Ben Affleck may direct a Justice League of America film as he has reportedly been sent a script by Warner Bros.: “Affleck is the only candidate who’s been sent Will Beall’s Justice League script.” The Bostonian actor/writer/producer/director has recently only directed movies that he also stars in. Leading some to believe that he might even don some superhero tights if he takes the project on. Sources add that the JLA movie would be slated for summer 2015, meaning it would go toe-to-toe against it’s direct competitor The Avengers 2. Speaking of The Avengers 2: Joss Whedon has signed on to write and direct the film, as well as an Avenger’s TV show of some kind for ABC. Though Affleck’s camp is trying to downplay the news story; Warner Bros. does well for itself to put the idea out there that a JLA film is indeed happening and all they need now is a Director. Why does Warner Bros. want a JLA film so badly? Why. Because anyone who’s anyone has their own well-balanced Super-Squad. Super-Squad, 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.
Stay tuned as the Marvel vs. DC battle rages on in Hollywood.