[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1395:]]Before Joss Whedon assembled The Avengers, he actually pitched Warner Bros. a Batman movie.
WB chose to go with Christopher Nolan instead, and the Batman began.
With news that the upcoming Marvel Studios film is expected to be a blockbuster to the tune of $125+ million, certainly Warner Bros. must be thinking about doing a Justice League movie with Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more (actually, we were told they were).
Well at a recent press junket for The Avengers, Whedon was asked his thoughts on just that.
“What advice would you give Warner Bros. on getting their Justice League movie going?” Whedon was asked by a journalist present at the junket.
And his response? Keep it real.
It’s enormously difficult to take very disparate characters and make them work. And DC has a harder time with it than Marvel because their characters are from a bygone era. Their characters were bigger than we were. They’ve amended that but Marvel really cracked the code in terms of ”˜Oh, they’re just like us.’ A dose of that sort of veracity that Marvel really started with Iron Man, I think you need to use that as a base.
The Avengers assembles May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.
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