Marvel and Disney smashed box office records at the beginning of this summer with the release of The Avengers, pulling in over $1.5 billion. Now DC Comics and Warner Brother Studios are hoping that they can have the same success with the Justice League of America.
A new, highly stylized prequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City is being developed. The new title takes place during the 1950s Silver Age of DC Comics and centers around Batman first meeting the Joker. Other superheroes are expected to make an appearance in the prequel. The game is set to be released in 2014 with no title announced as of yet, and no actor confirmed as the voice of the Joker. Mark Hamill who voiced the Joker in Batman: Arkham City said he will not be returning.
Next year, however, a new game titled Injustice: Gods Among Us is expected to be released. The game will featuremembers of the Justice League such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash. Lego: The Piece of Resistance featuring both Batman and Superman is also in preparation and expected to be released in June.
Aside from video games, there are movies, television series, and charity campaigns currently in the making in further attempts to match Marvel’s success.