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Tevii 8/9/2012 5:34:27 PM

Maybe I should clarify what I was trying to say. I don’t think Affleck is like Nolan and I do believe Affleck is a talented director. What I am saying is, the WB execs are LOOKING for another Nolan. Someone that can emulate Nolan’s style. Watching The Town Im guessing they saw the similarity to the opening sequence in The Dark Knight and thought “this is our man”


That does not mean Affleck would take it down that road. He might want to go the fantasy route instead (and should). However WB execs are known for forcing what they think should happen. That’s how we end up with crap like Catwoman and basically all of their superhero productions.
Just because we ALL KNOW JL should be taken down the fantasy route, does not mean the idiots at WB wont try for the dark, gritty and realistic. If they knew what they were doing they wouldn’t have so many failures right now.


Given creative freedom I think Affleck and any number iof directors could give us a GREAT JL movie. But it depends on how the execs approach it. They have outright said “more dark and gritty” so I don’t expect it to be the movie we dream, regardless of who gets to direct it.

 

oh and tjanson - I like Thanos, but Darkseid is WAY cooler
 

vitieddie 8/9/2012 6:18:08 PM

@Violator ... best in the world ... CM PUNK!

Nah, its the guy posting in the first page ... Bestintheworld1 i think

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 8/9/2012 7:21:47 PM

I don't think you can do JLA without the fantasy parts. There's no way. But just because you take it down there doesn't mean it can't be sort of dark.  I loved Avengers but I feel it would be better if it was not so comic booky - I know, I know - but still.  Something more serioius I'm thinking.

InnerSanctum 8/9/2012 7:33:58 PM

 Um, okay.  His big film was The Town.  Let me see, a superhero group movie...who do we hire?  Oh yeah, that guy who dated Jennifer Lopez.  Not some director who as proveen he can do group TV/films like that stooge Whedon.  Nope.  We are DC.  We can't fail.  

shac2846 8/9/2012 7:50:00 PM

 InnerSanctum, don't you think you could through the same argument toward Marvel? I mean who would have thought Kenneth Branaugh would make a great thor. Or Jon Favreau making and Iron Man. Hell Cap 2 is being directed by the Russo brothers, there only movie is You, Me, and Dupree. I think even talking to Affleck was a point in the right direction. I like how the studios are thinking outside the box and not hiring average joe action director. I think they bring more to the movie than just explosions. Just me though.

Hookedonavengers2012 8/9/2012 7:51:08 PM

 You tell them Violator! its a comicbook movie! lol

Wes1970 8/9/2012 11:24:08 PM

Lets all just take from this what really important....that they got Joss  to go for Avengers 2!! LOL

As for DC ya they have royally screwed the pooch on the franchises. I am of the opinion that unless they can pull off Man of Steel and start from right there to establish a larger universe its not gonna work. They will need to tie in to something larger and give the movies a bit of connective tissue. It would be the fastest way to get on board with plans for a JLA movie.  I would love to see a Worlds Finest movie but too much Batman lately. My pick for films to be made would go like this..

After Man of Steel of course.

Wonder Woman...we need a scene or teaser at the end of superman streaking over Paradise Island. or some such.

Flash next..

IF they can get Green lantern 2 green lit...lol i dunno chances are slim at best i think. but with a set up for Sinestro as the main villian it could be better.

I think M Manhunter is better saved for the JLA movie itself...as in the Animated version..however because of this I doubt that premise will work for a live action movie.

Its possible to go a couple directions. ..even first go with a Trinity movie..awsome story for those who dont know of it. Then have that lead into a JLA . kinda like a part 2 ...it would be a different take from Marvels handling of their team.

Most of all they need to establish Batman in a worlds greatest detective kind of light. that despite no superpowers hes the man they need to win. its been done before many times in animation...why they cant get that in live action I still dont know.

almostunbiased 8/9/2012 11:38:53 PM

Thanks guys, it was a complaint as much as a question.  Just really wondered.

KyleRayner 8/10/2012 1:23:03 AM

Imperiex, Our worlds at war is one of my favorite stories.

dawntreader 8/10/2012 2:03:59 AM

"Warner Bros. has approached actor/director Ben Affleck to discuss whether or not he would be willing to direct the Justice League movie."

And if I was Affleck I would laugh in their face.

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