Ben Affleck has left the Justice League building, yet Warner Bros. don’t seem to be even a half-step behind on this thing. With the empty spot officially vacated, Moviehole now claim that the studio are looking toward a directing duo with whom they’ve already forged a long, complicated history: Andy and Lana Wachowski.
The brother-sister pair have, according to the source, been getting them into a tizzy with Cloud Atlas; it’s turned out to be “as much a spectacle as it is a showcase for the immense ensemble involved.” After that, we’d be talking about a big superhero movie filled with all kinds of recognizable characters and, ostensibly, massive action setpieces. Are things starting to align? If so, you’re already on the same page as some corporate suits.
Moviehole still caution, however — and this is pretty obvious, when you also think about their general history — that the Wachowskis‘ independent nature (which is to say nothing of the fact that Cloud Atlas was powered by outside financing) might turn them off to something which would both require outside input and, also, take up a huge spot on the schedule. In that sense, how might this affect a potential new franchise that would start with Jupiter Ascending?
We can’t have some further insight, obviously, so it’s just as likely that hasn’t crossed their minds — if they’ve even come into consideration in the first place. This one is not just right in the rumor camp, but also has a ton of variables to sort through at once. For now, just take it as an exciting, enticing possibility.
If you want more of their work and don’t like worrying about how much Wonder Woman can fit in, Cloud Atlas will open on October 26th.
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