We have speculated on it, but it seems now its all official.
WB is taking a step back from any plans to adapt their franchises to the big screen in order to re-organize. Everything you knew is now forgotten, and new plans are being made.
When probed about Supermax and Justice League, Goyer had this to say.
“A lot of the DC movies at Warner Brothers are all on hold while they figure out, they’re going to come up with some new plan, methodology, things like that so everything has just been pressed pause at the moment.”
Including the two movies mentioned, Superman and Green Lantern would also be on hold. With an across the board freeze, Warner Bros. may be looking to create a cohesive DC Universe.
Way back when they were thinking up that ludicrous Justice League idea (younger versions of the characters separate from their existing franchises), we said they should do individual films and THEN do a Justice League film. You know, like Marvel was planning with its Avengers franchise. Then as if by magic, Justice League gets indefinitely shelved.
Then there was Supermax, which was intended to be a Green Arrow movie – which we also commented was a dumb idea. Not a bad premise for an action film (hero gets locked up in jail with the guys he put there – tries to escape) but had little or nothing to do with Green Arrow. And wouldn’t involve much of his iconic Arrows. Then as if by magic, Supermax gets indefinately shelved.
Now everything is being put on pause while they re-organize.
Instead of pointing fingers about how they might have been incorrect, I applaud them for their efforts to admit they were headed in the wrong direction, get their bearing and head off for brighter horizons.
I look forward to the journey.