SDCC 2019 and DC Comics Universe Spoilers follows.
Acclaimed Writer-Director and Current Marvel Spider-Man Co-Writer J.J. Abrams Set To Take On DC Cinematic Superman and Green Lantern?
EXCLUSIVE: J.J. Abrams Taking On Superman and Green Lantern
While Warner Bros. chose to sit out of Comic-Con, the talk around town in San Diego was all about the DCEU and Crisis On Infinite Earths, and now I have learned that J.J. Abrams will be taking on both Superman and Green Lantern.
My understanding is that a big reason why J.J. Abrams recently signed that mega-deal with Warner Bros. is that he wants to tackle the DC movie characters (Abrams was actually attached to Superman: Flyby years ago) and that he is going to do movies for Superman and Green Lantern first (confirming my speculation from last month).
I’ve also been told that J.J. Abrams’ wife, producer Katie McGrath, was responsible for getting Ann Sarnoff named as the new Chair and CEO of Warner Bros.
That’s not all as guess who is best buds with Abrams? Yep. The Batman director Matt Reeves…
…I don’t have specifics about what Abrams is going to do with Superman and Green Lantern, but the question of Henry Cavill did come up. It seems to be that Abrams is leaning toward casting a younger actor as Superman to go along with Robert Pattinson as the new Batman (update: it is claimed Cavill dropped out of the role).
“Superman can’t be older than Batman,” is what I have been told…
…I’ve also been told the creatives and such at WB would like to do another Justice League movie, but that they are trying to get things right and are instead presently focusing on character-driven movies.
What say you about this news?
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