Warner Bros. is ramping up their JLA efforts after Ben Affleck recently shot down reports that he might direct the film. The studio has reportedly reached out to The Matrix Trilogy writers’ and directors’ Andy and Lana Wachowski to take the reigns of a Justice League of America film;
“According to Moviehole, the sibling directors behind the Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer and the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas are on the studio’s list of possible contenders to helm JLA, which was scripted by Gangster Squad’s Will Beall. The site claims the studio is “apparently jazzed with Cloud Atlas, and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved, so it makes sense the W’s are under consideration. Justice League needs to be as big on character, as it does bells & whistles, and the Wachowski’s could probably offer that.”
It’s no secret that Joss Whedon put a large emphasis on “character” in The Avengers, and given the films success, it seems WB will be attempting to follow suit. Given DC’s roster, it seems like they’ll have a good shot at giving Marvel a run for it’s money. What roster? You ask? Let’s take a look.
People are different in fundamental ways. They want different things ; they have different motives, purposes, aims, values, needs, drives, impulses, urges. Nothing is more fundamental than that. They believe differently, they think, cognize, conceptualize, perceive, understand, comprehend, and cogitate differently. And of course, manners of acting and emoting, governed as they are by wants and beliefs, follow suit and differ radically among people.
— Please Understand Me p. 2
Kal El or Clark Kent also known as Superman is a concerned, authoritative and security seeking Man of Steel who’s sanctuary is the Fortress of Solitude. The Big Blue Boyscout is characterized by his indestructible physicality, his strict code of ethics, and his indomitable will. Super-dependable, outstandingly dutiful, and extremely persevering, Superman is a classic Guardian; and knows as all Guardians do, that with great power comes great responsibility.
The Dark Knight or Bruce Thomas Wayne also known as Batman is the excited, impulsive, and stimulation seeking Caped Crusader who is an arrogant billionaire industrialist and notorious playboy by day, and a ruthless masked vigilante by night. The World’s Greatest Detective is characterized by his extreme martial talent, his stealth and rogue-like abilities, and his skillful use of expensive gadgets. Bold, daring, and audacious with a strict adherence to utility Batman is a great example of an Artisan. Indeed Batman has a thick skin and is a hard-nosed utilitarian, doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman is the enthusiastic, intuitive, and identity seeking Amazonian Princess who corrals evildoers with her Lasso of truth. The Mighty Maiden is the descendant of a Greek Goddess, characterized by her immortal disposition, her noble demeanor, and her altruistic attitude. Empathic, authentic, and highly intuitive Wonder Woman is an Idealist; and knows as most Idealists’ do that a loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Hal Jordan aka The Green Lantern is the calm, reasonable, and deference seeking Ringed Wonder who uses a ring of power to synthesize his imagination. The Emerald Knight is characterized by his resolute demeanor, his pragmatic mindset, and his thirst for knowledge. Autonomous, calm, and achievement oriented, Green Lantern makes for a good example of an intergalactic Rational, and knows as all Rationals do; that knowledge is power.
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