Bruce Timm reveals that the company has nixed any plans for sequels to Green Lantern or Wonder Woman animated flicks, and Aquaman too!
In the interview with ComicBookMovie, Bruce Timm, the top animation executive at DC, gave some reasoning behind the lack of sequels. Here’s an excerpt:
Are there plans to do any more sequels for the recently released DC animated films?
"We had originally planned to do sequels for Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, but Wonder Woman’s sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably Justice League Frontier. The Exec’s decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, where as Justice League was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a batgirl film based on Year One, but because of Wonder Woman’s slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.
"With Green Lantern, it didn’t perform nearly as well as what they had hoped it would. In the long run it eventually made its money back, but the sales weren’t there right away during its release. Hopefully with the release of the Live Action film next year, that will open up the doors for more Green Lantern relate material."
Are there any current plans for an ‘Aquaman’ animated film?
"No. We did developed an Aquaman script for a direct to video movie. Marketing decided it wasn’t going to be profitable enough to release.
"The comic book needs to be wiped clean and have a re-boot once a year, they’re not able to keep the fan base interested any longer then that."
Check out the full interview at the link below.
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Posted originally: 2010-04-27 23:33:51