Warner Brothers Announces Slate of Comic Book and Other Movies
05.29.10 by Ryan
At a recent investor's meeting, Warner Brothers chairman and CEO Barry Meyer announced the release dates of the studio's upcoming 2011 movies, which included plans for several comic book movies, according to THR. Since creating a DC Entertainment division, Warners has been quiet about how it plans to compete with the recent success of Marvel Entertainment. This announcement is the first sign of what comic book fans have to look forward to in the next few years.
Starting with Green Lantern's opening of June 17, 2011, Warners still plans to follow that with Batman 3 on July 20, 2012. Next will be the long-awaited Superman movie, opening around the holiday season in 2012.
Meyer also revealed that a Flash movie is "nearing" a greenlight, while movies featuring Wonder Woman and Aquaman are also in development. Rumors began circulating about a Flash movie in February, when word got out that Greg Berlanti might direct the project, though the Green Lantern screenwriter would not confirm the hiring.
What is unclear is whether these movies featuring individual heroes will culminate in a Justice League movie, like Marvel is planning to do with The Avenger in 2012.
Comic book movies weren't the only movies that Warners was worried about. Meyer also set a mid-December opening for Sherlock Holmes 2, while The Hangover 2 will still open on Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 2011.