Shortly after trashing it’s first script, Justice League has been given new life as rumor has it Christian Bale is in talks to reprise his role as The Dark Knight in a JLA film. Similar rumors dictate that Christopher Nolan has been named “godfather” of the entire DCU at WB Studios. While both news stories are rumors and should be taken lightly, Justice League is looking a lot better than it was a couple weeks ago.
Meanwhile, a source claiming to have seen an early screening of Man of Steel is claiming that it is “the best movie of the year”. Which let’s be honest is pretty stupid because it’s only March, and the movie isn’t even out yet. Nevertheless, many think a Superman/Batman film starring Bale/Cavill is the most effective segway into an ensemble Justice League film. And they make some pretty good points. Why do Superman and Batman make such a powerful dynamic duo? Because an Artisan/Guardian symbiosis is a powerful thing. Let’s take a look.
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Man of Steel released a new trailer this week and it looks like Zack Snyder is still bad at making movies:
Warner Bros. has high hopes for the project however as they reportedly may be throwing in a post-credit “team up” scene with Joseph Gordon Levitt tying in Nolan’s Batman Universe and opening the door for a Justice League of America. Nothing is official of course and some fans are nerd-raging about JGL donning Batman’s threads in a JLA film, because it would disrupt the continuity of Nolan’s Trilogy. Regardless, DC/Warner Bros. knows it is now losing an arms race against arch-nemesis Marvel/Disney in Hollywood, and is brainstorming furiously to even the playing field. A key piece of this puzzle of course is Big Blue himself, as even Warner Bros. CEO Jeff Robinov called him a “flagship character”.
WHO IS the cornerstone of the Justice League, the #1 comicbook superhero of all time? Let’s take a look.
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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.
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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.
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The brutal yet delightful showdown between Marvel and DC rages on as Warner Bros. execs are scrambling to make some moves seeing as they have to sit back and watch The Avengers become a worldwide box office juggernaut (1.4$ billion) while it boasts a formidable critical reception(93%). Warner Bros. president and CEO Jeff Robinov and company have their work cut our for them as sources say they are currently spit-balling ferociously to figure out how to put a successful and high-caliber Justice League of America franchise together. A major factor in accomplishing such a feat involves wooing and recruiting big boss-man randy savage Christopher Nolan to spearhead what would essentially be a “JLA initiative” — re-invigorating Warner Bros’ stake in Hollywood.
High ups in the Warner Brother roster even openly admitted that Marvel/Disney is doing a much better job than they are:
Sources indicate that the execs now realize they need to hire creatives that genuinely understand the characters the way Joss Whedon was comfortable with The Avengers
If these people just knew what was up with the Four Basic Personality Types, maybe they’d have a viable Super-quad right now.
DC/ Warner Bros. however is still in the fight as it has yet to unleash the epic dope sauce-ee-ness that will be The Dark Knight Rises. Other than that though, they indeed better start making some moves, as Marvel/Disney continues to put itself in a position to dominate Hollywood’s lucrative box-office.
Speaking of Hollywood dominance for those of you silly gooses who aren’t well-versed, the The Avengers Easter Egg post-credits scene revealed that the next major villain for Earth’s Mightiest hero’s will be none other than the Mad Titan himself, Thanos the Overmaster. A Bloodthirsty Intergalactic General on a mission to rid the universe of existence, if Thanos is conceived and casted correctly; he could serve as Marvel’s ultimate supervillain.
Who is Marvel’s God of War you ask? A character based off of the Greek God of Death? Let’s take a look.
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