DC may have found its Joss Whedon. No, not Christopher Nolan -- though there had been speculation that he would shepherd a series of films featuring DC Comics characters -- but rather Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer.
According to Deadline.com, both men have signed on with studio parent Time Warner (NYSE:TWX.DL) to make a Man of Steel sequel while Goyer is on board to write Justice League, a DC Comics superhero team-up film scheduled for 2015 that will compete with Whedon's Avengers sequel.
Having Snyder and Goyer stick with the Superman franchise for another film is smart. But having Goyer stick all the way through to Justice League is even smarter, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following video.
Why? First, he's established audience-grabbing bona fides by helping devise the storylines for all three of Nolan's blockbuster Batman films. Second, he knows the genre, having worked on comic book films since the 1998 surprise hit Blade.
Teamed with Snyder, he might deliver just the sort of scripts Warner needs to challenge Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) and make Justice League a legitimate alternative to Avengers 2, Tim says.
Do you agree? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then let us know whether you've seen Man of Steel, and, if so, what you thought of the film .
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