Warner Bros. is hoping to get Man of Steel 2 in theaters as early as next year.
Considering the studio has a certified hit on their hands, it’s not altogether surprising that executives are eager to capitalize on the film’s success.
According to Worst Previews, Warner Bros. is currently putting Man of Steel 2 on the proverbial fast track. The studio will have to work overtime if it hopes to get the next installment of the franchise in theaters by 2014.
In addition to making close to $200 million worldwide, the website reports Zack Snyder’s Superman flick earned around $190 million from cross promotions and tie-ins. Needless to say, Man of Steel 2 is going to happen. However, it’s unclear when Warner Bros. hopes to have the flick ready to go.
Warner’s Dan Fellman said the success of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel will likely help other DC characters find their way to the big screen in the next few years.
“It’s more than just a franchise for us, it really opens up the door to do combinations of the DC Comics characters. We can build them up like Marvel did and benefit from the history of DC,” he told The Wall Street Journal.
So what does this mean for the proposed Justice League movie? Reports suggest the studio is still moving forward with the project as planned. Although nothing solid about the movie has been confirmed by Warner Bros., insiders believe the flick should arrive in theaters by 2015.
Of course, there’s not too much information about Justice League or Man of Steel available as of this writing. Since Warner seems determined to get the sequel up and running by next year, chances are more information will start popping up in the coming months.
While you’re waiting to see what happens, you can check out Man of Steel in theaters now. Your business will certainly help Warner Bros. determine how fast they get the follow-up going.
Are you hoping Man of Steel 2 hits theaters in 2014?