Re: The Big Question

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JLA Team: Yeah, I’m thinking stick to Supes, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, and Green Lantern. Too many chefs spoil the broth, and adding in more heroes could make things a little too crowded. If Aquaman or Martian Manhunter show up in the sequel, that might be okay, but I wouldn’t put too many in right away. And the five listed are the most popular.

Villain: In a perfect world, I’d say Darkseid, but with Thanos as a lock for Avengers 2, using another purple ultra-powerful genocidal alien might make DC look like a copycat. A friend mentioned that JLA first formed to take on Starro, but then you have to try to sell your movie in which the main villain is an alien cyclopean starfish, which would probably not be taken seriously by casual fans. Especially if part of the plan to take over the world involves sticking smaller starfish on everyone’s face. One possible idea might be to do a sort of “Legion of Doom” team-up comprised of all the heroes’ arch-enemies banding together, forcing the heroes to team-up themselves. The arch-enemies, of course, would have to be established in the individual prequel movies.

Actors: Unfortunately, I’m not watching enough movies or TV to really think this one through at the moment. I did make a joke a few years back that Chris Evans should play Barry Allen/Flash because he’s already played Human Torch and Captain America (at the time, he hadn’t played Cap yet, but he was announced to do so). But that’s an unlikely casting choice.

Director: JJ Abrams would certainly have the geek cred and big enough name to make this interesting, but on the other hand, he’s also tied up doing at least one Star Wars movie, and he may yet attach himself (speculation: probably not as a director though, maybe producer or executive producer) to a third Star Trek movie, so his calender is probably pretty booked.

Anyone else have thoughts on this?