WB Confirms More 3D Superhero Movies

WB Confirms More 3D Superhero Movies

WB Confirms More 3D Superhero Movies

And we're not just talking Supes and Bats; Follow the jump to read what a certain WB exec had to say.

At ShowWest today, Warner Brothers executive Alan Horn made an announcement regarding the release of the studio's future superhero franchises. All DC Comic Book Films will now be distributed in 3D; an announcement that many knew was bound to come. That includes the upcoming Superman reboot and Christopher Nolan's third Batman film. Horn also responded to the outward criticism of late regarding films that are converted to 3D in post production. Horn said, on behalf of the studio, “in our opinion, conversion to 3D doesn’t lessen” the quality of the 3D experience.

More importantly, Steve Weintraub at Collider.com revealed that a plethora of DC Comics properties will replace the void left after the last Harry Potter movie hits theaters. That's right, Warner Bros. is planning on using superhero movies as their tentpole films.

Over the past nine years, the Harry Potter movies have monopolized the box office and given Warner Bros. little worry of financial stability. With the wizard franchise coming to a close this year, some of your favorite DC heroes will finally get their big screen dues.

Ready for more? Sure you are!

Weintraub says that 2012 will not only bring us the much anticipated sequel to The Dark Knight, but the first Flash feature film as well; with a possible Wonder Woman movie soon to follow. Rumored Flash director Greg Berlanti was in attendance at ShowWest, but refused to comment on this latest news.

Though Chris Nolan, who is not only directing the next Batman installment but also overseeing production on the untitled Superman project, has made an adamant stand not to allow room for superhero crossovers, it is still unclear if the strategy has Warner Bros. blessing. Green Lantern director Martin Campbell has also said that we should not expect to see any DC superhero references in his film that don't immediately pertain to the Hal Jordan origin story (i.e. no Superman). Whether these future comic book adaptations will take place in their own independent timelines hasn't been confirmed; but it is doubtful many will complain if they are at least offered to opportunity to see some of their favorite characters receive their long overdue film credit.

The news is still coming in from ShowWest, so be sure to keep a look out for more information from Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.

MPP - I know I'm not the only one who was excited to see this teaser trailer online. Even when it was proven to be a fake, my excitement for a Flash movie didn't die down!

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