel, as Tull co-financed the productions.

It’s said WB wants to retain the profits, something similar it has done with other tentpoles like Harry Potter.

Regarding the future of Legendary Entertainment, it’s being reported that Universal looks to be the best option as Universal has more of what Tull wants, which is a studio that has access to more than just films, with TV shows, digital content and comic books as well.

A deal with Universal could give Tull and his future productions access to the likes of Universal Studios Theme Parks as well as NBC.

While it hasn’t been stated that outgoing WB film president Jeff Robinov’s departure was a part of the reason, Robinov backed projects that Legendary co-financed with WB including the Nolan films as well as The Hangover. Nolan’s latest big-budget film, Interstellar, is now at Paramount, with WB only partially involved.

Warners recently announced Robinov’s replacement, which is a “new leadership team” that will directly report to Tsujihara; see below for more.

 

 

Press Release

Warner Bros. Entertainment Announces New Leadership for Warner Bros. Pictures Group

 

(June 24, 2013 – Burbank, CA) – Warner Bros. Entertainment today announced a new leadership team to run Warner Bros. Pictures Group, capitalizing on the proven strengths of a number of longtime Studio executives. Sue Kroll will now serve as President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures; Greg Silverman will now serve as President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures; and Toby Emmerich will continue as President and COO, New Line Cinema, while adding responsibility for Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. The announcement was made today by Kevin Tsujihara, CEO, Warner Bros., to whom all three executives will report.

Working closely with the management team, Dan Fellman, whose contract has been extended, will continue in his role as President, Domestic Distribution, reporting directly to Tsujihara. Veronika Kwan Vandenberg will continue as President, International Distribution, and ultimately assume responsibility for worldwide distribution, taking on the domestic distribution function upon the planned retirement of Fellman. Kwan Vandenberg will report to Kroll who, in addition to her marketing and distribution responsibilities, will continue to be involved in all aspects of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and New Line Cinema’s releases.

“Warner Bros. is the world’s preeminent motion picture studio with one of the most talented executive benches in the industry,” said Tsujihara. “Collectively, this team has more than 100 years at the company and broad experience across the film business, which will ensure that Warner Bros. Pictures continues as a respected leader in production, marketing and global distribution. I have every confidence that we will continue to deliver the industry’s most compelling, popular and successful movies.”

“This marks an exciting new chapter in the storied history of Warner Bros. Pictures,” said Barry Meyer, Chairman, Warner Bros. “We are in the midst of another terrific year, and our film division will continue to thrive well into the future under this realigned organization.”

Kroll was named President, Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Pictures in January 2008 and has led enormously successful campaigns for a broad range of motion pictures, including most recently “Man of Steel,” “The Great Gatsby” and last year’s Academy Award Best Picture winner, “Argo.” Other prominent campaigns include the billion-dollar blockbusters “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” as well as “Inception” and the final installments of the Harry Potter series.

Silverman has been President, Production, Warner Bros. Pictures since April 2011 and played a key role in recent box-office successes, including “The Great Gatsby,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, “Argo” from director Ben Affleck and “The Dark Knight Rises,” directed by Christopher Nolan. As a creative executive, Silverman also shepherded the commercially successful and critically acclaimed “300,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Hangover” and the global phenomenon “Inception,” among other films.

As President and COO of New Line Cinema since March 2008, and President of Production for seven years prior to that, Emmerich has overseen such diverse features as the Academy Award-winning blockbuster “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and 2005’s highest-grossing comedy, “Wedding Crashers,” as well as “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Horrible Bosses,” the “Journey” franchise and the “Final Destination” films.

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Jeff Robinov Exiting Warner Bros. Movies

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:8888:]]With the Man of Steel debuting to a record June opening, news comes exactly a week later that Jeff Robinov is exiting Warner Bros.

Deadline reports that Robinov is leaving on his own terms after not receiving an offer for a new contract, of which his current one expires in December.

It’s reported that new Warner Bros. Chairman Kevin Tsujihara gave Robinov the “cold shoulder treatment” at the recent Man of Steel premiere, with it also said Tsujihara didn’t even call to congratulate Robinov on the film’s success.

Tsujihara is also said to be responsible for the recent departure of the head of WB TV, Bruce Rosenblum.

Note: Both Rosenblum and Robinov were contenders for the position Tsujihara was appointed to.

What this exactly means for the future of WB Movies or the DC slate of superhero movies is unknown, but Robinov was responsible for bringing in Christopher Nolan, David Goyer, Zack Snyder, and greenlighting Batman Begins.

Interestingly enough, Nolan recently took his big-buget sci-fi movie, Interstellar, to Paramount; though it’s reported Nolan wanted WB on board because of his loyalties to Robinov, and not because of contention between the outgoing WB movie president and Kevin Tsujihara.

Furthermore, it’s been stated that Legendary Entertainment and Warners are on the outs as well, with it reported that Thomas Tull is loyal to Jeff Robinov. Tull’s Legendary co-financed the Batman movies and the Man of Steel. Recently, it came out that another co-financier was lined up for the Justice League movie and not Thomas Tull and Legendary.

Looking at the big picture it all begins to add up.

Christopher Nolan was recently asked if he was continuing his involvement with the DC movie universe, which he wouldn’t comment on.

Robinov is also said to be responsible for bringing Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Baz Luhrmann, Todd Phillips, and more to WB.

Regarding Robinov’s replacement, it seems as if everyone will be reporting to Kevin Tsujihara.

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Superman/Batman, Aquaman & Wonder Woman Named As Possible Movies With Justice League In Development

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It’s expected that the new Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel movie will do well enough to warrant a sequel as well as a Justice League movie and spinoff films for the characters involved.

Now, a new report surfaces discussing the possibilities with mention of more Man of Steel movies as well as a Superman/Batman film, Wonder Woman and Aquaman.

A source close to WB told TheWrap:

If [Man of Steel] does well, Warner Bros. can do Justice League including Superman, Superman vs. Batman and another Superman. It opens up at least three different fronts of potential sequels with great synergy for the company in theme parks, licensing and all that.

It’s also reported that it’s unofficially confirmed by Warner Bros. that a Justice League movie is in development, with two preceding Man of Steel films, and that the studio wants Zack Snyder to direct, with potential movies for Wonder Woman and Aquaman as well.

That includes kicking the tires on films for Wonder Woman and Aquaman. Warner Bros.’ plan would be to release two “Man of Steel” films before moving on to the “Justice League,” a project everyone at Warner Bros. unofficially acknowledges is being developed.

There has been no real mention of Aquaman in quite some time, but David Goyer has recently stated on numerous occasions he would like to do a Wonder Woman film.

The DC shared movie universe doesn’t seem to be without its hiccups as it’s stated the relationship between WB and current movie president Jeff Robinov as well as Legendary Entertainment may be on the rocks.

However, it’s noted that the previous co-financier of the defunct 2008 George Miller Justice League movie, Village Roadshow, will come on board to help out with the new JL movies.

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Man of Steel Predicted Bigger Than Harry Potter; Nolan & Goyer Came Up With DC Shared Movie Universe

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Next week sees the debut of the new Man of Steel movie directed by Zack Snyder and starring new Superman Henry Cavill.

Already reports are coming in that advance tickets for Man of Steel are outselling the Marvel Studios billion dollar blockbuster Iron Man 3, and the film was also voted the most anticipated movie of the year for the Spike TV Awards.

Now we hear from Warner Bros. motion picture president Jeff Robinov (via Variety) who predicts the Man of Steel will be the studio’s highest performer ever.

Already, the Man of Steel has raked in $170 million through various promotional partnerships including Nokia, Sears, Chrysler, Mattel and almost 100 more companies as it’s reported that advertisers are coming on board in record numbers because of Superman’s connection to audiences as being “a real hero and someone whom people of all ages can admire” (via THR).

Variety also has it that Man of Steel is predicted for a $100 million opening weekend and possibly more than a $300 million domestic gross (U.S.).

It’s previously been said that the fate of the DC Comics comic book movie universe rests on Snyder and Cavill, with most thinking a Justice League movie is next, and Robinov says the plan for Man of Steel is to spearhead a shared movie universe.

“The plan is for a universe that will allow for other DC characters,” Robinov said.

We also learn that was a part of the plan from the get-go, as Robinov explains the vision of the new Superman came from The Dark Knight Trilogy collaborators Christopher Nolan and David Goyer, and also that Nolan thought of a new Superman during Inception.

“(Nolan) said that he and David Goyer had come up with a way of doing the Superman story that wouldn’t exclude the future possibility of including the other DC characters,” Robinov recalled. “So Chris and David delivered a draft that did that.” 

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We know that Nolan then went and got Zack Snyder involved, even waiting in his driveway while the 300 director read the script, and Robinov says we’ll see influence from both Nolan and Snyder in Man of Steel.

“I know what to do with the movie,” Snyder told the studio when he became involved.

“So you’ll see both of their hands on it in a very collaborative way,” explained Jeff Robinov.

Robinov then goes on to mention that the Man of Steel is a good introduction to the rest of the DC Universe – with specific mention of villains.

“(It has) a very fresh feel, and it takes you into the DC universe with the introduction of Krypton at the start of the film and the introduction of DC villains. It’s a world that you have not seen before,” stated the president of WB movies.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News Man of Steel movie hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Synopsis:

In 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX Friday, June 14

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,”™ starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”), Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”), Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

“Man of Steel” is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers.

Zack Snyder’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Amir Mokri, production designer Alex McDowell, editor David Brenner, and multiple Academy Award®-winning costume designer James Acheson (“Restoration”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King”).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, “Man of Steel.” The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Jeff Robinov Says No Nolan or Bale On Justice League; Announcement Coming Soon

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6812:]]Well, we can finally put the rumor to rest that Christopher Nolan is producing the Justice League movie with Christian Bale to return as Batman, just as Cosmic Book News told you.

Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, shot down the rumor.

“No, no it’s not,” Robinov replied to EW when asked about whether it was true if Christopher Nolan was producing Justice League with Christian Bale coming back as well.

And as we previously heard, it appears Warner Bros. is waiting for the Man of Steel before making anymore announcements.

“We’ll announce something in the next several weeks that will hopefully position the DC characters and the movies we’re going to be making,” Robinov told EW.

Regarding the Man of Steel, Robinov offered what producer Charles Roven previously said.

“It’s setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it’s definitely a first step,” he said.

EW also asked Robinov if the Man of Steel included references to any other DC heroes, as David Goyer hinted as such.

“I think you’ll see that, going forward, anything can live in this world,” he told EW. “[Nolan’s] Batman was deliberately and smartly positioned as a stand-alone. The world they lived in was very isolated without any knowledge of any other superheroes. What Zack and Chris have done with this film is allow you to really introduce other characters into the same world.”

Speaking of Nolan’s Batman, Robinov was asked if The Dark Knight Trilogy is, indeed, standalone, with the president of WB offering an enigmatic response.

“They do. Or they did,” he said.

EW wasn’t sure what the response exactly meant either, but took it to mean possibly that the upcoming new Batman movies might not be standalone i.e. a part of the DC shared movie universe.

EW also states that Christopher Nolan’s reps stated he has no involvement in the Justice League movie as he will be busy with Interstellar.

We’ve been previously told that Warner Bros. wants Christopher Nolan on board the Justice League movie in the same capacity as Man of Steel, which wasn’t that much as he was filming The Dark Knight Rises at the same time, but was more of an “overseer.” So that would fit.

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Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Gets Release Date; WB & Paramount Team-Up; No Legendary Attached

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6019:]]Warner Bros. and Paramount jointly announced the release date to Christopher Nolan‘s new science-fiction film, Interstellar.

Interstellar will have a November 7, 2014 release date with Paramount distributing the movie domestically and Warner Bros. internationally.

As Deadline notes, the announcement is rather surprising as Paramount and WB generally don’t work together on movies; however, the property being so “hot” is cited as the given reason.

Also as somewhat of a surprise is that Legendary Entertainment is not attached to the movie, as they previously helped bank roll Nolan’s InceptionThe Dark Knight Trilogy as well as the Man of Steel.

There’s even been previous mention and/or rumor that Thomas Tull may be taking Legendary elsewhere, away from associating with Warner Bros.

Christopher Nolan will direct and he also wrote the script based on his brother, Jonathan’s, original.

Interstellar is described as a “film [that] will depict a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest reaches of our scientific understanding.”

Statements were released from Paramount and Warner Bros. as well:

Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures said, “As a filmmaker and storyteller, Chris has continuously entertained the world with his extraordinary and unparalleled talents. I am pleased beyond measure to welcome him to the Paramount Pictures family. Partnering with Chris, Emma, Lynda and Warner Bros. to release this original idea next November is the perfect way to start the Thanksgiving and holiday movie season for audiences around the world.”

Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said, “Christopher Nolan is truly one of the great auteurs working in film today, and we’re extremely proud of our successful and ongoing collaboration with him and Emma Thomas.  We are excited to be teaming with Paramount, and look forward to working with the Nolans, and producer Lynda Obst, on this extraordinary new project.”

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Justice League Movie On Hold For Man Of Steel Success

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5302:]]While it seems like we have been waiting an eternity for anything officially related to the Justice League movie, it turns out there is a reason as apparently it depends on how well the Man of Steel does at the box office.

Zack Snyder relaunches Superman this Spring with Henry Cavill in what looks to be a heavy science-fiction action-packed superhero epic.

Previous hints from Snyder have suggested that Cavill will go on to don the cape in the Justice League movie along side Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash and Wonder Woman.

Today saw the news of Kevin Tsujihara named as new CEO of Warner Bros, and among a report at Variety it’s stated (bold my own):

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.

An added factor to the delay could also have had to do with the fact that the head of Warner Bros. Films, Jeff Robinov, was also in contention for the CEO position.

A previous report from the LA Times suggested that the DC Comics properties were being hindered by the power-play that was taking place at Warner Bros., as three people were in contention for the CEO position, with Bruce Rosenblum, head of WB TV, rounding out the trio.

Robinov has been paramount to the success of Warner Bros. recent blockbuster films including Argo, The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Hobbit, Sherlock Holmes and Inception.

Now that Robinov has been passed over it remains to be seen what affect – if any – it will have on WB’s movie properties, though it’s said he has a good relationship with the new CEO, Kevin Tsujihara. In addition, Robinov has several years on his contract.

Perhaps with all this behind, things will get underway rather quickly for the DC Comics movie properties which are said to include the above mentioned Man of Steel and Justice League Movie, in addition to a new Batman movie, possibly The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Lantern.

The news from Variety of the Justice League movie apparently not moving forward comes after our own DC Entertainment source recently provided us with information that it may be delayed until 2016.

We also recently heard the new Batman movie that is supposed to spinoff from it, which initially was said to be released in 2016, may now have a 2017 release.

So there looks to be a lot resting on Zack Snyder and Henry Cavill’s shoulders.

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Toldja: Christopher Nolan Was Wanted For Justice League Movie

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2192:]]Our insider who has been filling us in on various DC Entertainment movies including The Dark Knight Rises and the Man of Steel told us that Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas were wanted on as producers for the Justice League Movie.

However, Christopher Nolan publicly came out and stated that he will not be a part of the Justice League movie, as well as the Batman reboot (which we’ve been told is not an origin story, but about a Batman in his second year of being a hero).

Actually, Nolan said he wasn’t sure where the Justice League movie “rumor” even came from, that he guessed it was a result of being a producer on the Man of Steel.

Oh, really?

Turns out the top brass at WB wanted Nolan involved, and Warner Bros. film group President Jeff Robinov had a conversation with Nolan about just that — the Justice League movie.

“It was a conversation we had,” Robinov informed the LA Times. “Obviously anything you can get Chris involved in is great.”

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2193:]]With Nolan out of the picture, according to the Times’ sources the next time we’ll see a new DC Comics film adaptation might not be for 3 years — as no producer, director or cast is connected to another movie save Man of Steel.

The Times goes on to note how different Warner Bros.’ approach to comic book movies are compared to Disney’s Marvel Studios, as evidenced by trying to include Nolan. 

So with Christopher Nolan apparently out of the picture, Robinov says he is ready to get things moving for their upcoming slate of super hero movies, which includes Justice League and Lobo, maybe Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern 2, the Batman reboot, and the sequel to Man of Steel.

“My hope is that over the next month or so,” Robinov stated, “we’ll be ready to lay out the plan for the next DC movies.”

Almost two weeks ago our source filled us in that a director would be named for the Justice League movie within the next three months in addition to even more information surrounding a DC shared movie universe.

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