Gangster Squad kind of flopped, so I'm sure they're more hesitant about Will Beal's script now.
Likewise, a Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern would hurt a JL movie's performance just by being in it. If people look at a character/actor combo and immediately think, "failure," how do you think another movie featuring the same actor as the same character is going to fare? I don't see how anyone can blame WB for being gun shy.
This is kind of old, but apparently Michael Shannon says Zack Snyder is the new Martin Scorsese
He worked with Scorsese on the Boardwalk Empire pilot too.
EDIT: I should say that I was assuming that the problems people would have with the Man of Steel movie would be purely subjective and not be so damaging, as the GL movie was, to the whole movie mythology.
Last edited by rhymeswithparc; 01-29-2013 at 01:33 AM.
stk is right I think, not to mention that while Avengers was very good on it's own merits, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man had all had movies whose reception had been at the very worst 'alright' and some of them much better than that, albeit Hulk switched actors. The point was that people knew and liked these characters off the bat. If MOS does bomb (which I doubt, but its possible) then Superman, the single most recognisable and well known superhero of all time, will in fact turn people OFF a Justice League movie, same as Ryan Reybold GL would make people wary.
GL failed for a number of reasons; no chemistry between Hal and his love interest. The script obviously, also the pacing of the movie was off. But the biggest problem was many of the cast. I remember when the trailer came out people were like no the effects arent finished, the movie will be so awesome. There was talk about how this movie was going to be great like Star Wars. Then the movie came out and sure some people liked it, but many critics and audiences hated it and it got savaged. I think WB lost confidence despite saying they might procede with the sequel. As usual, they fall back onto Batman and Superman. Whether MOS performs well or not should be irrelevant to a JL movie. They dont need to use the same approach nor the same actor from MOS. It just sounds like they have no idea what they are doing and are playing it extemely cautiously and even if MOS approach does work, there are no guarantees it would work with a JL movie. Because obviously its more than just one superhero.
This statement bothers me more than the idiotic new costume, made worse by incorporating spoilers:
end of spoilers.
Last edited by AJBopp; 02-02-2013 at 08:33 AM.
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The Nolan influence is evident in MOS from what we have seen and heard. Will it work? I have my doubts. After all, who wants to watch a brooding CK travel the world trying to find himself? Didnt we just do that in the Nolan Batman movies?
A huge 30 foot image of Cavill as Superman in handcuffs from MOS is now hanging up at the Warner Bros lot.
Yep thats the one. Here's another view of it from Walter Doty