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I claimed my seat in the packed theater on Sunday afternoon in Clifton Park to see the new Superman "Man of Steel" movie. And while I found the cast and their performances to be excellent, the re-boot of the Superman storyline left me cold. Sorry. I felt the same way about the recent Spiderman "do-over."
The one question I walked out of the theater with was, "will their be a Justice League movie?" Marvel comics used their "Iron Man" movies to slowly rollout "The Avengers" (The Hulk, Captain America, and Thor), which was last summer's BIG comic blockbuster.
The Justice League would be an easier sell with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Green Lanter (really the only character that needed their own movie, remember Ryan Reynolds in the green costume?), and Aquaman as main characters with several other lesser known (comic-book fan) favorites.
Warner Bros. spent an estimated $225 million making "Man of Steel," taking in an estimated opening weekend haul of about $357 million. Since the movie studio has finished it's Harry Potter franchise and seems to be putting it's focus back on super hero movies - all we can do is cross our fingers that the rumors of a "Justice League" film really do develop.