Damon Lindelof, the man who couldn’t write an ending to Lost and ruined a perfectly good Alien Prequel, has opened his mouth about DC’s Justice League “problem”. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Lindelof about his involvement in the worst Star Trek movie ever made, and they decided to ask him how he would fix Justice League if DC asked him to. Hopefully they won’t:
THR: If Warner Bros called and asked you to help solve their Justice League problem, would you take that call?
Lindelof: The Justice League problem? I think a lot of that depends on Man of Steel. The Justice League problem is not a problem of, who is the bad guy that Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, Superman, whoever you decide to pit them against. The problem is: What’s the tone of that movie? They’ve been struggling with launching their own tone. The tone of Green Lantern is very different from the tone of The Dark Knight. They clearly inhabit two entirely different worlds. You want to feel like someone is establishing a world where the Justice League can exist, maybe Man of Steel is that movie. If Man of Steel works, and it’s great, I think it starts to make sense where Paradise Island is in that world. Because that’s an entirely different world than the one Christopher Nolan introduced.
He’s struggling with the tone? It’s easy, Justice League needs to have the same tone that led The Avengers to become the third highest grossing movie of all time. Again, DC shouldn’t let this guy anywhere near their characters; especially based on what he did with Star Trek…