In a HUGE coups for Disney, the studio has lured JJ Abrams away from Paramount’s “Star Trek” franchise and signed him to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII,” according to The Wrap. Jedi fans will be thrilled to let the anger flow through Starfleet followers as each side prepares to debate this move at conventions for years to come.
Latino Review reports Warner Bros. has settled on a team lineup for its director-less “Justice League” movie. The five-hero team will feature Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern. Additional characters like Aquaman and Martian Manhunter may still score cameos, but the film will focus on the aforementioned five members.
If the plan in Burbank is still to launch JL in 2015 without the benefit of a series of solo films, having a smaller team will help. This logic won’t appease fans, but it’s important to keep in mind that when a director comes in, creative changes can happen. Those changes could still include additions to or subtraction from the roster. Stay tuned.