Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
New Avengers: Age Of Ultron TV Spot
'You've meddled with something you don't understand...'
Karl Urban Joins Pete's Dragon Remake
He's replacing Michael C. Hall
Meet The New Jurassic World Dino
Indominus Rex, what big teeth you have...
John Wick Duo Wanted To Direct Cowboy Ninja Viking
David Leitch and Chad Stahelski may corral Chris Pratt
Terminator Genisys Super Bowl Spot Online
Watch out for back-flipping buses...
First Look At The Enfield Haunting
Who you gonna Spall?
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 January 2015
Steve Carell Has His Eye On The Big Short
He's in talks to join Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
Mad Max: Fury Road
15 May 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Interstellar (2014)
Empire Star Rating
300: Rise Of An Empire (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Out Of The Furnace
Empire Star Rating
American Hustle (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Parallel Supermen In The Works?
Zack Snyder talks Justice League

31 March 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Heyuguys

submit to reddit

Hot on the heels of the Batman Rebooted story, and the news that DC honcho Jeff Robinov plans to have a Justice League movie up and running for a 2013 release, comes this intriguing nugget from new Superman director Zack Snyder

Heyuguys scooped the scoop from the red carpet at the UK Sucker Punch premier. Asking Snyder how his and Henry Cavill's Clark Kent would fit in the JLA, the simple response was "He doesn't."

"What I'm doing with Superman is like what Chris Nolan did with Batman," quoth Snyder, "and what they'll do with Justice League will be its own thing, with its own Batman and its own Superman. We'll be over here with our movie, and they'll kinda get to do it twice, which is kinda cool..."

Curiouser and curiouser, and of course, that's not an official statement from DC or Warners, and Snyder may be speaking out of turn. But it does sound like a reasonable explanation of how on Krypton DC plans to get a Justice League released so quickly: mere months after The Man of Steel. Everyone has been looking to Marvel's Avengers strategy as a template, but perhaps that's never what DC has had in mind.

Interestingly, this was ever so. Cast your mind back to George Miller's proposed Justice League, which crashed a couple of years ago (due to the writers' strike and some odd Australian tax shenanigans), and the story was basically the same. That film would have seen Armie Hammer as a Batman running concurrently with Christian Bale's, with Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and DJ Cotrona (as opposed to Brandon Routh) as Supes.

Fan backlash had begun before the project shut down, but wasn't the reason for the its collapse. Is this that same film, belatedly resurrected? It's sounding as if DC still has confidence that the JLA can exist parallel to its main movie superhero canon. What say you?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

From Wolf Creek To Miranda Drive
New chiller from Greg McLean
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

Could be good!
...it probably won't be, obviously. But if they're going to go ahead and make this then it's clearly gonna have nothing to do with the new Supes or Bats. So why not get Brandon Routh back as Superman and Michael Keaton back as Batman! That I would pay to watch, just for fun. I know Keaton's knocking on a bit now, but they can work wonders in Hollywood these days. If they're gonna make this heap of shit, that's the way to do it! More

Posted by Adsyboy at 18:28 on 07 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
Edited, to add an egotistical 'here's what you should do to make this work Warner Brothers, cos I rock, 'n stuff' type ending... The difference between Marvel and WB/DC is other than the goal to establish the brands/crossover brands Marvel have NOTHING. And if anything, the Marvel showing so far is good enough motivation to make WB run like hell from doing the same thing. There's only so many superhero movies the mainstream crowd (the main source of geek movie income) can stand at More

Posted by jobloffski at 00:09 on 01 April 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
EDIT: several posts seem to be missing from this thread (due to the spammers, yes?) so the posts I was responding to are no longer here. Basically, they questioned the ability of average joe to tell the difference between the continuity of Batman/Superman films and any parallel projects using different actors as the heroes... You guys know how marketing works, right? And how much money studios devote to it? Warner Brothers only have to buy the level of publicity they need to, in orde More

Posted by jobloffski at 23:59 on 31 March 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Sounds horrible...
unds like the greatest example of 'pissing on your own doorstep' that ever existed. More

Posted by JIm R at 09:46 on 31 March 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Joaquin Phoenix Talks Inherent Vice
Plus co-stars Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston

Stephen Daldry Talks Trash
The Billy Elliot man on his Rio carnival and training as a clown

Colin Firth And Taron Egerton Talk Kingsman: The Secret Service
Plus Samuel L. Jackson on bad-guy duties

A Brief History Of The Ring
Everything you need to know about the J-horror reboot

The X-Men TV Series: 10 Possible Plotlines
Mutants on a budget? We suggest some ideas for Fox’s new franchise extension

10 Kid-Friendly Marvel Comics That Could Be The Next Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Animation Studios have a lot to play with elsewhere in the Marvelverse

20 Sitcom Spin-Offs That Were Doomed To Fail
From Joey to Ally and back again…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)