An Interesting ‘Justice League’ Development
August 26, 2012
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It needs to be said that I have never been a huge fan of DC Comics. Despite enjoying the adventures of Green Lantern and Batman when I was younger, I always preferred Marvel overall.
That being said, I don’t want their films to fail because if enough superhero films fail, it threatens all superhero films because studios go where the money is, and if enough comic-based properties fail or underperform, they’ll stop making them.
This is why when I read that Ben Affleck was rumored to be taking on DC’s venerable Justice League, I was a bit worried.
It’s not necessarily that I thought that he wasn’t capable, more than he’s never done anything on that scale before, which could result in a problem of Bergian proportions.
Though that is not to say that such a strategy cannot work. Marvel seems to quite regularly use directors like Kenneth Branagh and Jon Favreau, who prior to Thor and Iron Man 1 & 2, had never done films on such a scale.
Which is why I am comforted by the rumor is that the Wachowskis are being considered. This makes sense because they have proven that they not only understand epic film making (Cloud Atlas?) but can handle effects-heavy productions.