Justice League takes on The Avengers
With the enormous success of The Avengers, it seemed quite obvious that the nascent Justice League movie would be revived, and sure enough, Warner Brothers has managed to resurrect the lucrative franchise.
Ben Affleck, who’s currently hot from Argo, was even reported to be a potential director, but that rumor was shot down pretty quick. Warners also apparently wanted Christopher Nolan to produce, but he passed.
The Avengers has definitely helped Marvel come out ahead of DC, but now the competition is about to get a little more even, because as Cinema Blend and a number of other websites report, the Justice League film is currently slated to hit theaters in 2015, the same year as Avengers 2. It won't be on the the same weekend of course, that would be suicide, but this is definitely a shot across the bow from DC where the #2 comics giant wants to prove they can be a force at the movies post-Batman.
Even with this a top priority at Warners, it could still be a long ways away before we see a Justice League movie, if it indeed finally makes the finish line. Stay tuned…