Warner Brothers earlier this year had major success with The LEGO Movie and hoping to have similar success with the Man of Steel sequel due out in 2016. Now Warner Brothers is looking to build for the future.
It’s already been announced that Emmet, a master builder, will be returning to the big screen in The LEGO Movie sequel currently scheduled for May 26, 2017. Phil Lord and Chris Miller who both directed the first movie will produce the sequel, while Chris McKay will take over the directing duties. Warner Brothers is technically working on multiple sequels that may involve other Lego lines.
Zack Snyder, the director behind the Man of Steel is currently working on the sequel. As it stands now Man of Steel 2 or Batman vs Superman however you wish to refer to it is set to compete against Captain America 3 in May of 2016. Warner Brothers according to some reports will be announcing a series of comic based films that will most likely involve a “Justice League” movie.
Although Warner Brothers seems more focused on its television series focusing on the DC universe. “Arrow”, now in its second season with a “Flash” spin-off coming in the fall, plus the new show “Gotham” focusing on a young Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne, before he becomes Batman.
Warner Brothers to me has looked desperate, like a man hanging off the side of cliff trying ever so hard to pull them self’s back up on to solid ground. Marvel with the success of the Avengers series has forced Warner Brothers to start taking bigger risks. The man of Steel sequel with every new update seems to be coming more of a “Justice League” prequel then a sequel.
If Warner Brothers wants to have success in the world of DC comics they will need to take their time and do it right. The audience after seeing how Marvel has approached their movies will be a harsh critic.
Since we are talking Warner Brothers we will quickly mention that the studio plans on a new trilogy set in the world of Harry Potter. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place 70 years before the events of Harry Potter, will be set in New York, and centers on a “magizoologist” named Newt Scarmander.
J.K. Rowling is writing the script for the first movie. No word or conformation if she will write all three.