Though it may err on the side of hyperbole, The Dark Knight Trilogy is far and away one of the greatest achievements in the realm of comic book adaptations.
Comprised of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan’s three-parter is widely considered to be one of the best interpretations of Gotham’s Caped Crusader to date. It’s not without its faults, of course, as minor pacing issues and plot holes are among the few complaints directed at Nolan’s superhero trilogy. Still, even with that being said, all three pics are incredibly well made and stand right at the top of the comic book movie genre. As such, any future films featuring the Caped Crusader were always going to have a lot to live up to, including Justice League.
While full reviews for the Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon tentpole have yet to surface, early reactions point to it being a fun, but flawed experience and from what we gather, it’s certainly no Dark Knight. Or even Dark Knight Rises for that matter. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have anything in common with those movies. As star Ezra Miller pointed out to the LA Times recently, the emotional gravity in DC’s team-up flick is comparable to what we saw in Nolan’s trilogy.
I think there’s going to be a huge demand for Cyborg’s film after this as well because of the emotional gravity this brings. It’s what we find in the Nolan Batman movies. Ray brings this level of artistry to this role that’s so exciting. Look, we never know anything. To be perfectly honest with you, they keep us in the dark.
High praise indeed. Not to mention that these comments only have us all the more excited to see how Cyborg is portrayed in the film. As arguably the least well known of the titular team, WB and DC have a tough job ahead of them if they’re to introduce the character to audiences and get them invested in his story. Though he certainly has a fanbase, Cyborg is far from a comic book icon like say Batman or Superman are. But if Miller’s comments are anything to go by, it sounds like that may change quite soon.
Emerging from a prolonged spell in front of the cameras, which reportedly pushed Justice League‘s budget north of $300 million, the Zack Snyder mega-movie is locked in for November 17th. And we use the term ‘mega-movie’ lightly in this instance, as Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara allegedly pushed for a two-hour cut.