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Lana and Andy Wachowski are two of the newest names to top the Warner Brothers wishlist for Justice League

08.27.2012

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A while ago we ran the rumor that Ben Affleck was the top choice of Warner Brothers for JUSTICE LEAGUE - many of you were both willing to believe this might maybe be possible and jazzed about the idea, while many more of you called bullshit.  The problem with such rumors is that they're so juicy you have to give them their full go, but we can officially table the idea of him being involved as Affleck recently settled the matter with an interview. 

"I'm not working on the Justice League. One of the problems with entertainment web sites is that they need to fill pages, and that's how rumours get started.  Justice League sounds really exciting, but it's not something I'm working on."

So Affleck's out, and has now been replaced by none other than MATRIX creators and thoughtful-spectacle purveyors Lana and Andy Wachowski.  This news comes from someone who reports to be an inside source, saying that Warner Bros is "apparently jazzed with 'Cloud Atlas', and love that it’s as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved."  Now just because the Wachowskis are atop the Warner Brothers wishlist doesn't mean that they are necessarily all that interested themselves, as we saw with Affleck, but considering their cinematic output the Wachowskis are certainly an interesting pair of directors for us to consider as a possibility. 

More as we hear it from Warner Brothers' attempt to craft BIZARRO AVENGERS.

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Extra Tidbit: One name notably absent from public JUSTICE LEAGUE consideration - Zack Snyder.

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9:53AM on 08/28/2012
Justice League movie won't ever happen until they make a decent Green Lantern movie, an uncorny Wonder Woman movie (needs to be modern day), A good Aquaman flick and bring The Flash into one of them. Plus, who cares that their name is floating around, it's not like this movie is any closer to happening, we'll probably see 20 director changes.
Justice League movie won't ever happen until they make a decent Green Lantern movie, an uncorny Wonder Woman movie (needs to be modern day), A good Aquaman flick and bring The Flash into one of them. Plus, who cares that their name is floating around, it's not like this movie is any closer to happening, we'll probably see 20 director changes.
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5:53AM on 08/28/2012

ok..

i just checked wikipedia of these 2, shit man..
i just checked wikipedia of these 2, shit man..
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5:52AM on 08/28/2012

always..

thought they were both guys, brother and sister, hmm.
thought they were both guys, brother and sister, hmm.
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2:22AM on 08/28/2012

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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10:47PM on 08/27/2012

Looking forward to a good JL movie, but...

...not interested in rumors or wishlists. Notify me when someone has actually signed the contract.
...not interested in rumors or wishlists. Notify me when someone has actually signed the contract.
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7:07PM on 08/27/2012
Damn, I think Ben would have been better suited. For some reason I cant get behind this. I have nothing against the Wachowskis but I think they're tone and style wouldnt fit right. I could be wrong and they blow the film out of the water. Lets see who elses names gets dropped for this flick.
Damn, I think Ben would have been better suited. For some reason I cant get behind this. I have nothing against the Wachowskis but I think they're tone and style wouldnt fit right. I could be wrong and they blow the film out of the water. Lets see who elses names gets dropped for this flick.
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6:27PM on 08/27/2012
I would like to see the Wachowskis take on a comic book film, they certainly have the right style for an assemble movie. The closest they came was with V for Vendettta, which was really good. Plus if I am not mistaken didn't they get their start in comic books?
I would like to see the Wachowskis take on a comic book film, they certainly have the right style for an assemble movie. The closest they came was with V for Vendettta, which was really good. Plus if I am not mistaken didn't they get their start in comic books?
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9:12PM on 08/27/2012
The right style for an ASSEMBLE movie? As in Avengers ASSEMBLE? Or were you trying for "ENSEMBLE movie" you pathetic moron?
The right style for an ASSEMBLE movie? As in Avengers ASSEMBLE? Or were you trying for "ENSEMBLE movie" you pathetic moron?
9:42PM on 08/27/2012
meh guess it was the autocorrect on my laptop, but yes I meant ensemble thanks
meh guess it was the autocorrect on my laptop, but yes I meant ensemble thanks
5:51PM on 08/27/2012

I VOTE FOR SNYDER, GOYER, NOLAN

GO WITH WHAT YOU KNOW WORKS
GO WITH WHAT YOU KNOW WORKS
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6:24PM on 08/27/2012
i second that!!!!!
i second that!!!!!
5:37PM on 08/27/2012

NO THANK YOU!

I echo the sentiments of everyone else, these two haven't made a good movie since the first Matrix. Add to the fact that since Matrix Reloaded they always go over board on the CGI and have everything looking like an incoherent mess.
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I echo the sentiments of everyone else, these two haven't made a good movie since the first Matrix. Add to the fact that since Matrix Reloaded they always go over board on the CGI and have everything looking like an incoherent mess.
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8:58PM on 08/27/2012
BEST video response I've ever seen on this site!
BEST video response I've ever seen on this site!
2:54PM on 08/27/2012

Hell Yes!

The Wachowskis should have been at the top of the list. At the very least, they should be directing the Wonder Woman film. If there is one.
The Wachowskis should have been at the top of the list. At the very least, they should be directing the Wonder Woman film. If there is one.
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2:43PM on 08/27/2012

Keep wishing WB

I totally cannot see this movie happening even if I wanted to because:
- budget-wise, how much would this movie cost to make? Assuming they want to top what The Avengers did.
- The nature of the characters as in the powers they possess; The Avengers worked because on average they have a maximum of 2 making teamwork easier. If you take say, Superman he has a flight, heat/laser vision, strength, speed, x-ray vision and so on and Batman has a BAT [insert: vehicle], BAT[insert:device] as well as
I totally cannot see this movie happening even if I wanted to because:
- budget-wise, how much would this movie cost to make? Assuming they want to top what The Avengers did.
- The nature of the characters as in the powers they possess; The Avengers worked because on average they have a maximum of 2 making teamwork easier. If you take say, Superman he has a flight, heat/laser vision, strength, speed, x-ray vision and so on and Batman has a BAT [insert: vehicle], BAT[insert:device] as well as a BAT[insert:accessory] equipped for nearly every possible scenario, Green Lantern can do basically whatever the heck he wants as long as its green as well as his fellow Green corps buddies. Bottom line, do they need to team up to kick-ass because with abilities like that who needs help? No wonder Spider-man wasn't considered for the Avengers movie.
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5:07PM on 08/27/2012
Bane in a yellow jacket and kryptonite necklace. all three defeated.

these plot points aren't a case for why this movies shouldn't be made. they've written countless stories that work in comic books, cartoon shows, cartoon movies. why wouldn't it work in a live action/CG movie?
Bane in a yellow jacket and kryptonite necklace. all three defeated.

these plot points aren't a case for why this movies shouldn't be made. they've written countless stories that work in comic books, cartoon shows, cartoon movies. why wouldn't it work in a live action/CG movie?
7:28AM on 08/28/2012
How about the ever schizophrenic nature of superman & batman's origin stories, what kind of tone would you go with? With TDKR out of the way and the upcoming Man Of Steel film I can only see the JL being only these two guys because of the (no pun intended) super serious nature of the films...Oh wait maybe GL would be there for comic-relief otherwise this movie would totally depressing.

Ok now thats sorted out how would they shoe-horn in Aquaman?
How about the ever schizophrenic nature of superman & batman's origin stories, what kind of tone would you go with? With TDKR out of the way and the upcoming Man Of Steel film I can only see the JL being only these two guys because of the (no pun intended) super serious nature of the films...Oh wait maybe GL would be there for comic-relief otherwise this movie would totally depressing.

Ok now thats sorted out how would they shoe-horn in Aquaman?
11:44AM on 08/27/2012
They had a big career in comic books and The Matrix was partially inspired by sequential art-style storytelling, so it seems they would have an idea on how to film a visually compelling comic book adaptation. They produced V for Vendetta and had a say in its visual stylings, and that was quite good. It's just that their writing may not serve the Justice League all that well, and their quirks and their own cinematic stamp could drown out the characters and other elements from the source
They had a big career in comic books and The Matrix was partially inspired by sequential art-style storytelling, so it seems they would have an idea on how to film a visually compelling comic book adaptation. They produced V for Vendetta and had a say in its visual stylings, and that was quite good. It's just that their writing may not serve the Justice League all that well, and their quirks and their own cinematic stamp could drown out the characters and other elements from the source material. We'll see how this goes.
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10:43AM on 08/27/2012
Well, they definitely know how shoot something on this scale. And the Speed Racer flick was really fun and underrated, so they know how to handle other peoples material most of the time. I'd have more confidence if I knew someone like Grant Morrison was at least plotting if not writing it altogether.
Well, they definitely know how shoot something on this scale. And the Speed Racer flick was really fun and underrated, so they know how to handle other peoples material most of the time. I'd have more confidence if I knew someone like Grant Morrison was at least plotting if not writing it altogether.
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10:05AM on 08/27/2012
Haters be hating. I say, great, looking forward to it.

The trailer for Cloud Atlas was phenomenal, and they should be able to pull JL off no problem
Haters be hating. I say, great, looking forward to it.

The trailer for Cloud Atlas was phenomenal, and they should be able to pull JL off no problem
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1:37PM on 08/27/2012
Based off a trailer? You do know that trailers are the best or most intriguing parts of movies spliced together to draw you in don't you? Let's hold out judgement on Cloud Atlas and the ability of these 2 to handle JLA until after the movie is released.

The Matrix movies were pretty crappy after all.
Based off a trailer? You do know that trailers are the best or most intriguing parts of movies spliced together to draw you in don't you? Let's hold out judgement on Cloud Atlas and the ability of these 2 to handle JLA until after the movie is released.

The Matrix movies were pretty crappy after all.
10:10AM on 08/28/2012
Well I never said that I thought that CA will be phenomenal, I just said that about the trailer. That being said, the trailer was 6 minutes long and I loved every damn second of it. Despite what you said about what trailers are meant to do, only a handful of trailers a year manage to get me that amped about a film.

The only real failure, in my opinion, that the Wachowskis made is The Matrix Revolutions. Reloaded, though quite inferior to the first one, is worth a viewing just for the effects
Well I never said that I thought that CA will be phenomenal, I just said that about the trailer. That being said, the trailer was 6 minutes long and I loved every damn second of it. Despite what you said about what trailers are meant to do, only a handful of trailers a year manage to get me that amped about a film.

The only real failure, in my opinion, that the Wachowskis made is The Matrix Revolutions. Reloaded, though quite inferior to the first one, is worth a viewing just for the effects and the action alone. Bound is a noir cult classic, and I even loved Speed Racer. So maybe you have doubts, because our opinions on their oeuvre differ, but I'm confident they can do good.
10:03AM on 08/27/2012
Did I miss the memo on Larry getting a sex change? I read the article thinking the name Lana was a typo until I googled it.
Anyway, the Wachowski's haven't made anything good since The Matrix...
Did I miss the memo on Larry getting a sex change? I read the article thinking the name Lana was a typo until I googled it.
Anyway, the Wachowski's haven't made anything good since The Matrix...
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9:15AM on 08/27/2012
Just dont let them write a single scene. NOT ONE!
Just dont let them write a single scene. NOT ONE!
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9:42AM on 08/27/2012
Hahaha...I can agree with that!
Hahaha...I can agree with that!
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8:37AM on 08/27/2012

Any director COULD work

Any director COULD work, but you can't make a decision until you see some footage. A lot of people thought that Jon Faverau was an odd choice for Iron Man and he nailed it!
Any director COULD work, but you can't make a decision until you see some footage. A lot of people thought that Jon Faverau was an odd choice for Iron Man and he nailed it!
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8:24AM on 08/27/2012

:/

What a bunch of filler. Anyway, this is a bad idea. They haven't made anything decent since the first Matrix. Everything else has been underwhelming.
What a bunch of filler. Anyway, this is a bad idea. They haven't made anything decent since the first Matrix. Everything else has been underwhelming.
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9:09AM on 08/27/2012
SPEED RACER! And they produced V FOR VENDETTA, which worked pretty well.
SPEED RACER! And they produced V FOR VENDETTA, which worked pretty well.
6:03PM on 08/27/2012
Speed Racer is a highly underrated movie. People are probably turned off by its cartoonish imagery but it qualifies as an amazing movie in my book.
Speed Racer is a highly underrated movie. People are probably turned off by its cartoonish imagery but it qualifies as an amazing movie in my book.
8:18AM on 08/27/2012
What the hell would Lana Wachowski know about living a double life, having an alter ego, and having to protect a secret from the ones you love the most. Totally unqualified.
What the hell would Lana Wachowski know about living a double life, having an alter ego, and having to protect a secret from the ones you love the most. Totally unqualified.
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8:11AM on 08/27/2012
I'd prefer Kingdom Come movie than Justice League movie.
I'd prefer Kingdom Come movie than Justice League movie.
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6:01PM on 08/27/2012
Love that Idea
Love that Idea
8:08AM on 08/27/2012

Keep looking WB!

Try rewatching the Matrix: Revolutions... that should help you decide.
Try rewatching the Matrix: Revolutions... that should help you decide.
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6:30PM on 08/27/2012
I'm not a violent person but i seriously wanna punch you in the face!
I'm not a violent person but i seriously wanna punch you in the face!
9:17PM on 08/27/2012
If only you had the chance. I would love that. Violence is my forte, douchebag. (and yes, there is a difference between "forte" and the "fort" you built in your mom's basement yesterday.) Hell, you could even bring an "assemble" of your friends from the AV club to help you if you'd like. lol
If only you had the chance. I would love that. Violence is my forte, douchebag. (and yes, there is a difference between "forte" and the "fort" you built in your mom's basement yesterday.) Hell, you could even bring an "assemble" of your friends from the AV club to help you if you'd like. lol
7:50AM on 08/27/2012
meh
meh
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