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tallman 8/9/2012 4:09:03 AM

 Good choice, and I notice he's in a couple of films he's made. Does this mean he could make an appearance as one of the JLA?

ElBaz13 8/9/2012 5:22:04 AM

Terrible choice. He directed two good crime films. Not much credentials. He is not a good actor either and I could almost see him take the role of Bruce Wayne and sucking at it. 

I also remember him saying after DD that he didn't not want to return for a sequel because comicbook movies are not his thing and didn't want to be typecast. What happens if he directs JLA and stars as Bats or GL? Will he commit to future movies as an actor if he doesn't want to direct?

The one good thing out of this is that he is close friends with Kevin Smith and you know very he will contact him for script writing or revisions.

I still thinks this is a desperation sign by DC/WB to let people know they are still in the game after the Whedon announcement 2 days ago. DC/WB should wait for the results of Man of Steel before committing to this. I would think Zak Snyder would be a better fit for a JLA movie. He proved he could handle an ensemble of heroes and nailed it (Watchmen) plus he will already have Supes done and cast.


jedibanner 8/9/2012 5:34:53 AM

It is now a fact, a proven reality that DC has NO idea on how to do a superteam movie project.

One of the worst actor in the world, he might be a good director but his background regarding comics or comic direction is as non-existent as his talent (sure he hangs out with Kevin Smith but, Smith is a better director then him).

What a waste of stupid time....dummass DC.

lracors 8/9/2012 5:57:59 AM

What DC should do... but will not.

1. Man of Steel (check)

2. Wonder Woman (Set in today with flashbacks to WW2-Ending Credits Teaser has Clark reading the Daily Planet's headline, "Wonder Woman Back???"

3. Batman - Have Blake take over as the Bat dealing with Hugo Strange trying to expose him as a false Batman obtaining information from Crane that he's not the real Batman. Other storyline is a build up of a crime organization headed by "The Penguin". Blake finds evidence that "The Penguin" has a relationship off the books with LexCorp but the evidence is destroyed. Credits have Blake reading the papers and doing research on recent news articles "Wonder Woman Back???", "LexCorp", and "Man of Steel".

4. Trinity - Adapt the Trinity storyline first integrating the Big 3.

5. Green Lantern - Soft Reboot (Origin retold in credits) - GL is moving up the ranks in the Galaxy working with Sinestro as a partner. Sinestro becomes disenchanted with the OA taking cues from Hal despite having been a Lantern for much longer. Primary enemy an emissary of Darksied. Credits have the OA having Hal investigate to see if it's true that the Last Son of Krypton is alive.

6. Flash - Barry Allen and Professor Zoom (of LexCorp) co-origin tale with Barry engaged to Iris Zoom kills her in the end then disappears (he ends up in the future). Credits have a depressed Barry about a week later running in Gotham.  He's considering a letter from LexCorp to do research. He stops and then encounters Blake who tells Barry, "I've lost people too. Want to talk?"

7. Justice League - Brought together by the plans of LexCorp with Brainiac as a silent partner. "The Penguin" turns out to be a fall guy for Lex. Lex plans to discredit the new heroes with his own team.

Just my idea I think this would work well. I'd leave out Aquaman and Martian Manhunter for later events.

ElBaz13 8/9/2012 6:02:18 AM

Agree on the whole Thanos/Darkseid thing.

Darkseid would be the best choice villain vs the JLA but Marvel once again beat them to the punch with their own "Darkseid" (yes, Thanos was a ripoff of Darkseid). Marvel is also beating WB/DC to the punch with their cosmic super team. We know for sure JLA will have cosmic elements but will it be overdone by the time JLA comes out?

I don't know. This has failure written all over it. I partially blame DC/Warner for relying on Christopher Nolan to have a seperate realistic Batman universe. Nolan and Bale had said they wanted no part of the DCU and since the Batman movies were successful, WB wasn't ready to pull the plug on them until they were done. Too late now. Every thing they do going forward will be following Marvel's footsteps.


Get over the Nolan Batman universe. There is no way this version of Bats or its characters should be related to the DCU. If they were then I'm sure Supes would have shown up at the end of TDKR and taken the Arc Reactor to the sun and saved Bruce a few bucks on a batwing. Not only that but I think every one here would rather see Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent. Not John Blake.

At least DC does better direct to video animated features. :)

xJokersxWildx 8/9/2012 6:10:29 AM

Yeah wtf John Blake? LOL SORRY BATMAN IS BRUCE WAYNE. You can't have it any other way.

And Screw Darkseid .. Have the Justice league fighting the Legion of Doom.

Bring in Lex - Scarecrow - Senestro - and any variety of other super villians and do battle !

It would be epic. Darkseid can be used later on .

monkeyfoot 8/9/2012 6:32:50 AM

I wouldn't count Affleck out as a director just because he hasn't done this sort of thing. Who would have picked Chris Nolan for Batman from his track record or Peter Jackson for LOTR.

 I didn't even know they were actively trying to go straight to a JL movie. It's news to me. But as I've said before, it is all contingent on Man of Steel being a success. He is the only flagship DC superhero in the mix, and besides Batman the most viable.

DarthBob 8/9/2012 6:36:54 AM

Per Deadline Ben Affleck is not directing a JLA movie as he has turned down the directing gig.  If they do a JLA movie they should start small; Batman (Bruce Wayne Batman and not some ridiculous John Blake Batman), Superman and a third character (Green Lantern makes the most sense). 

WB could treat Nolan's Batman as some sort of dream/nightmare Bruce Wayne had.  We could see Bruce Wayne wake up in cold sweat from a dream where he is no longer Batman (the dream would be flashbacks to Nolan's movies).  No Darkseid for a while, start with Prometheus and Amazo.  Have Lex Luthor in the background pulling the strings and they're his puppets.  Movie number two, go extra terrestrial and have Luthor bring in Braniac.  Luthor then realizes he cannot control Braniac and the JLA has to stop him.  Movie number three, Braniac's defeat on Earth draws the attention of Darkseid who is looking for the ultimate challenge of abilities.  The JLA war with Darkseid could be epic and result in vast destruction all over the Earth.  Along the way you keep bringing in more characters then in movie number 4; Crisis on Infinite Earths.

MrEt 8/9/2012 6:44:17 AM

Not sure if this is the best director, nor if the best time to announce a director when absolutly nothing is ready yet. Where is WW the one character that the public would be willing to watch an origin flick and DC keeps screwing it up.

I'm not sure if I'm for Dark seid being the villian but if he is please let it just be him, not all of the New Gods, I much prefer a single villian story, and I still think that however sad the death of superman would be a good start for the justice league or at least it should be written if they do 3 flicks. 

redvector 8/9/2012 7:20:36 AM

Looks like Variety got it wrong again just like they did with the news that Fox and Marvel/Disney were cutting a deal over the Daredevil rights. But, as far as a JLA movie goes. It ain't happening anytime soon, if at all. If it does DC/Warner's will find some way to fuck it up.

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