“We had originally planned to do sequels for ’Wonder Woman’ and ’Green Lantern,'” revealed Timm during an interview with Think McFly Think. “With ’Green Lantern,’ it didn’t perform nearly as well as what they had hoped it would.”
“In the long run, it eventually made its money back, but the sales weren’t there right away during its release.” he added. “Hopefully with the release of the live-action film next year, that will open up the doors for more ’Green Lantern’ related material.”
Timm also stated that slow sales of the “Wonder Woman” movie led to a potential “Batgirl: Year One” film also being put back on the shelf.
“’Wonder Woman’s’ sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably ’Justice League: New Frontier.'” said Timm. “The Exec’s decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, whereas ’Justice League’ was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a ’Batgirl’ film based on ’Year One,’ but because of ’Wonder Woman’s’ slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.
When asked about long-rumored adaptations of “Batman: Hush” and “Batman: The Long Halloween,” Timm replied “’Hush’ isn’t something that we’re all that interested in our end, but it has come up. The real problem with ’Hush’ is that it works better as comic then it would as a movie. It could work as a show, maybe. The same can really be said for ’The Long Halloween’ as well. It works a lot better as a comic, and not so much as a movie.”
Timm also confirmed that there are no current plans for an “Aquaman” animated film or an adaptation of “New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract.” However, Timm did indicate that “Batman Beyond” may be revisited down the line.
“We’ve definitely discussed having a ’Batman Beyond’ re-union of sorts,” said Timm. “But it won’t be happening anytime soon if it does get made.”
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