To answer the question on everyone’s mind regarding the just announced 2013 Justice League movie, director Zack Snyder tells fans that the movie will in no way be connected to his Superman movie, nor the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Rises flick.

‘It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool’

This could possibly be a big sigh of relief for many as it means the Justice League movie can go into production without having to wait for The Flash or Wonder Woman films to be made first.

Regardless of what happens, I’m just hoping the movie is awesome-sauce on top of incredible.

via Hey U Guys


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  1. I think they should just bite the bullet and not try and duplicate the “Marvel” method of trying to make all the movies tie into one another.

    Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are three really well known characters, people will at least check a movie out with them in it, at least I think so. Throw in Wally West as the Flash, maybe Kyle Raynor or John Stewart as Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and maybe Hawkgirl, or Zatanna, another female, I can see that work. Even if the movie going audience doesn’t know who Wally is they will check it out for the main Trinity.

    And I do know my ideal Justice League movie cast is basiclly that from the Cartoon, but it was a good fit, could work in movie format.

  2. I actually feel this is worse than delaying the movie.. I would rather have one continuity for the films if they’re using the same characters… Of course, they could always just refer to both Bats and Supes in the movie and not have them as actual members… And could always have a different GL in the movie since there are 7200 of them after all… I think it would be kind of weird to have 2 different Supes at the same time and 2 different Bats… I guess if Batman Forever could be followed by Batman & Robin (which clearly exists in the 60’s Batman era) then I guess we can come to accept an all new continuity (even though they could try their hardest to avoid using characters already in movies).

  3. I think not going the continuity route in the movies is a mistake for the non-comic book movie goers. I think having multiple batmans a dreadful idea that will just confuse. Just try explaining the multiverse to non sequential art geeks. but hey f&*k continuity right?

  4. This could either be the smartest or the dumbest move possible. Making it a stand alone means they don’t have to wait for other characters to get their own movies before going ahead with the project, and also gives the freedom to create a film unhindered by what others are doing.

    The problem is that audiences have already accepted Bale as Batman and have an expectation of what that character is for right now. And if it comes out within a year of the Superman film, people will be expecting the same Superman they just saw. The lack of time between this movie and the others could give audiences a sense of confusion about what happened to the characters they just watched a few years ago. Then there is the problem of the other characters. Without their own films to deal with their origin stories, the JL film will have to touch on who these lesser names are and where they come from. Most people don’t know Martian Manhunter or The Flash well enough to just go along with it if they show up in a film, let alone automatically understand why they would be on a team with Batman and Superman.

    • The problem is that audiences have already accepted Bale as Batman and have an expectation of what that character is for right now.

      I don’t think that a new Batman is going to be the problem you might think, as there have been six different Batman actors in the last 20 years. Mileage varies, I guess.

  5. i dont think this is a good idea, people who arent really into comics or the cartoons will have a very small idea of who the other super heroes are besides the big three. they are just people with powers, dc needs to go back to the drawing board and pull something out of their butts.
    They wanna do a Justice league movie thats gonna be 90-120 minutes which doesnt allow for action or story with no prior movies for back up? fail…..

  6. litanyofthieves on

    I think this is the least of the problems the Justice League movie would have going for it, most of which you guys covered when you talked about it on the podcast… non-comic book audiences not being familiar enough with the characters, too many origin stories, what the “True League” actually is…

  7. I don’t think you guys are giving some of these characters much credit. Of the original seven, I’m reasonably certain that Martian Manhunter would be the only oddity in the group. Set the story up around his origin, much like the JLA cartoon did with the White Martian invasion and there shouldn’t be much of a problem at that point.

  8. It could be like that roast that made the rounds from the 70s or so. ;)

    Seriously though, if they have the people who write The Brave and The Bold cartoon do it, i would be a happy camper. Or a throw back to the 80s JLI, make it fun again, and not a brood fest origin story where everyone wishes they would just be “normal”. :P

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