You all know the deal with Warner Bros. Outside of Batman, they have no idea what they’re doing. And that’s very evident here. Bleeding Cool report that four members of an undercover WB marketing team entered a comic shop yesterday to try and find out what fans wanted for the Justice League movie, and their entire film slate in general. The entire account of what happened is rather sad to read and even made me pity the idiots at that studio, but the most interesting question they asked was: “What would fan reaction be to a Justice League movie with Frank Miller’s name attached?” Read all the details below:
- They entered posing as fans (probably driving a BMW and wearing £700 suits).
- Then they proceeded to ask crappy questions like, “what superhero films have had good Facebook pages?” and, “What do fans think of Aquaman? He’s lame isn’t he?”
- Before I go on, don’t tell me you didn’t laugh at that last one.
- “Do you think comic fans would accept a superhero film without Nolan’s involvement, would him serving as a producer suffice?” Yes.
- “They asked for comics that best represented how the fans perceived the Justice League. One of them was wearing a box fresh Batman T-shirt – it still had the wrapping crease marks. They knew nothing about comics but corrected a member of staff on the year the Justice League film was due, 2014, not 2013. They mocked the Ant Man movie and looked a bit worried when they were assured by staff it was probably going to be all right.”
- I laughed at that one too.
- They apparently looked irritated when they were told to “do what Marvel does.”
- Then they asked the Frank Miller question, which I posted above.
Take this all with a grain of salt, but given the studios’ track record I wouldn’t put it past them to do something like this. As long as Miller wouldn’t direct (Robocop 2. Robocop 3. The Spirit.) and he was only there for writing/creative input, I would be all for it. And if they really think it’s possible to release Justice League in two years then, well, that’s pretty hilarious. What’s your opinion on it? Share your thoughts below.
SOURCE: Bleeding Cool