But a production company can only churn out so many movies in a given time—so where should they look first?
Here are five properties that we think DC Entertainment needs to prioritize going forward:
Forgetting the character’s legal woes, Superman is one of the most iconic comic book heroes of all time—there is absolutely no reason that DC Entertainment shouldn’t be looking to put the Man of Steel up in the sky as soon as possible.
Diane Nelson is the reason that the “Harry Potter” film franchise is such a money-grabbing power house—you really think she couldn’t market a tough-as-nails Amazon warrior princess better than a shabby bespectacled wizard? With Nelson’s marketing prowess, there’s no better time than now to pursue a “Wonder Woman” movie.
But yesterday’s news of a similarly titled “Supermax” — which substitutes DC’s supervillains for a host of supernatural killers—means that DC Entertainment either needs to rethink Green Arrow’s big screen debut or put “Super Max” on the fast track before Columbia’s rival picture goes into high gear.
As Johns himself is producing and assisting on the film’s script, and with Flash’s ally Hal Jordan taking flight in 2011’s “Green Lantern,” the odds of seeing Wally West (or Barry Allen, depending on which version we get) on the big screen in the near future are fairly high.
Still, with Marvel’s holy trinity of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor hitting theaters in 2012, DC Entertainment needs to start planning their own superhero team-up as soon as possible—and as carefully as possible.
Which properties do you think DC Entertainment should prioritize? Let us know what you think in the comment section or on Twitter!