All last week the hot movie rumor mill was a-churrin’ with the idea that Ben Affleck would be tapped to direct a Justice League movie, but now it seems that isn’t the case and the new hot name is all about Wachowski.
Affleck, who has Argo coming out soon, let the rumor of his name float for a few days before stamping them down, “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 then the movie site, Moviehole, drummed up the highly controversial idea that Andy and Lana Wachowski would get the nod to do the long anticipated movie concept. Now, if those names seem a bit odd, it is because you probably remember them as Andy and Larry, but Larry is now Lana. Yes, all those stories from long ago concerning Larry’s odd “cross dressing” and thoughts that he really wanted to be a she have been realized. Larry came out as Lana in late July as promotion for their new movie Cloud Atlas began.
But back to Justice League. The idea that the Wachowski’s would direct the movie would be highly controversial as the pair seem to excel at techno-punk, highly futuristic style and maybe less at the gritty, epic, ensemble drama that a JL script would demand. That said, if you watch the six minute teaser for Cloud Atlas, it looks rather epic on its own. So maybe there is some redemption after Speed Racer after all.
Of course then you wonder if Aquaman or Wonder Woman would get stand alone movies first, or hopefully a better Green Lantern. Maybe though DC would take a different route and roll out the JL movie before they decide to dedicate a movie to any more individual story lines.
Whatever it turns out to be the success of the Avengers certainly makes the likelihood of a Justice League movie all the more likely…