Now that Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has been deemed a success, banking an estimated $400 million after 11 days, DC Comics fans are clamoring for a Justice League of America movie… similar to the way rival Marvel launched The Avengers (after several years of buildup). Well, Steel star Henry Cavill is urging them to be patient.
While speaking with Rolling Stone critic Peter Travers on ABC News, Cavill said of the difficulty in mounting a JLA movie:
“Justice League, more movies, I have no idea. Justice League could be great if done correctly. It's a very tough one to do because the DC comic heroes are all godlike in their power. So in this real-world setting we're telling our story in, it's going to be tough to achieve that and it has to be done very delicately with a lot of thought. So, it won't be right away, I hope it's not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another. I think it would be great to do, but I don't think it's around the corner."
-- You know what is “around the corner?” Hugh Jackman’s next turn as Logan, the mutant warrior, in James Mangold’s The Wolverine. And in an effort to get fans riled up for the July 26 release date, a new international poster has been revealed, showing a familiar pose from our disgruntled hero… and a Photoshopped look at the ladies who will be causing trouble in the sequel. Did you know that Wolverine goes by “Pocomaxa” overseas?
UPDATE: Over on Collider, a charcoal-shaded Jean Grey poster appeared for The Wolverine. It fits the style of a series of character posters released for the movie, and is too cool not to share:
-- On his 100th day of production, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb shared a Vimeo clip of a very cool behind-the-scenes shot to show you what great lengths star Andrew Garfield is reaching for in the anticipated sequel.
Peter Parker (Garfield) looks so sad in the clip. Is it because he lost yet another person who he holds near and dear? Find out when ASM 2 hits theaters on May 2, 2014.
-- And finally, Marvel continues to map out its future slate of Phase Three productions, claiming release dates the way a broker buys up valuable stocks.
We already know that the comic book studio has Thor: The Dark World down for November 8; Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4 and The Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014; then Marvel’s The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.
That concludes Phase Two. Moving forward, the studio plugged Ant-Man into November 6, 2015, then circled release dates for unknown Marvel projects on May 6 and July 8, 2016. It also has May 5, 2017 locked up.
Which heroes will have movies on those dates? Speculation says Doctor Strange may land an origin story, while Thor and Cap each deserve a Part Three (à la Iron Man). Expect to hear more details when Marvel takes over Hall H at Comic-Con in July.