In My Humble Opinion: Any attempt by Warner Bros. to make a Justice League movie will end in disaster. Apparently the powers that be over at Warner Bros. have decided to hang the fate of a Justice League movie on the box office receipt totals of Man of Steel (the new Superman reboot directed by Zach Snyder). Personally, I think The Avengers was lucky to perform as well as it did. I liked the movie, hell I pretty much liked all the movies leading up to The Avengers (Captain America was a little lame) but I think the success of The Avengers was a situation where everything came together just at the right time. For Warner Bros. to try to use this formula and apply it to The Justice League is going to end badly. Other than the Batman franchise, Warner Bros. doesn’t have much to lean on in the way of hope with The Justice League being successful. In fact, while we’re being honest, the latest Batman, The Dark Knight Rises was the weakest of them all which doesn’t bode well for trying to sustain momentum going forward; and let’s not forget Green Lantern, which showed more “green” on-screen than it took in at the box office. Anyway, I’m excited about Man of Steel. I hope I’m wrong about Warner Bros. and it is able to move forward with a Justice League movie (I know my son would be excited too)…I just won’t get my hopes up and I’d advise you don’t either.
Part of the Variety article below:
Stakes are high for “Man of Steel.” Other than Nolan’s Batpics, Warners has not been able to effectively exploit the DC library. Its 2011 “Green Lantern” underperformed, and a “Justice League” film wouldn’t likely be in theaters before 2015, as Warner’s top brass has indicated that they are awaiting the results of “Man of Steel,” which opens June 14, before moving further ahead.
In My Humble Opinion: Bradley Cooper would probably make a pretty decent Flash but why not give someone else a try? I read that Bradley Cooper was one of the front-runners to play The Flash/Barry Allen in a movie that’s still in the works (I won’t touch on the fact that he was also rumored to portray Eric Draven in The Crow remake that’s also in the works). Other names floated for the role of The Flash were Chris Pine, Matthew Fox and a few others. Bradley Cooper, like I said has the potential to do a decent job. I can see him embodying the bumbling lab geek Barry Allen and filling out the red suit of The Flash with the right amount of balance. Unfortunately, casting him as the main character is proof that Hollywood has become more concerned with the business side of things than the creative side. Bradley Cooper is now a huge star thanks to his roles in Wedding Crashers, The A-Team and of course The Hangover franchise, but why does Hollywood feel the need to get a huge star to fill the role of The Flash? I guess it hopes the name Bradley Cooper alone will bring in the fans, but why not go with someone a little less well-known? Who might I be referring to? Well for the longest time I was kind of hoping Ryan Reynolds (before he shot to superstardom too) would be tapped to fill the role, but given the fact that he’s already played The Green Lantern and Deadpool leaves little chance for that. Side Note: The writers behind The Green Lantern movie are the ones reportedly penning the script for The Flash…let’s hope they learned their lessons with The Green Lantern huh? One name I would like to throw out there is Matt Bomer (that’s Bomer, not Boner…yeah they messed it up on The Today Show one time) You probably recognize him from the USA show White Collar and small parts in the movies In Time and Magic Mike. I think he has the right physique and acting ability to make the role his own. But anyway, whoever they get to play Barry Allen/The Flash for the movie (let my opinion be heard!) let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope they get Mark Hamill to come back and reprise his role as The Trickster haha.