SAN DIEGO— With Marvel turning almost every available superhero into a big screen action star, it’s only a matter of time before we hear concrete plans for DC Comics to follow suit.
The comics company has successfully reestablished its two main heroes, Batman in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Trilogy” and Superman in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel,” but for a “Justice League” movie — possibly modeled off the “Avengers” formula — to work, more crime fighters from the pages of DC Comics will have to make their way to theaters.
During MTV’s Comic-Con Live, host Steven Smith sat down with the Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics, Geoff Johns, to see what he thought about the big screen potential of a number of unused heroes. One in particular, Aquaman—who got the fictional movie treatment on the television show “Entourage”—is among the superheroes that Johns would love to see come alive.
“I’d love to see an Aquaman movie. I think he’s a terrific character. People know him. The world is amazing,” Johns said.”Working with Ivan Reis on ’Aquaman’ and later Paul Pelletier, the visuals are exciting. The characters are exciting. There are creatures. Ninety percent of the oceans have never been seen by human eyes. Most of our threats come from space, but I also think that having threats come from the deep sea would be great to see.”
The success of “Man of Steel” almost guarantees a bigger cinematic universe from DC Comics, but as we saw with the failure of “Green Lantern,” nothing is a sure bet.
Be sure to check back with MTV on Saturday, when Warner Bros takes the stage in Hall H to potentially unveil more superhero movies.