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David Goyer Says Warner Strategy Will Go In "Opposite Direction" Of Marvel, 'Justice League' To Launch Spin-Off Films

The Playlist By Cain Rodriguez | The Playlist June 18, 2013 at 11:45AM

With its record-breaking haul over the weekend, we’re not likely going to stop hearing about the “Man Of Steel” sequel or Warner Bros’ plans for the DC cinematic universe. As part of the reboot’s victory lap, writer David S. Goyer stopped by for a chat with Empire to clarify where things stand with the studio’s game plan.
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With its record-breaking haul over the weekend, we’re not likely going to stop hearing about the “Man of Steel” sequel or Warner Bros.’ plans for the DC cinematic universe. As part of the reboot’s victory lap, writer David S. Goyer stopped by for a chat with Empire to clarify where things stand with the studio’s game plan.

During his interview on the magazine’s podcast, Goyer gave credence to the long-standing speculation that the Zack Snyder-helmed film is acting not only as a reboot for the once-ailing franchise but also a reset-button on the rest of the DC cinematic universe as a whole, saying the film “would be the starting point for introducing other characters and ultimately, obviously Warner Brothers hopes there will be a 'Justice League' film and perhaps you might start seeing other characters appearing in each other’s films. I think in some ways they’re interested in going perhaps the opposite direction that Marvel has done which may be to do a group film and then spin off.”

Indeed, there are at least six DC world characters teased already in "Man of Steel" (if you're paying close attention), so the building blocks are starting to emerge. It’s a move that makes the most sense for Warner Bros. and with “The Avengers 2” hitting theaters in 2015 and the “Man of Steel” sequel likely still a couple years off, it lets the studio hit the ground running. Off course, there’s still the matter of having no script for the team-up film, but we're sure Goyer will be sitting down at the keyboard once his press duties are finished. 

Listen to the Empire podcast below and give Warner Bros. your pitches for “Justice League” below.

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