Gregory Noveck is the Senior VP of Creative Affairs for DC Comics, and VOICES FROM KRYPTON got the chance to speak to him. There has been a lot of confusion with Justice League and the Superman sequel, mainly because both films will include Superman himself. Brandon Routh who played Clark Kent in Superman Returns will not be back in the Justice League movie. The same goes for Christian Bale as Batman. Is the Man of Steel still in the works? Or will it be replaced with the Justice League movie?
The reason that Justice League is powering forward first is because the script came in and it was phenomenal.”
“It (the Justice League script) is [really that good], and that very rarely happens in Hollywood on a movie of this scale, and when it does you have no choice but to say, “We’d better catch lightning in a bottle and go!” All of a sudden, six months later, who knows what’s going to happen? You want to hold on to those writers, you’ve got massive interest from directors, you land someone like George Miller, so you go. And in the middle of it all, you’ve got Bryan going off to make another movie, which was a passion project of his. When he comes back, we’ll dive right in to Man of Steel. We’re scripting and it’s going to happen. We’re not going to make it until the script is great, but we’ll get there one way or the other and it’s not going to take nine years.”