Warner Bros. talks about future DC projects

After the success of The Dark Knight (and the past welcomings of the comic book labels best loved characters with Batman Begins and Superman Returns), Warner Bros. have come out and talked about the status of future DC projects. We get the scoop from our friends over at ComingSoon.net:

“Variety talked to Warner Bros. Pictures President and Chief Operating Officer Alan Horn, Production President Jeff Robinov and Gregory Noveck, Senior VP of Creative Affairs for DC Comics about the challenges of turning more DC properties into movies besides just the “Batman” and “Superman” franchises. Here are a few clips from the article:

Warners and DC (both Time Warner entities) have labored in vain over another Superman, and launches for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Arrow and Green Lantern. It’s maddening for fans as rival Marvel Comics has successfully begun financing its own slate of pics, first with “Iron Man,” then a reboot of “The Incredible Hulk” this summer.

That could soon change, as Warners is readying to revamp how DC’s properties are developed — changes that could be announced within the next month.”

It seems that DC have been shaken by the surprising success of Iron Man (and The Incredible Hulk; although ‘success’ regarding that is maybe pushing it a bit) , and by the very fact that Marvel has started their own company and seem to be going full steam ahead with it. Having said that they have had, and still are having, major success with a little film called The Dark Knight.

As far as future DC projects go there are some I look forward to seeing on the big-screen but others I couldn’t care less about either way. Wonder Woman and Green Arrow fall very much in the latter category (with Wonder Woman especially being one I can’t see any appeal or general market for). But I would be intrigued about the other two – The Flash and Green Lantern, particularly the latter. I mean for any of you who may not know his power is that he has a ring which allows him to produce effects of undefined power or abundance, it only being restricted by his own willpower. To me that is a very interesting power to portray on-screen and out of possible future DC projects this would be the one I would be most interested in seeing.

What are your thoughts?