It's always fun to think about what-if scenarios, but a recent conversation between creators revealed that DC might be thinking of putting a fan favorite into production.
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Kong: Skull Island's director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and writer Mark Millar got into a conversation on social media, and in the midst of it revealed that the prospect of Millar's Red Son has come up on several occasions at Warner Bros., including a pitch from Vogt-Roberts (via Den of Geek).
Vogt-Roberts revealed that it was shot down at the time, but Millar also pointed out that two of his friends received pitches from WB for a Red Son project within the last two months. Red Son clearly wouldn't fit within the DCEU continuity but could be the first of a possible Elseworlds style series.
Red Son tells the story of a Superman who grew up in Russia as opposed to the wheat fields of Kansas, and also includes alternate takes on Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and Batman.
As for the story's creator, Millar clarified the conversation a bit, saying these types of conversations happen all the time.
"Is this something they're genuinely planning? I have no idea", he told Den of Geek. "I've got pals at Warner Bros but never discussed it with them. I think they're just going through their back
FOX had great success with Marvel's Logan, which clearly departs from the established timeline, but that also had Hugh Jackman's last outing as Wolverine attached. It would be interesting to see how a one-off not connected adventure goes over with the fans.
Justice League currently has a 4.16 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. The full synopsis can be found below.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
Wonder Woman is in theaters now, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The Flash, The Batman, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.
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