Early reviews for Man of Steel are mostly positive as expected, because it looks like a great movie and it was made by a guy who makes pretty great movies (here’s one bad review, though). Plus, the film has already grossed a ton of money based on its promotional tie-ins for companies like Dodge, Subway and, I think, Trojan Condoms, so it isn’t much of a surprise that the film’s writer, David Goyer, is already hard at work on a sequel, which is being fast-tracked by Warner Bros.
Goyer already had a three-picture deal in place with WB, so the sequel was practically a given – especially since, you know, the movie looks awesome – and the only remaining question was, “Hey bro, what’s that third movie gonna be?” Let’s just all go ahead and assume that it’s Justice League, because it’s probably Justice League and Goyer really likes talking about Justice League.
“They’ve got a little kryptonite pellet embedded in my heart and if I say anything it will explode, but I would be a very rich man for all the times I was asked that question. It all depends on how the [Man of Steel] does,” Goyer offered. “I would love to see a Justice League film, absolutely. Put the Avengers on notice.” (Via Comic Book News)
On one hand, I love the enthusiasm. I love the idea that there’s going to be this big rivalry between the two franchises, because it means that we’re going to ultimately get a much better product out of both teams. Maybe it’ll even put the pressure on Marvel to make sure the current characters are paid well, so we don’t have to keep hearing rumors that The Avengers 2 may be in trouble because of Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth being upset about their dinky paychecks.
But about that whole “on notice” thing – let’s pump our breaks, Dave. Marvel’s The Avengers has already made a ton of money and the solo character films were all very well-received. You’re like the WCW barking at the WWE right now. And I’m not talking about the cool WCW with the nWo and Goldberg. I mean the awful WCW that had David Arquette as a champion. Let’s keep taking the baby steps approach to Justice League, shall we?