Scott's a good guy.
Zack Snyder & Joss Whedon's JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017) Pre-Release Discussion - Page 107
"Justice League is this generation's Plan 9 from Outer Space!"
It would be amazing if this became the Millennial generation's Rocky Horror, with smart ass teens and twentysomethings going to midnight showings in superhero cosplay after pre-drinking at that one cool uncle's house. I'd love for Justice League to be so bad that it becomes immortal.
Up and coming.
Only if you understand slurred speech.
Batman and Daredevil were his favorites. I recall he did an introduction to a TPB of Kevin Smith's '98 Daredevil run and then later admitted playing the Man Without Fear was a mistake (I disagree).
As someone who openly professes their love for Bryan Singer's Superman Returns and strongly likes Snyder's Man of Steel... it fucking amazes me how they keep making the same mistake onscreen (and fail to see it). Take a lesson from John Byrne's Man of Steel run. Stop making him so powerful right off the bat. It's hard to relate to your hero when he feels no pain. Why Indiana Jones and John McClane continue to be so revered. They bled. Made mistakes that almost cost them their lives. And even after winning the fight, they were left limping, bruised, hurt - didn't just shrug it off and moved to the next action set-piece.
Donner and Reeve showed you can embrace the Boy-Scout and still make it work. The character always has a resurgence when the world is in turmoil. For every "Superman is so outdated!" claim (You are guaranteed to hear this once a decade), you hear an overabundance of "If only there really was a Superman" after a national tragedy and the world openly accepts the notion of a selfless hero. Hence why Sam Raimi's Spider-Man exploded the year after 9/11.
Always thought if I did a Superman movie (HA!), I'd address the hokiness of the character right off the bat.
Lois: Why are you doing all of this? You're just one person.
Superman: Because someone has to... and I can.
I'll shut up now.
While I don't think Superman being powered down is at all the problem with this Superman, I do prefer the Animated Series approach of scaling his power down dramatically. As they as about that show, they wanted to give the impression that their Superman could probably be killed by a tremendous force of some kind, his strength has limits etc. That way Livewire can shock him with lightning and it can hurt him a bit.
The Billionaire-Bastard Lex, even more topical now. Push the angle that Lex is Superman in all but his powers.
Lex Luthor in today's environment would be on Social Media, streaming, tweeting out and instagramming bullshit like crazy. Always on the perceived "correct" side of the argument. Not unlike celebrities we've seen outed as hypocritical creeps (Weinstein, Spacey, Takei). Even has his own copyrighted slogan, "At LexCorp, Lex Cares."
That's how I see Johnson's Luthor.
Someone's gonna write a think-piece on Lois Lane's micro-arc in Justice League. It's problematic as hell and wildly untrue to the characterWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What a strong female character.
Someone's gonna write a think-piece on Lois Lane's micro-arc in Justice League. It's problematic as hell and wildly untrue to the character Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
What a strong female character.
Yiiiikes. Surprised Amy Adams let that fly.