If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Oh, 'Justice League' movie. Will you ever be real? The wheels have been spinning on this thing for so long it's becoming its own parody. One of its biggest setbacks has long been the empty director's chair. That's not to say Warner Brothers hasn't been pursuing viable candidates, names like Christopher Nolan and Ben Affleck were at one time bandied about, but nothing seemed to stick. Now, as the studio is gearing up to release Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel,' evidence over the last couple of days seems to point toward Snyder's also helming the massive DC hero team-up. First came a quote from 'Zombieland' director Ruben Fleischer, who was in discussion to direct 'Justice League' himself at one point. When asked by Screen Crush recently if he was still interested in helming it, Fleischer said...
"Well that’s something that Zack Snyder is going to wind up doing."
As if that weren't intriguing enough, in a recent cover story on 'Man of Steel,' Empire Magazine revealingly wrote that...
"Whether we get a ‘Justice League,’ [Warner Bros] say, depends on ‘Man of Steel.’ If we do, they say, Zack Snyder will be asked to direct.”
I think we all had a feeling that 'Justice League's future would depend on 'Man of Steel,' but I guess I didn't realize just how contingent it would be. I guess anything can happen between now and 'Man of Steel's release, and after it in fact, but it looks like the gig is Snyder's to lose. So once again, Warner Brothers is going with the safest, least risky option; further illustrating why it'll be a long, long time before they catch up with Marvel as a film studio. The only real chance they've taken in the last decade was hiring Christopher Nolan to reboot Batman, and they've milked that as much as they could. They put him on as a producer for 'Man of Steel,' and even asked him to direct 'Justice League.' When he didn't pan out, it seems they went to their other comfortable, reliable choice: Snyder. I'm not necessarily saying Synder doesn't deserve the gig. The early buzz on 'Man of Steel' is that it's fantastic. It's just that I had desperately hoped that WB would've demonstrated a little more imagination with their hiring.
What do you guys think? Do you believe that Snyder will be directing 'Justice League?' How do you feel about that?