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Upcoming DC Comics Movies - New DC Justice League Movie News!
So a new report from Variety has revealed that DC/Warner will give a DC Justice League movie some major priority and push. This new Justice League movie news has been breaking out all over the internet of late, and is it such a surprise? I mean, is it really news?
I think we can all figure out that DC/Warner's change of heart about this project is largely due to the major success of the Avengers movie. Now, a DC Justice League movie is worthy of some effort.
According to variety, Warner signed on "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall to pen the Justice League movie sometime last year when the Avengers were getting assembled. Warner tried to state that the decision was "in anticipation" of the Avengers. Not because of it's success.
Horsepucky! Everyone knew that the "anticipation" of the Avengers was going to have the movie a major hit when it hit theaters. Who didn't predict it? Who couldn't help notice all the hype surrounding the Avengers?
So according to Warner, it's been several months since Beall has been hired on, but yet no script has been written or turned in. Sound familiar, guys?
Beall does have an excuse, however. He's been tied up with the new Lethal Weapon reboot. Yes, you heard that right - A Lethal Weapon reboot. Ugh! LAME!
Why We Shouldn't Get In A Huff About This New Justice League Movie News!
Although it would rock my world if this truly meant that a DC Justice League movie was really in the works, I wouldn't get all excited like a chimpanzee that just found a banana over this recent news of putting the most iconic superheroes in one epic film.
A DC Justice League movie was in the works prior to this recent development. Mad Max director, George Miller, was set to direct the film when production stalled and then fizzled out in 2008.
2008's Justice League film was set to have Adam Brody as the Flash, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and an unknown Armie Hammer as Batman. According to Warner Bros., lack of tax breaks and the WGA strike, which made it impossible to hire a writer to rewrite that script stalled that version.
I can see the WGA strike affecting production, but tax breaks? C'mon Warner! That's ubber lame considering that the film could've made billions. Greedy toads!
Yes, this recent news does suggest a new step towards seeing a Justice League movie, but who knows? Beall has an extremely tough job to make it highly believable why the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern would unite into a super group to begin with.
As the credo for most writers goes, "What, where, when, how, and why?" are the questions that really plague this movie. How do the Justice League all meet each other and why?
The Problem With DC Characters and the DCU!
To say that screenwriter Beall has a challenging script to write is an understatement. DC Characters will not be easy to combine into one film.
For one, most of them exist in made up cities like Gotham and Metropolis. Even worse, some of them are from entirely mythological realms like Wonder Woman's Greek Themyscira and Aquaman's Atlantis.
Green Lantern is also from a fictional city, but at least they specified which state he's from - California!
Now, with the Avengers, four out five of them is from a real place on the planet earth, minus Thor. Captain America is from New York, Tony Stark from Long Island, Black Widow from Russia, Hawkeye born in Waverly, Iowa, and Dr. Bruce Banner became the Hulk at a research facility in New Mexico.
The only one who comes from an extremely made up, mythological world is Thor, and it wasn't easy to write how he suddenly finds himself on earth from Asgard. Marvel did do a great job with that one, I must add.
With the Justice League, every single one of them comes from a made up city, world, realm, whatever! Does the Amazonian princess just one day decide to go to earth for ice cream?
Would they even explain where they're from, how they got here, and why, or would they just all show up at some disastrous event just because they heard it on the news and were bored? The development of characters would be seriously missing if they did that.
All I have to say, and truly mean from the bottom of my heart, is good luck Mr. Will Beall!
More DC Comics Upcoming Movie News!
Okay, despite my huff about the new Justice League movie news, Warner has released some more news concerning other members of the Justice League. This news concerns Wonder Woman and the Flash.
It seems Warner has brought in another writer to take a stab at a Wonder Woman movie story. One of the three writers of "Green Lantern," Michael Goldenberg, has been reported to pen the script.
But who would play Wonder Woman? Visit the link to vote or give your suggestion on Who should Wonder Woman be in Wonder Woman the movie?
It seems Warner also can't get off past scriptwriters. The two other "Green Lantern" writers, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green, are working on a screenplay for "The Flash."
Seriously, with all the talented writers in the world, you can't find someone else to pen the scripts for your movies? Guys, the Green Lantern movie was NOT that good at all. Why would you hire them to pen even more lousy stories for your A-list characters.
Get some fresh blood WB. Maybe then you can get your other superheroes to the big screen and have some awesome movies besides Batman movies!
I truly hope these movies do get made, especially a DC Justice League movie, but I'm also cynical from Warner's past failing attempts. Most comic book fans are.
Visit the link to see which DC Comics Upcoming Movies that are actually coming to the screen in 2012 and 2013.
After the success of the Avengers, DC/Warner confirmed a Justice League movie slated for 2015 release to compete with an Avengers sequel. However, a little before the release of Man of Steel, DC/Warner confirmed that a Justice League movie would depend on whether Man of Steel was successful.
After Zack Snyder's Man of Steel was released this year and proved to be successful enough, DC/Warner scratched a Justice League movie and announced at the San Diego Comic Con that a Batman and Superman team up would be the follow up to Man of Steel. Also, recently, it was confirmed that Ben Affleck was to be the new Batman and Bruce Wayne in the Man of Steel sequel. This decision was met with wide criticism. Fans even ran a petition against Ben Affleck starring as the new Batman.
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