So according to a report from Variety, the possibility of a “Justice League” movie will hinge on the big man’s success at the box office. While this is not surprising, I’m wondering if that means that they’ll forgo any ties to the team-up in “Man of Steel,” kind of like “The Avengers” initiative scene from the first Iron Man movie. If they’re not sure they’re going to move forward with this huge project, then I feel they have no reason to make empty promises to their fans by placing an additional scene after the end credits, which has been a tried-and-true method to get people amped up for the upcoming sequels/tie-ins.
Then again, Christopher Nolan is involved, so perhaps they won’t shoot an additional end credit scene at all and just add whatever cameo appearnaces they’ve got within the story. Either way, I don’t know how high the studio is aiming, but this movie should easily break 200 million. If they’re looking for more than that, then they’ll have to let the people know there is a Justice League tie-in to entice them. That could possibly bump them up 50 mil easy by getting the skeptics curious. Whatever they’re looking for, they’re going to have to pull all the stops here first and take a huge gamble. If they don’t, they’ll get buried by Disney in about ten years time and it will take them even longer to get back in the game.
Some speculate that Zack Snyder’s track record in the last few films don’t bode well for “Man of Steel,” but let’s not forget. “Man of Steel” is no “Sucker Punch,” or “Legend of the Guardians.” Zack Snyder is still green when it comes to drafting a story, but he is great at creating a visual narrative. Plus “Watchmen” was doomed to fail no matter who directed it because people revere the source material too much to give anybody a chance, and the story is way too big to contain in a film for casual viewers to watch because you can’t expect them to catch all the nuances in the film and keep up with its pace. With that said, I liked “Watchmen” and thought he did a great job. Sure, it’s a shot-for-shot adaptation of the book, but that’s only because he tried to keep it true to the source material to appease the Alan Moore fans, and those same fans wouldn’t have allowed for much changes in the script. Yeah, he turned the squid monster in the end into a bomb threat, but he was also compensating for the fact that most casual viewers would find that way to camp to gel with the rest of that story.
So I’m sure you’ve had enough “Watchmen” tangent. “Man of Steel” comes out on June 14th and if you want a Justice League movie, I suggest you go support it. Does that sound like a black mail to you? Unless you’re dumb, it isn’t because it’s the studio that gets hurt if we decide not to spend a single dime. Don’t feel compelled to do anything or feel angry about any executive decisions from Warner Brothers. Nobody is holding anyone accountable for a hypothetical movie, so being snide about the decision makes you look like an idiot. They’re in the business of money and with no money, there are no incentives. They’re not in the business of charity because charity isn’t a business and they can’t make an expensive movie to make us all feel better.
Don’t I sound bitter. I need to stop reading random uninformed comments on online articles.
Written by Daniel Lee