This is such a no-brainer, I can't believe it took them this long to announce it. Justice League is going to be hard as hell to get off the ground (if it ever does), but Batman/Superman is easy, uses the two most bankable characters, and potentially lays groundwork for that Justice League movie.
Boy, the geek world's gonna be abuzz. A new Batman to cast? Huzzah! Easiest prediction ever: most people will be unhappy when it's announced.
So, leading up to JLA, you do:
Flash/Green Lantern (NOT RYAN REYNOLDS - That terrible movie at least established the GL concept, and having them as a buddy team allows you to get to actors playing off of each other and make up for neither being among the true superhero elite to the non-comic buying public)
Wonder Woman (solo) or Trinity (Bats/Supes/WW)
Bonus idea: Just as they used Coulson/Fury to tie together the Marvel movies leading up to Avengers, use Martian Manhunter for the JLA movies. With his shapeshifting and telepathic capabilities, he could be scouting them in preparation for some alien happening (Darkseid, I would guess, unless you want to try to save him for a later movie) that he knows will require the Big Guns getting together.
"Never piss off a hawk with a blowgun" - Conan O'Brien
For some reason, I see a very "New Frontier" style of story happening in the first JLA movie; a huge threat, Batman, Wonder Woman AND Superman are not directly involved in taking it down so the rest of the JLA saves them.
Actually, just make the first JLA movie New Frontier since it focuses heavily on the origins of Martian Manhunter and Hal Jordan and the formation of the JLA and I'll eat it up with a spoon.
I did have a nerdgasm when I saw Batman would be in Man of Steel 2.
"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you." -Me.
Much better idea than jumping right into a Justice League movie, and maybe it'll wind up being an effective way of introducing a post-Bale Batman. They were going to make another Superman movie anyway, why not just put Batman in there?
The implication here is that Batman is going to be a villain of sorts, challenging Superman in some way. Maybe with Lex Luthor being the ultimate villain.
But I didn't really like "Man of Steel," so I don't know how much I'm going to like Snyder's version of this.
Originally posted by MayhemAs for Green Lantern, I don't have a problem with Ryan Reynolds keeping the role
With Green Lantern bombing at the theater, and now RIPD doing the same, the movie industry heads might have a problem.
It's not like a JLA movie would be sold on who was playing Green Lantern.
Prior to this announcement, I was fine with bringing Ryan Reynolds back just to speed things along, but if they are creating a new Batman, then I think they should now start looking for someone to play the John Stewart GL. One could argue he is more known to the general public as GL from the JLU show. Plus it ads some much needed diversity to the white bread JLA.
That is, without question, a Warner Brothers initiative. "Nothing we do should be in any way connected to anything else we do. Otherwise, people who like things will get confused and stop liking things.