ByLogan Carnivalli, writer at Creators.co
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Logan Carnivalli

Justice League has officially hired their director, Zack Snyder, to helm the film. Now, leaked information has surfaced that [Justice League](movie:401267) has a confirmed release date for May 5th, 2017

Here are 5 things I want DC to do while making this film

1. BATMAN: MORE NOLAN, LESS SUPER-FRIENDS

While we know that DC will surely, by necessity, break away from the tone of Christopher Nolan's trilogy, DC should keep in mind this darkness against the lightness of the other heroes is what's fun about Bruce Wayne's inclusion in the team.

2. GREEN LANTERN: JOHN STEWART

OK, DC, we get it. Hal Jordan is by far the most popular of the characters to don the green-powered ring. However, you went that route already. How did that work out for you? John Stewart, in my opinion, has the most fitting origin to coincide with the existing universe, most of the movie's viewers grew up watching Justice League: The Animated Series, so they are familiar with Stewart's role in the team. Plus, it's about time we add some diversity to our live-action superhero films.

3. STUDY THE DC ANIMATED APPROACH

The good news for Warner Bros. is that a bunch of pretty darn good Justice League adaptations have already been produced in the last few years, including a handful of animated films and of course the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated TV series.

4. START QUICKLY

Meaning, the first ten-minutes of the film should already feature a stable team including an incredible opening battle. I don't want to relive The Avengers, where we don't get an actual team-up until the last thirty minutes of the film.

5. DIVIDED THEY STAND

If there's one storytelling device that feels specific to the Justice League, at least when it comes to superhero comics, it's that the team will split up into smaller groups to deal with problems in separate chunks before coming together as one team for the big finale. It's a neat trick that not only gives a structure to the overall story being told, but also answers the obvious question of "Why does a team with Superman, the Flash and Green Lantern even need those other guys, anyway? Let the Trinity (Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman) shine but give all the team members get some of the spotlight by splintering them off into smaller sub-groups until the third act.

Anyways, that's my "two-cents." What do you guys think? Comment below.

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