He wanted to do something like it if I recall correctly. He pitched a Seven Samurai style Star Wars to Disney a few years back and the way he talked about Batman recruiting JL members sounded a lot like how Seven Samurai unfolded out. It had to be something that was on his mind.
Also, yeah, I think he could do it if BvS was any indication. The first two hours of that movie are all about world building, characterization and plot. It's really light on action which allows the viewer to really soak its themes and ideas. It's one of the reasons why BvS stands as an all-time great for me. It's a great drama on top of being a great cape flick.
I wonder why he is not planning to compare against CW, probably cos the BS arguments could be copied and pasted. I seriously would respect people more if they'd just admit they liked CW more than BVS whilst not rapping themselves into knots trying to pretend CW has all the same complaints.
I'm fine with a 2 hour runtime as long as the movie doesn't feel hacked to pieces. Sounds very straightforward for all that's going on here, but should be action packed and fun for audiences, which is probably the movie it needs to be right now.
The Raid helmer Gareth Evans is in early discussions to write and direct DC Comics Assassin Deathstroke film, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
True Blood and Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello is attached to star. Deathstroke was previously attached to be the antagonist on the solo The Batman film when Ben Affleck was still attached to direct. Hes a great villain because I just had an instinctive feeling that he would match up with him well. You know, Im a big admirer of that character as well, especially in the New 52 the way that they did Deathstroke, and I thought that it could work, Affleck told Collider.