Oh, Look, Warner Bros. is Working on that Justice League Movie Again…

Justice League Comic BookTurns out Warner Bros. hasn’t given up on their big-budget “Justice League” movie after all. I’m sure the ginormous success of Marvel and Disney’s “The Avengers” had absolutely nothing to do with the rival studio dusting off their superhero team movie.

Nope. Not at all.

It’s been a couple of years since George Miller (of “Mad Max” fame) was originally attached to direct a version of the D.C. Comics superhero team. The director actually came pretty close to getting the production under way, with casting completed and the movie about to shoot … then it wasn’t. Who really knows all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that shut the production down, but the Miller version died as far back as 2010.

Now, Warner Bros. has changed their mind, and has tapped “Gangster Squad” writer Will Beall to knock out a new “Justice League” movie script for them. Obviously the studio is starting all over from scratch, with Miller and the previously cast actors all having already moved on to other things.

At one point, Armie Hammer (“The Lone Ranger”) was supposed to play Batman, with Adam Brody as the Flash and Aussie actress Megan Gale as Wonder Woman. The idea, of course, was to go younger with the superhero team. It will be interesting to see if Warner Bros. takes Marvel’s cue, and go to great pains to keep the same actors for the same superheroes through their D.C. movie universe…

Justice League Comic Book

Via : Variety



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  • baddog

    The only reason the Avengers worked is we got to view the characters before hand. I don’t believe that this will work throwing a bunch of actors together and asking that we care, or are interested in them. We have some vested interest in the marvel heroes.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      See I actually think for the Justice League they’d actually have to do the opposite. For DC their characters just don’t seem to do well on their own other than Batman, because I don’t think anyone has found the right tone other than Nolan. GL had promise but they wasted it by being scared to ditch Earth and make it about space which is what it should’ve been. THAT alone showed they didn’t know how to handle the character. I think a JL ensemble with Henry Cavill’s Superman as the glue would work. Take a clue from the JL show. Establish that their are heroes but then center on Superman as the story starts and then we bring in the others, starting with a new Batman (not Bale) and so on. Then spin indivdual movies out of there. You;d have enough movie to estalish who they are, what their personality is and what makes them do what they do, but you’d pique enoughinterest that people would want to see a WW or Flash movie. Give the characters Hulk like charisma and awesome scnes that will make people go, whoa Flash is cool. WW is Bad ass!!

      • Juggernaut

        That would work. Having either Superman or Batman being the narrator or audience’s veiwpoint. My idea to launch individual movies for seven movies over the span of three or four years could work but fans (and studios) want instant gratification. While Avengers did have a long road it didn’t seem to take very long in retrospect. If DC and WB released two movies a year (Man Of Steel/Green Lanter 2 in 2013, Wonder Woman/Aquaman in 2014, Flash/Batman in 2015 and Green Arrow/Justice League in 2016) we could have a cohesive universe in four years. It all comes down to management.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          And DC/WB are horrible about that. That’s why I said i don’t see them going that route. Cause if there is just one mistep they will cave and just not do it.

  • Juggernaut

    Superman- Henry Cavill
    Green Lantern- Ryan Reynolds
    Peter Mensah- Martian Manhunter
    Wonder Woman- Rhona Mitra
    Aquaman- Charlie Hunnam
    Flash- Chris Pine
    Green Arrow- Ryan Gossling
    Batman- Taylor Kitsch

    Start by introducing Angela Bassett as Dr. Amanda Waller from ‘Green Lantern’ and her organization,Checkmate, in a post credits stinger attached to ‘Man Of Steel’.

    ‘Green Lantern 2′ introduce Jon Jonzz as a part of the Manhunters story arc and Ferris Aviation’s newest ace pilot Steve Trevor . The after credits scene could show Trevors plane crash landing on the island nation of Themyscria. Aquaman’s home, Atlantis is revealed as the camera submerges and is located below Themyscria’s surface.

    ‘Wonder Woman’ could be done as Clash Of The Titans meets Thor with a shot of estrogen. Checkmate locates Themyscria while rummaging through the Ferris Aviation files searching for Hal Jordan after the events of GL and GL2 and send an operative (Nemesis) to investigate.

    During the events of ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Aquaman’ done as a sprawling, epic in the vein of “LOTR underwater”, follows the adventures of King Arthur Curry and his Atlantean army against the opposing militia of Ocean Master and his most feared warrior Black Manta. In the finale, their battle inevitably reaches the surface and is witnessed by Nemesis who is on the shore of Themyscria.

    ‘Flash’ would center on Barry Allen, a scientist employed by the CCPD’s crime analysis unit. He gains super speed when he enters a restricted area of Star Labratories and is caught in an electro magnetic accident. As he searches deeper into Star Labs he finds connections to Checkmate that lead him to police patain Snartosky (Captain Cold) and the top secret task force The Suicide Squad. An after credits sequence has Allen needed to help with a manhunt in nearby Gotham City for a serial killer who leaves behind enigmatic clues.

    ‘Batman’ done as a pulp, noir crime mystery with a veteran Batman in the grey and black costume on the trail of The Riddler. During a cameo Bruce encounters fellow billionaire philanthropist Oliver Queen.

    In ‘Green Arrow’ Oliver Queen dons the bow and quiver after being inspired by the exploits of Batman in Gotham. He is ivolved in a merger with The Daily Planet and has dealings with Perry, Lois, Clark and Lex. His buisiness venture leads him to discover Lex’s partnership with Rick Flagg of Checkmate.

    With it all culminating in ‘The Justice League’

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I like those ideas, but DC/WB is too scared to commit that much money to those films without a gaurantee. I like your cast too. I do think that DC not only needs to do their stuff different than Marvel, but should just so they don’t get the whole “Jumping on the bandwagon” thing even moreso. I think out of all of these the ones that have the most potential are the Wonder Woman, Flash and believe it or not “Aquaman” because of the way you set that one up. I like the ideas of the others but there’s too much crossing over, and the use of Checkmate like S.H.I.E.L.D. makes it even more of a mirror image. I think if anything play Checkmate dirty. Like they start off as seeming ebenvolent but you find out their agenda is really to try and captrue all these superhumans and make them work for them. I also think that the Super Max movie is a greta idea for a Green Arrow flick, have him pop up in JL and then go undercover at the prison.

      • Juggernaut

        I like the Checkmate idea and the Super Max story arc would be great for Green Arrow! That would be a good first film.The begining would be a bit reminiscent of the begining Batman Begins but it would be awesome.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          Exactly. Hell if he shows in JL, you can have a quick flashback to him with the team, and then gearing up for this solo mission that Batman set him up with.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Gotta say though, Mitra does not have the body for WW. I’d go with Lynn Collins after her portrayal of Dejah Thoris in John Carter.

      • Juggernaut

        She’s not exotic looking enough in my opinion.

        • Juggernaut

          What about SErinda Swan?!?!?

    • Leshamonbilton

      I like your ideas makes since and could work. My only concern is that people would think that DC is trying to be like Marvel. I think starting off with JL movie would be the best bet and then other spinoffs for some of the characters. And I love your cast except for WW. Gina Catania is who I would choose.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Who is Gina Catania? I looked her up on IMDB.com and found nothing. Do you mean Gina Carano? She’s got the skills, and the look but not the acting chops.

        • Juggernaut

          I thought the same.

        • Leshamonbilton

          I meant Carano, sorry about that. Hell yeah she has skills and probably wouldn’t cost alot either. Acting, will WW is kinda one dimensional no crying ot sad moments for her she is a worrier so is Gina. You telling me she can’t show that intensity as a actor and worrier? I think she can. I agree with you Lynn Collins was good in JC especially after I saw those thighs lol! She would be my second choost.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            Yeah, sorry can’t get behind that statement. She’s a warrior yes but she should still have some emotional depth. Part of what Wonder Woman embodies is Hope and she’s in my mind the meotional heart of the justice league. So having he be a one note cardboard cut out wouldn’t work for me. I think Carano with a few more roles, and some acting lessons could pull it off, but not now. Collins is just perfect. She basically played WW in JC. The regality, the strength, the intelligence, the emotion. the piecing blue eyes and black hair. *Wipes droolfrom his mouth* Sorry. She was F-I-N-E!

  • Leshamonbilton

    Despool you are right. I think it can work. The only solo movies I want to see is WW, Flash, and maybe Martian Manhunter and GP. Anything else is not important. And you what those movies don’t have to be a trilogy either, one or two movies for those ones and a shit load of JL movies. What you guys think?

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I could get behind a one off Martian manhunter movie (Superman meets Batman) or a Flash or Wonder Woman flick. Flash could be a trilogy, WW could be two or three but could be just one.

  • Leshamonbilton

    Tell me what you guys think, the whole JL movie”s” should be the crises on invinite earths story arc. It would take 3 to 4 movies to tell the story.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      WAY too much! That’d be a great animated piece as you wouldn’t have rights issues for characters for the most part, but there are so many characters in that story that it’d get jumbled and lost.

      Darkseid definitely makes the most sense, as in the New 52 version. Or Despero.

      • Leshamonbilton

        You’re telling me that DC/WB do not own the rights to most of if not all of the important characters to do the movie? Who has what? But I think this is the ultimate story cause some
        Heros die, right? That would be different and surprising at the same time. Seeing superboy prime be dark and murderess and crazy would be dope.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          No to get them all in one movie. It took DC a long time to be able to do a Justice League cartoon, let alone a big budget film. And then it took them a while to get the rights to use alot of other characters that showed up. Same as in the current Young Justice cartoon. They wanted Wonder Girl but she was tied up until they had started the show, so she showed up in season 2.

          And as a fanboy i agree The Crisis stories would make for epic films. As a movie fan, reveiwer, etc. I have to say that it just wouldn;t work. Again TOO much going on. Those stories pretty much go with the idea that people already know who everyone is. Add in alternate versions of characters, people dying, cosmic entities, and time travel and you’ve lost most of the mainstream audience. Thats why i said an animated version would be best. Those are FOR the fans and would be able to pretty much hit the ground running.

          • Juggernaut

            Her’s a thought, do an altered version of the Sinestro Corps. story arc with the JL heroes uniting with Hal to take down Sinestro’s gathered forces.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I could see that but only if we build the Sinestro Corps up from the second GL film and throw in the Manhunters and then it’d be like the big finale of the Sinestro Corps war in the comics.

  • seth

    Is there any studio more inept than Warner Bros. when it comes to creating films about their characters? They absolutely should have let Joss Whedon make WW. Dumb execs poking their nose into everything!