Turns 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…
Via : Variety