For any DC Comics fan out there who has been edgy to see Justice League on the large screen for a little while now, you most likely realize that Mad Max: Fury Road executive George Miller attempted to get the superhero gathering off the ground years prior. The film would have highlighted Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern, and Adam Brody as the Flash, and a narrative will soon uncover more about it. Unfortunately, the undertaking slowed down on account of the Writer’s Guild strike at the time, and it never recuperated.
Recently, George Miller was rumored to be in the running to direct Man of Steel 2 (which he later said wasn’t in the cards), as well as Justice League Dark. So there’s always a chance that the studio was able to convince him to come on board this huge comic book property, knowing the wonders he worked on Mad Max: Fury Road, which took home a slew of Oscars last night (even though Best Director wasn’t one of them).
This should just be considered a rumor for now, but if it turns out to be true, then Justice League should have no problem living up to fan expectations. However, that’s assuming that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice lays strong enough groundwork to make a the superhero team-up work. We don’t know how the film has turned out just yet, but we do know how it’s tracking at the box office.
Tickets for Batman v Superman are on sale today, and Deadline reports the film is currently looking at snagging somewhere between $100-$140 million in its opening weekend. That’s not a bad haul for a blockbusters at all, however, the film is apparently tracking a little less than the studio was initially expecting, especially for an Easter weekend. Those expectations put it below the March opening weekend record holder, The Hunger Games, which landed $152 million in its first weekend.
After advanced ticket sales are counted today, Warner Bros. will probably have a better idea of what kind of numbers they’ll be looking at. Previously, Man of Steel took in $116 million in its opening weekend, but one would think that a movie with Batman and Superman fighting each other on the big screen for the first time should have no problem beating that. But since trailers and clips have been divisive among fans, it may not be as big of a hit as once thought.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives March 25 and Justice League: Part One arrives November 17, 2017.