To put it kindly, 2017’s Justice League was perhaps one of the Top 10 worst movies I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
A total cluster fuck of tone, pacing, character development, and dialogue, there was truly nothing redeemable about the film.
In fact, Justice League was such an unmitigated disaster that it grossed $200 million LESS than Ant-Man and the Wasp. That’s right, folks, a movie with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman made a quarter of a billion dollars less than the Ant-Man sequel. Just shocking stuff.
Luckily, though, because of the abject failure of Justice League, Warner Bros. was forced to rethink their DC Comics strategy, which ultimately led to a project such as Joker. But while Warner Bros may have readjusted their strategy when it comes to comic book films, that does not mean they’ve abandoned massive franchise tentpoles such as Justice League entirely.
According to a recent report from We Got This Covered, Warner Bros. is eyeing JJ Abrams — who signed a $250 million exclusive deal with WarnerMedia back in September — to helm an eventual reboot of Justice League. Previous reports had indicated that he was in discussions to helm the next Superman film as well.
Sources are saying the studio is “pushing” the filmmaker towards taking up a DC project next and at the top of the list are a new Superman movie, Green Lantern Corps and a Justice League relaunch.
We Got This Covered the way back in June, after the disaster that the 2017 team-up flick turned out to be. In September, we then told you that Abrams may be the one to direct it and now, The GWW’s latest intel seems to confirm both of our scoops.
Given Abrams’ history of reinvigorating massive, yet dormant, Hollywood franchises, he seems like a natural fit to reboot one of the world’s most valuable properties.
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him on Twitter @eric_ital or via email email@example.com