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Seth Cohen as The Flash?? Tyra Collette as Wonder Woman?? Who Is George Miller Testing For JUSTICE LEAGUE This Weekend??

I am – Hercules!! Is Adam Brody, who played comic book geek Seth Cohen on “The O.C.” for four seasons, in line to play a major DC Comics superhero? "Mad Max" mastermind George Miller has been in Los Angeles since Saturday, auditioning loads of hot young actors for parts in “Justice League of America.” A key excerpt from Monday morning’s Hollywood Reporter:
On the roll call are Adam Brody (Fox's "The O.C."), Joseph Cross ("Running With Scissors"), D.J. Cotrona ("Windfall"), Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Grindhouse"), Michael Angarano ("Sky High"), Teresa Palmer ("Wolf Creek"), Max Thieriot ("Jumper") and rapper Common. The cast of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" is well-represented as well, with Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and Scott Porter also among those testing for parts. No costumes are involved in the tests, which are being taped as actors read script pages.
For those curious, Palicki, who plays Tyra on "Lights," is 5’11”. Winstead is 5’8”. Read all of Borys Kit's story on the matter here.

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  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Oh shit. They're skewing way young. RIP JLA

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I'm not surprised, just really disappointed. Instead of going for accuracy of any kind, they're instead just trying to make a product to bring in the teen masses.<br><br>This isn't JLA, it's fucking Teen Titans

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST


    by Magma Suit

    And I kinda like Seth Cohen as Hal Jordan...what's Common up to?

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Rachel Bilson As Wonder Woman!

    by tremendouskid


  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    woo.... Seth Cohen!

    by Spice-Orange

    Brody would make a better The Flash, with his wit and funny comments and stuff, but green lantern would be rad too... but I think they'll do the Black-guy green lantern, because that would be the only way they'd have a black guy on the cast, and if they didnt, they'd be all racism-ed by the Jesse Jacksons of the world. in conclusion: Brody = Flash. thats my vote!

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Go Lucy McClane!

    by Z 008

    Dont really care about the rest.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    George Miller's Young Justice

    by Boondock Devil

    Looks like they're getting close to casting Superboy, Robin, Impulse, and Wonder Girl. <p> Totally agree... way too young for these rolls... I doubt they're doing Watchmen-like flashbacks in this movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, midnight CST

    Totally Teen Titans

    by oisin5199

    Definitely way too young. As I googled all these actors, the only one that looks vaguely like a superhero is Scott Porter. And maaayybe Adam Brody could be a young Superman. The rest - forget it.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, midnight CST

    What no BERNIE MAC AS GL ?

    by JeffManSixtyFo

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    What the hell? Has Miller been talking to JJ Abrams?!

    by zillabeast

    Why the hell was Alex Ross not put in charge of this project......

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Teen Titans, maybe

    by tsfogg

    these kids could be Teen Titans, not JLA. i like the idea of multiple movies and character development, but following them from teenagers? this should be Superman, not Superboy!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    Jensen Ackles as The Flash. Carl Lumbly as Martian Manhunter. Ben Browder as Green Lantern. Charisma Carpenter as Wonder Woman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:05 a.m. CST

    too young

    by kafka07

    must be embarrassing trying out for those parts when your voice is changing.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    By the way

    by Magma Suit

    This is a terrible idea.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Still the.....

    by Blackguard

    WORST...IDEA....EVER. <p> I still don't see how this movie can work when there are both Batman AND Superman movies coming out and other DC hero movies in the works. It HAS got to be CGI. It HAS to be. <p> Johnny Smith, I DO like your casting however!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST


    by waggy

    Alex Ross would cast all of his overweight friends. Not sure if that would be better or worse though.....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Maybe its VOICE casting

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Has it ever been finally CONFIRMED whether this is live action or mocap? I still PRAY theres a chance it mocap, otherwise its gonna be just lame. Casting this young makes it even lamer.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by Playhouse

    Really have no idea how to manage their franchises. This just sounds like a collossal failure waiting to explode on the screen.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Adrianne Palicki in a Supergirl cameo

    by Boondock Devil

    That I could live with...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:43 a.m. CST

    what the hell's wrong with you douchebags

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I'm gone for a couple of weeks and the world goes nuts. Let me get this straight ....You guys have a problem with a JLA movie directed by George Fucking Miller. The man has more credability than 98% of hollywood. Who are you people and what have you done with my fellow geeks?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by Kal-EL84


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Train. Wreck. (A note to WB Producers)

    by ZeroCorpse

    HEY! Let me remind you of a few things! </i> 1. Marvel's great success with Spider-Man and X-Men was because the stuck to the source material. Same goes for V for Vendetta... You should KNOW this. <p> 2. SuperMAN, BatMAN, Wonder WOMAN... What is it about those names that you're not getting? They aren't teenagers, or young twenty-somethings. They aren't young, hip, or cool. They're authoritarian figures. They're completely adult, and THAT is what is appealing about them. THAT is why they are called "The Big Three" in the DC Universe. Again... This is YOUR property, so WHY don't you know this? <p> 3. I can see where you're going. Really. You're saying "JLA" but all the producers who haven't cracked open a comic book since they were 12 years old are thinking "Superfriends" instead. You're destined for failure if you approach this with any sort of kid-appeal. The JLA is not the TV version of the Teen Titans... It's not manga. It's not cute. It's classic and should be treated with some gravity and respect. If you lack these things, you will LOSE the only audience that will pay $10 a pop to see this thing.<p> 4. Wonder Woman isn't a butt-kicking Buffy clone. Batman isn't based on the Adam West template. Superman had damn well better not be like the one in "Smallville" OR the one in "Superman Returns". <p> 5. You want the best advice you're EVER going to get in regards to DC Comics movies? HIRE TIMM AND DINI. They are the only ones who EVER got it right.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Redfive!

    This is gonna be as stupid as the justice league on smallville,which is so awful and actually makes that show worse.

  • How 'bout getting some real men to play the parts and throw the K-Fed look-alikes to a pack of hungry crocodiles?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:54 a.m. CST

    To any critics:

    by halcyonseven

    If you want to be taken even remotely serious by anyone reading your comments do NOT, I repeat NOT end your advice by saying that the lame kid from the shitty WB series "smallville" should be Superman. Unless you want to preface your comment with "I have the taste of a 14 year old girl and have never actually read a comic book so I don't know just how shitty smallville really is". Then it's ok. This has been a public service announcement. On the main topic... I do worry about the younger ages but... George Miller. I gotta trust the guy. I wanna see the cast in costume before I make any real judgement.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST

    shit, I had hopes too

    by warp11

    Well it sounded cool for awhile.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by blindambition238

    there goes my optimism

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    I think its funny how many people are gonna look stupid

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    when this comes out. George Miller will own your asses with the greatest comic book movie ever.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Go on Strike writers!

    by Mixiboi

    Please, before they actually make this train-wreck....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:06 a.m. CST

    George Miller's Justice Babies!

    by James Westfall

    Sucking the pacifier of JUSTICE at a theater near you, Summer 2009!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST


    by Kal-EL84


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by LouisCedar

    And here I was, just starting to come around to the idea of a Justice League movie. Too bad, this one could have been half-way decent.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Atleast there's still The Dark Knight and Super Max

    by Boondock Devil

    And maybe Man of Steel...I hope. <p> And hey... New Frontier should be good right?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    no I'm not nuts or a paedophile you overreacting freak. I was just taking a polar opposite view of you people who have somehow worked this up into the worst movie ever. This is not Tim Story, Micheal Bay or Mark Steven Johnson. It's the guy who made Mad Max, HELLLOOOOOOOOO!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Wonder Woman!

    by DarthBakpao

    go Mary go!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by TheDohDoh

    How do the rumors go from Ryan Gosling to the Pro-Activ set so quickly? Losing out hope on this one. Big SFX FEST no good chracters. PLEASE NO TYRESE or COMMON. I'd rather see Tyler Perry play Green Lantern.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Justice League will water down the Batman and Superman titles

    by BMacSmith

    After JL hits people won't be able to take the other franchises seriously, since they have both taken a dark and realistic view of the characters.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Cate Blanchet for Wonder Woman....

    by The Dum Guy

    And Mo-Cap Danny Devito for Aquaman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Re: George Miller

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    It's also the guy who made fucing "BABE". you want the pig movie guy in charge of JLA? How long ago was Mad Max? Exactly.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead FOR ANYTHING! ANY ROLE!!

    by TallBoy66

    I love her so much. Hell, put her in there as a hot dog vendor on the street. That suggestively sucks on Weiners. Oh yeah. Mhmmmmphmmmmm.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    ShiftyEyedDog2, no he produced babe

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    He directed Babe 2, The guy who made that can make any movie he wants you uncultured Baylover

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Michael Angarano

    by Bungion Boy

    That kid is fantastic. I liked him in little films like Sky High and such, but next year when you all see Snow Angels, you'll see how great he can be. Traditional super hero? Not really. Fantastic actor. Definitely.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST


    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    should have trademarked Baylover

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Teresa Palmer is 21 - DAMN YOU TO HELL MILLER

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Michael Angarano is 20 - THIS MOVIE IS GARBAGE

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Joseph Cross is 21 - THE TEEN TITANS ARE OLDER

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Max Thieriot is 19 - DAMN YOU MILLER

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Adrianne Paliki is 24 - ALMOST A CRONE!

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 22 - BURN IN HELL MILLER

    by Live.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    It still cracks me up...

    by Boondock Devil

    ... that one of the talkback's biggest insults is to be considered a Micheal Bay fan. <p> I'm as big of a fan of Miller's work as much as anyone's but you can't fault people for not liking what they're seeing as far as the casting call listed.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    oh shit the cast ...forgot about them

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    who gives a fuck, just make a good movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Xmen III perfect example

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Brilliant cast, Halle Berry and Vinnie Jones excluded, shit film.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST


    by submarinevoyage

    Ryan Gosling is 27, the same age as D.J. Cotrona. Adam Brody and Scott Porter are 28. Common is 35. Minka Kelly is also 27. So what's the big deal? Christopher Reeve was 26 when Superman OPENED, meaning he was younger while making it. My point is two-fold. A: Gosling is hardly an example of an older actor, and B: you don't have to be an older actor to kick ass in a role like this. Some of the listed people ARE very young, notably Max Thieriot (19) and Teresa Palmer (21), but most of the others seem fine age wise to me. Adrianne Palicki is 24 and Mary Elizabeth Winstead is 23, and Lynda Carter was... wait for it... 24 when she first played Wonder Woman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:55 a.m. CST

    umm considering the article was about.. oh I don't know.. castin

    by Boondock Devil

    I guess that's why people give a fuck.

  • This movie is garbage

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Boondock Devil

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Have faith in the Miller

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Make a Tyler Perry JLA, love to see the casting

    by greekopa

    should be a real feel good

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    Quit crying about how it's ruined and they won't get your $$$$$

    by Executor

    Fantastic 4 franchise: over 285 million; X-Men 3: 235 million; Daredevil: over $100 million. I laugh at how everyone likes to bitch on the talkbacks, then the movie comes out and you go shell out your money anyway. Then bitch some more about what a shitty movie you just saw. You could just say no, but then what are you going to talk about around your little nerd watercoolers when the movie comes out. <p>See you at JLA, douchebags.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    Like I said, weak CW cast

    by IndustryKiller!

    Having faith in this film is just completely misguided. It might be cynical to say but it's the truth. And before anyone brings up Ryan Gosling remember that it's a pipe dream if you think an actor of Goslings caliber is going to take a fantastical role with a likely shitty script surrounded by a bunch of actors who suck comparatively. And as for the "Christopher Reeve was in his twenties when SUperman came out!" argument, well all I have to say to that is none of these actors are even remotely on Reeves level.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    And anything with Minka Kelly is fine by me.

    by Executor

    I'm waiting for The Kingdom DVD to come out so we can see the "casting session" outtakes where Peter Berg bangs her on the couch. Wait. Or is that the FNL casting outtakes?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    "Batman" wouldnt even be "Batman" yet!!! WTF?!!

    by Mike_D

    This makes no sense! Bruce Wayne hasnt even concieved of being a vigilante yet! What the hell?!!! *head exlpodes*

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Scott Porter could be a good Superman

    by Wonderboys

    Minka Kelly is hot, but is way too pretty and pettite for Wonder Woman... could be Lois Lane, instead...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    Re: submarinevoyage / FUCK THESE ACTORS / Gosling-caliber / Tyle

    by TheDohDoh

    First off, submarinevoyage = you are an idiot. I mentioned Gosling b/c HE'S A GOOD ACTOR, TWAT. I PERSONALLY DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT AGE. Going with these CW Twats is bad news. I love George Miller. Anyone debating George Miller's credentials is retarded. Mad Max, Babe, Happy Feet = all are perfect for the genre they are in. And all are completely ambitious and difficult works to create. Miller is a genius. Tyrese is fucking LAME. Common is one of the lamest fucking Kayne West-dick-sucking rappers on the planet. His acting ability is shit. Imagine seeing on the marquee...and COMMON AS GREEN LANTERN. That's a = what is that = cue Dennis Hopper = that's a bad dream, man. A Bad Fucking Dream. And what's up with Tyler Perry? Is he really going to be in this thing b/c I'm hearing rumors. FUCK THE OC, except for the Dad who played Murray's brother in The Man Who Knew Too Little. A total genius. You know, the EyeBrows dude. Peter Gallagher. God that was painful to shit out of my brain.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    I fucking knew it!

    by batmans_pants

    From day one, I knew WB would fuck this up. Wankers!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:45 a.m. CST

    What shitty shitty casting. Fucking shitty fuck you

    by messi

    fucking hell. this does seem like a rush job. getting a script from nobodys. no consultation from Morrison or Waid. AHHHHHHH

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:51 a.m. CST

    This is on the the right track....

    by boyblue

    ...For being the biggest shit storm peice of crap ever! That is all!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:53 a.m. CST


    by Frankenbastard

    Does anyone remember that this fucker made Thunderdome? Absolutely unforgivable. CG or live action this is going to be a post apocalyptic train wreck.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    WB Movie executives need to be sacked.

    by wowsah156

    In the scheme of things WB movie executives have always been my natural enemy after Superman Returns and the inability to bring JLU to the screen. But this takes the biscuit. WB has consistently failed to treat its intellectual property with respect and intelligence. And now we have Miller in Australia who is disregarding any sense of continuity in the JL story to go with casting couch monkeys. WB seriously lack any vision with their comic book gold mine. After Nolan has done the Bat trilogy WB will be in serious trouble.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Oh Yes..

    by boyblue

    There will be nipples!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell as The Flash's dad

    by Trader Groucho 2

    He would rock it, and you know it.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    This is going to be horrible. What in god's name are their prob

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    Where's the fucking respect? Where's the basic intelligence???

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    This new talkback is clearly a little fucked up

    by iamnicksaicnsn

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    They used to cast adults as superheroes, now it's children.

    by Henry Jones Sr

    Pisses me off, that's all.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    I completely trust George Miller

    by Bellock

    He's one of the greatest directors out there. Hasn't made one weak movie. From "Mad Max" to "Happy Feet", he scored every time. "Lorenzo's oil", his least known movie is a fucking gem ! So, I trust him completely. Thus said, Winstead would be a great Zatanna, and Minka Kelly looks like a promising Wonder Woman...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Okay, now I'm a little worried. BUT still optimistic...

    by Brians Life

    I also completely trust George Miller. But I've gotta say that none of those actors come close to what I was imagining. I'm getting a little tired of young faces & wonder if this is a result of WB pressure on Miller. I was hoping that a Justice League movie would depict more mature super heroes, especially w/ the rumors that the plot involves Batman's secret files on the League. Seems like a story better told from the pov of heroes that've either been together or at least known of each other for a while....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    justice league

    by semisaj

    seriuosly dudes it should be kelly if only she could act better than she did in smallville

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    If Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Wonder Woman...

    by muslix

    If M.E.W is cast as Wonder Woman (which is not a bad casting) then I guess we won't see her as Mary Jane Watson. She would also be great as a new M.J.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Will this be a remake of that sit-com pilot

    by Napoleon Park

    that was half Friends/half deMatteis/Giffen era Justice League? That's what this casting sounds like. They'll have to get nine year olds to play Robin, Speedy and Aqualad.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    justice league

    by semisaj

    I think this age thing is a load of bollox...I think some people are showing their age by saying that it will make a difference...anyway R TARDS ITS A FUCKING COMIC BOOK MOVIE! Get over it ...let miller pick his cast direct the damn movie...then you can go spastick about it afterwards!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    There's 26 and there's 26, submarinevoyage

    by deathbird

    Sure, Christopher Reeve and Brandon Routh were around the same age when assaying their roles. Yet Reeve looked like a man--easily passing for 30--and the figures he and Kidder cut were essential in realizing the integrity of the film. By hiring mature actors and offering up a relaxed, character-driven narrative, Donner assured his audience there'd be no assault waged on their intelligence/good taste; if anything, the first hour proved a trial for children. How often does that happen now? Does Hollywood aspire to tell adult stories, or opt to cater to the youth by giving them demigods made in their pimply image? At this rate, Daniel Craig will be the last adult Bond we see for quite some time.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Sadly the Harry Potter cast..

    by Boondock Devil

    ..will be older than the Justice League when their respective movies come out. Yee-haw.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Racheal Bilson Already fits the costume

    by barnaby jones

    Test her ! Even if its just for wank bank material

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    So they are casting young so they can

    by boyblue

    do loads of these JLA films and run the characters into the ground. So much for doing Justice to these characters (bad pun), It feels to me like rather than having finely crafted films like Superman Returns and Batman Begins, we are all being asked to climb aboard the Big Block Buster, Crash Bang Whallop Franchise train!! Expect Joel Schumacher to appear as Executive nipple consultant on at least the 3rd and fourth sequel.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Adriene Palicki as WW?

    by Yeti


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Sounds terrible. Remember...

    by Kubla_Khan

    ...Bale intoned he wouldn't touch this with a 190-foot pole. I expect he knew what we are now finding out: the only way a project like this gets financed is if you use HOT YOUNG (CHEAP) ACTORS! Yeah! As a side note, there should be more rappers in cinema. I mean, they generally turn out so good....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Baby Justice League

    by Saxster

    So much for my hopes for Justice League. I suppose the fact that comic book movies are actually so popular because of the 30+ crowd as much as the teen has completely gone over the heads of Hollywood elites. The sick infatuation with youth has really clouded their minds. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are not teen-idol wannabes by the time they put together the JLA. This is going to seriously disappoint a lot of comic book readers if the trend continues towards teen angst JLA, that's all I have to say. As if there isn't enough of that on Smallville....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Super Babies

    by tile_mcgillus

    YES! This sounds horrible! Young cast worked so well for Superman Returns...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Someone mentioned in an earlier talkback...

    by rbatty024

    about the possibility of making Superman and Batman the older, more experienced characters so that you could insinuate continuity between JLA and Superman Returns and Batman Begins without saying it outright. Alas, this probably is not going to be the case. It seems the makers are more interested in audience demographics than they are about making a good film.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    1 original idea

    by jameskpolk

    As occasional talkbacker only, I now realize why I rarely feel motivated to post on this forum. One geek has a idea and forty seven others copy it, switch it to all caps, and add a few swear words for effect. Does anyone have anything to say Besides that these actors are too young??

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Justice League of Young Dorks

    by PlasmaOrb

    I wouldnt even call these people hot.. the women are so so and the guys are total dweebs. I thought this movie was supposed to be live action, not CGI.. i guess im not sure anymore cause i keep hearing conflicting reports. I can see Common as the black Green Lantern... but the rest of these people are way too young. Whos next... Shia Labouf as Supes? This is why DC makes shitty movies compared to Marvel... granted, marvel has made some mistakes, but not nearly as much as DC has. Just look back at Catwoman, batman and superman 3 & 4, steel. I guess the director is employing actors who would be in all of his shitty family movies. the way its going so far, im sure it would be about as violent as an episode of CHiPs, where Ponch never draws his gun. So that means batman and superman give the villians a talking to instead of fistacuffs.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Powdered toast man!!!

    by Pipple

    you kids today don't know about that.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Quick, someone call Nic Cage!

    by superfleish76

    All we need is Nicholas Cage as Superman to anchor this thing and give the cast some credibility. You guys are waaaay overreacting.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody is fucking Snapper Carr, not The Flash.

    by SpyGuy

    What, no James Van Der Beek as Aquaman? "I don't wanna wait, for my career to be over..."

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    But I loved Babe....

    by fat bears

    Please to remind me: do we know the rough outlines of the plot for this yet? Are all of the JLA members going to have origin scenes a la Ross's "The World's Greatest Super-Heroes"? Is there a place for Robin in the story? We can all take comfort from Weta's involvement: at least the costumes'll look good. I sure would like to see Power Girl involved somewhere. Who knows who these youths will play? They might be family/friends. For every Batman there's a Robin, Green Arrow has his Speedy, etc. This isn't the end of all casting, just some of it. Away to me nerds!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    OK, maybe age isn't the issue...

    by BizarroJerry

    But these are mostly actors known to star on shows skewed towards a more teen demographic and played by teenagers. Granted, I suppose it's funny that we're all demanding adults starring in a big, mature, "adult" movie... based on comic books. Uh, can't we at least have comic book movies that, y'know, kids can enjoy? While I appreciate a more mature look at the heroes, I'm still somewhat alarmed by the geeky-based side of the industry giving up on kids all together and aiming it only at, well, us... I demand serious, gritty reality in my stories about guys dressed in bat costumes beating up clowns!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Rebecca Romijn for Wonder Woman!

    by BizarroJerry

    That'd be some great casting if you ask me. First off, she's an actual adult woman. Second, she's go the tall, supermodel body. Third, we've actually seen that she can kick superhuman ass while jumping around in a pasted on costume. I prefer Rebecca blonde, but I'm sure she'd look good in black hair, too.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Fuck That!!! Flood the cast with One Tree Hill

    by DannyOcean01

    They all rock. How on earth they can keep a straight face through all that godawful dialogue I'll never know.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:10 a.m. CST


    by tile_mcgillus

    There isn't really much else to say. What are we supposed to say after that? Discuss post war US literature?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I thought it said "SETH ROGEN AS THE FLASH"

    by LHombreSiniestro

    I love me some Seth Rogen, but even he would giggle with me on that notion of he being the fastest man alive.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by Sigmar25

    Amazing... WB stumbles across a hit with Batman Begins and now they are doing everything they can to make the character look dumb again

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Teen Wonder Force? DC flails once again ... Marvel chuckles

    by cowboyone

    This is going to be a fiasco of epic proportions. Rushing to beat a writers strike AND casting teen soap-star heroes is am amazingly effective way to undermine 10 of your major character licenses in a single bad move.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    "...looking for actors that will grow into the roles..."

    by Batutta

    This isn't Harry fuckin' Potter George. These characters are in their prime during the Justice League era, some maybe even past it! Cast real men and women and REAL FUCKING ACTORS!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Oh Christ... You know what this means, then...

    by Kid Z

    ...Shia as Superman! A suck event of world-shattering proportions!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:23 a.m. CST

    DC and WB Please Listen. ZeroCorpse is right.

    by cowboyone

    Get the Timm / Dini team-up. They could work WITH Miller as consultants. (But you need them in there from the BEGINNING) Those guys "get it" ... and they've ALREADY delivered. The drama, the scale, the scope, the mythology, the heroism, the fun ... it's all there on the page and up on the screen

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    There's still Dark Knight...

    by Kid Z

    ... but that'll be it for the Nolan Batfilms, I'll bet. He's supposedly disgusted with the whole idea of the JLA film, supposedly tossed the script in the trash when they showed it to him. My guess is, he'll walk away. Smart move (as usual) WB!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Yeah right... get Timm and Dini...

    by Kid Z

    ... Like the morons at Warners would even have the slightest glimmer of sense or intelligence enough to make a smart decision. And , these morons just axed their animation division, no more Kids WB, no more Legion of Superheroes, no more The Batman, Spiderman project in limbo. Idiots!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    In an earlier talkback

    by BizarroJerry

    I said this could alienate Bale and Routh. I hadn't considered, Kid Z, that this could aggravate the directors, too. Considering all the time they probably put into casting an actor they liked and developing the characters, seeing another movie released nearly side by side with yours that has a different take on things is not the kind of thing a director would like.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You know this to be true.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Top Chef watchers take heed

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Lure him with ham!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    yeah, this seems a bit young

    by RockLobster800

    I understand them wanting to cast younger for The Flash cos the nature of the character suggests he could be a cocky young show off, but I reckon the need to keep Batman, Superman and particualrly Martian Manhunter on the older side. Billy Crudup would be an appropriate age for Bats....and I have no problem with Routh returning for Supes. May I also suggest Selma Blair be considered for either Lois or Wonder woman please?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Get Some Super Diapers

    by sirbroiler

    This is absolute, total CRAP! Clearly Warners and DC don't care about the fans who have stood behind their heroes for many, many years. No one wants to see these kids as the world's greatest. This is the WRONG direction. I don't care what anyone says. UGH! No special effects, great story or cool costumes are going to save this movie if the cast isn't the most credible group of actors that money can buy. I just can't understand why they can't see this???!?!??! UGH!!!!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He's wrong, but I know how he feels.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:47 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Holy fuck he was good in 3:10 to Yuma ...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Princess Diana with a spare tire = Good time at the movies

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Krrish brings chicken tikka for his super friends to enjoy.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:56 a.m. CST


    by Magma Suit

    Just thought I'd be the first to spell it out.

  • What the fuck is wrong with WB? Begins was beyond amazing, Dark Knight is looking brilliant. Now this. I think if this is the way it's going, it's over for all franchises. I can do a better job as an exec, i'm not that stupid that I would think a movie with Superman, batman and wonder woman alone wouldn't bring any cash and it needs hot young celebrities. Someone needs to be shot

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    SOUNDS worse and worse by the minute...

    by lead_sharp

    We all know we'll be there on opening night so no crying about boycotting this, Watchmen yes, this no. But I think we can all see we're this is going. It's like watching somone make a double fudge chocolate cake with double whip cream and all the trimmings, but using cat shit and elephant spunk as ingrediants. Branden Routh WAS Superman (whether you liked the movie or not) Christian Bale, nuff said. It would be nice to see a Wonder Woman movie establish the trinity before a JLA movie. We all know this. We would all be willing to wait for this. I personally would love to see Man of Steel before this. But no. WB are a greedy bunch of fucks. (ANYone who says 'The're a busness of course they want to make money' needs a lobotomy.) They would make more money over a longer period of time by investing a bit of time and love into these things. If Superman Returns had actually done well (well better than expected it was none to shabby) they may well have relaxed and been more flexable but for a suit it's about short term money. Ahhhh fuck 'em.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Timm and Dini...

    by fat bears

    I have the concerns about these two. I heart the Batman the Animated Series as much as any fanboy can but the quality of storytelling in the animated arena has been steadily declining. I have high hopes for New Frontier but jesus h. christ was Superman: Doomsday awful. Just awful awful awful. I'm open minded to the idea that they were hamstrung with a short run time (90minutes!?) but that "movie" blew goats and if that's the kind of storytelling we'd get from them getting involved in a new flick then I'm going to ask them to sit this one out. What is great about the Alex Ross stories is that they are about how these superheros, for all their powers, can and do come up short and that's the kind of imagination you need to tell a good JLA story. What the hell can possibly pose a real threat to Superman, Wonderwoman, Batman, the Green Lantern, etc. Yay Alex Ross!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling started as a Mouseketeer?

    by submarinevoyage

    First, thank you TheDohDoh for reminding me of the joy of talkback, where I can be called an idiot and twat for disagreeing on casting choices for a movie. Anyway to you and deathbird (who didn't personally insult me, so thanks for that), I say that several of these people are good actors and I'm sure would do well. Just because they're best known for playing teenage characters doesn't mean that's all they can do. Adam Brody was great on The O.C. Yeah, it was a comedic, teenage role, but who says that's all he can do? Scott Porter is terrific on Friday Night Lights, and I don't think he looks like a kid at all. Porter's also a HUGE comic book geek who wrote an article for Wizard about how much he'd love to play Green Lantern, so I hope he gets a role (though seeing as they're going with John Stewart as GL, sounds like it can't be his dream role). My point in the subject heading is this: Everyone has to start somewhere. Gosling once did terrible sketch comedy and freaking RAPPED on "MMC". Did that mean he didn't have the chops to do much else? Of course not. Everyone raves about him now because he's long since proved himself. But what if no one gave him the chance to prove himself? Because that's what it feels like with the reactionary response to any casting of actors from young skewing shows. Now I happen to think The O.C. was a very fun show and Friday Night Lights is a great one, but even if you think these shows are crap, it doesn't mean that the people who were in them can't do anything else and can't convincingly play one of these characters.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Please... it's Wonder WOMAN

    by Rando Calrisian

    These are all GIRLS! Even the guys listed in this list are little girls. This should be a story about heroes as they have aged and see how they can better help the world together. Teen Titans is a story about TEEN young heroes. JLA is not - unless you have the SuperFriends "wonder twins" involved in which case you may as well pack it in all together. <br> <br> Wonder Woman is supposed to be an Amazon Queen, right? Hello?? Mr. Miller, don't go the OC, Friday Night Lights way with this movie. We want dirt, not clearasil.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    I agree that they seem to be casting too young...

    by hank henshaw

    Superheroes should look like they would be in their late 20s (for characters like Wally West´s Flash, Kyle Rayner), early 30s (Superman, Wonder Woman), Mid-to-late 30s (Batman, Hal Jordan, John Stewart). I´m not sure, and I´m too lazy to check these actors in IMDB, but some of them might be the right age but look too young. Oh, and I like the work of Alex Ross too, but his superheroes look like they are well in their 40s, I don´t know how that would look on film.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    you people have no faith in Mad Max Miller

    by pipergates

    square geeks

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Minka Kelly

    by Quin the Eskimo

    whom I love, sounds like a chipmunk. Common needs some love though. He was great in Smoking Aces, and from what I hear, equally so in American Gangster. Also, doesn't George Miller get the benifIt of a doubt? Huh?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Warner Bros. has no clue AGAIN!

    by Wormie1

    This rumoured casting sounds very lame. That guy from The OC is no superhero. McClane's daughter is too young for WW. The rest I have never heard of. I can understand Bale not wanting to do this, and I can see it not fitting in with the gritty BB universe, but not casting Routh as Supes is just dumb (he won awards from real people for playing that role, ya know!) Welling would be an acceptable second choice, but having three Supes/Clarks on screen at roughly the same time in different productions is insane. How about Eon announcing a movie called MI6 with a bunch of agents working alongside Bond, but without Daniel Craig. And then having Craig back in a regular Bond flick. Would not happen!! Warners have never had a clue about their DC properties. It took the Salkinds to get Superman made - it was not a Warner-originated project. They did nothing when Donner was fired. They hacked up Supergirl for the US release. They allowed the shitfest that was Superman IV to happen. They thought Schumacher's return to the campy version of Batman was what the public wanted. They thought a Catwoman movie without actually having Catwoman in it was a good idea. They made a Steel movie with a non-actor in the lead and with no connections to Superman. They have failed to make solo films of Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash, despite the obviously massive box office potential (and they're not planning to use the JLA actors if they do make them).

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST


    by Thegipperlives

    Let's hope this is just voice casting or something. Teen Titans? Wow, think of overcrowded this movie could possibly be already without adding the Teen Titans...even though I like the idea of Adam Brody playing Kid Flash...hhmmm.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Maybe all these kids..

    by fat bears

    Are kids because they're not making JLA at all. Perhaps George Miller is bringing us The Marvel Family Folllies.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Rappers in JL

    by Philvis

    So when does being in a rap video make you an actor? If I were a Black actor in Hollywood, I would be pissed, because it seems you have to be a rapper to get auditions anymore for younger roles. I want a serious actor for GL. If you get a rapper, you will have to have some motorcycles, $100 bills, and hoochie mamas throughout the movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Greg Kinnear as Elongated Man

    by blackshuck

    ..that's all I got, except that this sounds like it's going to be bad.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Rihanna as Zatanna

    by blackshuck

    Ok they're starting to come to me now.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Mario Lopez as Vibe

    by blackshuck

    heh heh...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    "he won awards from real people for playing that role, ya know!"

    by Kal El Vis

    Wow, the stupidity in this TalkBack is suffocating. BJ Routh was shown the door by WB WEEKS ago. His skinny-assed Singerman is DONE, son. Did they list WHAT roles these kids are auditioning for? Hm? Or is EVERYBODY jumping to conclusions? Get a some fucking perspective.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    Common is not just another shake your ass in the strip club rapper. The dude has shit to say. Also, he showed a lot of potential in Smokin' Aces. SO complain about someone else. Please. Dudes got class.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Larry David as Martian Manhunter

    by blackshuck

    George, call me, we'll do lunch.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    those that complain about Miller deserves Boll

    by pipergates

    alles klar komisar

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Alan Alda as Matter Eater Lad

    by blackshuck

    toooo much coffee.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST


    by Philvis

    You are right...I am definitely generalizing. Ive seen a few rappers being mentioned, so that is what my comment was based on. I havent seen smoking aces yet, so I will have to see how he is.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    No matter what kind of artist they may be, even is they have something to say, I gotta agree with the over use of rappers in acting roles. Actually, the whole recording artist/movie actor thing is aggravating. I wish Jamie Foxx would just act and stop singing.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:34 a.m. CST

    This casting trainwreck sounds like suit-talk

    by Snookeroo

    and not a decision made by Miller.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    You all are nuts

    by mmmjia

    While you might have been hoping for Catherine Zeta Jones to play WW and Bale as Bats, you're not going to get those kinds of A-List big names on a cast this size. Plus, these actors are NOT too young. Winstead and Palicki both look great for the part. Brody would be perfect for Flash. What do you want, a bunch of old farts like Alex Ross draws?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Uhhh..The Flash IS YOUNG guys. He's the kid in the group

    by Stormwatcher

    Always has been. Well not always but in the cartoon and in the New Frontier ect..... Wally West it will be and Brody is the PERFECT fit other than someone else.....

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a great cast...

    by yesiamaplant

    ...for a Teen Titans movie. You don't need teen heart throbs to get the teen/tween market! They will come for the cool effects!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    wonder woman

    by carneguisada

    That's interesting about Lynda Carter being 24. Those of you who are complaining about the age of the people they're looking at-- AGE isn't the issue. It's the QUALITIES. Wonder Woman had GRACE. She had a noble, strong, regal quality. She was beautiful, strong and confident. That's what the actress who plays her needs to project. And it would CERTAINLY help if she doesn't look like some kind of teenybopper bimbo.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Bizzaro Jerry

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Yeah, I understand what you mean. It seems like musicians wanna be actors and vica versa. It used to aggrivate me, but my position on it has evolved to this, at least with singers. The hardest thing for a BEGINING actor is to take a look at a written line, remember it, and let ot flow of your toungue like it's the first time you've ever heard it. Stream of conciousness and all that. Also the technical aspects of acting (hitting your marks etc.) A rapper in particular would have a leg up, just in terms of the hours of practice and rehersal that WOULD make 'em more comftorble. That being said, what seperates the goof actors from the good actors (the hard part) they still have to learn for themselves. Emoting without speaking. Appearing as of the're listening during the scence. Genuine reactions. Grounding a scence in reality. Scincerity. That shit's a different level that can only become instinct as you act, act, and act. That why Ice Cube should play Harvey Milk!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Adult actors don't want these roles!

    by Bluereader

    Granted you have Ed Norton doing the Hulk and Bale with Batman, but most actors don't want to be typecast as superheroes. Miller has done solid work in his career and I think that he can do a bang-up job with this. Oh, and by the way, comic books really are for kids so all of you who are crying about this being "too young" need to grow up!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST


    by Not The Messiah

    Is yummy yummy yummy. That is all.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    I thought Seth Cohen was the fat kid from Superbad.

    by rev_skarekroe

    So that's kind of a relief.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    because that's what we want to see, right kids?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Am I right, or am I?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Too played out? I don't think so!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman for the green Lantern

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Lauren Bacall as Wonder Woman. JLA brought to ou by the AARP

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

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    by samurai sark

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  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by TVguy4566

    I was hoping at least Batman would be skewed older at least mid to late 30s. Especially if they are going with the Batman being suspicious of Superman's apple pie persona tension angle. For this to work, they need the cynical, battle worn Batman that has yet to be explored in any of the movies to pull over. I don't know if it will work with a Batman in his early to mid 20s. I know that Miller wants the actors to grow into their roles in sequels, but who is going to buy a relative green Batman would be harden enough to be off put by boy scout Superman?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I warned you people

    by reflecto

    Fuck this.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    smallville movie

    by darwinwins

    why not just make smallville for the big screen? you'd have half the cast already in roles.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    But, alas, "NO it DI'NT"

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:26 p.m. CST


    by reflecto

    Smallville's "Monster of the Week, let's throw EVERYONE from future continuity into a teenybopper series, including the JLA" bullshit is what got this stared in the minds of the suits, I'll bet. "Everyone loves Tom Welling and Smallville's JLA, dudes! Why not??"

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Diora Baird for Wonder Woman!

    by Kirbymanly

    Had to toss that in there

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Haley Joel Osment as The Dark Knight!

    by President Plissken

    Ashlee Simpson as Black Canary! Macaulay Culkin as Green Arrow! Shiloh Pitt as Zatanna! Mary Kate Olsen as Dr. Fate!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Say what you will.

    by Gilkuliehe

    It's still George Miller. I don't care if he´s casting teens, penguins or puppets, the movie will still kick our asses beyond Thunderdome. I'm very very excited about this.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Sounds like the Perfect Cast for Teen Titans...

    by Scramble Network

    Scott Porter would kick ASS as Nightwing. Ridiculously hot Minka Kelly for Donna Troy. T.I. as Cyborg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead for Starfire, Adam Brody for Kid Flash, Joseph Cross for Beast Boy, and Adriane Palicki for Raven (just dye her hair, she's got the attitude for it). I get the people who are pointing out they're actually older, but face it, these people play high schoolers on TV for reason.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST


    by Abin Sur

    All you guys bitching about the ages - Mel Gibson was TWENTY-TWO years old when he George Miller filmed him in Mad Max. Think about THAT.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by Abin Sur

    I'll think about my poor grammar - disregard the "he" in front of George, please. ;)

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by ObiWanCon


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    DARK KNIGHT prologue in front of Imax's I AM LEGEND

    by abcdefz7

    A seven minute Joker prologue. Maybe the bank robbery?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Judd Apatow's Justice League!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Steve Carrell as Superman. Judd's wife as Wonder Woman. Seth Rogen as Aqua-Man. Michael Cera as the Flash. And McLovin as Batman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    This Is JLA, Not Teen Titans

    by Barron34

    Although the Teen Titans is a better idea for a live-action movie right now, in my opinion. They need to cast grown men and women in the JLA roles, or not at all. Tom Welling would be fine for Superman, but I always thought Brendan Fraser would make an excellent Clark Kent/Superman/Kal-El (look at his performance in THE QUIET AMERICAN to see his version of the All-American hero like Kent/Supes). Neve Campbell would make a good "grown-up" Lois Lane for maybe a cameo. In any case, I do not like that they are casting a bunch of kids for this movie. If they want to cast young, just make Teen Titans. Otherwise, put grown-ups in the roles.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    They Send The Young To Fight Wars. Why Not Crime?

    by Buzz Maverik

    Especially Batman. Because Bale is the first actor to play Batman young enough to pull it off. With the kind of punishment Batman takes, he'd have to go mechanized around age 30.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Actually mmmjia, I'd love to see Alex Ross's incarnations

    by deathbird

    I prefer my heroes/heroines to look like grown men and women. Had Reeve not have suffered his calamities, I'd want him playing Superman now--even in his late 50's.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    you all have TOO MUCH faith in George Miller: one-hit wonder

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    fine, we liked Mad Max. great. but what else has he done? i mean in the last 20 years alone all he's directed is HAPPY FEET (ugh), BABE 2 (lame), and LORENZO'S OIL (snore). Why are you people giving him a pass based on just 1 or 2 decent movies he's made in his whole career?!?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST

    These Actors Are Grown Ups. They're Too Old For Their Regular R

    by Buzz Maverik

    It's smart to cast actors in their 20s to play teenagers because you don't have to deal with tutors, stage parents, and child labor laws. You can shoot 24/7 if you have to.<p>As a result, we get adults in high school roles, often stretching the bounds of credibility.<p>Also, we comic geeks cast too old, which is why we're not allowed to cast. I remember a thousand talkbacks, fighting with people who thought that Marlon Brando would make the perfect Kingpin for DAREDEVIL. "No, no," I patiently explained, "Mr. Brando is in his 70s. It would look like Daredevil was beating up on his grandfather."

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Quin the Eskimo

    by haggardatbest

    Totally agree with you re: Common. He's a very talented guy (and he is smart enough to have the lovely Lily Allen on one of his songs, and more importantly, in the video). I like him in the role.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Ken Marino for Superman

    by haggardatbest

    Now there's a guy who could really dip his balls in the role.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST


    by Buzz Maverik

    In an effort to please talkbackers, George Miller's Happy Max Productions has announced the following casting:<p>James "The Rockford Files 'n' Maverick" Garner as Superman.<p>Clint "Every Which Way You Can 'n' Tarantula" Eastwood as the Batman. <p>Susan "Liberal Speech At the Oscars" Sarandon as Wonder Woman.<p>Gene "The French Connection" Hackman as the Flash.<p>James Earl "Darth Vader's Voice" Jones as Green Lantern.<p>Sean "Out of Retirement" Connery as Martian Manhunter.<p>"You villains get outta my yard!"

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Buzz, Yer Wrong

    by Buzz Maverik

    Warren Beatty would make a much better old Superman.

  • I guess the main jla members (superman, batman, etc.) were already cast and the audtions this weekend were to see how the younger choice actors do with the main characters.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Trust in the Miller

    by DirkD13"

    The dude's just too dark in his sensibilities to let this become some screeching cheesefest. He can also stage an action scene as good as James Cameron, which is mighty high praise indeed. I am so excited for this movie and i'm not ashamed to admit it either.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST


    by haggardatbest

    I've always thought Clint Eastwood would make a great "first Batman". He'd never do it, but I totally see him as an old Bruce Wayne who is just angry with the world. What a badass Clint is.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Pretty lame, Buzz Maverik

    by deathbird

    No one here wants to see the J.L.A.R.P., we just think demigods shouldn't look like they're due to attend their 10 year HS reunions.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:55 p.m. CST

    IF the BIG 3 are older, I can accept younger supporting members

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    but that's a big IF. WB has done nothing to earn any trust or positive expectations, and the (rejected) offer supposedly made to Jessica Biel indicates that even the main ones will skew young.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Please, Deathbird, Call Me Buzz. No Need To Be Formal.

    by Buzz Maverik

    We're all friends here, right?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 3:59 p.m. CST

    Justice League Babies

    by Bronx Cheer

    Why not cast young? The audience for this film is not comic book fans. It's the same people who make every other film's real box office.</p>

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Max Theirot

    by robzass

    That kid literally looks eight years old. Who could he possibly be playing? Jason, supermans illegitimate son?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Living Actors Deemed Too Young By Talkbackers. Miller Recasts!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Superman -- None other than the late George Reeves! Hollywood Kryptonite himself!<p>Wonder Woman -- Ava Gardner. Fred Mertz was not wrong!<p>Batman -- Robert Mitchum. Don't hold the reefer bust against him, please!<p>The Flash -- Buster Crabbe. He played another Flash, as in Gordon. Also, Tarzan. <p>Green Lantern -- Scatman Crothers, best known as the voice of Hong Kong Phooey, Number One Superguy!<p>Martian Manhunter -- Who else put Tor "Plan 9 From Outer Space" Johnson, spray painted green?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    George Miller has also brought us

    by TVguy4566

    Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome. The guy is not perfect. That movie was a mess covered with a lot of cheese. Tina Turner as Aunty Entity (I know she was big in the 80s, but was she really worthy of being the big bad guy?), Master Blaster (a dwarf on a hulking mentally challenged killing machine), extras from the Lord of the Flies remake, a stupid Max prophecy based on a rudimentary drawing and a sovineir postcard, and a battle for pig shit.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Clint Eastwood

    by TVguy4566

    Clint Eastwood would be a perfect original Batman for the Batman Beyond movie that will probably never be made.<br><br> Personally, I don't need all the JLA characters to be older, but you'd think Batman and probably Superman would be 30 or older. <br><br> Besides, half these actors will bolt long before they would get too old anyway. How many movies do you think they would make? Most of the X-Men actors (except for Anna Paquin) were in their early to mid 30s in the first movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:26 p.m. CST

    Age is an issue when you still don't look mature

    by Philvis

    I don't think an actor shouldn't have a chance because they are only 22 or something like that. What matters is they look mature and exhibit grace, as one tb'er said. Reeve was 24 but looked much more mature than your typical 24 year old. I want to have some serious actors who look the part. Im not asking much...I think.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Buzz Maverik

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Scatman Caruthers! "RED BUSH! RED BUSH!"

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:36 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    This could really give him room to shine, so to speak, if he;s properly utilized.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST


    by Buzz Maverik

    Sorry I missed your AARP gag, which came before mine. Didn't mean to piggyback.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Buzz Maverik

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Well, you ran with it. Though I'll still take Lauren Bacall over Ava Gardner.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Quin. Yer Right About Bacall. Anybody See THE WAR?

    by Buzz Maverik

    Dig it, the world was basically saved by 16 to 25 year olds in real life. As in stopping Hitler. But they're too young to wear tights.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    You Want To Fight Starro, Huh? Let's See Some I.D., Sport!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Sorry, McLovin-man, but we had to check.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    The low rent Justice League

    by Live.

    They're not being hired because they're young. They're being hired because they'll charge less than the janitor and willing to sign away their youth working for peanuts for the next two decades, stuck in one role.<p> Young and desperate actors can be relied on the make decisions they'll quickly regret.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST


    by filmstu2005

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5 p.m. CST


    by filmstu2005

    What the fuck is that kid from Sky FREAKin HIGH doin auditioning for a Justice League movie. I hope he didn't think he'd be taken seriously when the only movies he can do are kid films! He's like 17 rite? So who the fuck is he gonna play? Superman's right nut? They need to get their shit together b/c if he's in this movie i am DONE.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    I Could Have Stopped The White Martian Invasion, But I Got Carde

    by Buzz Maverik

    The cops confiscated my utility belt, too. Don't you know they're down at the station, playing with the grapple gun themselves.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Nadia Bjorlin For WONDER WOMAN

    by filmstu2005

    since the chic can't get her own Wonder Woman film, she'd better be in the Justice League movie. Really though, dont u guys agree that they need to do a Wonder Woman movie first or something. WB is fuckin this project up. I dont mind the actors being young, just dont let them be TOO YOUNG. No way. We dont need any Teenyboppers

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    was good in Lords of Dogtown. Really good.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Obscure Foreign Actress For Wonder Woman. Over The Hill...

    by Buzz Maverik

    ...dudes for the other parts.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Buzz, just jizz over the teen stars

    by reflecto

    and be done with it, alright. The fact is these actors are all too young to play these roles, except perhaps the Flash, in the way they are written and illustrated. I don't ask for much, I just ask that the Justice League appears older than me, and I just graduated from fucking college.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Direct to DVD cast

    by Live.

    That makes a little more sense.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    BTW your single joke got old five posts ago

    by reflecto

    Just saying.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    I thought it said Seth Rogen too

    by CherryValance

    and all I could think of was him trying to chase Michael Cera in Superbad. LMAO

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:09 p.m. CST

    COMMON FOR GL? I hope i'm getting punk'd. DEREK LUKE

    by filmstu2005

    I like the guy. I do. I really really do. I got his album and his lyrics are inspiring. But he's not John Stewart. His acting isnt all that great. He wasnt all that in Smokin Aces (which wasnt that good of a movie anyway). His acting is too mellow. He doesnt know how to exert enough emotion on screen with his facial expressions. Anyway, get a REAL black actor for the role. Even if its unknown. Im tired of rappers (TI auditioned. Why God, WHY!?) taking roles from young black men that are real aspiring actors. Derek Luke is a real chil guy from the film CATCH A FIRE. He's done other stuff, but he'd make a way better GL. He's an actual actor.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Nadia Bjorlin For WONDER WOMAN

    by filmstu2005

    Just lighten her makeup and let us see her natural beauty. She looks terrible with makeup on, especially when she does it herself for serious events. If they take that away you'll see that she truly is Wonder Woman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Cast All Oscar Winners Who'd Never Do It!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Superman -- Leo DiCaprio<p>Batman -- Russell Crowe <p>Wonder Woman -- Charlize Theron <p>Green Lantern -- Denzel Washington <p>The Flash -- Sean Penn<p>Martian Manhunter -- Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Charlize is all wrong. She was good at Aeon Flux

    by filmstu2005

    But Wonder Woman is just not her.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Michael Angarano IS AQUALAD!

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Teresa Palmer IS STARFIRE

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I Didn't Know The Justice League Needed A College Degree

    by Buzz Maverik

    I picture Bruce as dropping out three credits short. Clark probably has a journalism degree from Fortress O' Solitude U. There's no record of Diana. John probably has an architecture degree. The Flash probably got his Masters online, so he could finish faster. And I hear the Martian educational system is very different than ours...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Joseph Cross IS KID FLASH

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Mary Winstead IS DONNA TROY

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Scott Porter IS BEAST BOY

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Minka Kelly IS RAVEN

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    Are you fucking kidding me with this shit? Common needs to step aside for Derek Luke? Common doesn't owe anybody anything. As for Smoking Aces, Commons bathroom staredown with Jeremy Piven is one of the great scences in that movie. If you can't appreciate that maybe you should change your handle to historystu2005. That is all.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    D.J. Cotrona IS ROBIN

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Adam Brody IS CYBORG

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Can anyone defeat the JLA? Yeah, the WGA!

    by Banshee7

    STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE! Where's a Moriarty, movie killing script review when you need one?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    JLA: Sky High 2

    by Live.


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Just because

    by Scramble Network

    we're saying these actors are too young, doesn't mean we want seniors. If you can believe it, there's this whole stretch of life in between, and I think there are some actors out there in that forgotten age range. Let's say Kate Beckinsale for Wonder Woman, Ryan Reynolds for Flash, Common for GL, Josh Holloway for Aquaman, and a CGI Martian Manhunter, with (imagine this) Bale and Routh reprising as Superman and Batman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    This Ain't Yer Daddyz Justice League...

    by Buzz Maverik

    Mostly because yer Daddy wouldn't care about the Justice League and was probably watching Clint Eastwood movies and getting laid when he was yer age, but...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Bale & Routh Confound Producers

    by Buzz Maverik

    In an act of thespian solidarity, Christian "BATMAN BEGINS" Bale and Brandon "SUPERMAN RETURNS" Routh have agreed to do the JLA film only if they are both cast. Producers were enthusiastic until they heard the actor's demands.<p>Bale wants to play Superman and Routh has demanded to don the cowl of the Dark Knight.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman was 31 when cast in X-men

    by Live.

    at the beginning of a trilogy AND he is starting up a spin off.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Robert Downey Jr is 42 and starring in Iron Man

    by Live.

    He is sign up for any sequels as well.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Brian Posehn for Batman

    by haggardatbest

    And David Cross for Superman.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Famke Janssen was 34 when she was cast in X-men

    by Live.

    She did the whole trilogy and, today, she is still hotter than all these teen queens combined.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...

    by uppercanuck

    Wouldn't the JL *logically* involve older heroes who have the experience and therefore the credibility to have the public take the league seriously? I'd hope that 'the big 3' are indeed older, wiser, etc. or else I'd might as well just watch Epic Movie. Shudder.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale was 30 in BB. - Ancient to Miller

    by Live.

    He managed to hobble around ok.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Quin Eskimo or whatever ur punk ass name is

    by filmstu2005

    FUCK U. If u like common so much then y dont u dig his shout out the toilet and eat it till u have his babies. That is what you were looking for, rite? He's just as bad as having TI for John Stewart. He wouldnt fit with the look of the group. Plus he's too lightskinned. John stewart is a dark skinned black man. Not a fucking ghost. Go finish shoving Common's dick down ur throat.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by haggardatbest

    Yes, eat Common's shout. Eat all the shout until you become pregnant! That is what a rational person would do when he thinks someone would be good in a movie role, right?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    I meant shit.

    by filmstu2005

    Anyway, i apologize. Some people just really get u fired up. So i figured he should go eat Common's shit. I still dont think its rational. Common just doesnt look the part and i dont think he'd be able to act the part. He might surprise me, but his look discredits him. Just give us a real black talented actor that's not a rapper. There ARE others out there than just rappers. I always wanted Denzel Washington to be GL in a Justice League Movie with an ensemble cast. But someone similar will do.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    STRIKE! STRIKE! Union guilds please save us!

    by Live.

    You are our only hope.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    The guy is pretty good

    by haggardatbest

    And he (Common) does have a certain presence. He's also a thoughtful dude, like Mos Def (also a talented actor/rapper), which puts him waaaaay above "garbage" rappers like T.I. and Lil' Jon and whoever else does shitty "party rap" nowadays. Those guys can stick with what passes as "spoof" movies these days and people like Common and Mos Def will end up proving themselves.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Now, having said that...

    by haggardatbest

    ...Dabney Coleman for The Flash!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Common Sense

    by filmstu2005

    U think i dont know about common? Dude, i didnt say i didnt like the guy. I think he's brilliant. Like i said, i own his albums and he's a conscious rapper. I just dont think he's acting's too great. I could be proven wrong, but I still dont think he's rite for the roles. He may deserve the role more than those bullshit TI 50 Cent rappers, but i still dont want him in this film. Rappers in general are taking all the Hollywood roles and its leaving less for REAL black actors. Why do u think Samuel. L Jackson said he would refuse to do a movie with a rapper just because he wanted Real black men to have a chance. Of course he let it slide with SWAT and that film Home of the Brave. But that's how he feels.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Makes you wonder who'd WB cast as Jesus

    by deathbird

    Maybe they could get that HEROES cheerleader to play Magdalene. A little hair dye can work wonders...

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson..

    by haggardatbest

    ..let a LOT slide with SWAT.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman

    by haggardatbest

    I've come to realize that Wonder Woman is the hardest one to cast in my head. I can come up with at least a couple of people for each role but hers. Jennifer Connelly does come to mind, but I don't know that she would be believable as an ass-kicker. I really can't come up with anyone. I really think they should all be unknowns anyway. Not that I am ever going to see this POS, but it certainly is fun to speculate.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Miller jumped the shark with Thunderdome

    by Dark Knight Lite

    and he's still airborne. He makes nothing but kid's movies now, and apparently that's all that this will be. Looking at the photos of these tweens on imdb, Common looks to be the best of the bunch. Let that sink in. Dark Knight out.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Dabney Coleman as JJJ

    by lynxpro

    That's who I would have cast as J. Jonah Jameson had I made the Spider-Man films...back in the early/mid 90s. Robert Guillome as Joe Robertson. Telly Savallas as Fisk/Kingpin. Nikki Cox as MJ. And probably Depp as Spidey.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    OH SHIT!

    by haggardatbest

    I have it! Romany Malco as Green Lantern. LOVE that dude.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I don't care if she's in her 40s

    by lynxpro

    Monica Bellucci for Wonder Woman (or Talia Al Ghul). Just go rent *Brotherhood of the Wolf* if you don't believe me (or *The Matrix Reloaded*). And she still had it in *Shoot 'em Up*.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Nick Vandenberg for The Flash

    by haggardatbest

    He a sound guy, but he'd do a good job in the part. Swear. I'm actually serious.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Nick Cannon as Green Lantern!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    He's Huh-larious!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by haggardatbest


  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    If TOM WELLING is not in this movie I WONT SEE IT!

    by EvilDoeR

    Fuck these actors who are being looked at Tom Welling is SUPERMAN for this generation! I can't believe George Miller is going to end up like that dickhead Bryan Singer. Both made bone headed casting mistakes, and Singer already paid for it! Miller will end up worse!

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine Is Right!

    by Buzz Maverik

    Clint Howard should be in EVERY movie.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Well, Beerisgood, THUNDERDOME Was About...

    by Buzz Maverik

    ...pissing me off. It was the first movie I can remember in my lifetime that had a trailer much better than the film. Sadly, it wasn't the last. I suspect it was really supposed to be about making money, but it lost money. It was also about how you can make a terrible sequel to two excellent movies.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST


    by QuietMan297's already fucked before it's even started, I can only hope this goes the way of Wolfgang Petersen's World's Finest. Maybe they'll offer Miller Mad Max IV like Peterson was offered Troy and this will all go away

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Tom Welling is NOT "Superman for thie generation"

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I see Tom Welling the same way as I see the rest of these WB/CW actors being considered for these roles. He was fine for Smallville, their little teen angst high school re-imagining of Superman; but I wouldn't want to use him in an actual Superman movie that would hopefully stick to the true storyline. Plus, I think he'd look just goofy in the costume.<br><br>the same for anyone saying Charisma Carpenter for Wonder Woman. I'm sure you loved her on Buffy, and if there was a "Smallville"-style re-imagining of WW, fine, but for an accurate movie she would be completely the wrong choice.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    PLEASE don't make this JLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by cokido

    I can't believe what I've been reading. I knew that they would go after WB like/teen drama so-called actors. It makes me sick. First of all, JLA is going to be hard to pull off even with better named choices. How can you squeaze in enough screen time for all of these big name characters? Didn't they learn from X-Men. Someone will get the shaft. That's because the only X-Men capable of having their own movie is Wolverine. JLA is full of characters that should have their own movie. 2nd, I feel sorry for whoever goes for the role of Batman. Are you kidding? You have to compete with Christian Bale! That's what you'll be known for the rest of your life, the cheap Batman. At least George Clooney will feel better about his Batman. They pulled Superman 2 to make JLA. The big wigs have a better chance at making more money off of a Superman 2 even with a lacking Superman Returns movie. I'm stunned to read the front runners for these roles. When Tobey Maguire was cast as Spiderman he was at least an established 'ACTOR' not some teeny bopper tv actor. I don't want to see Tom Welling as Superman either, sorry to disappoint a lot of you out there but when I look at a Superman comic and then at Welling I just don't see it. There's probably a good reason why Welling is in smallville. He is a good young Superman. He is not JLA Superman. I think that the best way to pull this off is to not make it so serious. In that I mean they should be creative with the project. Maybe make it in black and white. Something along the lines of 'Sin City' and 'Sky Captian' with older actors that look like the characters in the comics. They don't have to be A-listers either. I think this would take some pressure off the whole thing. If they try to hard then they'll really destroy what already seems to be a bust of a movie. I bet they'd have more success in doing something like with the Ultimate Avengers. That'll sell and make more money. George Miller seems like a respectable director but he might not always have the final word on the movie and so that makes me scared. That reminds me of why Thomas Jane pulled out of the Punisher 2.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I hope he casts from just one show. I don't care if it is Frida

    by INWOsuxRED

    I've never watched that show, but it would be amusing if you could watch all the heroes on some other show, crying about an improbable tragedy, or amusing a fake audience with a series of set-ups followed by corny insults.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Well I do want to see Welling as JL Superman

    by Live.

    Because he is the only one in this generation that I can see pulling off the role. You would rather have Seth from the OC as your Superman? REALLY?<p> That is the type and age Miller is gunning for. DID YOU SEE THAT SHITFEST CASTING CALL? That is what they're looking for. Forget Brendan Fraser or Jim Caviezal - they're practically rotting flesh, dead men walking to George Miller. Your not getting them or any established ADULT in this Friday Night OC SkyHigh Justice League Clusterfuck. So its time to fall upon Welling as our savior and respecter of the role. He is the only viable choice which won't completely deface and vandalize our beloved Superman. Will the rest of the movie be shit? Yes, but at least Superman will have some cover from the surrounding shit storm.<p> If only Batfans had such a life preserver to cling to. Sadly they can only expect to be raped with BatSeth or one of his clones. Pray for the Batfans and mail them lots of lube.

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    BatSeth = reason #172 to say DAMN YOU TO HELL MILLER

    by Live.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Philvis is the One Making the Right Call Here

    by Playhouse

    A sort of strange issue for life today is that even if you are approaching 30 there is a sort of youthfulness that is pervasive. 20 or 30 years ago, maturity in actors really seemed to jump out of the screen. If you look at Christopher Reeve in Superman: The Movie you would never say that he was all of 24. He carries himself older, more grounded and with an ease that many young actors today don't seem to have. Even Gosling, who is an amazing talent and absolutely gifted with command over that talent, still reads young on screen. Someone mentioned Mel Gibson being 22 during the first Mad Max. But stand 22 year old Mel Gibson beside 27 year old Adam Brody and you'd have a hard time thinking that Mel Gibson wasn't the older of the two. The big issue with "age" in this movie is that the JLA should be formed after these cats have logged some time in their respective careers. There should be a world-weariness to Superman and Batman and Wonder Woman and the others, reflecting that they have fought their individual battles and things have - to borrow Batman Begins' nomenclature - escalated to the point that a group like the JLA would have to be formed to combat them. Having actors in their 30s or even 40s that actually read their age on screen gives more weight and depth to the story. In a movie like this, casting someone who comes across too "young" makes it feel like kids meeting afterschool in the treebound clubhouse.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Oh And...

    by Playhouse

    Apparently "Echo Boomers" is the term they've settled on for what was originally labeled "Gen Y". So say hello to your Echo Boomer JLA.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST

    Can't believe you people are still bitchin about this

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Miller Rules WHOOOOOOO!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Don't worry about T.I. playing Green Lantern...

    by Abin Sur

    He's in federal lock-up here in Atlanta on weapons charges (specifically, arranging the sale of automatic weapons and silencers), and since he's already a convicted felon...don't think we'll be seeing him anytime soon.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    - I'd much rather see Michael Jordan in his PRIME. No thanks. -

    by JDanielP

    Nobody says, "If only I could go back in time and see Michael Jordan play in high school." (Larry Bird or whomever, chose your athlete.) Man, I'm telling you,...George Miller or not, this REALLY saddens me. WHY oh WHY would you not want to make the BEST movie you could possibly make??? This is just wrong, in thinking longterm. So, so, SOOOOOOO wrong. I'm SERIOUSLY advising the W.B. against this move. This is a project like no other. You show these GREAT characters at their BEST, in their PRIME, against the toughest odds. Names like Kate Winslet and Henry Simmons should be thrown around. Damn it, people! PLEASE, make this the STAR WARS trilogy for Warner Bros. it SHOULD be. You get what I'm saying? Strike or not, you do this RIGHT. Or don't do it at all.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Hang on a minute......

    by ChadMaul

    Okay, I must say that I agree and disagree with a lot that has been written here. But let's not be too hastey. Many actors transforms themselves physically to meet the challanges of a role and we are often knocked over by the perfomrance of an actor many of us wouldn't have cast in a particular movie/role. So, I will reserve judgement on the final casting, remember no-one has actually been cast yet, it just so happens these casting sessions have been reported. And even then I am willing to give Miller and whoever lands these roles the benefit of the doubt. However, I must say that WB's eagerness to push this movie pre-strike is what will kill this movie, not the actors. The lack of pre-production, shooting and post-production time is what worries me. Not only that but many of you have touched on the fact that with the exception of Batman and Superman the rest of JLA do not have established solo project (be it TV or film) and therefore might not be of interest too regular movie goers, and lets face it the casual cinema goer contributes as much to the success of these movies as us geeks. It's interesting to note that Marvel intends to release Iron Man, Hulk and a Captian America movie, not mention the Ant-man movie and others before thinking about an Avengers movie. Maybe Marvel will have the last laugh again.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Cool news indeed.

    by Devil'sOwn

    Been a while since I posted, but some subjects really ignite your passions. As I mentioned in an earlier Talkback, not all people will EEEVER be pleased with this project. And I can see where some of them are coming from. Not just anyone can play Supes, Bats, and Wondy. Others, seem to have nothing but contempt for superhero movies. Suckassfucksticks. Will this be the change-your-life, critically acclaimed, new classic-for-the-ages, make-you-have-a-nerdgasm, feel-good blockbuster that defines a generation? Probably not. But, if done right, it could be one of the coolest things we've ever seen. The primary concern appears to be that many people feel the potential cast will be too young. Is this a "Year One" kinda thing? And I gotta tell ya, I was not expecting George Miller. I loved the Mad Max movies and, once upon a time, I thought he would be great for a Dark Knight movie. But now? I dunno. At best, this will be a pleasant surprise if successful. Worst? He will drop out of directing a sequel, and whoever steps up will have to bring the smoke. I mean the pressure, the expectations... dying a painful death is within the realm of possibility. Some naive part of me refuses to accept that this is just some ill-advised venture. Despite the number of geeks out there (and we are legion), there are still even more people who will be seeing some of these characters for the first time. I just can't see the masses making this a success, unless they really SELL IT. And there's no damn reason why they shouldn't. They have ages of material to draw from, and there was the wonderful Justice League Unlimited series that showed how to juggle characters and amp up a story.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Why is Brandon Routh not automatically given the job?

    by Neo Zeed

    Tom Welling? They already did the mini-version of the justice league on Smallville. Plus that show has like 2 more seasons before it goes off the air. I want to know what the fuck happened to Brandon Routh? Is Warners really going to embarrass themselves by casting ANOTHER Superman only a couple years after Routh? He did an alright job and he's already established as Supes. He just needs to be in a flick where he doesn't just lift shit.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    teenagers are who go to the movies

    by Rupee88

    Skewing young is always a safe choice...the hardcore geeks will still go see this (and buy the DVD like fucking retards) while the teenage crowds will support this film...seems like an easy marketing choice. I'll download it for free and fast forward through it...the rest of you can pay your $9 and ensure that more crappy films are made...thanks..

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    fuck. this. movie.

    by GavinVanDraven

    who the hell wants to see batboy, superboy and wonder girl? Routh and Bale please... then maybe i will rent it. you cannot convince me this will work. Avengers will kick the shit out of this steaming load. fucking O.C. 90210 looking teen drama bullshit

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by Quin the Eskimo

    It's Quin the Eskimo (ever heard of Bob Dylan?). I should become impregnated with Commons love through the eating of his shit? Mother Fucker..what in the hell did your parents teach you?! Common will not look light skinned standing next to Adam "Milquetoast" Brody, and just because DMX made some crappy movies, don't judge Common for them. See my earlier post about rappers/actors. Give a guy a shot. Sheesh.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    People will forget Routh...

    by CarmillaVonDoom soon as ANY other actor dons the tights. Routh isn't being given the job automatically because he WASN'T ANY GOOD! The real shame is Eric Bana being replaced as Hulk, but that is a whole other tb.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:58 p.m. CST

    Script Review. Superfriends?

    by Live.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    still want to see

    by phast freddy

    Gabrielle Reece as ww

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST


    by phast freddy

    Bruce Campbell as Batman, Graig Kilborn as Aquaman,Lance Reddick as the Martian manhunter,Michael Madsen as the Green Arrow, the kid from Smallville as superman,Neil Patrick Harris as the Flash and basketball player Ray Allen as the Green Lantern also would like to see Anthony Hopkins as Lex Luthor

  • Nov. 1, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by stones_throw