I’ll be in my bunk.
I have always been a bigger DC fan than Marvel. I spent my evenings and days home sick with Adam West, Burt Ward, Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher (who was pretty awesome pre-Desperate Housewives). Past comic books, watching Batman and Lois and Clark were my first windows into the fabulousness that is geekdom. And that is why I’m disappointed that DC can’t seem to get it together on the big screen the same way Marvel has.
Marvel’s movie formula has been nothing short of marketing genius- produce well-done stand alone franchises (Capt America, Thor, Iron Man- sorry Hulk) and then bring the actors in to the Avengers. Every geek’s dream. What could be better? A Justice League movie, you say? Except Christian Bale is out. That’s not a huge problem if Joseph-Gordon Levitt were to take over the cape and cowl. He was already introduced in Nolan’s final Batman film, and while he would make a fantastic Nightwing or Red Robin it wouldn’t make sense for him to do so without his mentor’s guidance. Batman problem solved.
Superman is easy- Man of Steel is a good foundation on which to rebuild Clark Kent and Metropolis. But what about Wonder Woman and the other members of the League? There are rumors that the Justice League movies will be the jumping off point for Flash and Wonder Woman movies, but that undermines the point of a movie team-up. There are many people who are not familiar with the rest of the Justice League and would not have the connection with the characters that would be needed for the movie to work.
Bottom line: DC, I’m super pumped for a Justice League movie. But don’t do a disservice to your fans- start slowly and do this the right way or else you’ll continue to look like Marvel’s underachieving brother.
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