Screen Junkies » Justice League http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:34:42 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Warner Bros Thinks We Really Want An ‘Aquaman’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-thinks-we-really-want-an-aquaman-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-thinks-we-really-want-an-aquaman-movie/#comments Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:40:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264151 We're good. Thanks though.

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I think Warner Bros needs an intervention. In their haste to compete with Marvel, they’re green lighting anything featuring characters in tights. Yesterday came news that Jason Momoa has been signed to play Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and presumably the Justice League movie after that, and today comes news that Aquaman will also star in his own standalone movie.

In a move that shows their total lack of vision, the studio has hired two screenwriters to write their own unique takes on the character. Gangster Squad writer Will Beale will script one probably terrible film while 300 writer Kurt Johnstad writes the other piece of shit. Whichever one is deemed less terrible will be the movie they spend hundreds of millions of dollars on. It’s advised that Beale and Johnstad stay away from scenes involving Aquaman diving off a pier.

(THR)

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Zack Snyder Will Direct ‘Justice League’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-will-direct-justice-league/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-will-direct-justice-league/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:18:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261283 Unfortunately, it's not a film about a bunch of old judges who solve crimes.

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In news that’s only really surprising because of its timing (before Batman vs. Superman gets released), it’s been announced that Zack Snyder, who helmed Man of Steel, will be going for a third ride on the DC Comics carousel with Justice League. Justice League, like the Avengers, is a superhero ensemble film, only with DC characters, that will smush them all together so hard that they hopefully just turn into money.

Batman vs. Superman is set for May 6, 2016, so…we probably shouldn’t hold our breaths for the following installment. However, we can count on Henry Cavill returning as Superman, Ben Affleck taking his second turn as Batman, and Gal Godot (who?) as Wonder Woman.

A lot can happen in the film world between now and 2016 when this thing would probably hit theaters, but as long as the Avengers keeps plugging along making billionaires out of Marvel execs, we can expect this project to stay the course.

 

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Zack Snyder Slated To Ruin ‘Justice League’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-slated-to-ruin-justice-league/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zack-snyder-slated-to-ruin-justice-league/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:18:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261280 I hope he handles Aquaman with the respect and care the character requires.

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With everyone still mad about Man of Steel and the plans taking shape for Superman vs. Batman, Warner Bros. has decided to triple-down on upsetting you by attaching Zack Snyder to ruin your enjoyment of their superhero team film, The Justice League. The studio is planning to release the film that won’t live up to your expectations in 2018, which should give you plenty of time to stress out about casting and costume design and diversions from the original comics storyline. Feel free to loudly debate the merits and detriments of Snyder’s involvement in public spaces with your fat friend Tom at will. (WSJ)

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Christian Bale Isn’t Going To Be Batman In Any Justice League Films, So Just Stop, OK? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-isnt-going-to-be-batman-in-any-justice-league-films-so-just-stop-ok/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-isnt-going-to-be-batman-in-any-justice-league-films-so-just-stop-ok/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:06:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=255586 Maybe Clooney wants to get back in the saddle?

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Since The Avengers became the highest-grossing film ever, DC has had quite the interest in following that format with a Justice League franchise, incorporating Batman, and all those other tolerable DC characters, like Superman and Aquaman (VINCENT CHASE OR GTFO).

However, before people get all fired up about this, like people tend to do, Christian Bale cleared up that he hasn’t thought about participating and doesn’t plan to. He’s done his three with Christopher Nolan, and that should be enough.

“I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it,” said Bale.

Not content with his dodging efforts, he then took to condescending the eager masses with “We were incredibly fortunate to get to make three [Batman films]. That’s enough. Let’s not get greedy.”

Yeah. The Internet, in a rare moment of lost restraint, got greedy.

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Zack Snyder Gets In On That Sweet ‘Star Wars’ Action http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/zack-snyder-gets-in-on-that-sweet-star-wars-action/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/zack-snyder-gets-in-on-that-sweet-star-wars-action/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:02:34 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252889 So don't go expecting cinema verite.

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Zack Snyder, known for directing green screen-heavy fare like Sucker Punch, 300, and Watchmen, will now be tackling a Star Wars film, according to reports today.

The project won’t tackle the arc laid out in the first six films, but rather tackle some Jedi-heavy stuff in the style of samurai. Hmm. Sounds promising. While no one will confuse Zack Snyder for P.T. Anderson, he’s a director that can leave his fingerprints on a future installment right out of the gate.

Equally of interest to fanboys is what this report would mean to Snyder’s potential direction of DC Comics answer to The Avengers, Justice League. Perhaps he can still get the jump on both films, but probably not without delaying one of them. A real Sophie’s Choice for fanboys. Tragic.

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Henry Cavill Might Be In ‘Justice League’ After All http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/henry-cavill-might-be-in-justice-league-after-all/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/henry-cavill-might-be-in-justice-league-after-all/#comments Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:12:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252116 Or mayhap he won't.

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With Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel gearing up for theaters and Justice League happening at some point in the nearish future, there have been questions about casting. Will Henry Cavill play the last son of Krypton in both, or will another dark-haired actor squeeze into the tights?

Today, for the first time, we’ve received a hint that Cavill may lead both films. The New York Post tried to get the info from Zack Snyder. When asked if there were plans to work his Superman into Warner Bros’s larger DC universe, Snyder answered:

“Um, how can I answer that? I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”

We could take that to mean that Warners are pulling a Marvel and filming easter eggs that tie individual films into a larger superhero team-up film. I guess we’ll know for sure when Man of Steel opens in 2013, but we urge Warners not to have too many dudes playing Superman hanging around. It’s starting to confuse the baby. (NY Post)

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Warner Bros. Decides They May As Well Make A ‘Justice League’ Movie http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-decides-they-may-as-well-make-a-justice-league-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-decides-they-may-as-well-make-a-justice-league-movie/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 13:05:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251577 Pretty good idea to rush this into production.

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For those who weren’t into the thrills, excitement, and charm provided by The Avengers, you now have a bland, charmless version headed to theaters. That’s right. Warner Bros. is moving forward with a big screen Justice League film which will hit theaters in summer of 2015 — as will The Avengers 2.

Details are few right now, but it’s a given that the realism established in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series will be thrown out the window as the Caped Crusader and Superman begrudgingly team up and get all bitchy with one another while Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern watch awkwardly. Seriously, you two. There’s a world to be saved. (The LA Times)

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Ben Affleck Is Offered ‘Justice League’ DC’s Slower, Smellier Brother To Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-affleck-is-offered-justice-league-dcs-slower-smellier-brother-to-marvels-the-avengers/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ben-affleck-is-offered-justice-league-dcs-slower-smellier-brother-to-marvels-the-avengers/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:52:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250259 Does this create a conflict of interest that will keep him from reprising Daredevil? We hope so.

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Because he’s been considered the thinking man’s Josh Whedon ever since his powerful turn in Forces of Nature, DC has reached out to Ben Affleck The Director to see if he wants to continue the journey he started with Gone Baby Gone, continued with The Town, then continued some more with the upcoming Argo, with a film about Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, and Wonder Woman, or Gregarious Girl, or somesuch nonsense in Justice League.

While directors such as Jon Favreau and Peter Berg have recently made big names from themselves turning from gritty fare to overblown blockbusters, it doesn’t seem fitting that Ben Affleck would chase down that path when he has had such a promising career with crime thrillers and the upcoming political thriller Argo.

But maybe he likes money much more than I give him credit for. Details at 11.

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Warner Bros Hires ‘Gangster Squad’ Writer To Assemble ‘Justice League’ Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-hires-gangster-squad-writer-to-assemble-justice-league-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/warner-bros-hires-gangster-squad-writer-to-assemble-justice-league-script/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 16:29:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249094 Looks like 'Justice League' is something we need to worry about again.

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With The Avengers record-breaking box office performance filling the Marvel money bin with an extra twelve feet of swimming dollars, it only makes sense that Warner Bros is like, “Hey! Me too!” And so, they’ve brought in Gangster Squad writer Will Beall to pen a new draft of a Justice League movie.

You might remember that Justice League almost went before cameras a few years back but was killed due to the WGA writer’s strike. We were all relieved back then but has your mood toward this project change in light of The Avengers success? I still feel like bringing the teaming of a vigilante, an alien, another alien, a guy who got powers from an alien, an Amazonian princess, and a chemically-mutated really fast guy to the screen is going to be a clunky endeavor. Have some respect for the fans. We’re still hurting from Green Lantern.

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Ryan Reynolds Hasn’t Been Asked To Be In The ‘Justice League’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-reynolds-hasnt-been-asked-to-be-in-the-justice-league/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ryan-reynolds-hasnt-been-asked-to-be-in-the-justice-league/#comments Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:33:10 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205154 Maybe one of the alien Green Lanterns got asked instead.

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Once again, it’s been proven that any assumptions made about Warner Bros’ Justice League project simply make asses out of you and me, as the expression goes. Although it would seem to make perfect sense otherwise, Ryan Reynolds, the current wearer of the Green Lantern‘s power ring, has not been asked to appear in a Justice League movie. He recently told The LA Times:

“That’s a whole other conversation. That’s a whole business model and nothing to do with me at all. No one has ever approached me about doing a ‘Justice League’ movie. We’ll see if they do it in the long run.”

This is consistent with Zack Snyder‘s saying his Superman is also a separate entity from the upcoming Justice League movie. I think this is a bad decision though – isn’t the fun of any Justice League project seeing your favorite super-heroes together in one team? By populating a 2013 Justice League movie with no-name faceless actors, you’re neutralizing one of the biggest appeals of the movie. But what do I know? I thought League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was an OK movie.

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Snyder’s Superman To Be Separate From ‘Justice League’s’ Because That’s Not Confusing At All http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/snyders-superman-to-be-separate-from-justice-leagues-because-thats-not-confusing-at-all/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/snyders-superman-to-be-separate-from-justice-leagues-because-thats-not-confusing-at-all/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:30:27 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204704 Crisis on Infinite 'Superman' Movies

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Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot entitled Superman: Man of Steel was previously assumed to be part of Warner Brother’s ambitious Justice League Initiative. After all, what is Zack Snyder if not a company man? But it turns out that something even lamer is afoot. According to Snyder himself, the Justice League franchise will be altogether separate from the Christopher Nolan Batman series and the Snyder Superman series:

“Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be its own thing with its 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.”

Hey Warner Brothers, why not just give Superman and Batman a sitcom together if you don’t care how many of them are out there? I know that Superman and Batman have been corporate-owned characters for decades and their main purpose on this Earth is to make money, but this still strikes me as cheap. The only way this could be good news is if the two versions of Superman might one day fight each other. (via Hey U Guys)

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Of Course They’re Going To Make A ‘Batman’ Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-theyre-going-to-make-a-batman-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/of-course-theyre-going-to-make-a-batman-reboot/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 17:43:20 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204216 Will this generation be able to understand the next generation's 'Batman'?

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The world is on bat-tenterhooks in anticipation of Christopher Nolan‘s sequel to The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises. So it only makes sense that Warner Bros would want to capitalize on that anticipation by ensuring that the Batman brand doesn’t get watered down with a bunch of sub-par sequels and remake– what’s that? They’re doing the exact opposite of that? Oh, right:

“We have the third Batman, but then we’ll have to reinvent Batman. Chris Nolan and [producing partner and wife] Emma Thomas will be producing it, so it will be a conversation with them about what the next phase is.”

That was WB chief Jeff Robinov, in case you want a name to put to the horrible idea. Apparently, the idea is for the “new” Batman to take part in WB’s Justice League movie (along with Henry Cavill as Superman, possibly Ryan Reynolds at Green Lantern, and whoever ends up playing Wonder Woman and The Flash), since it’s a sure bet that Christian Bale won’t be involved in that nonsense.

It’s also surprising that Nolan is evidently going to be involved with this reboot, despite the fact that it threatens to turn ‘Batman’ movies into total non-events (how excited are you for the next James Bond movie?). My guess is that he’ll be able to turn whatever weird ideas he has in his head into movies he wants as a result of this partnership. (via The Playlist)

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Get Your Hopes Up For ‘Justice League’ In 2013 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-your-hopes-up-for-justice-league-in-2013/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/get-your-hopes-up-for-justice-league-in-2013/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:23:06 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204170 Guys, a Justice League movie is definitely happening. Or rather, the opposite of that?

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Guys, a Justice League movie is definitely gonna be in theaters in 2013. And when I say “definitely,” I mean go to Vegas, empty your life savings and bet everything on it. Or rather, the opposite of that. I wouldn’t even hold your breath for the DC comics super-team movie in 2013, so definitely hold onto your wallet.

Why is this project being talked about? In a recent interview, the new Warner Bros studio president Jeff Rabinov dropped a news-bomb onto Fandomland:

He’s then aiming to release new Batman and Superman films in 2012 and Justice League, a teaming of DC‘s top heroes, in 2013.

That would certainly be big news, if we didn’t have the assistance of Skeptical Man to prevent us from hyperventilating with superhero newscitement. I mean, 2013? For a project the size of a Justice League movie? That’d be like having to deliver a pizza from Brooklyn to Albany in 30 minutes or less – without The Flash‘s assistance. Which is almost always the case.

So I’m guessing that Warner Bros wishes they could produce a rival to The Avengers that quickly, and good for them. But if wishes were Hellhounds… (LA Times)

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