Reitman turned down Justice League Confusion

Maybe Jason Reitman, the darling director at the Oscars this year because of Juno, knew something that George Miller didn't. Or maybe he just didn't want to get involved with the film period. In a recent interview with ifilm, Jason Reitman said that he initially turned down the offer to direct Justice League Confusion. “Good, FINE… You know, I mean. I had to sign something, they send me the script and it comes on this spy paper which cant be xeroxed,” revealed Jason Reitman. “They have a time when I have to have the script back to them and the script is fine and I could be spending…” Jason later continued: “What am I going to do with Justice League of America? So Basically I’ll make a movie that is not as good as X-Men, then I’ll be the guy who made a movie not as good as X-Men. Where just like you talking about, going to smaller stations, if I make another small movie, and it’s really good, it performs well…” “Right now I’m thought of as a particular type of director. I’ve got an oscar nomination. I’ve made two indie films that play film festivals that are considered thoughtful. I want to stay in that world, I like making those type of films.” So basically he thinks that whoever tries the film will make one that isn't as good as X-Men, which I could see being the case. Marvel beat DC to the team-up movie punch, and set a pretty high bar in terms of what fans want and what actually works. Hopefully Miller can do a decent job with the film, or this could go from being bad to worse for DC. Reitman did mention that the budget was in the $150 million range, which is quite modest if you ask me for a film like this. Reitman turned down Justice League Confusion