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Let Those Who Worship Evil's Might, fear not my power... Tyrese Gibson's Light?

Hey folks, Harry here - Seem's ol Sauriol is the man with the sight on Justice League secrets. Over at his BackRow Chatter column - his source is telling him that Tyrese Gibson is in the running right now for the part of John Stewart/Green Lantern. There appears to be others in the talks - but to read a great breakdown on the casting rumors on JUSTICE LEAGUE - check out Patrick's column at this location! Meanwhile - how do you want to see a Justice League movie cast? Do you want recognizable actors in these roles or would you prefer actors that could be signed to long contracts to ensure a long series of JUSTICE LEAGUE movies? Or would you prefer a flexible line-up of JLA members - so it wouldn't just be the same heroes each time?

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  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by spikebad666

    I can't believe it!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Bring in Hal Jordan!

    by Sandinista

    Comeone, someone had to bitch.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    GL

    by Lt. Kaffee

    i'd rather just have a green lantern movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Bring it

    by playahatersball

    Indeed, begin the bringing of it.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    dayum

    by Larry Sellers

    Can't have a bunch of white people saving the world.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    Now that I got that out of the way...

    by spikebad666

    I sincerely hope that they go with lesser known actors for this movie so that they can be singed for more. However, in the case of Green Lantern, you can actually have John Stewart die in the first film and have either Hal Jordon or Kyle Rayner replace him in the sequels. But they'll probably get a lot of shit for killing the only black guy (Unless Laurence Fishburn is the Martian Manhunter) so they'll probably just stick with John Stewart. I really don't mind who it is however, just as long as it's casted right. No STARS! Except for Laurence Fishburn. He really is perfect for the Martian Manhunter.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    my first choice for GL

    by waggy

    Jamie Bamber (Apollo on BSG) as a Hal Jordan/Kyle Rayner hybrid. that said, if they need a token black, give me 5 minutes and i'll be back with a better choice for John Stewart.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Henry Simmons...

    by TELF

    Give him a holiday from Shark. Tyrese is useless.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    No Bale/Routh = Mistake

    by jfp2007

    It's going to confuse audiences and especially since more Bale/Routh movies are coming out. Bale is contractually obligated to make "Shadow of the Bat" and Routh signed up for 3 Superman movies. It's not like they are going to change the suits, so this makes it even worse.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    WELLING FOR SUPES! WELLING FOR SUPES!

    by Mike_D

    Tom Welling...dammit.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Have actors fit the parts! Not just "young hot" actors.

    by Violator90

    This is the shit I hate about Hollywood fucking around with a super hero movie. Don't get people just because of (1)they're hot looking, (2) are famous or (3) are the favor-of-the-month. Get lesser know actors that FIT the parts both visually and character quality wise. Now Laurence Fishburn would be great, he has that classic manner that fits Hal Jordon more; at least that's my opinion. I wouldn't mind Fishburn play Hal Jordon if it does come to that. But I would make him as Martian Manhunter just because the dude is one of the best acters out there and deserves a big part like this. But Tyrese Gibson as Green Lantern. . . really bad choice. Terrence Howard, now we're talking. Get Howard as John Stewart and we go a solid Green Lantern. Now if Hollywood would stop dicking around and start looking for some actors that FIT THE CHARACERS!!!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Good Choice!

    by theonecalledshoe

    He can do it.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST

    my choice for GL part 2

    by waggy

    and i'm back. quick run-through of my dvd collection surprised me with how white my movies are, but i came up with Idris Elba (Stringer Bell on The Wire) and Michael Jace (Julien on The Shield) as 2 possible John Stewarts who'd be better than Tyrese

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Terrence Howard would be good too

    by waggy

    but he's already War Machine and my brain still has trouble processing an actor as two different superheroes.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    Good call on Simmons

    by liljuniorbrown

    He would be the best GL in the Jon Stewart realm. Now if we can just get David Borenaz in there somewhere this might just work.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST

    David Borenaz as Batman or Superman

    by liljuniorbrown

    Please, my God it just has to happen. This guy is has to be cast in this movie somewhere.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Consistency - JLA and other comic to movie titles

    by houbou

    I don't care about known or unknown actors. All I would care, is that they can do the part in such a way that you would truly feel they are the heroes they are supposed to represent from the comics. The two best examples of characters that truly seem to come directly from comics to screen, to me have been Judge Dredd (Stallone) and Wolverine (Jackman). And of course, consistency in the sequels, sign `em for the duration. Makes it way more fun and again, believable :) Cheers!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    About no Routh or Bale:

    by DerLanghaarige

    I thought about it last night (Yes, I couldn't sleep and there were no boobs on TV) and I think as confusing as it would be for the audience to continue the "real" franchises with the "real actors" while doing JLA with someone else as Bat-/Superman, it could be even more confusing to put Bale and Routh in it, while their own movies totally ignore the existence of the JL and of course each other.<br> Just my 2 worthless cents. Feel free to ignore me, especially because you definitely know more about the characters and their storylines than me. :)

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    good choice

    by Shakes

    I can see it. I'm sure Justice League isn't going to have the same type of deep personal stuff that Batman Begins or the Spiderman films had. It'll be like the Transformers of superhero films, big and flashy. So with that in mind I'd say go ahead and cast someone who's recognizable but not an A-lister. This is kind of like how when Batman vs. Superman was being prepared Wolfgang Peterson had Jude Law and Colin Farrell in mind, or at least stars of that caliber. As for the coexistence between this movie and the Superman and Batman franchises, as long as they don't do anything to step on eachother's toes it won't confuse audiences. Kind of like in the comics world, how the Batman books are much more grounded in reality while in JLA he's off fighting martians. So long as there's no line in Dark Knight about Batman being "the world's only superhero" or something like that, it should be fine.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Lame

    by Skeets420

    This movies gonna blow no matter whos in it.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Knowing Time-Warner we'll probably get...

    by OtisSpofford

    Dane Cook as Superman, Patrick Warburton as Batman, Delta Burke as Wonder Woman, Shaq as GL, DJ Qualls as Flash, Ryan Seacrest as Aquaman and Freddie Highmore as Impulse. BRING ON THE PAIN!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    btw

    by OtisSpofford

    I've been a DC fan since the Silver Age, and can't understand why people can't handle different actors playing Superman and Batman - in the comics, the art can be extremely different from title to title, as are the versions of the hero by various writers - it never made me doubt this was the same CHARACTER - as long as the actor is good, the costume looks good, the FX, writing and directing top notch, we should all be excited and happy this may finally get made.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I'm exited by this film

    by papabendi

    Although Bale is the best Batman yet I thought Roth was lightweight as Superman. Just watch Chris Reeves' physical presence as both supes and kent and he makes you believe it's two different people. His kent is a likeable goof and his supes is a powerful diety like being. Roth's Kent is a puppy and his Superman is a puppy who can fly. On top of this I like George Miller. I hear his script for 'Thunder Road' was fantasic. His action stuff on a low budget was iconic. I'm excited to see what he does with a lot of money.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:33 p.m. CST

    They shouldn't even use actors!

    by Gozu

    Just feed the lines into a computer and have it do all the lines for us! That'll take care of any remaining vestige of humanity!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Importing or important?

    by Doctor Land

    Hard and crusty day-old loaf of news AICN but did Sauriol really mean Gibson had an "importing" role in "Transformers" or did he mean "important"?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Idris Elba

    by Dradis Contact

    He's an XL

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:46 p.m. CST

    I'll say it again, Powers Boothe should be Batman.

    by Shermdawg

    If they casted him, with a Denis Leary or Christopher Walken as the Joker cameo, I'd be a happy geek.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    mayor roarke?

    by ironic_name

    "cryin' like a baby with a cattle prod in its ass". <P> a line from sin city that was cut from the movie, for some reason. <P> frank 'batshit crazy' miller

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek!

    by ironic_name

    left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P> left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! left cheek! <P>

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    blah.

    by OBSD

    I wished they would use Hal Jordan, but I know that most of the exposure that kids have to the Justice League has been on the Cartoon Network (awesome show, by the way), so they gotta go with a familiar face to sell more happy meals, so they go with John Stewart. If they're going with Stewart I'd rather see an actor like Eamonn Walker in the role. He's knock it out of the park! Also, if they're going with Stewart as Green Lantern, I'd rather this not be an origin movie. I'd like for the filmmakers to at least pretend that there were other GL's out there besides (and before) John Stewart.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Stop the planet of the apes, I want to get off!

    by brokentusk

    Can someone please explain to me why in God's name Warner Bros. are intent on making this imminent shit? Jessica Biel? Tyrese Gibson? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! On a more rational level… you've got Christian Bale – the perfect Bruce Wayne/Batman, and Brandon Routh – a really good choice for Superman who will hopefully have more chance to shine in the sequel (though one has to admit, for all SUPERMAN RETURNS' faults, Brandon Routh did a great job). Which moron at the studio was the one that said, "Okay, so our two actors from these massive franchises DO NOT want to be a part of this film and get paid lots of money... let's just cast two other people in their roles."? A. If your talent isn't interested in making a film because they KNOW it's merely a cash-in with little chance of being something memorable, and B. If you've already found the best actors to play those roles... why push forward and run the risk of fucking up your franchises that have JUST gotten back on track? Unbelievable.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST

    john stewart played by..

    by ironic_name

    ahh, fuck it.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Brandon Routh DID NOT do a good job as Supes.

    by Shermdawg

    He did a mediocre job as a Christoher Reeve impressionist.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Jett, they should go for an older Bats.

    by Shermdawg

    Somebody has to keep those youngins in line.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Phil Morris...

    by SlowBurn

    would be a great John Stewart Green Lantern. But he is already J'onn J'onnzz on Smallville so that's out...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    yeah...B and C listers for this flick.

    by fiester strikes back

    No wonder Biel passed on Wonder Woman.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    This will probably blow. I want Avengers: The Movie!

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Robert Downey Jr as Stark, Edward Norton as Banner, Sam Jackson as Fury... fuck yeah. Except for George Miller's involvement, this JLA thing sounds meh.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:28 p.m. CST

    The BEST cast would surely be....

    by The Biomind

    Eddie Murphy as Green Lantern, Kevin James as Flash, Ben Stiller as Superman, Rick Moranis as Batman, and Eddie Murphy as Wonder Woman (with a body suit). AND they should include the batmobil from the 60s tv series! Will Smith could be Robin.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST

    this movie will probably kick ass

    by ironic_name

    considering how many people here are bitching. <P> "if aicn don't like it, expect a winner, george!"

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    John Stewart

    by robotdevil

    I've got nothing against casting a black actor as Green Lantern, but the character should be Hal Jordan (or at least use Hal's backstory and just call him "john stewart"). Stewart's character is the least interesting of all major GLs (Jordan, Alan Scott, Kyle Reiner, Guy Gardner are all more interesting as characters). If memory serves correctly, in the comics Stewart was literally defined for a long time by his lack of imagination is employing ring and the problems that caused him.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST

    I'd prefer...

    by 11dayempire

    ...for them not to do this movie at all, and concentrate on the Batman and Superman franchises they HAVE.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Tyrese is a good actor; prolly too good for this role.

    by where_are_quints_hobbit_set_reports

    Anyone else see "Baby Boy?" Great film, great performance from Tyrsese. <p> Maybe I am just over the hill or in a pessimistic mood, but it is hard for me to imagine how this could be a good movie, even with a good cast/script/director. I just don't see the potential. Too crowded for a good popcorn flick, too high-budget for something really interesting. <p> I dunno, hope I'm wrong. As it is, superhero movies have worn pretty thin. It's a little sad that this is what 21st century american cinema is all about.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Gangsta' Green Lantern Sucks

    by cowboyone

    As will this rushed, ill advised movie. DC just don't get it. Too many characters for one storyline. The ONLY way to pull this off is animated w/ top voice talent. See the opening sequences for the DC Animated properties (Bruce Timm) and the trailer for last years Mutant Ninja Turtles (JUST the trailer NOT the film!)

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Seems to me X-Men 2 had a

    by Grendel745

    Seems to me X-Men 2 had a huge list of characters and did fairly well and earned some critical praise. Success has less to do with the number of characters (though don't get all boated) and more to do with how those characters are handled. X2 did a pretty good job, X3 did not. Personally, I'd just like to get the people involved in the Justice League Unlimited TV show to do a movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    green lantern movie

    by darthnoodle

    how can there possibly be a green hornet and a green arrow movie before there is a green lantern movie? GL is one of the best characters in the DC universe and he gets nothing. for my money he's #2 behind batman in terms of being an interesting, compelling, and fun character. Seriously, DC movie people suck. they need to learn from the Marvel people. I know WB owns DC, but still there should be more output than there is. At least have a good Animated movie division. C'mon!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:53 p.m. CST

    phaedrus007

    by Dradis Contact

    You should see if you can get your hands on the Green Lantern: Mosaic series by Gerard Jones. I was about to say miniseries since it didn't last very long but it was just a short-lived monthly comic. Really great stuff there I thought.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    This will be straight to DVD

    by jimmy_009

    Watch.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    RE: Clint Howard.

    by kdoc13

    You know, I could see him as Captain Boomerang.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern is a movie trilogy waiting to happen.

    by hank henshaw

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Emerald Dawn (rise of Hal Jordan) is chapter 1. Chapter 2 is Emerald Twilight (destruction of Coast City by alien invaders, Jordan can't understand why the Guardians wont let him fix everything and he turns back on them, he takes down the Corps, one final ring makes it to Kyle Rayner's hand). Chapter 3 Emerald... Night? Knights? A New Dawn? Whatever. Kyle Rayner must find a way to stop Hal Jordan from reforming the universe with his godlike powers. It would be very cool to have the hero of the 1st movie go rogue in the 2nd and villain in the 3rd. Then they could make a 4th movie with a new Green Lantern Corps where some huge threat can be handled only if they bring back Hal Jordan from imprisonment (by Rayner's request), so Hal redeems himself in the end. I think Hal Jordan fans couldn't possibly complain as he would be at the center of all the movies.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    B Grade JLA.

    by P2Rock

    All the news on this is garbage. It is reprehensible that DC WB would run Bats and Supes in parallel to another Bats and Supes in JLA. Shit what would the kids think. WB is far better off developing Flash and Wonder woman properties, which are easier to develop, picking smart scripts and good director ala Begins. Note: Absolutely hate Superman, and Wellling is an absolutely atrocious actor and will always look 18,21 Tommy model. Routh is better but looks gay in Returns (likely due to singer and gay suit)

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Casting

    by Booster Gold Lives

    First of all, they would've been smart to leave Superman and Batman out of the movie altogether -- forget the existing franchises for a second, those two will overshadow everyone else in the film. But that ship has sailed, so whatever. As far as casting, as always, they should be looking at 1) who fits the part and 2) who could potentially carry their own film, should this one pave the way for spinoffs. Unknowns would be the best, but unknowns are tricky; on the other hand, too many names could possibly inflate the budget and lead to cutting corners elsewhere, which leads to a hack film. Personally, I think this film is a mistake waiting to happen, but I'm not in charge. That said, I say to scour the globe for unknowns. At best, you'll launch several careers along with the franchises; at worst, fewer careers will be wrecked.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    supes and bats

    by jedimindflayer

    gotta admit, this flick without big boyscout and pointyears isn't necessarily a dealbreaker; their absence could be dealt with credibly (another mission, just off-screen, etc) and still have a solid story. later, if bale and routh want in, they can be brought in.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    PLEASE don't make the JLA cast consist of 20-something

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Party Kidz! ALL of the cast needs to be between the ages of 30-40 with the exception of the Flash and, yes, possibly GL (though I'd much prefer Hal Jordan--understand the need for a non-white hero though).<BR><BR>You know, if they did go with a 30 something cast, the movie would be 100% more likely to be taken seriously by film critics. Hell, they've got a Grade A director--why not go an artistically daring direction with the cast as well.<BR><BR>I am incredibly sick of seeing "young, beautiful" and not particularly talented actorlings take on roles that make them seem too big for their britches (case in point: Bosworth and Routh in SR). Yes, BATMAN BEGINS works, but only because it's a Year 1 story (and because old Bale is one of the best in the business). <BR><BR>WB: lease please please don't cast "fresh faced," TV actor-models. If you're taking this more seriously than, say, Marvel's lame FANTASTIC FOUR series, I'd like JLA to have a suitably grown-up superhero cast, please.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Michael Keaton

    by king_ghidorah

    Just a thought...how about bringing Michael Keaton back as an aged Batman. Deff. would need to hit the gym but I gurantee that would fill theater seats..

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    i though Stewart was already busy doing the Oscars...

    by newc0253

    ha, you telling me i'm the first one on this talkback to make that joke?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Guy Gardner...

    by casinoskunk

    Jake Busey

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    "Fear Not My Powers"?

    by casinoskunk

    I am pretty sure it is "beware my power". Fear Not, would make is so that they should not be affraid of his power. or did i miss a joke in there?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    If Tyrese is being considered

    by veritasses

    I guess they ain't aiming for quality.... And the Suits wonder why their multi-million dollar investments don't make a ton of money. It's not internet piracy you A-Holes. It's because you put no-talent hacks on your payroll! If you want to maximize your chances of making profit, hire quality! And that goes for the guy writing the screenplay too!

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Not bad.

    by Anna Valerious

    Heck, they even have a John Stewart Green Lantern at the Six Flags parks.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    i like the dane cook as superman idea...

    by irrelevntelefant

    little bow wow as john stewart, paris hilton as wonder woman and carlos "i steal 90% of my jokes" mencia as the flash... he can even keep the stache from heartbreak kid

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    so sad on all sides

    by MC-909

    First of all, no one outside of Geekdom knows who GL is or what his powers are. No one fucking cares. All people will see will be a black superhero. "ooh, that's so different". All this talk about "Hal Jordan or John Stewart" is straight-up retarded. WHO CARES??? No one, in REAL life, gives a fuck about Hal Jordan or whoever GL is. Face it geeks. <p> Secondly, Hollywood is gonna do whatever it wants. They gave the internet community a chance to help movies (Serentiy, Snakes on a Plane)....yeah, thanks a lot internet. Those are two of the best movies ever. Those internet guys must really know what they're talking about. <p> Thirdly, and I cannot stress this enough...no one fucking cares who plays who. No one even knows what the dumb-ass JLA is. I like Tyrese and I'm glad he might finally have a big role to fill. But when it comes down to it: NO ONE CARES.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    all this time...

    by MC-909

    All this time you guys spend talking shit on a message board would be better spent coming up with your own superhero. <p> Aintitcoolman. His powers consist of a superhuman ability to bitch and whine about inconsequential shit that, in the end, never mattered in the first place.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:47 p.m. CST

    I love it when geeks rant about geeks...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    taking the role of some self-righteous hipster just coming in briefly to shake up the dorky nerds and let them know how uncool they are. Yeah, I'm talking 'bout you, MC-909. Clue train: you're posting messages on this site. And you named yourself after a keyboard. You're most certainly a geek.<BR><BR> But, hey man--you're so fucking right on every point. No one but fucing geeks know ANYthing about the fucking "dumb-ass" JLA. Just like no one knew about those fucking dumb-ass LORD OF THE RINGS films or--hey--those fucking dumb-ass SPIDERMAN films. Or those fucking dumb-ass STAR WARS films. Or those fucking dumb-ass HARRY POTTER films. You really want me to continue shaming you? Bring it on. <BR><BR> Fucking dumb-ass.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    why not just do Hal Jordan!

    by tristeele

    I'm the biggest JLA fan and this project seems doomed to failure. Cast freaking unknowns (except for Bale & Routh) and get this baby going. I love yah George Miller - but this project stinks of too many execs with their hand in the cookie jar.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Superhero Movies

    by #1 Zero

    I always that that Matt Dillon would make a good older superman. He's got the jawline and the deep voice. The real question is will this be a fantastic four or something better. It will also probably be really weird with four different actors playing roles (superman and batman) in movie series that may go on during the same time period. And what are we to expect from George Miller. It's been a while since Mad Max and much closer to "Babe" and "Happy Feet". I think the studios were basing their decision on the more family fare he's done and might go in that direction rather than anything as "edgy" as mad max.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    BABE: PIG IN THE CITY

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Miller's best work to date. I'm telling you, it is. The film bombed because it was too exciting and dark. I'm serious. The film is sheer genius.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:14 p.m. CST

    I don't know shit about comics

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    But as a movie goer, I still have some trouble picturing this movie. It just feel like one of those things that aren't supposed to happen. Anyway, one time my comic-book freak of a cousin told me about this story with all DC heroes in the future, all old and stuff... maybe if they made a movie out of that maybe it would work. But a movie version of the superfriends cartoon... hmmmm...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Maybe maybe

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    maybe maybe maybe. Perhaps.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Routh Haters!

    by sirbroiler

    HBO has been playing the shizzle out of Superman Returns lately - and I'm convinced Routh is getting a bad rap. He did a great job with mediocre material. If JLA script is so freakin' awesome - I'm sure he'll rise to the occasion. Give him a chance! And to the poster who said the current Batman franchise ignores the existence of the JLA and Superman? Says who. Just because it's not mentioned doesn't mean it's ignored or that Bats is the only superhero in that universe. I want Bale and Routh but I'm sure it will never happen.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Sure, Routh did a good job

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    sirbroiler: I liked him in SR. I really did. However, I'd like Miller to go with an older JLA cast (30s to 40s). It would lend some gravitas to a scenario that could very easily become ludicrous. Routh seems a tad too young to play an older superman, but maybe he could pull it off.<BR><BR>Artist FKA: I know what you mean. This movie could easily be crap, and it's hard to imagine being able to take it seriously as a live action film. All comic book films have this hurdle to jump to some degree, but with this many heroes in the mix (all costumed up) you've got the biggest credibility problem to tackle since X-Men.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    to many cooks spoil the broth?

    by borisF

    I think it is borth not broth. And this was the most useless comment of the day. Good by.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillioni as Green Lantern

    by Fernwick_

    Come on cant you totally see him as Hal Jordan? I mean TOTALLY.... :) And if someone says that Zoie actress as Stewart they need to die.... Even though i COULD see her as a black Wonder Woman... anyone else?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Um, I mean Nathan Fillion

    by Fernwick_

    oops, although that does look funny.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Clean Slate

    by nexxus7

    Having no Bale or Routh is first and foremost a good thing. It frees the director to come up with a completely unique vision for the movie -- i.e comic book spandex, Alex Ross style mythos, CGI, X-Men style leather, combat suits, or something completely new and different. Superman Returns was horrible and virtually unwatchable. So thrilled that Routh will not be leading this thing, not to mention he looked more like Superboy. As for Bale's batman, an okay movie, but just couldn't see that take of the character living in a "superhero" world. As for announcing Tyrese, um... I can't see that this is going to have folks ready to pitch tents to camp out for it. Putting out name of a B-list (maybe even C-list) actor doesn't really give this movie any cred. Hopefully they are not casting the film in drips and drabs. Whatever happened to screen tests and having actors read together? A movie with an ensemble cast requires chemistry, not just recognizable names. It would make more sense to me to have them do a major casting search, and then announce a full cast that will be comprised of known and unknown actors in their 20s and 30s. If Tyrese makes the cut then, fine. You'll assume that he has great chemistry and fits in with the overall vision. Not that his agent has been on the phone getting a deal cut. Getting name actors is how you end up with Fantastic Four (blah acting and so-so chemistry). There could be a good, highly enjoyable film in there. Compelling story. Powerful cast. Spectacular art direction. Extraordinary special effects. But with the way they are trying to fast track this franchise I have pretty low expectations.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 9:49 p.m. CST

    How about

    by darquelyte

    Tom Welling as Superman David Boreanaz as Batman Terrance Howard as John Stewart/GL Christopher Judge as J'onn J'onzz Alexis Skye as Wonder Woman Adrian Grenier as Aquaman (I mean, come on, why not?) Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Flash George Eads as Green Arrow Katee Sackhoff as Black Canary

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Oh and

    by darquelyte

    Karl Urban as Hawkman; Eliza Dushku as Hawkwoman

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Le Vicious Fishus

    by MC-909

    Good call on my name, man. Indeed I am a geek (and proud of it). But I'm more of a "realist" geek than an "idealist". That's all. FYI the real MC-909 is sitting in front of me right now. <p> Ask the average moviegoer who the Green Lantern is and what his power is. Nine times out of ten they'll guess his power is a light of some sort. Some sort of lantern...that is green. Spiderman, Batman, even Superman are pretty self-explanatory. <p> JLA has had DECADES to fill the public in on who exactly the Green Lantern is. Yet still, no one cares. The only people that care are on this TB right now.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as either Bats OR Supes

    by Zeke25:17

    would be fine with me. Frankly, I'm bummed that Jessica B passed on Wonder Woman; even though I think Monica Bellucci would still be very believable in the role, I guess that leaves Kate Beckinsale as a possibility--if nothing else, Underworld and Van Helsing have shown that she can do action just fine. As far as Tyrese How You Gonna Act Like That Gibson goes...ok, I guess; but what about Wesley Snipes? What the hell has HE done lately--he probably could use the work! And can't we get Johnny C. McGinley in there somewhere, doing his Dr. Cox thing?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Sorry, left out a whole sentence there!

    by Zeke25:17

    After the Monica Bellucci part should have come this: "...she won't be cast because in the eyes of Hollywood twits, she's ancient; and there's no getting around that Italian accent, so you'd have to dub every one of her lines in post-production"...THEN you should read, "Kate Beckinsale, etc etc." Another point in Kate's favor: she's fairly tall (5'8"), and just a little Hollywood magic could make her Amazonian, I would think....The only other choice I could see for Wonder Woman, really, would be Kristanna Loken; and that WOULD allow her to purge the memory of Bloodrayne from those of us who were unfortunate enough to see the movie...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    I think Kate is too small personally

    by Fernwick_

    Tell Jennifer Connelly to get a put an eensy bit of weight back on and you have DREAM wonder woman :) And Nathan Fillion for Hal Jordan, and I could see David Boreantz as Batman. Superman? Stick with Routh, he actually wants to do it, Bale i dont think will... and can anyone still tell me why they made Jessica Alba blonde and blue eyed instead of just picking blonde and blue eyed girl? why not just pick johnny depp for Jon stewart and put him in blackface? its BOTH just plain nuts... and thats why FF sucks, MAN in suit sucks, and blonde blue eyed Alba is retarded, oh of course and lame RR and DD. Only Human Torch was well cast. DONT FUCK THIS ONE UP.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Kristanna is 5'11"...

    by Zeke25:17

    ...trained in martial arts, and likes kissing girls. Now if THAT isn't Wonder Woman, what is?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Zeke

    by Fernwick_

    I was just thinking, dude, I think you need a naturally Amazonian chick for Wonder woman... so if we cant get Jenn Connelly, go Tricia Helfer and make her a Brunette! That is one TALL hot, AMAZONIAN chick. Hell, shes even willing to take her top off, and we get everones DREAM NAKED WONDER WOMAn......er.... ill be in my bunk.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Good singer...Shitty actor = Tyrese Gibson

    by Monkey_King

    He brought nothing to TRANSFORMERS. NOTHING at all.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Fear not my power?

    by Merlox

    it's beware my power....get it the fuck right...

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Merlox

    by Fernwick_

    I was going to mention that, good call my friend.

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Amen, MERLOX.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Where's the geek cred now?

  • Sept. 29, 2007, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Awwwwww, f*ck it...

    by Boober

    ZACK EFRON AS THE FLASH!!!!!! +111111

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Baby Boy? No, thanks.

    by Immortal_Fish

    This comic book character speaks English, not Ebonics. This comic book character isn't "urban" and should not be played by a rapper.<P>Besides, he's already linked to play a superhero more appropriate to his acting style. Luke Cage? Fine, even though there are better choices. John Stewart? No. There are way better choices.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 2 a.m. CST

    Ogreyouasshole (and Sherm)

    by half vader

    that was the first truly genius casting suggestion (I admit my own Lucy Lawless suggestion a while back is on the obvious side) of the TBs. Especially since Mickey Rooney is no longer with us. <p> One anti-vote from me for Boring-as/Boreanaz. All the charisma of sand, and that's even apart from being yet another stick-a-Buffy/Angel/Heroes lazy-arse fanboy suggestion. I do like your DKR-type Batman Powers Boothe thing Shermy. WHich is also why I just posted my FIRST! for Lawless, seeing as we're doing that now. <p> I was listening to a podcast interview with ross last night, and he said there's no-one he can think of at the moment actor-wise that he thought was just right in looks. Interesting and weird!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    This is going to be the worst movie of all time

    by IndustryKiller!

    How could anyone possibly be excited about this. They can barely get one superhero right let alone seven all at the same time. It's going to be total fucking garbage. I literally have a better chance of shooting into the sky under my own powers of flight as this movie does of being any good. The cast is going to be a wretched assortment of "HOT!" faces like Jessica fucking Biel and Tyrese "Transformers" Gibson who can't act and have never touched a comic book in their lives. Combine that with what will inevitably be a horrendous script bastardizing everything we know and love about these characters. I don't think there is a bigger mistake right now in the entire cinematic pipeline than Justice League, and yes that includes the Dirty Dozen remake. If you are excited about it youa re just plain naive.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Talk about your loaded questions......

    by Yeti

    Wanna see a good bar fight? Fill the place full of geeks and then ask who should be cast in the various roles for a movie about a group of superheros.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    levar burton or michael J white..

    by Ali786

    one word....GRAVITAS.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Leonard Roberts is John Stewart

    by Kal Reeve

    Watch his work on "Heroes" and "Smallville" and you will be convinced as well. Heck, in "Smallville" his character - a soldier of General Zod - had glowing green eyes, which were identical to those of the "JLU" version of John Stewart.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:59 a.m. CST

    miller is gonna make kingdom come

    by ironic_name

    whiny fanboys realize they are wrong . <P> talkbackers who whine without seeing footage shoot themselves. <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> the end?

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Tyrese G as GL? Works for me and his acting is decent.

    by The Founder

    I've got no problem with Tyrese as JS and him as the feetured GL. I've got about two or three better choices in mind for JS but Tyrese doesn't bother at all.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Whoever mentioned Taye Diggs called it pretty good

    by The Founder

    don't care much for Diggs cause the man just bores me to tears. Seriously Diggs is one of blandest actors around. Nothing i've seen him or more so his part had been intersting. Diggs is like a prop. Now even with that being said i can say that the man is a good actor and is better then Tyrese. Diggs had always been to clean and perfect for my tastes, but he would make a good Stewart. Sadly he wouldn't and like all his roles have anything to do but be a prop. At least Gibson had enough clout where could bring personality to the role despite him being a lessor actor then Diggs. Diggs will never get role where he's interesting, which why i'd keep Tyrese "left cheek" Gibson.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    The shyt is going to hit the fan when Supes & Bats are

    by The Founder

    announced. I don't know WB is gonna get but they rrslly should aim for Bale and Routh. Bale would be a problem but im certain that Routh will be on board in s heartbeat.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 7:02 a.m. CST

    Ray Allen

    by phast freddy

    was really good in He Got Game

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Liev Schrieber as Batman...

    by Kubla_Khan

    ...would work, I reckon.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Ray Liotta

    by phast freddy

    would be a kickass Batman

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Shia LeBouf as Superman

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    I'm shocked and outraged 'noone' (see what I just did there? huh? :D) brought this one up so far.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    What the hell, Shia LeBouf as Batman too

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    He is supposed to keep his mask the whole movie, right? Its totally doable.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Please, do not cast models for this movie...

    by Judge Briggs

    So sick of this shitty type casting. Oh and he/she has acted on the WB- not allowed either!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Alessandra Ambrosio as Wonder Woman (seriously)

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    http://tinyurl.com/3ceyrt.... or even the queen of hotness Tamara Kehrwald - http://tinyurl.com/32h3y7 (I censored the pic, this is a PG website after all.. right? hehe). Seriously, since the producers are apparently making a safe run for the pretty faces, why not cast some really hot model as Wonder Woman? As some nice fella said up there, keeping hopes high for "classy" on this movie is kinda naive as far as everything that is out about it tells the comic geek nation.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Sorry Briggs

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    I swear I write my previous post before seeing yours.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Oh jeez...

    by mentat75

    Just get the cast of Heroes to do this in between seasons. Nathan = Superman Peter = Flash Niki Sanders = Wonder Woman DL = Green Lantern Hiro and Claire = Wonder Twins Quinto = Batman

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Tyrese will have his shirt off and sing as GL!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    He'll bring in the ladies to a superhero movie!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Countdown with captboulder

    by Immortal_Fish

    I will admit that I've only seen this man in two movies, Transformers and Baby Boy. His total screentime in the former was likely under 10-minutes. Besides, all the hootin' and'a hollerin' lines had already been given to Anthony Anderson. Incidentally, the REAL racism you're so desperately trying to find is right there in a role like that, both in the way it was written and the way it was performed. As for the latter, Baby Boy, if that wasn't an "urban" movie filled with Ebonics... then what was it?<P>Look, just because I made a few (appropriate) comments about Tyrese doesn't mean I'm a racist. What is it about this society where only blacks can comment on other blacks? Does it help to know that I'm not white? I said nothing about Tyrese other than his acting style, which I subjectively interpret to be inappropriate for this material. I also suspect that the role will be written for him in a certain way, as was Anthony Anderson's, but hopefully not so heavily slanted. Meaning, that even if he doesn't bring "flavor" to the character, "flavor" will have been written in for him regardless. Ever think of that? And were I truly racist, would I have bothered to capitalize Ebonics?<P>What has happened to social discourse?<P>The John Stewart comic book character should not be hijacked by a representative of the minority of the black community. There are much better choices.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    In defense of Tyrese in Transformers

    by rhcp2sweet

    His character was completely pointless to the story so he really had nothing going on. Pretty much Michael Bay just wanted a black guy in the movie so he gave Tyrese a pointless role. I don't think Tyrese is that bad of a choice.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Not gonna be Hal Jordan.

    by The Chosen

    Gonna hate it.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    captboulder, a little more

    by Immortal_Fish

    Tupac had a few slow songs too. Were he alive, I wouldn't want him to play John Stewart either. And why do you and yours only like Tyrese's ballads? Should I also hypothesize and extrapolate how this must certainly mean beyond a shadow of a doubt that you also are at the very least prejudiced simply because you don't like anything with an upbeat tempo performed by Tyrese? Oh, along with your lady, your grandparents, your neighbors and fellow countrymen too. After all, it's the AICN way to paint with the broad brush, and heavily.<P>"And I hate to think that where you're getting your term "ebonics" from, because that is a stupid sterotype!"<P>It is a language form, the study of which was seriously considered to be made available in colleges and high schools on a national scale during the 90s.<P>Stereotype? What stereotype? I'm keeping it real!<P>It is not racist nor is it prejudiced to call out Hollowood and be fed up with them for writing blacks as shallow, cartoonish, one-note characters and casting actors whose abilities fit the bill all too perfectly. You see, your problem ultimately does not lie with me if you continue to insist on being fed what is given you. Think.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Maybe Not a Bad Choice

    by hungry4nandez

    Tyrese Gibson could work. Check out his work in the movie Annapolis, in which he played a serious minded and rigid Marine. John Stewart, a former U.S. Marine and architect, has always been a more disciplined and law-abiding character than Hal Jordan or Kyle Rayner. Hopefully Gibson can pull this off it they research the character and his history enough.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    My role call...

    by yrimpossible

    Superman - Tom Welling Batman - David Boreanaz Wonder Woman - Lena Headey Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) - Jamie Bamber (good call) Green Lantern (John Stewart) - Leonard Roberts (DL from Heroes) Flash - Ryan Reynolds Martian Manhunter - Lawrence Fishbourne Eat it.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I reckon the plot could

    by yrimpossible

    I reckon the plot could include Hal at the beginning, then John Stewart takes over. Some of the spoilers mentioned something that could support that theory.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    i get taye diggs and tyrese gibson mixed up

    by ironic_name

    am I racist?

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    carl lumbly for j'onn!

    by ironic_name

    i found out after i thought he would make a great MM, he WAS MM in JLU <P> also call it Justice League. no america.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Erik King for Green Lantern

    by sevadro

    Sgt. Doakes from Dexter. Bad ass motherfucker. Tyrese is a big pussy. Can't act for shit.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    hal jordan had his screen time

    by irrelevntelefant

    Losing Lois Lane - on youtube. danny strong rules as robin...

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    That casting fucking sucks...

    by Abin Sur

    Chiwetel Ejiofor! He IS John Stewart - no way the Guardians of the Universe picked an underwear model for Green Lantern.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Damn, MC-909!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I thought you and I were going to engage in a long, drawn out, goofy Aintitcool-style flame war, and instead you had to go and concede and be reasonable and shit... <BR><BR> Seriously, though, I do see where you're coming from. Yes, not many outside of geekland know or remember who some of these superheroes are (particularly the Martian Manhunter), but JLA contains enough recognizable, mainstream hero character names like Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and some lesser known but still recognizable hero names like Green Lantern (remember the Superfriends?) and the Flash. <BR><BR>JLA is going to make a boatload of money (see the interest NBC's HEROES has without prior name recognition), even though there is an excellent chance the movie itself will suck ass--particularly if they go with a cast of model-actor, barely 21 PartyKidz (see also: the cast of CLOVERFIELD). The mainstream audience is loving the superhero thing in this cinema-cycle, and I think JLA (good or bad) is a shure bet to be a pretty big to huge box office--if not critical--success.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST

    "Shure" Good at Correcting typos before posting...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I am. Now who's a dumb-ass.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    Another terrible choice.

    by rbatty024

    I like John Stewart as a character and all, but we've already seen him in the Justice League cartoon. Bring on Hal Jordan goddamnit! You can introduce the other Green Lanterns in the inevitable Green Lantern spin off movies.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Henry Simmons for Martian Manhunter

    by Amadeo Zeller

    You know this to be true.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Kingdom Come...

    by TiPPiDa

    I would LOVE to see them ditch this script and make a Kingdom Come movie. Even as motion capture, a Kingdom Come movie would kick ass, like an alex ross book come to the screen.. at least that way it wouldn't matter about Routh or Bale as Big Blue and the Bat. Oh and whoever had the post.. LOVE the Powers Boothe idea... it is with that in mind that I throw out a Dream Cast.. JLA "Kingdom Come" Style... BATMAN - Powers Boothe.. awesome call.. SUPERMAN - Tom Selleck.. 6'4".. Shave the man and Search your feelings.. Martian Manhunter - Lawrence Fishburne (Just because I can't think of anyone else!)... WW - Lucy Lawless (She's getting a little wrinkley so that's bang on casting..)... FLASH - Ryan Reynolds (Now that they're all older we can have Ryan as the Flash YAY!)... G ARROW - Michael Biehn... Luthor - Mitch Pileggi or Ed Harris haven't decided yet, I know Luthor has gained weight in that book but I think we can thin the character down if the right actor fits..... GL - Harry J Lennix (Simply because they're going with Stewart.. and because the casting budget is being stretched)... Captain Marvel - Billy Zane, Bulk up Billy.... Spectre - Lance Henrikson (VOICE)... I know it all means fuck all in the grand scheme of things, but its fun to dream a little.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Routh wants in, Bale does not- get John Hamm!

    by thevision

    Routh deserves a shot at JLA, not his fault "Superman Returns" was Singer's 1978 wankfest. He said in the IESB interview, he would love to be in JLA. Bale is NOT going to be Batman outside of Christopher Nolan's universe, although I'd love to see him in JLA, they could recast Batman and as I posted on the Jessica Biel thread it should be John Hamm from AMC's "Mad Men," he has the look of the comic book Bruce Wayne and the gravitas to pull it off.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Actors who I see as the Green Lanterns

    by thevision

    Connor Trinneer from "Star Trek Enterprise" as Alan Scott, Tim Daly as Hal Jordan, Mark Rolston-Drake from "Aliens"-as Guy Gardner, Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kyle Rayner and Henry Simmons as Jon Stewart.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I know AICN hates Freddie Prinze Jr. BUT

    by thevision

    the guy looks like Kyle Rayner!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 6:44 p.m. CST

    how about shaq?

    by phig

    already proven himself to have superhero pedigree

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    If it has to be Stewart, then there is only one choice

    by Detective_Fingerling

    Idris Elba. Stringer Bell from the Wire, and slowly starting to be a recognizable face on the big screen. Idris has the build and the voice for Stewart, but most importantly can convey that sense of power that the character needs. Why are these rapper/actors getting the first looks and no one has really made any indications that Idris is even on the radar? Is this an MTV films production?

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Stop with the Fantasy Casting!

    by Wed Vid Guy

    Really.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    WB and Miller

    by geodesigns

    Listen up JLA filmmakers WB and Miller: <br> <br> Casting will be just one of the hurdles for JLA. Of course, if the script sucks, or if you as filmmakers have no clue what you need to do to make this a 1) fan favorite, 2) general audience favorite, and 3) critics favorite (known as The Big 3 Categories), then no matter who is cast, it will not be the JLA movie fans want. You may as well not do this movie. <br> <br> First of all, the JLA movie needs a creative team of executive producers, a director, and a studio that that understands they must produce a movie that exceeds the expectations of The Big 3. You need to really assert yourselves in this respect. <br> <br> Second, with the right people onboard at this early stage (I sure hope you are the right people) a script needs to be commissioned that would rate high for the Big 3. <br> <br> Since you’re touting this movie as the superhero movie needed to fill the 2009 summer tentpole, then you need to budget this movie not only as a summer movie, but as a superhero movie: the reason: licensing. <br> <br> A popular movie’s box-office profits will be just a fraction of what it will get through licensing and merchandise deals. The movie industry is a $10 billion industry, but the Licensing industry is a $100 billion a year industry. George Lucas made more money on toys and merchandising of Star Wars series than he ever did with his world-record breaking box-office profit percentage. If this movie exceeds the expectations of the Big 3, it can reasonably reflect a positive merchandising outlook for JLA-related properties. And by the way, be smart in merchandising deals, don’t just sign up any licensee; no trashy merchandise. No shitty videogames, no shitty toys, and don’t over saturate the market too. Be smart about it. The demand should always be higher than the supply. Get DC Licensing involved. <br> <br> Movie budget: Studios, secure your financers with the goal of making this one of the most profitable superhero movies ever. Don’t go cheap on this one. I can’t believe how bad you’ve mishandled two previous low budget JLA-type outings, like the laughable Challenge of the Super-Friends and the pathetic JLA TV movie pilot. That was not only low budget, but also low intelligence in your part. With a big budget, make sure you get the best Big-3 appealing script that money can buy, and make this movie reflective of a summer blockbuster. The big sell to your financial backers on this one will be that this movie will be “buzz-worthy”, endorsed and promoted by the Big 3. A movie like that can sell itself, to compliment the budget for marketing and promotion. Of course, if you have a flop, don’t blame it on lack of marketing and promotion. And no hack job effects allowed. We’ve seen what can be done, and what has been done. The next movie that should show something that has never been done in FX should be JLA. <br> <br> Let me emphasize right now that your script needs to be the definitive JLA story. I don’t care if you spend $500 million on the JLA, if the script sucks, then it will be like Batman & Robin—laughable, pathetic and embarrassing. Hire creative consultants from the comic book industry, as well as general audience consultants to review the script, and listen to their recommendations. <br> <br> And going back to casting, as I have said before: don’t cast YOUR version of the JLA—just cast the JLA! The big 3’s reaction will let you know if you have cast well or miscast. But as a suggestion, a movie as important as this should have a JLA movie website. Post up an official JLA movie website now, and set this up for registered members by showing development progress, casting polls to see who the audience would want as Superman, Batmen, etc. Show concept art, create a message board system, create webcasts, audio casts, meet with the fans at the cons, meet with the movie critics, and give incentives to general audiences to become involved. This movie can represent a significant innovation in the way it can involve the Big 3, and you give this group a huge power in the say of things. In turn, you will be rewarded with huge profits. I’m hoping you can have the foresight to understand just what kind of enormous opportunity you have here. Let’s get movin’ here WB and Miller- earn our respect!

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Miller

    by geodesigns

    re: Challenge of the Super-Friends and the JLA TV movie pilot, you weren’t on board at the time, so that is directed at those who were the property holders of JLA. WB eventually acquired DC, so I’ll just blame the JLA property holders for those two disasters. But remember, George Miller, you can easily be included in this list, so we’re putting you on notice.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    What about this...

    by The Duke Of Madness

    Mel Gibson as Green Lantern. And Sinestro can be a Jewish Sheriff's deputy. Abin Sur can be Bishop Manuel Aringarosa in a nice bit of Meta-Referencing to Alfred Molina being in Spidercrud 2. The Guardians of the Galaxy can be all copies of Silas. It would work, trust me.

  • Sept. 30, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    this film is an awful business decision

    by Larry of Arabia

    They are diluting and confusing the Superman and Batman franchises by adding another timeline and actors. If the film is a bust then those franchises will suffer. They will also have to deal with comparisons to Watchmen. Plus, they are rushing this forward to beat the strike(s). Bad news all around.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    JLA movie

    by SuperMario

    Heres how I'd cast the JLA movie: Green Lantern - Idris Elba Wonderwoman - Lena Headey Flash - Ryan Reynolds Aquaman - Karl Urban Batman - Dominic West Superman - Brandon Routh Martian Manhunter - Carl Lumbly

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    The Mighty Heroes - great satire waiting to happen!

    by Julius Dithers

    JLA will end up looking completely silly, so why not go with a concept that embraces the silliness? Ralph Bakshi was onto something; I don't think he liked superheroes. Obligatory casting list: DIAPERMAN - Sean Penn (perfect!); STRONGMAN - Brad Pitt (a Bakshi movie alumnus); TORNADOMAN - Bob Hoskins; ROPEMAN - Sasha Baron Cohen; CUCKOOMAN - Paul Giamatti. Now that's a fucking movie! Don't kid yourself, fanboy, you'd pay money to see that!

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    SINESTRO CORPS WAR MOVIE!!!!!

    by messi

    That's what I want.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Taye Diggs Holy Shit!

    by messi

    That is an awesome choice.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    captboulder

    by messi

    how was transformers pointless? do movies now have to make a contribution to society you dumbfuck? it's entertainment dickhead.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Screw it.. Pick from unknowns, with Talent & Looks.

    by JDanielP

    And voice. Batman has got to have the right voice, you know? ...If they can get in the ballpark of making this look like an Alex Ross graphic novel come to life, then major hurdles will already be taken. Then, if only the acting talent can swing for a hit, if not a homerun. (Otherwise, Henry Simmons for GREEN LANTERN and Kate Winslet for WONDER WOMAN and, quite frankly, I'd give SUPERMAN to Routh.)

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:11 a.m. CST

    IndustryKiller!

    by messi

    Dude. You don't like anything, so whenever I read something you write, I just laugh and say "ahhh the users of AICN, how they make me like movies because they are just boring people who like fuck all" i'm curious to hear what music you listen to.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Sinestro should be...

    by Prof. Brainiac

    Johnny Depp or Stuart Townsend. That is all.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    * JUSTICE LEAGUE and options for visual interpretation

    by JDanielP

    When it comes to sequential art, with comic books and graphic novels, I appreciate many styles. There's a long list of artists whom I have a great appreciation for, both past and present. And when it comes to film, I feel much the same...when we are talking visual interpretation. The visual look of a film, along with how exaggeration plays a part (how much or how little of it), is an aspect of film that I find very interesting. It seems there's a chemistry that goes on between the audio and visual... between how REAL or UNREAL each element of film plays out, creating a new reality for the camera eye. Too often, Hollywood will feed us eye-candy that's not much more than that. But in those special moments that last a lifetime, we take part in a feast for our eyes AND our minds. In being familiar with the history of the various Batman flicks over the years, you can see different takes on the various elements of such fantasy, in those films. It's not that hard to imagine Nolan's more life-like take (on Batman) happening on the sets of previous Batman films. Or even on the sets of BLADE RUNNER or SE7EN, as imagination is limitless. You simply end up with a different chemistry for the resulting film. So, if you get what I'm saying, ...then you ARE aware of the many possibilities for a JUSTICE LEAGUE movie. We fans can get very excited...and I'm just hoping for some great chemistry, blending effortlessly with fantastic visuals.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

    by drewlicious

    I am against all things that further Tyrese Gibson's career. He is an ingrate and a bad actor, a very bad actor. Chuck Norris bad as the South Park guys would say. Let's just put Phil Lamaar in a muscle suit, even that would be preferable and at least we get a killer voice. And for anyone that gets Tyrese mixed up with Taye Diggs, Taye Diggs is the one who doesn't pose for a vanity shot int he middle of a film. Oh and he can act.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    george miller would like to thank geodesigns

    by ironic_name

    "if it weren't for me reading a post on aicn, i wouldn't be up here.. thanks academy! free tibet!"

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    Tyrese IS shitty actor indeed!

    by DallasGoodbar

    If you saw him in Baby Boy and Waist Deep then you know why. I'll admit Eammon Walker from Oz and Idris Elba would bring some heavy seriousness to the John Stewart character. We need some who'd do things his way and not hide behind a mask. Tyrese would be a poor choice and would be pandering to those teens and 20somethings that worship him. I MEAN COME ON!! HE'S A FUCKIN' MODEL THST CAN SING VERY WELL. THAT'S IT!!! But we all know Warner Bros. is going to cast this any way they want to make a buck. In the end we'll make it or break it at the box office when it comes out.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    They should cast an UNKNOWN!

    by Karma312000

    Found this picture online. Could this guy be a Green Lantern-John Stewart possibility? Is he in the running? Anybody know? http://www.flickr.com/photos/14409570@N02/1469994862/

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Hal Jordan should be...

    by Branger

    ...Ben Browder. This is who I'd cast if I could do a Green Lantern TV show. GL is just better suited as a TV show because you can shuffle in different leads easier and make everyone happy.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Tyresse?

    by Stalkeye

    Aw hell naw! Not only can't the fucker act, but didn't he beat some pregnant chick prior to the release of transformers? I think he's more suitable for the Luke Cage movie, which I know will suck unless you add Iron Fist and Misty Knight in the mix.

  • Oct. 1, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Pic Of Green Latern Possibility?

    by Karma312000

    Posted earlier, got the link wrong. Here's the correct one. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14409570@N02/1469994862/

  • Oct. 3, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    captboulder

    by Immortal_Fish

    "that was a long-winded post."<P>I apologize for taking the time to explain myself.<P>"First, JLA haven't been officially cast and already you assume how things will be for John Stewart?"<P>This website is all about speculation of upcoming movies, isn't it? Why can't I play along with everyone else?<P>"Second, you assume me and my girl listen to Tyrese exclusively, which we don't. A couple of songs doesn't make us fans of his."<P>Subjective misinterpretation. Where, exactly, did I accuse you of this? Please copy and paste a quote.<P>"everyone knows what ebonics means and its outdated and silly to even bring it up."<P>Yes, as you wrote earlier, everyone knows that ebonics is a "stupid stereotype."<P>"Dude, I get what you're saying, but that was a long-winded post of nothing new!"<P>I apologize for finding you worthy to engage in discussion.