Not even two weeks after the Justice League theatrical it’s being reported that Warner Bros. may be releasing a directors cut of Justice League on Blu-Ray/DVD, the only problem is it will only be Whedon’s version. They should put both, but that would mess with the thread of the DCEU you’d think. We are getting new reports that the DCEU is betting on the upcoming Legion of Doom movie to bring them back from the backlash. Read on…
Justice League had critics one step in the right direction in terms of a followup from the failed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Ben Affleck proved that he can do more than one dimension redeeming himself in Justice League, but that wasn’t enough to wow true DC fans. This time it wasn’t Affleck who ruined the movie, it was Warner Bros. and Joss Whedon.
Disney-Pixar’s Coco has been killing it in the box office, but to be honest Coco is an incrediable movie. It is way better that Justice League. Coco is a heartwarming story that will make you laugh cry, feel joy and remember family is everything. It answers all the questions and more, whereas Justice League leaves you in question. Wonder Woman is an extraordinary movie, but Justice League can’t touch one of her boots. Maybe DCEU should look at more female directors to take on their projects. Female directors tend to be more passionate about their films answering all the questions DC fans want answered.
These are the new questions that demand answers, now that we’re officially in the post-Zack Snyder, post-Justice League era of DC Films.
ElFanBoy is reporting that some people over at Batman-On-Film, are firm in their belief that Warner Bros. is going to “blow the whole thing up” and reboot everything. While others are thinking DC Entertainment is going to stay the course and give us films that truly live up to their potential.
We know that they haven’t proven themselves yet since the messed up Superman Returns, Green Lantern, Suicide Squad, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Luckily Batman Begins triumphed, but that had to do with Christopher Nolan being in the directors seat. After Green Lattern flopped the studio canned Justice League Mortal.
And like we said in another article, history tends to repeat itself, which brings us back to a similar fork in the road. Basically, Justice League today is what Superman Returns was then- a pricey misfire. Could this mean that they might give their current crop of filmmakers, like Patty Jenkins, James Wan, and Matt Reeves, a Nolan deal?
What we have learned is that sources over at Warner Bros. say that things are relatively quiet right now
With all of this in mind, I reached out to my sources over at Warner Bros., and I’ve been bugging them for anything they can tell me about what the studio is thinking about the future of the DC Films Universe.
It appears that the studio has taken note of the buzz around the Legion of Doom post-credit sequence. DC Fans are more interested in Slade Wilson/Deathstroke, played by Joe Manganiello, who was seen boarding a yacht, meeting none other than Lex Luthor in the popular post credit scene. It ends with Luther telling Slade that they should form a “league of their own,” referring to the Legion of Doom.
It looks like they may use the popularity of that concept as the connective tissue for the next few DC films.
“Legion of Doom is happening. Not an LOD movie, but building towards the team. Watch Manganiello. He has pretty much been blatant. They’re working on something cool for SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) 18, related to LOD.”
“[Warner Bros.] wants to continue planting seeds and building momentum for the team. Things will be generally quiet on the DC front until Aquaman hype begins, but I can tell you that there will be another LOD tag at end of that.”
Another point made about the Joss Whedon overhaul was that the studio wanted to retool Justice League from a two part movie to one, cutting Darksied concept. Then, moving forward with add another cushion to smooth the transition of another actor takes over as Batman once Affleck’s departure is official. Lastly changing gears and putting focus on familiar faces like Jeremy Irons and J.K. Simmons and adding Jared Leto’s Joker to The Batman movie. This will offer a easier transition to Jared Leto’s Joker joining the LOD, while smoothing out the transition from Affleck to the new actor, keeping this Batman firmly connected to the DC Universe.
We’ll keep you posted…