DC Entertainment continues to depress the hell out of us when it comes to any mention of the Justice League movie. There’s been plenty of back and forth between Warner Bros and DC Comics regarding whether or not they’ll put up the money to take the property to the big screen. Now that Marvel’s entire roster has been revealed for The Avengers, it begs the question, “will we ever see our favorite DC superheroes on screen — together?”
DC executive Geoff Johns is currently at the 2010 New York Comic-Con, and he was asked about the probability of a JLA movie.
“I’m going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel’s.” He said that he’d rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than “smashing them together.”
Before anyone attacks me, there is some truth to his statement. In my mind, DC characters have mostly been otherworldly. If you look at the basic first tier of heroes in the Justice League, you have Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Hawk Girl, The Flash, and Martian Manhunter. Now compare them to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Nick Fury. In terms of overall “power” the JLA does have an advantage.
There’s a part of me that would love to see Batman and Superman side by side, but they have to find a way to sufficiently set up each individual character first and that hasn’t been done. Batman is pretty established and Superman is on his way now that Zack Snyder has signed on to direct the Man of Steel reboot. But as for the other members of the team, Wonder Woman is being made into another TV series and The Flash is still spinning in development hell.
Do you think Johns is right about the Justice League characters being bigger than Marvel’s?
Source: Comic Book Movie