How to Make a Justice League Movie

How to Make a Justice League Movie

26 Nov, 2014

The idea of a Justice League movie excites me. It really does. But I think that DC has to approach their “big team” superheros to the big screen in a different way to Marvel’s approach with The Avengers. Although Hollywood has been happy to continually produce reboot after reboot and show us the origin of a character over and over again (cough Spider-Man cough) DC and Warner Bros need to be aware that the audience will get sick and tired of seeing the big name characters in the same stories. In this article, I present how I would approach a live action Justice League movie.   First of all, we’ll use Darwin Cooke’s masterpiece The New Frontier as a template for the film’s plotting and which characters to include. This is a brilliant book. Personally, I prefer it to Watchmen as an example of great comic story-telling and it does something very similar to Moore’s oft-lauded work. In a nutshell The New Frontier paints an origin story of the Justice League that is set in the late nineteen-fifties. Cooke’s style and writing has proven that it can be adapted well to the screen as the story was amongst the first DC animated film. So why not also adapt it for the big screen? The beauty of this story is that Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are all established characters before the story begins. It is explained that they came from the Golden Age and how they managed to survive through the ages. The thing that works so well with this is the fact that there is some realism in the story. Further I don’t think we need to see a Batman origin story after the (again, in my opinion) masterpiece that was Nolan’s trilogy and this would solve this problem. We see Batman in The New Frontier and we see him in action but his presence is more than just felt all the way through it. He is an important part of the story but he is not the crucial element. Further if Snyder’s Man of Steel is as good as it looks from the teaser trailer we will not need Superman’s origin either....

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