Prediction: We'll Get a Justice League Movie in 2016

The casting rumors may or may not be nonsense. That we’re hearing them at all speaks to Warner’s aggressiveness in building out the DC Cinematic Universe.

Jan 18, 2014 at 8:00PM

With all the casting rumors , Fool contributor Tim Beyers says it's likely that Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) and DC Entertainment are under way with plans to bring a Justice League movie to theaters by 2016.

The latest rumblings have either Dwayne Johnson or Denzel Washington in line to play the Green Lantern John Stewart, and Josh Holloway up for Aquaman. All potentially solid choices, Tim says.

But the bigger news may be that we're hearing anything at all. DC and Warner have their hands full with Arrow, which returned from midseason hiatus this week, a pilot for The Flash TV series starring Grant Gustin, and 2015's Batman vs. Superman. Gal Gadot will star as Wonder Woman in that film, joining Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman. With so much going on already, it's hard to imagine adding more characters to the mix -- unless the plan is to shoot Justice League right after Batman vs. Superman, building momentum for the DC Cinematic Universe.

Tim says that's likely, and preparing for it now is smart business. Marvel signed most of its stars to multipicture deals just as it was building out the universe. In one extreme case, the comic book king agreed to a nine-picture deal with Samuel L. Jackson to play S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Nick Fury. DC may be taking the same approach by courting Johnson, Washington, and Holloway now, before an official Justice League film is in the works.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. Who would you choose for the next Green Lantern? Who would you want as Aquaman? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then leave a comment to let us know whether you would buy, sell, or short Time Warner stock at current prices.

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A Financial Plan on an Index Card

Keeping it simple.

Aug 7, 2015 at 11:26AM

Two years ago, University of Chicago professor Harold Pollack wrote his entire financial plan on an index card.

It blew up. People loved the idea. Financial advice is often intentionally complicated. Obscurity lets advisors charge higher fees. But the most important parts are painfully simple. Here's how Pollack put it:

The card came out of chat I had regarding what I view as the financial industry's basic dilemma: The best investment advice fits on an index card. A commenter asked for the actual index card. Although I was originally speaking in metaphor, I grabbed a pen and one of my daughter's note cards, scribbled this out in maybe three minutes, snapped a picture with my iPhone, and the rest was history.

More advisors and investors caught onto the idea and started writing their own financial plans on a single index card.

I love the exercise, because it makes you think about what's important and forces you to be succinct.

So, here's my index-card financial plan:


Everything else is details. 

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