Justice League of Steel

GalleryChar_1900x900_JusticeLeague_52ab8e54d0a6f0.42170553So what we were long expecting has now come to pass: Zack Snyder is directing the rumored Justice League film, and that movie will follow Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2. What does this mean? Well, for one, I can finally stop worrying so damn much about the Man of Steel sequel, and it probably means that both Justice League and MoS 2 will be filming back to back.

Now this isn’t a major stretch, but it does seem like the most likely scenario for Warner Bros to take. By the time Justice League hits theaters in 2017, Marvel will have put out a second Avengers film, as well as new entries for Captain America, and (presumably) Thor. If you thought Hollywood was “Marvel” now, then just wait a few years when their lead will be almost insurmountable. This is WB’s last ditch attempt to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the rest of the league on the big screen, and hopefully by then the “normies” in the audience won’t be burnt out on super hero flicks.

While my fears of Man of Steel 2 becoming an overcrowded mess are now greatly lessened, many of those worries have now transferred to Justice League. Outside of Batman, Justice League is going to have to cram Cyborg, (maybe) Green Lantern, (maybe) Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, (maybe) Flash, AND Superman into one movie, and only one team member who will have had a movie to set up who he is (and seeing as how he’s the most recognizable superhero of all time, one could argue that he didn’t need his own movie to begin with).

The way I see it, we’ll probably get Batman vs. Superman as a Superman movie that also has Batman in it, and Wonder Woman will appear in the post credits (or very end of the movie) as someone that Batman has been keeping tabs on. The best choice for WB would be to make Batman their Nick Fury, a guy who has been tracking all of the different super-powered beings in the world in case he needs to get them to team up to take on a bigger threat. As much as it’s ripping a page from Marvel’s book, it would work really well, and always planning ahead is very much in line with Batman’s character.

Of course, Zack Snyder has pulled off a big budget team movie before with 2009’s better than you remember Watchmen. I really enjoyed Watchmen, and believe it’s not only Snyder’s strongest movie, but also the best version of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ masterpiece that we could’ve gotten. Not only that, but Snyder did a great job not only introducing a bunch of characters that the general public had no knowledge of, but of ensuring the fact that they all got a fair amount of screen time too. With this in mind, I think Snyder will probably do really well at setting up the members of the League for this movie, even though Wonder Woman should’ve gotten her own flick off the ground first.

It’s amazing what one press release can do for my anticipation level for a movie. I’m now slowly back on the side of “excited” when it comes to Batman vs. Superman, which is amazing since a month ago I was losing my mind over how badly it was seemingly being handled. Perhaps all of those casting announcements and rumors we’ve been hearing about for the past year have actually been for Justice League and not BvS. I may be trying to be too positive about it, but it’s a possibility.

You’ve almost won me back, WB…. but I’ll be watching you very carefully.

Posted on April 28, 2014, in Movie and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ahh. I’m so torn about this. This will either be an epic success or a epic failure. Everyone seems to be freaking out about the casting (Ben Affleck, Jesse Eisenberg) but I’m not. Good actors can pull it off well. Actually Christian Bale was too much of a batman and seemed to wear the mask of Bruce Wayne disdainfully, which I disagree with and think Affleck will do well with.
    What I am most nervous about is they are alreadying introducing too many characters into MoS 2 that it might as well be the justice league. I, like many others, am afraid they are trying to do too much too quick to catch up with Marvel. Regardless the movie will make stacks of money with Batman and Superman on screen. Snyder is a capable director but do you see him having a billion dollar vision that Marvel has created? I dunno…

  2. I’m on the fence, i think the whole thing is going to come crashing down on their heads. I’m not holding my breath, but hoping to be Superbly surprised when it comes out… One can hope: All will be well… lol

  3. Yeah, I think it will be better for me to have a low a opinion and be surprised. Last time I expected a lot from a movie was Iron Man 3. It wasn’t a bad movie, but coming off the avengers it felt meh. While Thor 2 and Captain America 2 progressed the overall universe (and the infinity gauntlet story) I felt that Iron Man 3 was riding the avenger’s wake. This is what DC needs to get though– build a synergistic universe. Would anyone see a movie like Ant-Man or Guardians of the Galaxy on its’ own? No way! But in the continuity of the DC universe now everyone has to see it to keep in line with the bigger picture. Totally bril. DC, you have great material, but you gotta prove yourself now.

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