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Parallel Supermen In The Works?
Zack Snyder talks Justice League

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

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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?

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Could be good! 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

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

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

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