By Jonny_Anonymous 43 Comments
Honestly I have some pretty big doubts that a Justice League film will ever be made, sure there will be more DC characters getting there own solo films with some references here and there but I just cant see a JL film working in the world MoS set up. Man of Steel went for a darker more realistic style as well as trying to show off what beings like Superman are truly capable of so how would the other characters fit in it? Here are some of my rambling thoughts on the matter:
- Green Lantern
Green Lantern is a pretty easy fit for the MoS world actually. The new DCCU has a more sci fi feel to it than a super hero feel and it's already established it's cosmic roots so it wouldn't be hard to slot Green Lantern in there, all they have to do is stay away from the "magical wish ring" and instead embrace the ring as high end extraterrestrial technology (maybe link it to Noetics?).
However DC is still going to have some problems selling a GL movie after the last one didn't go down so well (even though I like it) so do they move on to John Stewart and just make references to Hal? It sure could work with John being a military man and that would play on themes MoS set up. Or do they stick with Hal? Could a Hal Jordan GL fit in this new universe? He seems to be a lot lighter a jokey, I think it would make him stick out to much.
- Wonder Woman
Now personality wise Wonder Woman could easily fit in to the MoS universe, she's a stoic yet caring warrior, born and bred but she does have a few things going against her.
The first problem I see is her name, now I'm not saying they should get rid of the "Wonder Woman" name altogether, I mean that is who she is and it is a hugely recognisable brand but I just worry how it would sound out loud in a universe where even the name Superman is laughable? The second hurdle is Wonder Woman will be the character to affectively introduce magic in to the DCCU and that is going to be a very risky thing to pull off considering the tone they have went with is a more realistic sci fi one. What they would have to do is stay away from the more gaudy "shooting fireworks from your hands" magic of other fantasy films and do something a bit more darker like the current Azzarello run or something Neil Gaiman might write, they also need to make her look like a Roman or Greek warrior instead of a contestant in a Miss USA pageant.
- The Flash
A lot of pepole say the Flash is a hard sell because nobody want's to see some guy run really fast but I disagree, imagine Flash all Speed Forced up looking like a human Plasma Lamp blitzing his way through a major city centre then running vertically up the side of sky scraper and then vibrating his way right through it to the other side all done in that crazy slo mo action that Snyder can pull off? I don't know about you but I think that could be awesome, they just need to keep a reign on Flashes powers and not go over board, he needs to be faster than Superman but not hitting crazy faster-than-light speeds, not normally anyway.
The Flashes real problem is going to be what would actually be a threat to him? Don't get me wrong I love the Rogues but can you seriously see any of them in the MoS universe? I suppose you could try and darken them up but how could you make them more realistic and still be a threat? With Grodd you could try and mix King Kong from the reboot with Caesar from Rise of the Plant of the Apes but would that still work? Introducing Zoom would fix all this as well has having the story focus on time travel and alt dimension skipping but that could get very messy very quickly. Also I have yet to see a Flash costume design that would work in real life.
I honestly believe Aquaman could work in the world set up by Man of Steel, they should leave the myth and fantasy stuff to Wonder Woman and instead have Atlanteans as genetic off-shoot of humans that has evolved separately because of there isolation, maybe gaining the ability of Hydrokinesis? Also having Atlantis as an antagonist in a JL movie before Aquaman takes the throne would be a breath of fresh air from all these alien invasions we'v been having.
Aquamans problems are going to be his public perception, god only knows why some cartoon that was on TV years ago has caused so much damage to the character but it has and the only way for the public in general to get over that is for the JL film to show what Aquaman truly is, a regal bad ass that doesn't take sh*t from anyone, we need less seahorse riding and more leaping out the water and stabbing fools with his god damn trident and this all needs to be done in a Justice League movie because having an Aquaman movie first will just not work, pepole will come to to see a JL film even if they think Aquaman is a joke because Batman and Superman will be in it, after they have been won over we'll be all good for a solo film. Also he's gonna need less fish scales and more crustacean style armor.
Everybody knows Batman and everybody knows Batman sells so there is no way he's gonna be left out of a Justice League movie but I have no idea how there going to get that to work. Sure they could have Bruce quarterback the whole thing coming up with strategy's and stuff but do pepole really want to pay to see Batman sitting about planning the whole time? They could try and get him to do some stealth work but I actually cant see what Batman can do that the others won't be able to do between them, he'll end up being the "Hawkeye" of the team.
- Martian Manhunter
I admit it would be pretty cool to see J'onn J'onzz in a big budget movie and I could see him fit in to the MoS universe but does DC really want to add yet another extraterrestrial based character in to the team considering they already have GL and Superman? They could forget some of the "Superman lite" powers he has like heat vision on super strength and instead focus more on the telepathy/shapeshifting/intangabilty to try and show the differences but I think the alien quota is already filled up to be honest.
With DC "attempting" to try and make Cyborg a a-list character and founding justice league member in the comics it wouldn't be a surprise if they tried to make him a member in the DCCU, he wouldn't be to hard to fit in since he is a sci fi/tech based character and he could be a big advantage to the team if they go with his New 52 power set (that would serve to make Batman even more redundant) but is he really a big enough name for the film makes to try and fit him in to an already jam packed roster?