Justice For All
The Avengers blew up the box office this year, and with the success of one of Marvel’s premiere super teams in the theatres, fans are wondering if DC will ever bring a team effort to the screen. You may remember that last year Warner Bros. President Jeff Robinov mentioned that The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel would be followed in 2013 by a Justice League movie. And while some may have forgotten about it amidst all of the Avengers hype, Warner Bros. has not.
According to Variety, while Marvel was filming its billion dollar blockbuster, Warner Bros. was quietly working on their own superhero-team movie. Gangster Squad writer Will Beall has been given the assignment of writing the Justice League script. Beall has gained quite a bit of favor at Warner Bros. who has hired him to script the studio’s reboot of Lethal Weapon and a remake of Logan’s Run.
This will be the second big push for a Justice League movie. Several years ago George Miller (Mad Max) was set to direct a JL movie from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). The ensemble cast was to have Adam Brody as The Flash, Armie Hammer as Batman, D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and Common as Green Lantern. In January 2008 the studio pulled the plug on production due to a lack of tax incentives, plus work couldn’t be done on the script with a writers strike happening at the time, and there were concerns that an actors strike could follow the writers.
It’s still a matter of wait and see at this point, but Warner Bros. seems committed to developing DC Comics characters for movies. Two of the Green Lantern writers, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green, were tapped to write The Flash script for director Greg Berlanti. And another of the Green Lantern writer, Michael Goldenberg, was hired to script Wonder Woman.” Also, Brad Peyton is working on a new draft of Lobo, and John Kamps and David Koepp are developing Spy vs. Spy as a potential project for Ron Howard to direct.