Justice League: How Could it Work Out To Be Great

Justice League: How Could it Work Out To Be Great

My name is Jakiyah Shimito and I would like to talk about Justice League movie..

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By Jakiyah Shimito - 1/3/2013
Hello my name is Jakiyah Shimito,

I have always had an interest in comic books growing up. I think heroes like them are the inspiration we need in this world today filled with violent outrage. Who does not seek a hero at times of disparity we wonder. Moving on to what I wanted to talk about, Justice League.

The Justice League has to be my second favourite hero team next to the still growing Avengers. The concept of having all of your favourites together was so simple and yet so cool. I remember watching the Justice League cartoon, I think this was definitely the show that gave it a major rise on popularity and fame. It was so well crafted and designed that I am still stunned watching it today. Then came announcements of a Justice League film, then the eventually announcements of constant delays and me wondering is it ever going to happen. Then in 2012, Justice League confirmed to rival Avengers and Star Wars in 2015 on the big screen. My hands were shaking terribly, how could this happen. It was news again of music in my ears. Next thing to wonder, how would this possibly work if they are not using the Marvel solo films formula.

As many have said, The Dark Knight Nolan films would be left out the question seeing it was his own works. On the other hand Nolan is serving as a producer for Man of Steel which might eventually tie into the Justice League. Small coincidence is not to believe. Then we have the last piece of the puzzle to figure out which was Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern. Green Lantern seeing fit was eventually supposed to tie into Justice League also with the major cameos in the film. The rumoured villian of Justice League sets the story back into space with Darkseid. Is alternate realities and futures possibly the only way out to solve such a mess of confusion?

Alternate realities haven't been heavily explored in comic book films today, to note the upcoming film X-Men Days of Future Past seems to be trying the formula. Now I know the idea may upset many people but most of DC Comics for as I have read is based through the concept of time and science. Is there anyway of fixing errors other than messing with time? Possibly setting years back of when an event took place. In context Green Lantern could be taking place during the events of Man of Steel and then we have The Dark Knight Trilogy taking place before Green Lantern with The Dark Knight Rises taking place during the start of Green Lantern. That way to move the more space theme films forward and to make room for other rumoured members to appear including Martian Manhunter. Although there are a few characters that would not work at all, Aquaman and WonderWoman.

For the first Justice Leugue film it should not be a rushed concept but something simple which has already been divulged. The context of technology and space including alien racies have been explored in previous films so keep it that way. Aquaman doesn't fit in it at all seeing as why would Atlantis still exist. It would just unearth many more questions which could be answered in another film including WonderWoman's own background which would unearth even more questions. It's either that to me or go for a completely Watchmen style film where you just follow the original comic step by step assuming all the average viewers know everything in place and what's going on.

That brings to the next question on why not wait and build with solo films if you are going to have many unanswered questions possibly for one movie alone. Now I know many people think you can throw all the characters in place for one film if it worked for other major adaptions but to understand the DC universe is way more complicated than Marvel. Do not throw many major plots and characters then the story would work out just fine. Darkseid as the villian is not too far fetched but hopefully they do not over compliment the character seeing as how Thanos will be the villian for Avengers 2. I am just hoping out the Justice League will be good and in terms DC should know what they are doing.

I am Jakiyah Shimito and thank you for reading!
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aresww3 - 1/3/2013, 6:34 PM
Welcome to CBM, I think this is a great article. I agree with pretty much everything. The Justice League is not like the X-Men or Watchmen, where the characters are so easily thrown together. Each character has a very seperate and complex mythology and origin, which viewers will need to understand before investing in them. We´ve got aliens from other galaxies (Superman; Oa), aliens from our star system (Martian Manhunter), fish people from Atlantis, Magic being gifted powers from the Gods (wonder woman), billionaire vigilante´s, science fiction based characters (The Flash, Cyborg). I´m not saying they´ll use all these characters, but even introducing five would be complicated. Its very different from Watchmen where all characters are basically vigalantes or x-men, all of them are mutants. I think DC will be doing themselves a big favor if they actually put out some solo movies to lead up to the JL. Or they better have a damn good script, or this may well blow up in their face.
superherofan21 - 1/4/2013, 4:42 AM
@Soto You didn't think Spider-Man could work as a movie? Seriously? I don't mean to change the subject all of a sudden, but Spider-Man has a rich history of content and a large rogue's gallery. I see where you're coming from with Thor, though. Got to admit, I never thought it'd be as good a film as it was. I was certain it was going to flop. But Hulk and GL are pretty much the same as Spidey: Big history, lots of villains. Not too hard to make a franchise out of, if you ask me. Now, if only the Flash were to get his own film... Maybe some day after Justice League. I doubt WB would allow JL to be pushed back a few years to make room for Flash and/or Wonder Woman.
6of13 - 1/4/2013, 10:16 AM
@KnightofSteel - I would love to see a Martian Manhunter film. I like the idea of it being titled "Manhunter". I see it being a cross of Zodiac and Se7en and set in the late 1970s or early 1980s before DNA profiling was used (if I recall, DNA was first was to convict in the latter half of the 1980s). Part of the film would be set on Mars and part on Earth and with Ma'alefa'ak having a loathing hatred of J'onn which (partly) leads to the the genocide of the Martian civilization via a telepathic plague. And Ma'alefa'ak is secretly collaborating with Desaad and Darkseid.
6of13 - 1/4/2013, 3:13 PM
@KnightofSteel

J'onn is a favourite of mine so I definitely look forward to reading your editorial.
kenjim152 - 1/5/2013, 8:25 AM
U actually believe aquaman and wonder woman have a lot more potential than lets say flash :s, eventhough i am a big dc fan i really hate everything has to be built around Superman, same thing happenned back in 2006 with supes returns, but it did not work so all roumored projects were stopped so Nolan could finish his Trilogy, which I think it was a wise move, no matter how much I like Nolan's Batman it is too limited to fit what would be expected of him on a JL movie,
TheOneAboveAll - 3/12/2013, 4:57 PM
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