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TOE
02-23-2007, 05:40 PM
i know its not Marvel but what the hey: :)

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117960018.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Justice prevails for Warner Bros.
Studio eyeing DC superhero team feature
By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK

DC Comics super-team Justice League is heading for the bigscreen.


Michele and Kieran Mulroney

Batman may meet up with Superman on the bigscreen after all -- along with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and all the rest of DC Comics' biggest names.
Warner Bros., with its major appetite for fresh franchises, is looking to make a feature based on super team the Justice League of America, hiring writing duo Kiernan and Michele Mulroney to pen the script.

It's the first major action the studio has taken on the project.

Feature film is bound to include some combination of DC's most iconic superheroes, although the studio wouldn't confirm which ones they might be. It's unlikely that the studio and DC Comics, a division of Warner, would opt to feature second-tier characters.

Since its inception in 1960, JLA has featured almost every major hero in the DC Comics universe, although the core team has largely remained the same: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter.

The heroes typically band together to fight alien menaces or groups of supervillains.

"The Justice League of America has been a perennial favorite for generations of fans, and we believe their appeal to film audiences will be as strong and diverse as the characters themselves," Warner prexy of production Jeff Robinov said in announcing the hiring of the Mulroneys.

In taking on the ambitious project, Warner faces several conundrums.

Warner Senior VP Dan Lin will oversee for the studio.

Now that the Batman and Superman film franchises have been revived, does the studio go after Christian Bale ("Batman Begins") and Brandon Routh ("Superman Returns") to star in a Justice League pic? Studio is also trying hard to bring Wonder Woman to the bigscreen.

To a large degree, casting will depend upon the story arc for the JLA feature and at what point in the superheroes' lives the plot takes place.

Warner also must deal with myriad producers working on the Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman franchises.

Studio dropped its efforts to make "Batman vs. Superman" in order to focus on relaunching "Batman" and "Superman" as individual properties, which it has done.

Filmmakers Chris Nolan ("Batman Begins") and Bryan Singer ("Superman Returns") are each on board to helm the next installments in the two respective franchises. Nolan's "The Dark Knight" is eyeing a 2008 release and the next "Superman," 2009.

The potential payoff of bringing JLA to theaters can't be ignored by Warner, which turns out more tentpoles than any other studio.

Comicbook fans have long clamored for a movie version of JLA, and word of the Warner project is certain to be a hot topic at New York Comic Con, which unspools today in Gotham.

JLA has spawned several cartoon TV series, including 1960s and '70s show "Super Friends" and current Cartoon Network skein "Justice League Unlimited" from Warner Bros. Animation.

The Mulroneys -- Kieran is the brother of thesp Dermot Mulroney -- caught the attention of studios around town with their rewrite of "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" for Fox.

Other screenplay projects include "On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction," "Paper Man" and "Worst Case."

Kieran and Michele Mulroney are repped by Creative Artists Agency and Management 360.

SolidLiquidFox
02-23-2007, 05:48 PM
This is going to bomb.

I would be in for a well made Kingdom Come movie. I think the real aspect of it would translate well to the big screen.

King Darkness
02-23-2007, 05:50 PM
I wonder if they will go after Bale and Routh? If so, just those 2 would comand a hell of a price. I can only imagine what the final cost on the cast alone would be if they go for big names on all the parts.

I guess they could do an X-Men thing, cast big names in the larger parts, Bats and Supes, then a bunch a "no-names" for the rest of the crew.

Darth Caedus
02-23-2007, 05:51 PM
This is going to bomb.

I would be in for a well made Kingdom Come movie. I think the real aspect of it would translate well to the big screen.

I agree with both your points. There are just some stories that can't be translated into a live-action movie. I think that JL is one of them. Kingdom Come would blow my mind if they made it.

TOE
02-23-2007, 05:53 PM
i'm more saddened by the canceling of Batman vs Superman movie :monkey2 :monkey2

SolidLiquidFox
02-23-2007, 05:58 PM
I agree with both your points. There are just some stories that can't be translated into a live-action movie. I think that JL is one of them. Kingdom Come would blow my mind if they made it.

Can you imagine that final battle when Captain Marvel shows up and all hell breaks lose? :drool :drool :drool :drool

hairlesswookiee
02-23-2007, 06:00 PM
LAME... sounds like DC is trying to get a piece of Marvel's movie action.

Batty
02-23-2007, 06:05 PM
C'mon, do we really need more DC bashing?

Most people know the names of all the main JLA members. And the cartoon series was really well done. I think it would be cool if DC could do to the JLA what Singer did with the X-Men. They just need the right director and writer.

gdb
02-23-2007, 06:36 PM
I loved the relaunching of JLA on Smallville and was of the thinking it might prove to be a spin-off. I'd be all over that.

The ill Jedi
02-23-2007, 06:39 PM
LAME... sounds like DC is trying to get a piece of Marvel's movie action.

Trying to 'snatch the pebble from the master's hand'! :D

gabberjawa
02-23-2007, 07:34 PM
I'm very skeptical that this will get off the ground at all. Who is going to direct a monstrosity of this kind?

Still, if the WB goes against the unlikely odds and lands a top director along with Routh and Bale, it'll be something.

Natrix
02-23-2007, 08:18 PM
Since when is the JL a Marvel property?? :rolleyes:

Darklord Dave
02-23-2007, 08:28 PM
This sounds like a bad idea, although Smallville pulled it off fairly successfully. The main problem with X-Men was there were too many characters to service and they only succeeded by focusing on one or two.

But this sounds like a nightmare and could jeopardize other franchises. Why build one franchise when you could have 7?
They are developing everyone but Jon Jonzz for their own features. And WB pummelled Singer to get the Superman Returns budget down, imagine the budget for this thing?

TOE
02-23-2007, 08:31 PM
Since when is the JL a Marvel property?? :rolleyes:

:lol its not. That's why I wrote in the beggining of the primary post:

"i know its not Marvel but what the hey :)"

:D

Batty
02-23-2007, 08:37 PM
I just don't think it'll happen any time soon. How many years has Wonder Woman been in development hell?

Natrix
02-23-2007, 08:56 PM
:lol its not. That's why I wrote in the beggining of the primary post:

"i know its not Marvel but what the hey :)"

:D

I know, I was just mocking you for not putting it in the Other Discussions forum where it fits.

Scarlet
02-23-2007, 08:56 PM
I'd LOVE a Kingdome Come movie.

Cap Marvel(Shazam) rocks!

But I love Marvel comics more. :D

Ven
02-23-2007, 08:56 PM
But I love Marvel comics more. :D

I don't know you anymore. :monkey1

Scarlet
02-23-2007, 09:03 PM
You've always known I'm a Spidey fan bro.:lol

Ven
02-23-2007, 09:06 PM
wait wait wait, so you mean to tell me all this time that you actually liked scarlet spiderman?!?!?


wait wait!! who the **** is scarlet spiderman? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:






haha just kidding bro.



I want a Kingdom Come movie!!

The Mike
02-23-2007, 10:52 PM
I guess they could do an X-Men thing, cast big names in the larger parts, Bats and Supes, then a bunch a "no-names" for the rest of the crew.

When both Bale and Routh were signed their contracts included two films and a third possible "crossover" film that originally was intended to be Superman vs. Batman....since that was scrapped this might be the option film.....either way both Bale and Routh have said they love the characters and have no problem being typecasted in them....

It could work but its got a lot going against it......They'd need a villian big enough to require so much power can anyone say DARKSEID?

The Mike
08-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Man I had to dig to find the existing thread....


Justice League to Start Filming Next Year?
Source: Herald Sun August 5, 2008

In an article at the Herald Sun in which director George Miller praises Megan Gale's screen test for Wonder Woman in the Justice League live-action movie, the following bit was dropped as well:

Initially slated to be filmed Down Under, Miller conceded production had been moved offshore, with a plan to resume filming next year.

We'll have to wait and see if Warner Bros. Pictures confirms the above at some point down the line.

So, in case you were wondering so far Wondy might look like this if Justice League: 90210 actually goes through.

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/megan-gale.jpg

I already don't like where this casting is going.

RJMacReady16
08-04-2008, 11:51 PM
I dunno, she's pretty frackin' hot...

But they should scrap this "young JLA" P.O.S and keep it waiting in the wings for when Nolan's vision of Batman is (hopefully) completed as a trilogy and they've officially run out of original ideas (if that's possible for Nolan).

Then they can always escort in this fiasco of cinematic travesty for three or four films, ruin every character's image, let them all die off for five or six years, and remake Batman Begins.

God I hate me....

creature4000
08-05-2008, 10:06 AM
Why this won't work.... The costumes!

They's have to change the costumes. It worked for X-men because of the characters/story.

It won't work for JLA because the characters are all over the place. Batman works in TDK film because it's dark. Superman worked because that film was light and reflected the comic. Wonder woman wouldn't look like Wonder woman at all.

DarkKnight2k4
08-05-2008, 11:25 AM
Looks Amazonian hot to me.

http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/L+Oreal+Melbourne+Fashion+Festival+Opening+780puAp Tjhhl.jpg

Natrix
08-05-2008, 02:10 PM
Man I had to dig to find the existing thread....



So, in case you were wondering so far Wondy might look like this if Justice League: 90210 actually goes through.

http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/images/gallery/megan-gale.jpg

I already don't like where this casting is going.

Casting was already finished months ago when it was first scheduled to start filming unless they are going to be recasting the rest of the characters now due to the delay of getting this going.

Here was the initial casting:

Adam Brody - The Flash

Common - Green Lantern

Armie Hammer Jr. - Batman

D.J. Cotrona - Superman (rumored)

Megan Gale - Wonder Woman

Hugh Keays-Byrne - Martian Manhunter

Teresa Palmer - Talia Al Ghul (rumored)

The Mike
08-05-2008, 07:36 PM
Initial reports are that the contracts were allowed to lapse and the production has to go back and resign. There has been grumblings of changes but nothing solid until WB makes an official announcement of the Greenlight.

The Mike
08-07-2008, 12:58 AM
Jay talks JLA and Seth
Aug 4, 2008
Source: JoBlo.com
by: Mike Sampson

Just yesterday I had the opportunity to talk with TROPIC THUNDER star Jay Baruchel on the phone. Yes, it was a beautifully sunny in New Jersey but I stayed inside to talk to Jay, who I think is one of the funniest guys around. We talked a lot about TROPIC THUNDER, Montreal and fighting Michael Cera but that'll all come in due time. For now I wanted to share some brief tidbits on some of Jay's upcoming projects - JUSTICE LEAGUE and JAY AND SETH VS. THE APOCALYPSE. If you'll remember, Jay had signed on to star as the lead villian, Max Lord, in George Miller's JUSTICE LEAGUE before the project was postponed by Warner Bros. Jay said that they movie they were going to make would be "the greatest ^^^^^ing superhero movie of all time," but where is it?

Well it's been postponed indefinitely. And it keeps getting postponed. And each time it gets postponed, the chances of it getting made seem to decrease...It's never been officially over. So there's always that. In a heartbeat I would drop whatever I had going on to do that. That movie and what I get to do in it is like nothing I've ever seen or would ever get a chance to do again.

Interesting. So it seems like the cast is still in place should the film ever bubble up out of development hell. Yet, Jay didn't sound too optimistic and while he looked back on that time fondly ("the most amount of fun I've ever had"), I got the impression he wasn't holding out hope.

The Mike
08-13-2008, 09:19 PM
Hey Mods? How about you move this to the Movies/TV Section? The title of the film has been revealed...

Justice League movie 'will resume filming next year' says director
By David Bentley on Aug 5, 08 01:11 PM in Hot rumours

IT MAY be called Justice League Mortal but it's still very much alive, according to director George Miller.

Miller, who also helmed Oscar-winning animated movie Happy Feet, says production on the troubled DC comics superhero team-up movie - earlier said to have been shelved - will restart next year, but not in Australia where the project failed to get vital tax concessions.

He added that he was dazzled by the audition given by Aussie supermodel Megan Gale (pictured above), who was chosen to play Wonder Woman in the movie. He is convinced she is perfect for the role of the Amazon princess.

The 5ft 10ins fashion model apparently "blitzed the opposition", Miller told Australia's Herald Sun newspaper.

"She got the job because she blitzed her screen test. I mean, I had no idea she was so good," Miller said.

"She walked into our office in Sydney and read the part. She has done some Italian movies, but I didn't think she would be as good as she was. But once she read we all looked around at each other and said, 'Well, there's no question'."

Miller (right) revealed that the 32-year-old 'glamazon' had only a few hours of acting training before her audition.

Justice League Mortal had been slated to be filmed in Australia Miller conceded production had been moved offshore, with a plan to resume filming next year.

In June, trade magazine Variety had reported: "The studio [Warner Bros] is likely to revisit a gross deal it made a long time ago for director George Miller to direct Justice League, expected to go into production soon."

In the film, Wonder Woman and the other Justice League members - Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter - join forces to stop evil businessman Maxwell Lord, who has mind-control powers. In the comicbooks, Lord died but he was resurrected when his consciousness was downloaded into a robot.

Canadian actor Jay Baruchel (left), rumoured to be playing a young version of Maxwell Lord, or one of his henchmen, has just told a Canadian movie website he was keen for the movie to go ahead.

"I really, really hope it happens. It was the coolest thing in the world for a nerd like me," says 26-year-old Baruchel, who is best known from last year's Knocked Up, Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby and the TV series Undeclared. "It was going to be awesome."

"Everyone on the internet was hating our movie," Baruchel says, responding to fanboy fears about the project's lack of major stars and the fact it would have cast a new Batman and Superman rather than featuring Christian Bale (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) and Brandon Routh (Superman Returns). "But you know us cast members were psyched that everybody was gunning for us because it would have only meant people would have been blown away that much more. We knew the bulk of the detractors would have been silenced."

BXCOLLECTOR
10-30-2008, 09:18 PM
any new info on this movie

The Mike
12-01-2008, 09:52 PM
Another nail in the coffin of this film which was already killed but some still will not accept it...

George Miller Officially Off Justice League
Source-Dark Horizons December 1, 2008


Dark Horizons reports that filmmaker George Miller appeared on Sydney-based morning talk show "Sunrise" on Monday and confirmed he's no longer involved with the Justice League movie in any capacity.

Miller indicated that if the project does get going again, he expects that it'll be recast as "the studios seem to want bigger stars in their superhero movies now."

Miller added that he'd like to work with Mel Gibson again and while the actor doesn't want to do the "Mad Max" script he wrote, he hasn't given up on that possibility just yet.