The Justice League movie has been the cause for a lot of speculation, and I’m here to do nothing but add to it. But there are four obstacles (a few of which I’m fairly certain haven’t been discussed at length) that I’d like to analyze as some issues the author(s) penning the script for the movie just might have to face. Some refer to the characters within the confines of the movie, and some to how the general audience will respond to these characters.
So, sit back, read away, and have at those comment boards to discuss just four obstacles Will Beall and others should face. NOTE: I’m also assuming the Justice League movie would come before the solo films for the sake of this article.
4. Batman’s Love for Gotham City
If there’s anything comic lovers should know, it’s that Batman loves him some Gotham City. And as we’ve seen in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, he’s got every reason to; Gotham City makes Batman who he is. His infatuation with protecting literally consumes him, night and day. And he’s not so eager to travel around the world and defeat evil in all its forms. He stays in Gotham with his feet planted on the ground, assuming every tactical position before every battle. Bruce Wayne is obsessed with Gotham City, and while in the comics he’s able to leave and help the Justice League when they call on him, he probably doesn’t mind leaving Gotham in the capable hands of vigilantes like Nightwing, the Huntress, Batgirl, Robin, etc. etc. Point is, he’s got help that he doesn’t really have in the movies.
In this awesome article posted yesterday, the author gave his reasons for why Batman would be the “Nick Fury” of the Justice League, bringing them all together to fight crime. I respectfully disagree, unless the threat was in Gotham City. That article very much analyzes how Batman’s role in the Justice League movie would help the film from a financially and narrative standpoint; my point is that Batman putting together the team within the confines of the movie doesn’t make much sense to his character.
We’ve gotten early reports that Will Beall’s script is darker in nature, and with the Man of Steel trailer, we can feel out a more dramatic sense of tone; so I wouldn’t expect to see a Batman much different than the one in Nolan’s trilogy. They may not be connected, but I’m fairly sure it will be used as a blueprint for the character. In that way, I think that Batman could be the last member to join the team. He’s not going to be desparate to leave what makes him…him anytime soon, especially not with the lack of helping hands that have yet to be introduced (aside from the Schumacher era) in the cinematic Batverse.
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