EDITORIAL: A Justice League Composed of DC's Failed Film Heroes

What if the movie Batman vs Superman just happened to suddenly get shelved? What would be WB/DC next best option to go to if they want to make a quick major film to rival Marvel's own? This is an idea in mind of what the first option should be. Read on fans!

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By PsychoManiacJacky - 1/3/2014


Hello everyone, one thing I do love to discuss besides Marvel is DC Comics and right now there upcoming accomplishments they are set to achieve with the help of WB. But with that in mind many great projects can fall apart in an instant. This is the what if scenario in mind if Batman vs Superman gets shelved meaning they would have to restart their plans for their own cinematic universe again. Although that, they would still need a major film to rival Marvel's own. Let's go by that scenario if all of this has happened. What is DC/WB next best option? Their next best option is to look back on their other films that hasn't had a huge success. Mainly the DC films that were considered failures by fans. Referring back to most of their standalone projects such as Steel. What did they all have in common truly, it was an idea. An idea to bring together a specific character to a specific audience. This is an idea that has not been changed at all and it is still a standard. If Batman vs Superman suddenly gets shelved, there is still an idea that existed in the past they could bring together quickly. That is the exact plan they should use in mind. To bring those other heroes for their own special Justice League.

Most of the characters in Marvel's Avengers are fairly new to film. Thor, Captain America, and many others were introduced in about one film before moving on to The Avengers. So to bring Shaquille O'Neal's version of Steel and Ryan Reynold's Green Lantern in a separate Justice League would be reasonable since they have been introduced before within film. Once you tell their origins one way or another it's just possible to move on to the actual story and action and to limit the character development since they have been already developed. Even borrowing past villains from those films. They could use Nuclear Man from Superman IV: The Quest for Peace as the main villain since he was a character that has already been developed. Nuclear Man would not only be a major threat to Earth but fans would be afraid since they know the power he is capable of. Giving the film a sense of unpredictably.

Now just because these films with these characters and actors failed doesn't mean when you bring them together for their own movie it will fail also. You would need a good writer to improve on set concepts already and then a great director to help move it in a cinematic view. All of the actors should reprise their respect roles because they are the ones that made the role their own and original. This is the roster and appropriate casting that should follow : George Clooney Batman (Leader), Helen Slater Supergirl, Ryan Reynolds Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Josh Brolin Jonah Hex, Halle Berry Catwoman, and Chris O'Donnell Robin. Even though you could argue as a fan to say some of the characters weren't treated properly, it's a chance for redemption to bring that same character and actor back and those same origins for a better film project. Even if Batman vs Superman works out fine and get's through this should still be a stand alone idea/concept WB should consider in favor of reaching more towards the true fans.

I am sure many of you would greatly appreciate to see them back on the screen once again. For the idea of them to work together to stop Nuclear Man one of Superman's greatest foes or fighting a cause of saving humanity itself.

What would you think of this idea if it came in discussion and actually was being put together? Would this be the best possible option if all else fails with Batman vs Superman? Voice your opinions down in the comments below!

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GliderMan - 1/3/2014, 9:20 PM
[frick] yeah Ryan Reynolds
ScottMontgomery - 1/3/2014, 9:23 PM
Jacky you are one crazy bastard, but you are also one of the many misunderstood genius of our generation. Fantastic article as usual keep up the great work.
Pending - 1/3/2014, 9:58 PM




Nuclear nails and bat nipples? could be the most fabulous superhero film of all time.
darkknight2149 - 1/3/2014, 10:07 PM
Terrible idea. Also Batman And Robin(1997) was a sequel to 3 different previous Batman films in which Batman was portrayed by 2 actors, so George Clooney took over the Batman role, invalidating the arguement "All of the actors should reprise their respect roles because they are the ones that made the role their own and original. This is the roster and appropriate casting that should follow : George Clooney Batman (Leader), Helen Slater Supergirl, Ryan Reynolds Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Josh Brolin Jonah Hex, Halle Berry Catwoman, and Chris O'Donnell Robin."

So even if this terrible idea comes to light, I'd much rather see Michael Keaton or even Val Kilmer (though I dislike Kilmer) reprise their role of Batman than Clooney. Also Jonah Hex (2010) takes place in the 1800s.
MexicanSuperman - 1/3/2014, 10:14 PM
I was like what the heck?, but then I saw Jacky so I'm like haha.
PsychoManiacJacky - 1/3/2014, 10:28 PM
Still in a highly spirtual sense @darkknight2149 you could define the film Batman & Robin as it's own standalone Batman film compared to the tone of the previous movies. It's as if they made it an "unofficial sequel" that is how much it derives from them. I would count both Batman and Batman Returns to be within the exact line since they both starred Michael Keaton. Then Batman Forever and Batman & Robin to be within a different line. "All of the actors should reprise their respect roles because they are the ones that made the role their own and original", in a sense George Clooney made that version of Batman his own version and he created a different original version as not seen within the last films just only referring to the movie where his version has starred in. As Michael Keaton made his own original version of Batman in his own sense. I choose George Clooney's version in mind because the film Batman & Robin wasn't favored as much as fans as the many characters I derived from other films were. I originally was going to leave him out from my idea but every team needs a Batman. The smart genius that is able to take everything together at once.

Also regarding Jonah Hex there has been stories within the comics where he has traveled forward in time. There is a possibility it could hence strongly happen.
UweBollFan - 1/3/2014, 11:07 PM
This is really a brilliant idea Jacky, if all else fails just use the lesser known heroes that have been introduced before in film. Your genius is outstanding. It would seem like a major back up plan but it would be their only option. I will also agree with your point on Batman & Robin, it did definitely feel like a stand alone Batman film.
ForeverPowerful - 1/3/2014, 11:18 PM
I would actually love to see this. Kickstarter this bitch.
Lhornbk - 1/3/2014, 11:52 PM
Ummmm.....you forgot Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl. You probably need her instead of Slater, she's a little old to still be Supergirl (or just have that Supergirl from Smallville, she was hot.) You could also have Adrian Palicki as Wonder Woman, and the kid from that failed pilot as Aquaman (can't remember the actor's name.) Heck, we could have Brandon Routh or Tom Welling as Superman. And Justin Hartley as Green Arrow, and that other kid from Smallville as Flash. Actually, they had Martian Manhunter too, and Hawkman (although he got killed.) That's it, that's your Justice League. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner?
OrgasmicPotatoe - 1/4/2014, 2:52 AM
You know what ? Bring in the Superman Returns dude instead of Supergirl and you got a deal. Freaking funny, every box office bomb, all together. Kind of like the Sinister Six movie of bad CBM.
ManDeth - 1/4/2014, 6:17 AM
Hopefully someone real quick on PS will do a real composite of such a team.
soleavenger - 1/4/2014, 6:26 AM
So......a team of failures is going to succeed when individually they were disasters? It would be funny though. And props for an original idea.
SpideyQuad - 1/4/2014, 6:27 AM
Aw come on, with all that rich information on failed DC movies we could've had a much larger article than this. How do you say, "this is only the tip of the iceberg."
Oogie318 - 1/4/2014, 6:29 AM
What a moronic concept. What would make you even consider this, nevermind studio execs. You don't take failed films and then build on them. Some of these aren't even failed concepts in recent public memory. How you came up with this idea, and even moreso how it got onto the front page absolutely confounds me.
OrgasmicPotatoe - 1/4/2014, 7:47 AM
The worst thing about this is, i'm sure if they tried, they could pull off a good movie. Good writers and director are key to a good movie.

Though it's best they just don't try.
HOTSHOT - 1/4/2014, 7:54 AM
Oogie, read more of Jacky's articles and when you understand his way of thinking, come back and comment again.
Lhornbk - 1/5/2014, 11:37 PM
Ummmm.....oogie, there's this new thing that some people use now in articles sometimes, it's called sarcasm. Look it up.

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