Is the Justice League Moving to Canada? Maybe…

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Oh, Justice League, will you ever get made, and if you never get made, will I end up shedding a tear or jumping with joy? Who knows, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. The latest news out of JLA-ville is that Warner is pushing director George Miller to abandon his native Down Under for Canada for the film’s production.

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Justice League was due to be shot at Fox Studios this year until Warner Bros suspended production last month, citing uncertainty over the new incentives. Based on a comic book, it is due to star the Australians Megan Gale, Teresa Palmer and Hugh Keays-Byrne among eight lead roles and employ a huge crew that includes visual effects specialists.

“One of the reasons for doing Justice League in this country is the opportunity to bring back all the people we lost on Happy Feet who went overseas,” Miller said. “We spent four years developing this talent and the cream of them left because they didn’t have another film to go on to …

“The idea is to say come back, start off on Justice League then move onto Happy Feet 2.”

Miller described the movie’s status as “precarious” and said Warner Bros was pushing for it to be shot overseas, with Canada the most likely option.

The big sticking point seems to be the Australian Government’s new incentive for film production, which gives a 40 per cent rebate to films produced in Australia. Some Australian producers don’t want it to apply to foreign productions, especially mammoth Hollywood ones, but without the rebate, says Miller, Warner can’t justify the film’s proposed $220 million price tag. Shooting it in Canada, as a result, would be much cheaper.

Eh, I say shelve the whole thing and start all over from scratch. Whaddaya say, boys?

P.S. For some reason, the Sydney Morning Herald article called the movie “Justice League Mortal”. Typo?

Is the Justice League Moving to Canada? Maybe…

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  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Oh, Lord, just pull the plug already! Do “The Man of Steel” and maybe a “Wonder Woman” movie, and then come back to this. Let Marvel make an “Avengers” movie and then make them look bad with a really, really good “JLA” film.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    Oh, Lord, just pull the plug already! Do “The Man of Steel” and maybe a “Wonder Woman” movie, and then come back to this. Let Marvel make an “Avengers” movie and then make them look bad with a really, really good “JLA” film.

  • Dan

    The “Mortal” in the title will be in reference to an already dead Superman. Batman has been kicked out of the Justice League and Superman has died in an epic battle with Doomsday. All of this will make sense as Warner Brother’s moves forward with Justice League:Mortal and Superman, The Man of Steel. Like it or not Bryan Singer is on board(I believe he is the right director for Superman) and Warner’s has signed him for the next Superman movie and writers are hard at work pitching their version to Warners. Justice League:Mortal has been pushed out to a 2010 release and I believe it is because Superman, The Man of Steel will be released first in 2009. Tie this in with The Dark Knight being released this May and Warners has the making of three super hero block busters three years in a row with a sequel to Justice League:Mortal coming in 2011. That Justice League sequel will include Christian Bale and Brandon Routh in their respective roles as Batman and Superman.

  • Dan

    The “Mortal” in the title will be in reference to an already dead Superman. Batman has been kicked out of the Justice League and Superman has died in an epic battle with Doomsday. All of this will make sense as Warner Brother’s moves forward with Justice League:Mortal and Superman, The Man of Steel. Like it or not Bryan Singer is on board(I believe he is the right director for Superman) and Warner’s has signed him for the next Superman movie and writers are hard at work pitching their version to Warners. Justice League:Mortal has been pushed out to a 2010 release and I believe it is because Superman, The Man of Steel will be released first in 2009. Tie this in with The Dark Knight being released this May and Warners has the making of three super hero block busters three years in a row with a sequel to Justice League:Mortal coming in 2011. That Justice League sequel will include Christian Bale and Brandon Routh in their respective roles as Batman and Superman.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    The way you put it, Dan, I’m actually feeling better about the whole damn thing. “The Man of Steel” SHOULD come out next year, as D.C. and Warners don’t have a tentpole superhero flick for Summer ’09. We shall see, but I hope you’re right!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hulksmashnow B.L. Wooldridge

    The way you put it, Dan, I’m actually feeling better about the whole damn thing. “The Man of Steel” SHOULD come out next year, as D.C. and Warners don’t have a tentpole superhero flick for Summer ’09. We shall see, but I hope you’re right!