Saturday, April 2, 2011
A stand alone Justice League film is in the works... for 2013?!
Warner Brothers owns DC Comics and is the sole distributor of all of it's films, unlike Marvel comics. Marvel is owned by Disney. Before superhero movies were the huge money makers they are now, Marvel licensed out its movie rights to various studios (Fox got X-Men characters, Sony has Spider-Man, etc.). Even with various studios distributing their films, Marvel has created a film universe where all of its characters co-exist, culminating in The Avengers film.
So is Warner Brothers taking a page out of the Marvel handbook? Nope. They're going to make a completely separate franchise, independent of the individual characters' films. So we will not see Christian Bale as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman in the Justice League.
The picture above is from DeviantArt artist: daikaiju.