I’ll be honest: If I ever become a superhero, my costume will be modeled off of the Golden Age Green Lantern costume.
Justice League, Written By Me
Ever since DC Comics and Warner Bros came out and said that there will not be a Justice League until at least 2015 people have been freaking and taking that as admitting that there will not be another DC Comics based movie between Man of Steel in 2013 and Justice League in 2015. First of all, that’s only two years and I can’t recall any DC projects that were in the pipe and making a superhero movie tends to take at least a year anyway. But that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any other DC movies, it just means there probably won’t be any movies starring heroes that would be involved with a Justice League movie. Don’t get me wrong, I think it would’ve been kind of cool to see a Christian Bale-Henry Cavill World’s Finest-type movie but you can’t always get what you want.
I never wanted DC to follow the Marvel model of making a bunch of prequel movies that lead up to a Justice League movie. First of all, it would just show that DC are copycats. Secondly, I don’t think it’s needed. While The Avengers are brought together by a government department, the Justice League typically become a team by just being needed and thrown together. The origins of most of the Justice League members are pretty well known so origin movies are not warranted and can be saved for their individual movies.
Waiting until 2015 for a Justice League movie gives DC ample time to write and produce an amazing movie that will help reboot all of their movie franchises. A group of seven heroes come together to battle something threatening Earth. If DC knows what’s good for them they will not use Darkseid in the first movie considering Marvel is going to use Thanos and Thanos is the Marvel equivalent of Darkseid, although Darkseid did come first. I think the League’s first villain should be either Starro, Despero or the Sun-Eater. My preference is on the Sun-Eater because that would make Superman weaker without the sun and Green Lantern could end up being a real hero by sacrificing himself to reignite the sun like he did in The Final Night. But I also see how that could be difficult because I would try to keep the movie as realistic as possible and having heroes be out in space when they shouldn’t be in space might make that a bit odd and unbelievable.
The other question is what heroes to include in the Justice League. You have to include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern but for my Justice League movie I would also include Aquaman, Hawkman and The Atom. Aquaman because he’s usually involved in the Justice League in most incarnations, Hawkman because I think he would look really cool and The Atom because you need someone in the League who is technology smart and while Batman and the young heroes of Flash and Green Lantern could be used, The Atom would be able to be constantly hooked up online to help his fellow heroes. After the League defeats Starro, which is my second choice as a villain, the news of defeating this once-undefeatable monster catches the attention of Darkseid who will appear in Justice League 2 along with The New Gods. The third Justice League will introduce Captain Marvel (Shazam!) and battle Black Adam.
DC can then make movies based off of characters introduced in Justice League and use those movies to introduce other heroes and villains. There could even be a World’s Finest movie and a movie showcasing Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, although I object to calling it “Trinity.” I would even propose doing a Superman movie where he dies while fighting Doomsday…AND HE STAYS DEAD and in the fourth Justice League movie, Shazam! has to try to take the place of Superman to become the leader the League needs. In the fourth movie you could even introduce the four imposter Supermen and the Cyborg Superman could be the main villain.
DC just has to remember that what happens in the comics doesn’t need to happen in the movies and vice versa. They need to get someone who knows these characters and comics in general to write the Justice League otherwise they will be right back where they started.
DC Comics: Believe // artwork by Kerrith Johnson (2012)
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So apparently Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern, will be reintroduced as gay in DC Comics’ Earth-2. Alan Scott is my favorite Green Lantern so I hope this will be done in a decent way.
Alan Scott was created by Martin Nodell and Bill Finger in 1940 for All-American Comics #16 and was a founding member of the Justice Society of America.
Ah, Guy Gardner Warrior, we hardly knew ye.
Odd how a majority of these are X-Men characters.