10 Directors Warner Should Hire For Their DC Properties

By Gabe Toro 2014-06-13 12:18:23discussion comments
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If yesterday's leak is to be believed, we're getting seven more DC Universe films in the near future, led by Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, it seems like that's only the tip of the iceberg... surely they'll be announcing more projects as the years go by, spurred on by the likely billion dollar success of Dawn Of Justice. The question is, who will take on these properties?

Among the announced films, we can guess that Justice League and Man Of Steel 2 are accounted for, likely films directed by Zack Snyder. With Sandman probably directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, that leaves Shazam, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern & The Flash without a director. We took those properties, as well as seven more, and tried to piece together who could turn them into blockbusters for DC and the WB.

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Phil Lord And Chris Miller's Shazam
During the press junket for 22 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller confessed that they had been offered a superhero movie. Though they did not commit to it, they also didn't say no! And if the rumors are true and Shazamis set for a July 2016 release, they'd probably want to start assembling the pieces early and going out to directors. This seems like the best match for the duo because the concept young Billy Batson says the magic word and is transformed into fully-grown adult Captain Marvel is sure to be at least partly comedic, lending itself to not only gags about body swapping, but gags about gags about body swapping, one of the most overused tropes available.
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