I suppose it figures that article that an article centered on Sherlock Holmes would contain a clue that’s mentioned almost matter-of-factly, but nevertheless carries great significance to fans. The Hollywood Reporter picked up Warner Bros’ release schedule for the next couple years. What got the most attention, of course, the announcement that a SHERLOCK HOLMES sequel is coming Christmas 2011. However, there were also a lot titles included in that list that should be of great interest to DC fans.
GREEN LANTERN’s coming out June 17, 2011 (in 3D, no less!) We knew that. BATMAN 3 drops on July 20, 2012. Ditto. But now they’re saying that a new SUPERMAN will be flying the holiday season of that year? I suppose the Nolan Brothers are actually going to make it happen.
Then there’s some little bit that THR drops at the very end. A FLASH movie is just about to get a greenlight (perhaps from GL’s power battery?) while WONDER WOMAN, AQUAMAN and MAD MAGAZINE movies are on the docket. A lot of these (except MAD - - that really came out of left field) have been talked about for a long time, of course, but they’re getting a bigger push, now, because Warner Bros is looking for something fill the space that the conclusion of the HARRY POTTER series is leaving in their yearly roster. So private school wizards are out, while DC superheroes are in?
You know, there’s been a lot of false starts for all these projects… but I think they're going to happen, this time, so let’s put on our fantasy league hats and starts throwing names out. Who would you want to play Diana? Or Barry Allen? Or Arthur Curry? Who would you want to direct them? And just what could a MAD movie be about? Alfred E. Neuman caught in the crossfire between Spy vs. Spy? I’m waving a magic wand and putting you in the executive chair. Go wild with your power!
And, as an aside, I really think Neveldine/Taylor (the guys behind CRANK and GAMER) would be a cool choice to handle FLASH. They’d have to tone it down for the families, of course, but they’ve got the hyperkinetic style that the speedster needs.