Being the ginormous Batman lover that I am, I'm more than a little nervous about the rushed release date for DC's biggest juggernaut, [Justice League](movie:401267)(2017).
[Batman vs. Superman](movie:711870), being placed within a year, (2016) of what's already shaping up to be a movie overloaded with heroes. I'm downright scared that DC is going to mutilate what should be their greatest cinematic adventure ever.
Don't get me wrong, I'm also extremely excited to finally see the epic team of Batman and Superman, even if I don't much care to see Wonder Woman and Cyborg this early on. I've narrowed it down to three big things that would redeem the JL movie for me.
1. Batman vs. Superman
What I mean by this is, assuming this movie doesn't suck, is that the biggest factor on whether the Justice League will have a great starting point or not. As the first step toward the JLA, Batman vs. Superman HAS to be nothing short of amazingly, incredibly, terrifically awesome! Unfortunately, it's difficult to say, at this point, on whether it will be that degree of good, because there have been no details, other than casting, released about the production. For me though, I already thought that Wonder Woman was one too many this early on, without the recent casting of Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Of course, I can't say that it will be good or bad, because I have no idea if they're doing great with tying them all together or not, because it's the nation's best kept secret since the second shooter in the JFK assassination.
2. Returning actors!
Let it be known now that what comes next is my opinion about the Green Lantern involvement in the Justice League movie. I don't want John Stewart, or Guy Gardner, or Kyle Rayner... I want Hal Jordan.
Hal Jordan has already been introduced, albeit in a terrible incarnation, but I want Ryan Reynolds to return...unfortunately, that's the biggest problem. Reynolds would be hard-pressed to return to the role that got him the most hated of any comic book character (yes, we all hated [Deadpool](movie:38663) too, but Fox is at least trying to remedy that). The things I did like about his Green Lantern is that he fits Hal Jordan perfectly in personality, look, and significance and his costume looked great. I only pray that he's willing to return. The other part of my "cameos" argument is Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Arrow in the CW series, Arrow.
Though there's no word on whether Justice League would feature the Green Arrow, Amell has done a great job as Queen on TV, and as a bonus has expressed great interest in being him on the big screen as well, if they ask. There's obvious changes to the character and story, if you know the comics well enough, but I don't think that DC cares much about changing their characters' details for the big screen. As for Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash...unfortunately I didn't see his cameo in Arrow and we're still waiting to see if his solo series is any good.
3. Aquaman has to be awesome
Well, he doesn't have to look like that, but you get what I mean. Lots of fans have been throwing out Charlie Hunnam as their favorite pick for Aquaman, but personally I choose Liam McIntyre. If you want my reasons, you can check out my article about it:
We need a warrior, a king, and someone worthy of joining the cinematic Justice League. Like I said, I'm not going to go into detail, you can click on my link. He . cannot be the guy that's on the team because he's the only one who can go underwater, he needs to be on the front lines, swinging his trident around, with the rest of the team.
Those are the three things that would absolutely make me a lot more confident in the Justice League. Also, I'd love to know how they're tying all four of the major players together in Batman vs. Superman, but obviously we're not getting it until it gets a whole lot closer to release.
What do you guys think? What would you like to see in the JLA movie? How do you think everything's getting put together before that? Let me know in the comments!