Thursday, September 20, 2007

Justice League Movie Rushing Into Production

Variety reports today that Warners is moving ahead "aggressively" with a big screen adaption of Justice League to serve as their superhero tentpole for Summer 2009. George Miller (Mad Max, Happy Feet) will direct a script by husband & wife team Kieran & Michele Mulroney.

While Superman and Batman will lead the JLA team, neither Brandon Routh nor Christian Bale are expected to reprise their roles, which are being recast. Their respective franchises are expected to continue, however.

Yeah--*that* won't confuse people. (Bale and Batman franchise director Chris Nolan have expressed their, eh, misgivings about the Warner Brothers plan.)

Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman are also in the lineup (what, no Green Lantern?!). Any or all could spinoff to their own features.

Anyway, as much as I want to see a Justice League movie, I want to see it done *right*, not rushed into production as strike insurance... which is exactly what this is.

The WGA, SAG, and other showbiz unions may well go on strike next June, so all the studios are rushing projects into production now -- whether they're ready or not. I understand their position: it's better--for them--than being left with no tentpoles for Summer 2009.

But it ain't better for us. This movie's gonna suck. :(


Anonymous Stephen J. Xanthos said...

*ugh* How painfully lame. Agreed on all point. I see massive suckage on the horizon for 2009.

Here's hoping this is just a viscious fanboy rumor...

9/21/07, 12:27 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Vicious fanboy rumors don't usually make it into Variety. :(

However, the article quotes sources that say they won't believe this is actually happening until the first day of shooting... That's how on-the-fly this thing is being done. It could fall apart at any second (oh, if wishing made it so!)

9/21/07, 4:29 PM  

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