by Ryan Rigley
During a press event this past weekend, Christopher Nolan (director of "The Dark Knight Rises") publicly stated that he will not be overseeing production of the inevitable "Justice League" movie in any way, shape, or form. Nolan also stated that he would not be having any part in the rumored Batman reboot either, much to the dismay of Batman fanatics all across the globe.
The rumors of Nolan having a hand in the "Justice League" movie were more than likely spurred in reaction to Nolan taking up the reins as producer for the upcoming "Man of Steel." After the immense success of "Marvel's The Avengers," "Man of Steel" will without a doubt be the first DC movie to expand upon a much broader DC cinematic universe. There's even a slight possibility that it could be a direct tie-in to the "Justice League" movie!
With Nolan officially out of the picture, we think it's about time to start considering our other options. That being said, here's our list of five other potential big name directors for the "Justice League" movie.
After helming the likes of "Watchmen" and "300," Zack Snyder seems like a pretty safe bet to make. Not to mention that fact that he's directing "Man of Steel." His ample experience in both comic book movies and big-budget action sequences bode incredibly well for a truly epic "Justice League" movie. Plus, "Watchmen" is probably about as close to "Justice League" as you can get, being that they're both DC properties starring several larger than life superheroes.
With movies like "Fight Club," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" under his belt, David Fincher has proven time and again that he has what it takes to make one hell of a movie adaptation out of a best selling book. We think it's about time that he put those adaptation skills to the test with one of the most well known titles in all of comic book history.
Most famous for films like "Avatar," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," and "Aliens," there's no doubt that James Cameron has what it takes to make an awesomely successful summer blockbuster out of the "Justice League" movie. Also, if he has the ability to bring the Titanic back to life with such convincing realism then just imagine how incredibly realistic he could make something as fantastic as The Watchtower look.
With his run on "The Walking Dead" and a handful of critically-acclaimed Stephen King adaptations in his pocket, Frank Darabont definitely has what it takes to bring all of DC's most famous superheroes to life. But most importantly, Darabont is known for his attention to character. As we learned from Joss Whedon's run on "The Avengers," it pays to have a director who really understands how to compensate for several huge personalities at once.
This has been a long time coming for Darren Aronofsky. In fact, he's been attached to several pretty huge comic-related projects in the past; including the likes of "Batman: Year One" and "The Wolverine." Aronofsky had some pretty interesting ideas for a Batman movie a couple of years back, wanting to cast Clint Eastwood as the Caped Crusader in an adaptation of a famous Frank Miller story. It would be phenomenal to see Aronofsky attached to the rumored Batman reboot and then go on to direct the "Justice League" movie as a follow-up project.
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