I think everyone agrees about a Justice League movie is needed to be made. As we know, such a film came close to reality a few years ago in the form of Justice League: Mortal, but eventually the project never took off. As of right now, whether or not WB will go ahead with a new project has yet to be determined. A few months ago, it was reported that Warner Bros. would release a Justice League film in 2013, when Man Of Steel was still slated for late 2012. But with that film being pushed to summer of 2013, there’s no way a Justice League movie would be released at the same time. Also, with Green Lantern recently bombing at the box office (barely making its budget), it seemed unlikely that WB would put out a DC property other than Superman or Batman. Then we got the rumor that Warner Bros. would release a Justice League film in 2015/2016, after sequels to Green Lantern and Man Of Steel. That has not been confirmed or denied yet. Few things I want to see done in a possible JLA film.
Set the film in a shared universe.
One of the things that people want to see the most in a Justice League film Characters in previous films to be in the same continuity (similar to what Marvel’s doing with The Avengers). JL: Mortal didn’t had any such plans, they were going to make spinoffs starring Wonder Woman and The Flash. Hopefully that most recent rumor about a Superman cameo in Green Lantern movie and then them being in the future Justice league film, Granted, Nolan’s Batman will be too difficult to fit into a fantasy-filled film such as Justice League, so a Batman reboot a couple years later is just fine. Anyways, there’s no reason Cavill and Reynolds can’t come back. Cavill looks awesome as Superman, and he is really working hard for bringing him to life. And say what you will about the Green Lantern film, but I personally think Reynolds wasn’t a problem at all. He can play serious characters well (see Buried), and Hal Jordan was written as not being very serious one too many times. Reynolds was good with what he was given, and has potential to improve with a better script. With that said, he and Cavill should definitely reprise their respective roles should a JLA film be set in a shared universe.
Establish other characters in Separate movies
I don’t mind if they release films for Atom, Green Arrow or Hawkgirl after the first JLA, and fit Martian Manhunter’s origin in the film itself, but a couple characters need their origins to be told. The Flash has been a project that’s been off-and-on for a few years now, and it seems like WB is ready to release it (hopefully) in a couple years or so. (Then again, with Green Lantern bombing, it could’ve pushed The Flash back) Also, Wonder Woman is a character who should’ve been adapted into film a long time ago. It’s interesting to see Marvel release films for Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and Thor before DC can release something for one of its biggest characters (and the biggest female comic character ever). Hopefully DC will release a Wonder Woman film in a few years.
Keep the original roster.
With Geoff Johns reportedly writing a Justice League treatment, I hope it doesn’t mean we can’t get the original lineup of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. I don’t mind a few cameos in first JLA movie,What I’d imagine for a JL trilogy is first film, start out with the main lineup; second film/third film, bring in other characters aforementioned like Steel, Hawkgirl, Ray Palmer etc
Attach a good director, good writers, etc.
As said before, in the recent rumor of Justice League arriving by 2015/2016, Geoff Johns was writing a treatment for the film. That’s what happened with Green Lantern, and we all know how mediocre the script was. But Johns didn’t write the script; the script has 3-4 different writers. Not only is that writing team been hired to pen a Green Lantern sequel, they were also hired to write The Flash. I would be worried of the team doing the Justice League film, but the rumor stated that David S. Goyer was being pursued to pen the screenplay. With his excellent work on Nolan’s Batman trilogy. his storytelling can be really interesting
I’m really enjoying his current work on Justice League (despite the occasional hit-and-miss dialogue), and with a seasoned writer like Goyer doing the screenplay, it should be good then.
As for directors, it’s kind of tough to choose one personally. Christopher Nolan’s out of the question, otherwise Christian Bale could possibly reprise his Batman. Zack Snyder probably won’t do it, and no way in hell should Martin Campbell do it. I’d love to see someone like JJ Abrams (Star Trek), Peter Jackson (Lord Of The Rings), Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) or Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) directing a Justice League film. I’d add Joss Whedon to the list, but since he’s directing The Avengers…yeah, it would be awkward.
That’s it for now Just hope that a JLA movie comes up soon