Originally Posted on Monday, June 17, 2013
The beginning of something epic. The Man of Steel movie looks like it will go down in history as the most profitable and beloved Superman movie ever. Everything that I've seen as far as advertisements, trailers, behind the scenes footage and the movie itself, tells us this. Fans like me are all raving about it. Warner Bros. have conducted themselves with a pitch perfect market of this movie, not giving away too much and blowing our minds with what we've been allowed to witness. When I say that this is the beginning of something epic of course I'm referring to this leading to a Justice League movie.
WB are now talking about just pushing forth with a Justice League movie with the team all together without explanation unlike what Marvel did with the Avengers. This is a gamble because we've seen the Avengers work so well. There are too many variables in this situation. 1. What do we do with the Green Lantern? Do we include Ryan Reynolds, reboot with a new lantern to pay Hal or let John Stewart take over? If you listen to the great John Campea (@JohnCampea) there is only one Green Lantern and that is Hal Jordon. The problem with this statement is that it is so far from the truth. Hal Jordon is apart of a Corp and he's wasn't the first human green lantern, he's the most popular.
The amazing thing about the Justice League cartoons is that it allowed John Stewart to rival his likability in the group. I won't just play the race card and point out the obvious that justice league is lacking diversity (too late). But if we were to get a second chance at a Green Lantern I say move forward with Green Lantern II introducing John Steward to replace Hal and give Ryan Remolds a promotion to a new section. WB should also turn off the green glowing CG suits and make them more like the comic book if they are to fit with Superman worlds.
Hal Jordan had his movie and it totally sucked. John Stewart may be better, it may be worse but at least we'd know which one to go with for the Justice League. My money would be on the brother. His story is more interesting. Stewarts attitude fits perfect with Nolans Dark Knight and Snyder's Man of Steel. That's just my opinion. If I'm wrong about John then lets go with Hal and keep it moving.
This brings us to the elephant in the room. Wonder Woman, I don't care what anyone says. You can't not talk about Wonder Woman's back story. Women have a hard time as it is getting there own major action movies. People know, for the most part, the back stories of the guys but your average movie goer doesn't know squat about Wonder Woman. If they're not going to make a movie for her then her joining the group last and going into her back story at least a little bit makes total sense. You can have the major war that the Justice League is fighting already in progress and have a U.S. fighter pilot crash on Themyscira and bring her to the team then.
Who could play her? For a while Meagan Fox was the one people wanted. Then she messed up her chances by going into really bad movies and being really bad in them. A few people are now talking Cobie Smulders since her performance on Avengers.
I throwing it out there, Olivia Wilde should be considered. She's got the looks, height, and acting ability. I'd love it.
Doing Justice League correctly is a very delicate thing. Marvel fans are waiting to compare and contrast and make claims that DC is destined to mess it up. But I feel like all they need is the right direction and everything else will come together perfectly.
Let Justice be served