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DC Comics has big plans for the "Justice League of America" franchise in 2013, and you can get all kinds of details on what they have in store over at MTV Geek today. Among the highlights: 52 covers are planned for the launch of "Justice League of America" #1, and two spin-off series, "Katana" and "Vibe," are also in the works.

But if you're one of the many viewers of The CW's "Arrow," here's the news you want to pay attention to: "Animal Man" writer Jeff Lemire is taking over DC's "Green Arrow" comic book starting in February with issue #17. He'll be joined by "American Vampire" artist Andrea Sorrentino on a story designed "to hurt Oliver Queen."

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Justice LeagueWhile the verdict's still out on whether David Goyer is writing a new Superman movie titled "The Man of Steel," the prospect of the "Batman Begins" co-writer penning Clark Kent's return to the big screen certainly raises some big questions — especially for anyone hoping to see Superman and Batman team up down the road.

Earlier this month, a rumor hit the 'Net claiming that "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan had been tagged to shepherd a new Superman movie franchise. While DC Entertainment denied the rumor last week, today's reports would seem to indicate that the Batman pair are indeed involved in some capacity with plotting the course of the Man of Steel's future.

So, if Superman and Batman are now under the same creative team's purview, is it crazy to think those two worlds could overlap at some point? Before you get too excited for a "Justice League" movie, there are some important points to consider. Read More...

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Christopher NolanFanboys are still drooling over the big "Avengers" news that hit the wires this week, so in the third and final installment of the L.A. Times Hero Complex blog's extensive interview with "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan, Geoff Boucher poses the possibility of Nolan's Batman finding his way into Warner Bros.' long-rumored, on-again/off-again "Justice League of America" film.

"I don’t think our Batman, our Gotham, lends itself to that kind of cross-fertilization," explained Nolan in the Hero Complex piece. "If you think of 'Batman Begins' and you think of the philosophy of this character trying to reinvent himself as a symbol, we took the position -- we didn’t address it directly in the film, but we did take the position philosophically -- that superheroes simply don’t exist. If they did, if Bruce [Wayne] knew of Superman or even of comic books, then that’s a completely different decision that he’s making when he puts on a costume in an attempt to become a symbol. It’s a paradox and a conundrum, but what we did is go back to the very original concept and idea of the character. In his first appearances, he invents himself as a totally original creation." Read More...

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Justice LeagueIn a recent article published by Variety that made the rounds over the weekend, Warner Bros. and DC Comics discussed their upcoming plan of attack in terms of upcoming DC-based films and properties.

For the most part, it focused on the success of "The Dark Knight" (now the #2 box officer earner of all time) and upcoming (and unexplained) "big changes" in store for how the studio will work with the publisher moving forward. However, one aspect that caught a lot of attention was the mention of the "Justice League" film -- and how that project just might once and for all be dead.

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