Considering how the DC Universe goes up and down when it comes to its films (Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy being top-rate, while ‘Green Lantern’ being not-so-much), this comes as no surprise to me that Warner Bros., its new CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and movie division chief Jeff Robinov, want to be a bit more careful about how they spend their funds.
Stakes are high for “Man of Steel.” Other than Nolan’s Batpics, Warners has not been able to effectively exploit the DC library. Its 2011 “Green Lantern” underperformed, and a “Justice League” film wouldn’t likely be in theaters before 2015, as Warner’s top brass has indicated that they are awaiting the results of “Man of Steel,” which opens June 14, before moving further ahead.
I’m sure it would be hard for them not to take advantage of bringing out such a huge superhero flick, especially when ‘The Avengers’ did so well for Marvel. And the fact that the 5 characters (Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash – sorry, no confirmation on Aquaman – foiled yet again!) they plan on starring in the film are some of the most well-known superheroes of all time doesn’t make it any less stressful for the people at DC Entertainment or Warner Bros.
So yes, although ‘Man of Steel’ looks like a surefire hit, we won’t really know until we the fans judge for ourselves. And until then, the big guys will be sitting on their haunches, hoping for that darn green light.
In the meantime, check out the cool ‘Man of Steel’ related toys below: