Justice League film: What choices I think should be made

The title might come off misleading so, I'm going to clear it up. It's my suggestion on who or what should be chosen for certain things like director, roster, ect. This is not a "how to" although, it might feel as one.

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By Nick Salinski - 11/27/2012


This is not a "How to" article, I am apologizing ahead of time in case it does come off as one and I don't want the Justice League film to be like The Avengers. It needs to be different but in a strong way. Some of my choices may not be the greatest but, I think they are solid choices. Lets start off with the roster. The roster can't be too crowded but it also needs to be one that makes sense for the story. Who I think should be the roster is: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern. That's it. No Aquaman, No Martian Manhunter (although Martian Manhunter would be cool, he just doesn't fit into the idea of the debut film). I have no casting ideas or anything. But, I believe this is the roster they should go with.

Director(s)

This is going to be a hit or miss choice among you considering you guys want to see someone like Zack Snyder directing. I prefer a director(s) who are experienced with action movies but not so much with the superhero/comicbook genre. My choice is The Hughes Brothers.



They're not the greatest of directors and I'm not a big fan of their work but, anyone who has seen The Book of Eli knows that these directors can nail a gritty and dark action flick. While, I'm no fan of the movie, I do think it would be interesting to see a Justice League movie with these guys at the helm. Especially considering that's the tone that Warner Bros. wants for their Justice League film.

Villain



Yes, I'd like to see Lobo be the villain in the debut Justice League film. Don't make him a wise cracking sort of humorous villain. Give him enough of an upgrade so he is a vicious, brutal villain. This is someone that needs to feel different and be different from Loki in The Avengers. Sure, Lobo can be someone that Superman can take on his own but, I think he provides a challenge due to his abilities that makes him a worthy villain for the League. My idea is to have him be a Bounty Hunter (this is going to be similar to The Avengers) and be hired by a mystery figure who wants to rule earth. The heroes of earth defeat Lobo and Lobo decides to make it personal and wants to take out the Justice League himself. We never see in the movie who this mystery figure is.

Stand Alone Story



Okay, this is another one that's going to be similiar to The Avengers. The Amazing Spider-Man made a mistake of making it feel like a lead up to a sequel rather than be a strong stand alone movie. The Avengers was a VERY strong, stand alone movie that can't feel like a lead up to a sequel. But, while we are on the topic of a sequel. The idea I have for should they ever make a sequel to Justice League is adapt the story "Identity Crisis" When you look at the story, it seems like a great direction to go with for a sequel should one ever come out.

Zack Snyder shouldn't be completely out of the picture



He shouldn't be out of the picture with the exception of a Man of Steel trilogy or whatever direction they chose to go with their films. While I find him to be a hit or miss, he does make good comicbook movies and knows what he is doing when it comes to those movies. He should be Warner Bros. Whedon and help over see the DC Universe.

I'm sure most of these ideas have already been shared but, I wouldn't know. Comment below and be respectful.
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DrDoom - 11/27/2012, 2:06 PM
Dark and gritty?
Lobo as the bad guy?
Mystery figure?

No chance, lance. Well, at least, I respectfully disagree.

I still say the best choice of villain is this lady:



Powerful enough to take on the League.
Could provide more than enough reason for the League to form.
Has her own army.
Has an extremely personal vendetta against Wonder Woman (who needs to establish her cinematic identity much more than Superman or Batman).
Is epic.
TheFirstAvenger97 - 11/27/2012, 2:07 PM
All DC movies don't have to be dark.
Yoss I can't stand 50 shades of grey.
EdgyOutsider - 11/27/2012, 2:36 PM
I know DC movies don't have to be dark, I'm just saying that last I knew, dark and gritty was what they were gunning for. So, I tried picking a director(s) that fit the bill that can deliever what they wanted. I wanted to try and be original simply cause I really don't like going with fan favorites a whole lot.
TankD - 11/27/2012, 3:10 PM
I say the tone for the new superman movie(from what I saw in in the comicon footage) would be perfect for JL it sets itself apart as more cinematic with amazing cinematography and grounded that holds onto the fantastical fantasy elements that is Superman and it would set itself apart from The Avengers in terms of quality and overall tone. And Snyder already did a great ensemble super hero flick that no matter what the naysayers think was an amzing super hero flick that set up character that wernt known to the average movie goer AT ALL so hes the perfect choice for JL. and as for villain?? no question it should be darksied he has the army the muscle for the JL to form. It would be perfect. AND you can set him up in MoS.
Tainted87 - 11/27/2012, 5:44 PM
This is not a "how to" although, it might feel as one.

Everyone always says this - but look what happens.
Banner - 11/27/2012, 5:54 PM
JL should be directed by that Skyfall director.
johnblake - 11/27/2012, 6:48 PM
i dont think it should be one villan but a group. maybe the legion of doom. i just feel that one person i dont care who it is can fight Supes, The bat, and wonderman at the same time. We need like a bunch of villans who come together and take them out. thats just too much power
GuardianDevil - 11/28/2012, 12:19 AM
"Lobo is someone Superman can take on his own"
Uh... The way I remember it is Lobo kicked and pounded Supes and made him look like a lil wimp.
EdgyOutsider - 11/28/2012, 7:31 AM
@Fenix122: I was just going by what I've read on here that Superman can take Lobo on his own. I'm still enthusiastic about the idea of having Lobo be the villain in Justice League.
BatsFan - 11/28/2012, 7:36 AM
A good epic JL trilogy within a DCCU could be:

Prelude: World's Finest

1. Justice League loosely based on the New 52 with some element of New Frontier.

2. Justice League loosely based on Tower of Babel and Doom.

Prelude to the epic final: World's Finest 2, loosely based on Kingdom Come and The Dark Knight Returns focusing on both Superman and Batman coming out of retirement.

3.The Epic final of Justice League loosely based on Kingdom Come opposing Superman Justice League to Batman's Outsider and President Luthor Justice League of America.
triquetra - 11/30/2012, 8:21 AM
Guys i would love to see in JL
Batman= Ian Somerhalder hes got the wit and the jaw line for it
Flash=Alexander Skarsgard he has the lean physic for the job
Martian Man hunter=David Ramsey from arrow he just has the look and the manner for the job
just posted this in a difrent link but ill post here aswell

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