Friday, September 21, 2007

JUSTICE For WB

There've been rumors of a live action movie based on DC Comics' Justice League, which unites superhero mainstays Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc. for about as long as there's been an Internet. Up to this point I've mostly dismissed these rumors as the wishful thinking of fevered fanboys, but they took a huge step toward reality today with Variety's announcement that director George Miller, he of Mad Max and Babe fame, has signed on the dotted line to bring DC's seminal super-team to the big screen.

In anticipation of impending strikes, Warner execs are rushing this one to the screen, which is generally not a good sign, as whenever studio execs are more worried about release dates than the actual story, we wind up with things like 2001's Planet of the Apes, and last year's X-Men 3. Another point of concern, this movie will stand separate from the still-ongoing Batman and Superman big screen franchises, so no Christian Bale and no Brandon Routh playing their respective alter-egos.

Who will step into their heroic roles, who will be joining them on the team? More news when and if it develops.

2 comments:

Victoria said...

It does make me wonder if it will be a cross-over Wonder Woman though (if that movie ever *does* get made)?

Zaki said...

Probably not, I'm guessing.