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Justice League cast to be announced next week, here might be an early preview...

Hey folks, Harry here... Warner/DC is being incredibly tight lipped about this JUSTICE LEAGUE film, but we've been hearing from all over that next week they're going to unleash the full cast on us. Well, got this email wanting to give us a drop on some of the casting? Can't get anyone at Warners to spill - but take it as you will... I actually think this makes sense and Common could be exceptional casting as the Green Lantern... and I can't believe I think that.

Harry/Mori/Merrick/Quint/Vern (who am I forgetting?) I want you to have this before that OTHER site gets it... and I know they will. The trades are going to announce the cast of Justice League next week, but courtesy someone connected to Ken Ralston I can tell you four confirmed names. - Adam Brody (THE O.C., GILMORE GIRLS, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) - Common (SMOKIN' ACES, WANTED) - Scott Porter (SPEED RACER 'Rex Racer', FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS tv show, DESCENT, MUSIC AND LYRICS) - Teresa Palmer (WOLF CREEK, THE GRUDGE 2, DECEMBER BOYS) Palmer is not Wonder Woman, I believe she's a villain. Brody is Wally West. Common is The Green Lantern. Porter, they think, is Superman. There's also word that Michael Gough might be appearing as Alfred. The full cast should be revealed by this time next week.
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  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    First

    by TTMan

    Yup, that's me.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    ...and who cares about this damn film?

    by TTMan

    Bring on the sequel to SUPERMAN RETURNS! (And let the bitching and whining and carrying on by the naysayers begin...)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Fist!!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Wow! Third, too?

    by TTMan

    What do people do on a Friday night, anyhow?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Apparently they have lives

    by Dreadlock Holmes

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I just got back from a late showing of Beowulf

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    And Megan Gale better be Wonder Woman or somebody has gotta die!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I do, too...

    by TTMan

    I have a rich and fulfilling life in my parents basement with the internet as my friend.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Is this Justice League or High School Musical?

    by www.revyou.tv

    Seriously, these people don't look like they'd fight for anything. When will Hollywood learn that actors need to be more than just pretty shiny surfaces? Looks like we've got a new Fantastic Four level of crap coming our way...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox as Wonder Woman

    by TTMan

    Just erase her tramp stamps with CGI, and voila...A superheroine to rival Jessica Alba's stunning performance as The Invisible Girl.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Didn't the writer's strike kill this?

    by montessaurus

    Jesus, the WB really wants to fuck this one up don't they. Firstly, (I DO have the utmost respect for Micheal Gough...) good call guys. Lets connect this movie to the SHITTY Batman movies. Awesome job. Secondly, Gough is still alive? How old is he again? Secondly, Adam Brody as anything but Annoying Douche #1 is just bad casting. Oh yeah, and he doesn't vibe Wally West/Flash at all. Fuck, he doesn't even merit Kid Flash. He's a lame Jimmy Olsen at best. Common...? Eh. Even though he's more an "artist" than about 90 percent of his hip-hop peers that doesn't translate John Stewart at all. Might as well get Bono to play Green Arrow. And did I mention I'm a DC fanboy?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    The rest of the cast better be good.

    by MichaelShawn

    Not crazy about Adam Brody. The others seem OK, I guess. But Megan Gale better be WW. If Mary Elizabeth Winstead got Wonder Woman, I swear to fuckin' God....

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Michael Gough again as Alfred?

    by DerLanghaarige

    Since this is the only name on the list that I know, it's the only one that I care about. Plus: He was a better Alfred than Michael Caine, who was just Michael Caine as Batman's Butler. I hope THIS is true!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Megan Gale

    by montessaurus

    The only somewhat good thing that has come out of these JL movie rumors is her as Wonder Woman. I know fuck all about her acting but I'll be damned if she doesn't look the part. Although with the cast presented above, Jessica Biel would be more appropos. Hell, JLo would be right on, the way this trainwreck is going. I'll stick to the comics and the good DC movies I think.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Haha, this will blow.

    by Mike_D

    mark my words.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:42 a.m. CST

    For the love of all that is holy

    by montessaurus

    Jesus, WB suits... when an actress that is getting by on having the "Now-est" ass (tied with Kim Kardashian) and some dork that was in "Stomp the Yard" turns you down, that to me would be a sign that maybe it's time to pack it in on this particular project and call it a day. But no, these are the same shirtlifters that give the Flash movie to the clueless fucktard that directed "Fred Claus" and the GL movie to someone that's not Geoff Johns. Idiocy.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    God forbid they wait.

    by MichaelShawn

    You'd think if they were so friggin' excited about the script, they'd wait until they had talent to match. The more I look at these names, the more I see a Justice League along the lines of Smallville. Y'know...I wait my WHOLE FUCKING LIFE for these properties to become movies, and when they do they market it to third graders. Thanks alot WB. YOU SUCK.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    no, Porter isn't Superman

    by kafka07

    wha...Michael Gough as Alfred, again???

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST

    Somebody already beat Harry to this story

    by davincih

    They had theirs up 15 minutes before his: http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Scoop-Scott-Porter-Is-JLA-s-Superman-6958.html

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    TTman

    by montessaurus

    I couldn't agree more about that Superman sequel. I can't wait for that. I don't understand the hold-up. Sure, X-Men wasn't great, but X-Men 2 blew it the fuck away. That would suggest to me that once Bryan Singer establishes his uni(comicbookmovie)verse, getting comfortable with the material, etc... HE GONNA CRUSH IT!!! At that point in time, X2 was the best comic movie(to me) ever. Of course than came Bats Begins and the bar was raised. So yeah, I'd rather see a proper Supes sequel than some half-assed rushed like hell abortion of a JL movie anyday.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer as Batman

    by kafka07

    that's the rumor :(

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    davincih

    by montessaurus

    Just shut the fuck up. Nobody likes a snooty stat-quoting bitch.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Here we go with the fuckin' Teen Titans

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    enough of this WB casting shit. I have no problem with Adam Brody, actually, but the rest of this cast is shite. not to mention more fuckin rappers...ugh

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Hey Harry,

    by ClockWorker

    what do you think about all this?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody

    by montessaurus

    just him being in this movie is enough for me to pass. Seriously, the rest of the cat could be absolutely perfect, but him as Wally makes me want to retch. Even though he's not the best actor ever alive ever, atleast I could SEE Ryan Reynolds as Wally. I'd rather have Dane Cook as Wally that Annoying Brody. Or that "I'm a Mac"/DH4 douche. Or Drew Carey. But that's another discussion for another time...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    I see what they're trying to do with Gough

    by NoodlesHahn

    in that they're trying to tie the old cartoony Batman universe to the JLA universe. That idea makes sense.<br><br>What doesn't make sense is that Gough's counterpart will go from Keaton/Kilmer/Clooney to a 14 year old boy.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Porter is perfect

    by wesryan

    Scott Porter is SERIOUSLY into comics. He will do this part justice no matter what.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    That would be Watchmen...

    by MichaelShawn

    Y'know, the one that might actually be GOOD.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:07 a.m. CST

    wesryan

    by montessaurus

    I am also SERIOUSLY into comics, and though I have all the chiseled good looks and lean muscle mass you'd expect from a superawesomeherodude, I nowhere near consider myself able to play anyone from the JL. From what little I've seen of him, I can't see Porterdude as nobody. HOWEVER, I can see myself as Snapper Carr. I could pwn that role. ALSO, Jude Law supposedly has a Rorschach tattoo, does that mean he'd be an awesome Roschach?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Snapper Carr

    by MichaelShawn

    THAT must be who Adam Brody is playing!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    MichealShawn

    by montessaurus

    Personally, I think they got Watchmen right the FIRST TIME it was widely released. As a trade-paperback. But I guess everything has to be cannabalized eh?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    No doubt.

    by MichaelShawn

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody as

    by montessaurus

    Jimmy Olsen's film developer. The role he was born to play.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Now we're only missing...

    by MichaelShawn

    Mary Kate & Ashley as the Wonder Twins and Bob Saget as Gleek.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Megan Gale as

    by montessaurus

    Wonder Woman in my wildest dreams. Also starring Power Girl and Huntress, I'll stop now.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Gleek!

    by montessaurus

    That monkey still freaks me out. I guess they needed a JabberJaw type character or something. Dustin Diamond IS cgi-Gleek in the new JL movie! C'mon suits, make it so!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Megan Gale, Megan Gale, Megan Gale

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    I figure if i type it 3 three times it will come true...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Brandon Routh

    by montessaurus

    is okay by me. I blame the pacing, not the man. Routh is gonna be awesome in the sequel, assuming it ever gets made what with this JLclusterfuck.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    I Wont be going to see it...

    by Redfive!

    AWFUL CAST,adam brody..yickes.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:30 a.m. CST

    The most I've posted

    by montessaurus

    at AICN since ever. Big shout-outs to cheap vodka and a lonely night. Non-shout-outs to those that are gonna diss my posts when my normal-social life resumes itself, thereby leaving my text defenseless. Fuck all of y'all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:37 a.m. CST

    If..

    by montessaurus

    there were ever an Adam Brody bio-pic, I'd like to nominate Bill O'Reilly, Jimmy Kimmel, Kanye West, Brett Ratner, Dane Cook, Jimmy Fallon, Eddie Murphy, Criss Angel and probably a few other famous people to portray him. I can't tell you why exactly, but I just find Adam Brody to be an insufferable douche. And the few that I could think of off the top of my head (listed above) I think could play him perfectly. Even without a script. Just think: The Adam Brody Story Improv with Jimmy Kimmel as Adam Brody! It'd be like Adam Brody, but fatter. And married to Sarah Silverman.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:39 a.m. CST

    I wish I was married to

    by montessaurus

    Sarah Silverman. She's funny. And kinda hot. *Whaaa..* This is a Justice League talkback? Oh yeah, fuck this movie! MAN OF STEEL!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Megan Gale ... hmmm

    by alpha

    Shes a complete bitch but y'know she actually does act in italy and she certainly looks the part.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Megan Gale

    by montessaurus

    does actually act in Italy. Compared to Jessica Biel, who slightly acts in America.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Baby faced Superman? BURN IN HELL MILLER

    by Live.

    This damn well better be a lie.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Brandon Routh should be THE only current Superman

    by Kal Reeve

    Simple as that. I'm afraid this Porter will not have the presence for the World's Greatest Superhero. He certainly does not have the look.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:58 a.m. CST

    My Grandmother could beat up these guys

    by Live.

    and they're supposed to be the greatest heroes of the DCU?<p> WTF? Seriously, Miller, WHAT THE FUCK?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I'm worried about Adam Brody's voice...the way he gets all Seth Cohen, talking like a smartass. Plus the Flash suit, it could look silly on him. In more important news, Megan Gale and Jennifer Hawkins (Miss Universe) are in a catfight. Megan was offended by being compared to Jennifer and said Jennifer hasn't done as much as she has (except win Miss Universe). Megan don't like no other bitches all up in her kool aid. What kind of role model is this for Wonder Woman? Huh?!?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:06 a.m. CST

    right on.

    by montessaurus

    At this point, I'm praying for the writers strike to completely/cancel out all of this short-sighted JL shitstorm. HOWEVER, if the strike fucks up the Iron Man movie...I can be okay with that. Yeah, I got my bias on.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    This is all Singer's fault

    by Live.

    If he hadn't fucked up the Superman reboot so badly, we'd be getting a sequel now, instead of a JL replacement.<p> DAMN YOU SINGER FOR FUCKING UP THE SUPERMAN FRANCHISE!<p>

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Scott Porter appears to be white.

    by Dave Bowman

    I was under the impression they were going to use John Stewart. I would greatly prefer Hal Jordan, so if Porter is GL, then fine with me. Or maybe Stewart is a white guy in this film.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:09 a.m. CST

    Oh, oops...

    by Dave Bowman

    I misread the story. Someone named, er, Common... oh, never mind.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    I'm worried about Adam Brody

    by montessaurus

    in general. His voice, his hair, his build, his ability to conmbine humorand action. Pretty much everything. I'd be worried about Adam Brody playing himself in the Adam Brody biopic. In no way has this dork shown in any venue that he's capable of playing Ryan Reyn *AHEM* the Flash and that alone kills it for me. I love Miller. The first two Mad Max movies are classics. It saddens me to see that he's (morethanlikely) going to be at the helm for driving the stake through the DC Comics movie universe's heart. Georgie, Georgie...get on Fury Road while you can.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:14 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Porter as Superman? I thought maybe if he was being considered, it would be for Batman (not that I want him for that). I was hoping to hear names that we hadn't heard floating about during casting rumours.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:18 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah, I watched the original Mad Max when I was really young, which may have been a bad idea. I still remember that dismembered arm just hanging there... Miller has changed since then...Mad Max 3 was that save the children thing. Then it was Babe, then Happy Feet. He's a bit like Lucas in that way.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Is Warners run by lobotomized chimps?

    by Live.

    Do they make their decisions by throwing feces at a big wall pie chart and seeing what sticks?<p> Who the hell OK'ed this cast? First they sign Nic Cage, then Robo-Routh, now this. Haven't any of them picked up the damn comic book to see what the character is supposed to look like? WTF, IS THAT SO DAMN HARD TO JUST CAST THE CHARACTERS THE WAY THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO LOOK?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    You Must Read this Article

    by terminator_3_blows_hard

    why t3 suck ass go to: http://forums.sciflicks.com/sh owthread.php?t=13734

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Burger King Babies Justice League

    by Live.

    "Do you want fries with that?" <p> These pimply boobs were taking your order last week and now they're starring in JLA.<p> If this is the Justice League, then who the hell are the Teen Titans?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:31 a.m. CST

    Live/ The Brains

    by montessaurus

    Right on both counts. In my opin-onion. Now granted, as far as George Miller goes, the first two Mad Max movies ar brilliant. Babe is pratty damned amazing considering it came from the same director. Mad Max 3 was pretty much an abomination. Combine "Hook" with Mad Max and a dash of George Lucas on acid and you have trainwreck. Now, this doesn't make me an authority on Miller, but it does sadden me that he's going to (likely) depreciate himself by directing the OC League movie. As far as casting goes, I'm convinced that after they ok'd Brandon Routh, they were fearing the sophomore slump and preemptively Tonya Harding'd themselves by hiring the casting dude from the Fantastic 4 movies. I think.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    megan fox = tyrese

    by ironic_name

    ie, a bad choice.<P>megan gale for ww

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I've been saying Megan gale since 2000

    by ironic_name

    eat it, tardies! <P>i am your king!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I'm not worried about Miller or the younger casting. It's the actors. I don't mind a less serious superhero movie. But the casting is of course still important. I hope this works out well but I'm still a bit worried.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    jim caviezel as superMAN!

    by ironic_name

    caviezel's career needs a step down, the Christ, superman and then cops/romantic interests.<P>no mark hamill career.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I really can't see Megan Gale changing her Aussie accent. I don't think she is a good enough actress (or trained enough) to do that. Caviezel would suit a more sullen, introspective Superman (and we already have that.)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    hey the brains

    by ironic_name

    megan gale can speak italian with an accent, she can do a Mediterranean voice. and yeah, caveizel would be great at playing an 'outsider'

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    I concur about Caviezel...

    by LUZER

    ...if they're not going with Routh or Welling. They'd both be fine, but even they need a few years to grow into the perfect Supes part. And bring back Michael Keaton dammit.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    dexter as batman

    by ironic_name

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    IT'S GEORGE FUCKING MILLER

    by Vern

    This is your weekly reminder. Auteur theory, boys. Look it up.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    OC JLA = BURN IN HELL MILLER

    by Live.

    Palmer is 21yrs old. Is she supposed to be Batman's daughter or his lover? Or both?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Hired Gun Hack Miller - ROT IN HELL

    by Live.

    He sold his soul to WB to get Mad Max 4 backing. His auteur cred went into the crapper along with his dignity, when he sold out. <p> His rubber stamping of WB's tween polling cast is a sign of things to come. DAMN YOU MILLER.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Batman = Michael Keaton / Superman = Dean Cain.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Obvious really.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Wow, Vern, your film knowledge is so impressive. The 'auteur theory', yeah, that explains Scorsese directing Michael Jackson's "Bad" video. Or even Miller's dancing men at the end of "Happy Feet". These "auteurs" are what you aspire to be and can do no wrong, right? Keep blowing smoke up their asses. Maybe you'll get work as a fluffer.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Another is saying "Armie Hammer! is Batman? WTF?

    by HarryBlackPotter

    I just looked up this douche and he looks 14 fucking years old. Holy straight to video Batman! Have WB lost their fucking minds? Abort this fucking project now. We don't want to see our DC heros flushed down the toilet in a second rate, Fantastic Four turd of film. Go and read Kingdom Come, the best JLA story ever and get actors who LOOK like Alex Ross's paintings. For fuck sake.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    THIS IS A BAD DREAM! I WANT TO WAKE UP!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    This is going to be the movie equivalent of that awful, shorted lived Birds of Prey tv show. Actually, I think JL is gonna be a zillion times worse.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Its Immaterial Vern

    by IndustryKiller!

    In fact I will bet you 50 bucks right here and now this movie is complete garbage when it hits. I saw Spider Man 3 for the first time last night and that was directed by Sam Raimi, no slouch in the talent department and mastermind behind several cult films himself, and Im not exagerrating when i say it was Batman and Robin awful. Im serious man, 50 bucks right now.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:37 a.m. CST

    GEORGE FUCKING MILLER

    by montessaurus

    Okay, I'm almost as much a Miller apologist as you guys, but there is no way in hell that I'm giving him a free pass for a Justice League movie with actors of such calibre as the vaunted "Adam Brody". The hopeless casting alone is enough to make me question George Fucking Miller's sanity in taking the helm of this "Scream-3" worthy shipwreck.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    I hear its Gary Coleman for Batman!

    by Azazyel

    Fingers crossed. It'll keep with the class A casting decisions so far.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    I normally like you Vern.

    by montessaurus

    So..where in the fuck have your marbles gone in relation to this JL movie? Oh, alright. You probably don't read the funnybooks. That's okay, it's kind of a dying-industry it's understandishable. To quote Harry "that said", Jeezie Creezie, just consulf Bruce Timm and Paul Dini and SHAZAM! There you have it, a more marginally credible movie at probably about half the cost. Why the studios don't go to the cartoon/comic writers for cheaper/better quality is forever beyond me.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    IT'S DC FUCKING COMICS.

    by montessaurus

    This is your yearly reminder. Source material, Vern. Look it up.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:55 a.m. CST

    What I meant to say was...

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Adam Brody? Yay! Wow, I'm so glad that nasally teen heartthrob was chosen! I'm sure George Miller's daughter LOVES that guy! And Common? I'm so glad that they *finally* cast a rapper in a big budget movie! This gives me hope! And Michael Gough! I've been waiting for his return as Alfred ever since the credits of "Batman & Robin" rolled!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Cut the cord BURN IN HELL TIME WARNER

    by Live.

    Jerry Siegel wife and daughter are suing to take the rights to Superman back from Time Warner. As the company continues to decimate the character, maybe this needs to happen. The family will probably turn around and sell it to Marvel, but at least that would be an improvement, since Warners clearly doesn't know what the hell they are doing and doesn't give a shit about Superman.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    If Michael Gough is Alfred...

    by Wormie1

    Can it be that Michael Keaton will be an older, grizzled Batman?? Can it? Nah, WB aren't that smart. They have Routh and they have Welling, yet they're going for yet another Supes/Clark - ridiculous! Adam Brody is no superhero. I haven't a fucking clue about that rapper guy. As for George Miller - yeah, the Mad Max trilogy was great, so was his Twilight Zone segment, but I haven't seen any of his films since, so I don't have complete confidence in him.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    And we all know Time Warner never fucks up!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    LMFAO@The Brains

    by Live.

    that right there was some serious funny.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Talia al Ghul

    by Wormie1

    Teresa Palmer is apparently Talia. This is a part that Eva Green would be perfect for. It's a shame Batman Begins screwed up the Ra's al Ghul story.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    Why Not Animated?

    by Colier Rannd

    I don't understand why they don't make an animated theatrical feature JLA. Give Bruce Timm and Paul Dini an insane amount of money to do it. Get Kevin Conroy and Tim Daly back as the World's Finest and BOOM! you're done. A first grader could figure this out.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    I'm starting to come around...

    by TiPPiDa

    I want megan gale to own that role... simply because I have her glorious nakedness canvassing my desktop (much to my wife's chagrin) and I WANT to know that at anytime during the Justice League movie, I can fantasize that she is neeeee-uuuuude and have it be semi-realistic.... I want her to have this role if the JLA movie (which I will go see if she is cast as WW.. I don't really know how much plainer I can put it).. Even if the OC guy is Flash, even IF there's no @qu@m@n in it (could be a good thing), even if it IS a gay infinite crisis storyline.. I will go see it if 2 things happen... 1.. megan gale cast as WW (again, this is a biggie)... 2. if it is a CGI Motion Capture movie.. Beowulf has brought me around to motion capture, you think of one of the greatest comic book style movies ever, one CGI movie that truly kick ass... THE INCREDIBLES.... now could you do what they did in that movie as a live action piece?... of course not, it would look hokey and cost a bazillion dollars to make. Think of what could be achieved effects wise in a mo-cap environment, it would blow the everlovin sassy pants off anything Singer, Nolan, Donner, Burton, Raimi or even JAMES FUCKING CAMERON could muster in a live action movie. <p>You have your mission Warner Exec types... get to it.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:38 a.m. CST

    The Brains/Live

    by montessaurus

    You've got that shit right on. (unfortunately) Warner Bros has had plenty of opportunity to keep it together (postBatmanBegins) but it seems to that they're willing to go the way of the MarvelStudios / Fantastic Four buck with the quickie JL movie and just hope to cash in whatever way they can. It's a shame, because I think George Fucking Miller is too good for this. I hope I'm wrong, as I'd gladly eat my shoe sans dressing. It just seems like Ain'tItCool is backing the fan fave on the waaay wrong project.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    TiPPiDa

    by montessaurus

    is about 85% dumbass. The rest is somewhat okay just via the Megan Gale/Incredibles stuff. So...yeah. Your 15% alright. You should probably avoid a keyboard for the rest of your life. And voicing your opinion on anything at all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    TiPPiDa

    by montessaurus

    is about 85% dumbass. The rest is somewhat okay just via the Megan Gale/Incredibles stuff. So...yeah. Your 15% alright. You should probably avoid a keyboard for the rest of your life. And voicing your opinion on anything at all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    TiPPiDa

    by montessaurus

    is about 85% dumbass. The rest is somewhat okay just via the Megan Gale/Incredibles stuff. So...yeah. Your 15% alright. You should probably avoid a keyboard for the rest of your life. And voicing your opinion on anything at all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    GEORGE MILLAR IS NO EXCUSE

    by reflecto

    Superman is being played by a kid playing goddamn HIGH SCHOOLERS. And yes, I could pass for that age myself, I'm still disgusted.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Oh shit I'm MEAN.

    by montessaurus

    TiPPiDa might have some pretty valid reasons about his mo-cap fixation. I'm all about the Megan Gale thing...in fact I'm gonna chalk this one up to me being a drunk dumbass, TippiDa wins and I'm the dumbass. No more AICN on POPOV. Sorry dude, I'm off ny nut completely.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    The CGI motion capture looks like it will play some part. The movie will probably have a very hyper-stylized look to it since it will probably rely a lot on shooting in front of green screen.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Miller hasn't done enough for me to have confidence

    by lex romero

    in him. 2 good films, a popular kids film, and the rest is mostly forgetably average. The cast are too young, whilst i like adam brody he's not right for the part. Chris Evans would be a fantastic "flash". In fact, the human torch was pretty much just the flash on fire.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Rupert Evans playing Supes?

    by Yeti

    So I guess GL is going to be portrayed as ghetto. Ugh.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Who cares what they do

    by metaluna

    It's not exactly Shakespeare is it? It's a comic book, so who gives a rats ass. It's not important except to a bunch of basement living never been kissed geeks. And if Hollywood wants to waste another bunch of cash on another tentpole failure, let them. Another nail in their stupid coffin.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    only good casting news-Michael Gough

    by RockLobster800

    that mofo IS alfred to me...cant say Im thrilled about this project...I wish they would stop steam rolling this stuff forward like...oh well, heres hoping that they announce Keifer Sutherland for the older pissed off Batman. THEN Ill be back on board....but seriously this is a depressing news day-Mc G doing Terminator, Friday the 13th remake, Justice League (a film that no one seems to want) has a cast cos it HAAAS to come out soon apparently....You'll find me under the covers with a bottle of borbon...or maybe just some bourbon cream biscuits...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I just don't see how this can work....

    by Jazner

    I just don't see how this is going to work with successful franchise already in motion with Batman and Superman. I get that JLA could be a lunching point for future franchises surrounding The Flash, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, but none of those will ever be as big as the previously mentioned marquee names. Gimmie two more Batman sequels and two more sequels to Superman Returns. P.S.- George Miller? Seriously?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:19 a.m. CST

    All of you haters and so called film lovers

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    can go and get fucked. None of you are worthy to lick the dags from Millers asshole. Go take some art classes and get an appreciation for culture you queer ass 10 year olds.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Ahem....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    that is all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Say Goodbye to Batman 3

    by messi

    cos this will assfuck it, i can't believe WB is stupid enought to think different earths would work on film, they had to destroy the multiverse in comics and they think it will work on film?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    montessaurus the superman sequel holdup

    by messi

    is that the movie sucked balls. that's why.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Wormie1

    by messi

    screwed it up because it wasn't stupid?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    it aint Miller Ive got a problem with

    by RockLobster800

    its thsat there is NO call for this flick...weve already got an excellent Batman franchise on the go and if you kill off the superkid, youve got franchise potential from Returns....there is NO need for this film, its designed purely to rake in cash cos comic movies are big now. If they would wait ten years and do it I wouldnt complain

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    George Miller is not all that

    by Funketeer

    I like George Miller but his name alone does not inspire confidence. Mad Max and Road Warrior were good but Thunderdome was eh. Babe Pig in the City was good by Happy Feet was pretty bad. Add all that to the fact that this thing has been rushed into production and I'll keep worrying a little while longer.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    metaluna kill yourself

    by messi

    sinestro corps war isn't even finished yet, but is better than half the stuff shakespeare has written. fucking loser.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:37 a.m. CST

    transformers in tights

    by So What?

    kids movie. Also it will probably end Nolan's films prematurely and kick any other comicbook film in the teeth.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:40 a.m. CST

    It'd be a nice touch to have Michael Gough

    by I Dunno

    as Alfred. That puts this JLA nonsense solidly in the Burton/Schumacker Batman universe, far, far away from Nolan's. I still think this is a bad move to make while they have a perfectly good Batman franchise going.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    I just got off the phone with Michael Gough...

    by Uncle Stan

    ...and isn't he dead?? With this kind of casting, Gough is going to long for the days when he did classy films like "Konga." Casting rappers is the kiss of death. Casting Keaton as The Batman was a moronic idea in the 80s. Why repeat a mistake?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    Why are they going so fucking young?

    by Jor-El23

    I have no problem with Flash being a younger actor. I like Common but Scott Porter can't be superman. It'll look like a bunch of kids playing dress-up

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I used to be really pessimistic about this

    by dr sauch

    but I'm getting the feeling that this could be good. I think we, as comic book fans, need to be willing to make concessions regarding continuity for this. We should abandon all hope of them really being able to get all the major plot points right or address them at all. What we can hope for (and should press the filmmakers for) is a visually appealing movie which captures the essence of what JL is all about, starts at the beginning, and sets the stage for suture chapters to unravel all of the great stories told throughout the run of JL.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    montessaurus

    by TiPPiDa

    85% dumbass, 15% alright.... yup. I agree with you 100%.. The 15 percent gets me friends, the 85 percent make them feel above me (keeps them around and there's the added benefit of lulling them into a false sense of security).. <p> Well played sir, Have a beer on me! :)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I don't even care about continuity

    by Jor-El23

    As much as I care about a good cast and a good script. I think the script will be good. I have faith their won't be shitty attempts at humor. But seeing Scott Porter as Superman? that's just all wrong.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Michael Gough?

    by Blood T Cat

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice...

    by sirbroiler

    ...everyone who ever truly loved DC Comics is throwing up right now.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    they need Adrian Greenier for Aquaman

    by davywankenobi

    And then the circle would be complete....shit.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody

    by tme2nsb

    Gee, thanks everyone for giving him a chance to prove himself. He's NEVER done anything like this, so I'm all open minded about his take on Wally West.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    I SUPPORT THE HATERS ON THIS ONE.

    by Pound Sand

    90210-JLA casting rumors aside, this sounds embarrassing.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    I don't care what ANY of you effers say...

    by cornponious

    It's gotta be Julie Strain for WW. <p> You can't look at this: <p> http://tinyurl.com/2r3s6n <p> ...and say that she CAN'T be WW.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody why???

    by messi

    if they did this because they think it will attract a certain audience then maybe they shoudl talk to fox who cancelled oc with said audience in built. must have been something he did because WB knows movie stars don't bring in the cash anymore and I doubt they said 'wow we could get adam brody and make lots of money' a JLA film sells itself with the characters.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Hahaha Michael Gough rumour reminds me of

    by messi

    "I keep telling you, he's 72 years old and he's dead".

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Meanwhile back at the Hall of Justice,

    by Yeti

    Aquaman & Green Arrow play cards waiting for the others. Aquaman:Got any 5's? Green Arrow: Go Fish!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Julie Strain is HARDLY a Pam Anderson wannabe...

    by cornponious

    and that's the end of that.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    http://tinyurl.com/2r3s6n

    by TiPPiDa

    Okay buddy... looked at it. <p> Now. <p> "she CAN'T be WW." there you go.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Bring out the kiddy cast?

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I figure this cast "leak" is complete bullshit. If it IS true, WB is seriously fucking up, especially with the casting of Supes. <BR><BR> WB: Read well, motherfuckers. CAST GROWN UPS. We're talking a cast of actors at LEAST ten years older than the PartyKidz you've been dangling in our faces for months. Sure, you can have your tween heartthrob for Wally West, but for god's sake, lend this project a little gravitas by <gasp> NOT casting Loreal and Calvin Klein models as superheroes. <BR><BR>Jesus. It's really not a difficult concept to grasp.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Because SOMEONE had to check--

    by Sw0rdfish

    According to IMDB, Michael Gough will be 93 next Friday. I'm not even remotely in favor of using him, but if that's the plan, Miller might want to shoot his parts NOW!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Ken Ralston is the effects coordinator?

    by Barry Egan

    I hadn't heard that.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I am a big Friday Night Lights fan.

    by Barry Egan

    I like Porter as an actor a lot, FNL may be the best cast show on television. Everybody on it is uniformly terrific. They have been writing his character as if he may be leaving the show....

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    WTF!! No I Am Legend reviews yet?

    by football

    What's going on over there at AICN? Surely this movie must of had a few previews by now? What's the buzz?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    The Auteur Theory

    by donnarumsfeld

    No one gets a free pass to do stupid shit, Vern.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Football, probably NO previews yet...

    by Abin Sur

    Since they were reshooting the freaking END OF THE MOVIE last week. That does not bode well.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    On the one hand I like the fact they're using unknowns...

    by rbatty024

    but on the other it does look like they're dredging the bottom of every failed WB teenybopper show. I can't imagine them finding a real jewel in the rough at that age (although Johnny Depp got his start on 21 Jump Street). And casting Common as Green Lantern sounds awful. Most rappers, hell, most musicians, just don't make good actors. It's a fact of life. Deal with it hollywood.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    pissed.

    by justy4life

    Would it hurt those DC assholes to give us Tom Welling or Brandon Routh? I mean really, this is a poor mans welfare Justice League. Who in the hell wants to watch those girly man prancing around? Im sure as Batman, we will have Adam Brody. We should go on strike and demand better movies.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    On a side note, anyone noticed the strike may be ending?

    by Abin Sur

    Formal negotiations are supposed to start back November 26th...maybe we'll get all our Lost, 24 and BSG next year after all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Smallville sucks

    by KristianUK

    Smallville sucks

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Yep

    by KristianUK

    definately sucks

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    She may be 45

    by Lord_Galvatron

    but I bet she would still look damn good when 65. Cougar!!!!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Spoiler

    by KristianUK

    Just got hold of a copy of Rocky Balboa (dont ask me how) Adrian is dead....what the fuck. I love that bitch

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Adam Brody's tounge = Perfect Casting

    by KentButabi

    The only thing I've seen him in was that first-season episode or SMALLVILLE. The whole time his fucking tounge was trying to escape his mouth. At light speed he's going to look like a dog hanging out the car window. Fuck this movie. Oh, wait. Now I get it! Wally drools all over WW. Perfecto!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    WW is an Amazonian..

    by cornponious

    and Julie Strain is 6'1". And she's hot. I think she fits the bill. I don't care if she's 45. And frankly, neither should they. <p> I'm not backing down from this. :)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST

    SUPERBOLLOCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Thelighttoshowtheway

    Don't they understand no one gives a fuck about this film, which wouldn't be the case if it wasn't some rushed half-assed piece of teen crap, can't they just bury it and blame the writers strike and get back to the ongoing franchises

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    So is the live or a fucking cartoon????

    by picardsucks

    Getting really tired of video game CGI- refuse to see Beowulf or any CGI crap. If I want CGI live action I'll play Bioshock!! Is there any macho actors in Hollywood left besides The Rock and Stallone and even the Rock is a bit femmy. Would rather see Miller make Max 4 with a wild eyed bearded Mel. Tired of greenscreen the Motion Picture. This crap all started with George Lucus in TPM - Asshole!!! Gotta go watch a epic real action film, beautifully shot with real actors, weapons, blood, smoke , fire, real believable passion and peril - time to watch Ran again.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Macho actors in Hollywood

    by KristianUK

    Uhh hello.....Jason Statham. Yep thats right.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Just thought someone should point this out

    by RipVanMarlowe

    Now I'm not saying I agree with the casting (for any of the parts), but Scott Porter and Brandon Routh are the same age. Actually, Porter is a couple of months older.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Actually Blue & Green Screens

    by tme2nsb

    Started back in the 80s...Empire had blue screen for all of the hoth battle scenes...so...TPM is incorrect sir.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Also

    by tme2nsb

    Brandon Routh and Scott Porter are the same age...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    KristianUK and tme2nsb

    by picardsucks

    Agree Statham is a bonafided badass and would have made a killer Batman or Bond!!! Sorry I meant American actors, they have been more or less de-balled over here. CW- Abercrombie - sexually ambiguis Ken doll is the new symbol of hollywood badass. We went from Chuck Fucking Norris, Stallone, Seagal, Arnold, Harrison, Clint and Shatner to Adam Brody and Zach Efron????? With respect to the greenscreen I meant where the entire film is more or less filmed against a screen like TPM or SkyCaptain. Just so tired of it, build real tangible fucking sets!!!!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    pickard sucks

    by KristianUK

    Statham needs to learn accents. Then he will rule the world. RULE THE WORLD I TELL YOU!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    WHAT NO BERNIE MAC AS GREEN LANTER?

    by JeffManSixtyFo

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Wow does this stink of shit.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Sounds like an MTV cast. Terrible. Just total and utter garbage.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Julie Strain = Big Barda

    by KentButabi

    That is all.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Who is playing Grando in this?

    by INWOsuxRED

    We've already seen how many different sets of casts on this thing? Why buy this one? You've got a week to drum up traffic with random speculation, followed by another week of traffic when the real cast is announced.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Porter is not Superman

    by hellahot101

    Harry, by the way, all this news was posted yesterday, liitle late there Ain't It Yesterday's News. Palmer is Talia Al Ghul and Porter got beat by Brody for The Flash. http://tinyurl.com/3ajffr

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Yeah....

    by montessaurus

    Tippida, I DID somewhat slightly apologize for being a drunk douche, but I soberly do it now. My bad, you had a valid point. The million postings was not my fault however.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Teen Titans?

    by lobsterone

    Run away George Miller. Run as fast as you can.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Jack Black wants in on this.

    by montessaurus

    Oh snap. This shit-piece might actually get the Green Lantern it deserves. <br> http://tinyurl.com/2uq9qs

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    There's a guy named simply "Common"?

    by wintocha67

    ?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Julie Strain = big boner

    by montessaurus

    I don't care how old she is. <br> Damn.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    "Common"

    by montessaurus

    he's the Bizarro of that one dude "Unique".

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Ok, so I like Julie Strain...

    by cornponious

    so what

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    SUPERBOLLOCKS The Movie

    by montessaurus

    Thelighttoshowtheway has scooped us all. This has GOT to be the official title for this pile.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    If they cast that dude as Superman and he actually punches somet

    by thecomedian

    Then Singer's Superman franchise is history. If this movie does better box office and then they will reboot the franchise with this guy. That sucks for Routh. It's not his fault Singer had no imagination and was only placating the studio and the fans so he could get pcik up another fat paycheck for another Superhero film he didn't even really want to do. Too bad for Routh. If gough is Alfred I hope Keaton is Batman. That's the only non-Bale choice I could live with. But they're probably working a deal out for Bale. That's why there's no Batman on that list.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST

    If they cast that dude as Superman and he actually punches somet

    by thecomedian

    Then Singer's Superman franchise is history. If this movie does better box office and then they will reboot the franchise with this guy. That sucks for Routh. It's not his fault Singer had no imagination and was only placating the studio and the fans so he could get pcik up another fat paycheck for another Superhero film he didn't even really want to do. Too bad for Routh. If gough is Alfred I hope Keaton is Batman. That's the only non-Bale choice I could live with. But they're probably working a deal out for Bale. That's why there's no Batman on that list.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    But that dudes not Superman so...

    by thecomedian

    Maybe there's hope for Routh after all. If they cast Michael Gough as Alfred but cast some unknown as Batman then that would be ass.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    All I'm saying is

    by Vern

    George Miller is one of the great directors of our time, and to me his asskicking track record is a little more relevant than what people imagine he will do with some actors who are rumored to be cast in the movie he hasn't even started shooting yet. This scooper doesn't even know who these actors are playing, and we don't even know if what he's telling us is true. Based on that you got some prick telling the director of ROAD WARRIOR to burn in hell. Make me want to fuckin cry.<p> I was just being a smartass bringing up the auteur theory, but some of you guys need to learn it. You get excited about these comic strip movies based on whether it sounds like they are following the little details from the strips, even if it's the guy who directed TOMMY BOY or WEDDING CRASHERS or JACK FROST or some shit, you still think it might be good. And yet you got no faith in this one and have never taken the time to say "it's a god damn miracle that in this day and age they hired a great director with all the skills to make this movie ten times better than you would expect it to be." Because somebody you heard might be in the movie that is not shot yet is two inches shorter than the way you pictured Wonder Woman when you jerked off to a crude drawing of her yesterday. Fuck that shit, man. Is all I'm saying.<p> Industry Killer, I am tempted by your bet, but number one, gambling is a sin, and number two, it is ridiculous to say that SPIDER-MAN 3 is as bad as BATMAN AND ROBIN so there's no way we're gonna agree on that.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    p.s.

    by Vern

    so if I saw alot of people writing, "It's cool that they got George Miller, but..." that would be one thing, but since most people aren't even taking him into account, and one guy is calling him a "hack," and I've seen other talkbacks where some of you little squirts didn't even know why George Miller is a big deal, I have no choice but to occasionally pop in with the GEORGE FUCKING MILLER reminder, out of a sense of duty.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Vern, you're a jerk but you're right....

    by thecomedian

    That always kills me about people who are all "b-b-but he made March of the Penguins. He's gonna fuck up Batman". Seriously, who do you think is going to shoot the most badass Batmobile chase sequence imaginable the guy who made Momento or the guy who directed The Road Warrior? I'm not knocking the Nolan Batman, actually I love it but some people here are tragically short sighted.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Sorry I meant Happy Feet...

    by thecomedian

    All that Penguin shit is a blur to me anyhow.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Nothing sounds good these days

    by JuanSanchez

    JLA, Star Trek - bad ideas.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    What's with all the George Miller love?

    by MichaelShawn

    I still don't get this. People are ready to canonize this guy based on TWO MOVIES from roughly 30 years ago. Since then he's done a couple decent movies like WITCHES OF EASTWICK and BABE 2, some retarded cartoon that somehow won the Oscar (oh yeah, but CRASH did too didn't it? Obviously Oscars are no indication of quality) and LORENZO'S OIL which I vaguely remember but it didn't exactly become a classic did it? So what exactly is his reputation built on? MAD MAX? And we're supposed to trust that he can still make movies for adults in 2009?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    George Miller is not a great director

    by troutpencil

    I don't like the first Mad Max movie. I will probably never be able to watch it again, it gives me a fucking migraine, and it is not a consistently badass movie. The revenge only starts at the very end. It's filled with terrible stuff before that. The road chase at the beginning, with Mad Max revving up, suggests it will be badass, but then the chase goes on too long and immediately kills the mood. Road Warrior is obviously epic, but then he capped his trilogy with Thunderdome, which I actually think is OK but come on, that's a far cry from fucking Road Warrior. The only other movie of his that I vaguely like is The Witches of Eastwick, and due to the presence of Cher I will probably never watch that again either. Babe: Pig in the City was, for some I imagine, quite a movie, but fucking Happy Feet was an abomination. Terrible, irritating Robin Williams latino penguins. In Miller's career he has only made one Road Warrior. The rest have been mainly kid's movies (Mad Max is a kid's movie in my mind, it's really fucking bad, I won't buy into all the bullshit about that one).

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I'm with Vern...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...George Miller gives me faith in this, so much so that even if the cast is youth oriented and has nothing in their backgrounds to show they have anywhere near the ability to pull these roles off, I still think George will be able to squeeze the very best out of each and every damn one of them. <p>Miller doesn't guarantee that this will rock, but damn if he doesn't give me a hell of a lot more faith than I would otherwise have at this point, and he's one of the few directors that I'd never bet against when it comes to what he's capable of delivering to screens. <p>What I find really puzzling though is the attitude not just that this project is automatically doomed to fail, but almost as if people want it to fail (just so they can say they called it, perhaps?)...the rampant hatred for this project is pretty fucking mind boggling to me, especially for a project where we haven't even seen anything of yet. Even the crappiest of the marvel movies didn't seem to get quite this level of ire...<p>Personally as I said I have faith in Miller and hope for the best on this one, but I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I still can't fathom why this movie's being made

    by Pipple

    I know hollywood's creatively bankrupt and shit but this is just ridiculous, no?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:42 p.m. CST

    And I support the Robin Williams Latino Penguins

    by Pipple

    on this one, vern.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    hrmm

    by justy4life

    Batman needs to be at least 10-15 years old then the other actors. Also, wouldn't it of been cool to see Denzel Washington as Green Lantern? My only knack against Nolans Batman is the Batcave and that damn "Tumbler". One of the greatest thing about Batman is the car, we get some garbage truck looking ride. The Batcave is just a simple cave. Hopefully in Dark Knight, he gets some computers or something. He's a billionaire after all, not Joe Dirt.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Road Warrior is one of my top 5 greatest movies

    by BMacSmith

    Miller is a god. This movie may suck. I dont really care about a JLA movie. but Miller is a god.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Agreed, Vern

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Miller is one of my favorite directors, and I believe BABE: PIG IN THE CITY is a ballsy work of sheer genius (and horribly underrated and misunderstood). <BR><BR>However, I am concerned that the cast at this point may be (possibly) skewing on the very low side age-wise. I'm also not thrilled with WB's obsession with casting grade Z TV/crappy horror film actors. I'm hoping for less young glam looking and more worn, tough looking (FLASH and WW notwithstanding). Please: no models pseudo, super or otherwise. <BR><BR>Most importantly, the folks they cast need to at least have some decent acting chops. I am not impressed with any of the rumored cast so far. It seems to me that it would be very easy for JLA to be dismissed as a FF clone. And though the history of JLA comics contains some classic (and deep) story lines as well as (many) inane ones, this project, Miller or no Miller, will fail if the cast consists only of WB PartyKidz.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    NO FUCKING RAPPERS!

    by wolvenom

    JUST LIKE HOW I DONT WANT A FUCKING COUNTRY SINGER PLAYING SUPES.... What happened to the great black african american actors of the likes of Sydney Poiter, Denzel, Freeman??!?!? Also this Porter guy doesn't look like fucking superMAN... maybe SUPERBOY... but definately not SUPERMAN.... He might cut it as batman

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    WINESTEAD FOR WONDER WOMAN CAUSE SHE'S HAWT!!!!

    by TallBoy66

    Seriously, I love her so much.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    ITS A BIRD, ITS A PLANE! NO ITS SUPERBABY!

    by wolvenom

    HE GURGLES AND GA GAS OVER TALL BUILDINGS! HE'S FASTER THAN A SPEEDING TRICYCLE! ITS SUPERBABY!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:13 p.m. CST

    SCOTT PORTER YOU BETTER GO ON ROIDS FOR THIS!

    by wolvenom

    HE BETTER HIT THE FUCKING JUICE IF HE WANTS TO LOOK LIKE SOMEONE WHO COULDN'T BE KNOCKED OVER BY A GUST OF WIND.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I have faith in George Miller... after all its George Miller...

    by wolvenom

    He can squeeze talent out of even the most shittiest of actors. If George Miller can't make a little boy look like SUPERMAN no one can.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I never liked the concept of JLA

    by JuanSanchez

    that all these superheroes exist in the same universe. Just seems silly to me. But I tried to keep an open mind. But all the stuff I've heard since then sounds terrible. That's why people are ragging on the movie. There's no director that can guarantee a movie will be good. All of the greats have made something that sucked. George Miller does not guarantee a good movie

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    so long as Jason Biggs is Superman

    by TheBloop

    They could cast fucking Sally Struthers for wonder woman for all I car. Biggs is the only young actor with the range and skill to make Superman come to life on the screen. Viva la Tim Story!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Jason Biggs for BATMAN!

    by wolvenom

    lol

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I cant swallow this child of a man playing superman...

    by wolvenom

    Unless he gets juiced up and hits the roids big time then I might just might see it.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Happy Feet

    by Jaws Wayne

    We finally came around to watching that a short while ago, and not only did I think it was really good (and easily one of the very best CG Animated films made so far), I was thrilled to see Miller surely hadn't lost it when it came to doing superb action-sequences. I don't have a single doubt Justice League's action scenes are gonna trump over most and probably all we've watched so far in films with US comic book characters. Of course the movie I REALLY want to see is Mad Max IV- Fury Road, let's hope we hear more about that one soon.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    What a fucking trainwreck

    by James Westfall

    The wheels are off the bus at WB.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Superman is the One Superhero ...

    by Kal Reeve

    That requires perfect, at least near perfect, casting. So Porter just doesn't fly (pun slightly intended).

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    There is no such thing as the auteur theory Vern

    by IndustryKiller!

    EVERYONE fucks up sometimes, and often its int he pursuit of making a comic book film. The casting is infuriating not because it shows the arent sticking to canon, but that they arent sticking to character. Common as John Stewart? Give me a break, he wasn't even very good playing himself in Smokin Aces. And I can make a damn fine argument that Spider Man 3 was every bit as bad as Batman and Robin. Form the ridiculous over the top silliness of everything in the movie, to the CARAZY villains that are completely fucked up. Hell I dont remember anyone having a retarded dance sequence in Batman and Robin or Bruce Wayne walking down the streets creepily pointing at women as he walks by them as they get all flustered. Thank God Raimi isnt coming back.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Vern, I think here are the problems people have so far:

    by Mike_D

    1. Its all YOUNG actors. By young, I mean younger than ME (and I'm 24). <br> 2. Why the old Alfred from the Batman frachise that turned itself gay? Wont that confuse the audience? <br> 3. With all the mulit-universe confusion (only comic geeks know the difference between altenate universe, not the general audience) this film might actually hurt the current Batman or Superman film franchise by Nolan and Singer. <br> 4. What the hell is up with no Green Arrow? (sorry, thats my own little personal gripe). <br> 5. I love Mad Max just as much as the next film geek, but what the hell was up with "Happy Feet"?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Miller doesn't matter if they cast all kids

    by reflecto

    He can't save it then. End of story. And this movie should not have been made at all if it is a different Batman and Superman. It will only hurt their franchises.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Ugh....

    by DJB

    This movie's gonna do one of three things- Suck Totally Suck Suck Steaming Poop

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    reflecto

    by slkboxrman

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    reflecto

    by slkboxrman

    ur saying "superman returns" didnt hurt the franchise ?? it sucked, badly, sucked like a 50 cent hooker with no teeth or tongue......and its even sadder when singer cant get that kent didnt have glasses tll he grew up and moved to metropolis.... and sad when smallville has better special effects than a 300 million dollar hollywood movie.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:07 p.m. CST

    DJB

    by DJB

    Wait....this...this could only work if they're doing a motion capture thing...and we don't see the actual actors. You know what? Even if it was M.C.- it's still gonna blow.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Remember kiddies.

    by tme2nsb

    Brandon Routh and Stever Porter are the same age.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    porter got beat out by brody for flash

    by TheWestfallStories

    so lets drop the porter argument. hes a great actor but was a little small to be considered for superman, but i heard he never even read for superman, just the flash. so thats the end of that. as far as brody, he is a funny fucker and one of the only redeemable things about the OC. so dont be ignorant and give the cast a chance. btw i didnt know COMMON was one of denzels brothers in American Gangster? hes a big dude (size wise)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    I think

    by tme2nsb

    People are complaining about it to be cool. That's all it is.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:10 p.m. CST

    lol

    by slkboxrman

    a justice league movie is the equivalent of jj abrams trek movie....theyre tryin to appeal to the retarded masses that want to see both of these films....and unfortunately they outnumber us smart people..... trek movie is gonna suck, no one cares about romulans going back in time to kill kirk using the guardian, and no one cares about the justice league, cept for the comic book carrying legions of the world...rather see the JLA on smallville or similar TV type form....its a waste for the big screen ...so is the new trek movie

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    no one cares......

    by slkboxrman

    about this movie and please DO NOT go ahead with the sequel to SUPERMAN RETURNS and start from scratch, pretending that it never existed...im sure lots of u will agree

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:16 p.m. CST

    slkbox... you dissapoint me

    by TheWestfallStories

    completely disagree. you are prejudging two movies you havent even seen and have made some very irrational points. i think JLA is going to be kick ass no matter who they cast. youd rather see SMALLVILLE than this movie? i used to be a fan but the show has gone to shit recycling the same format over and over, this is a fresh new movie with george miller directing, that possibly includes a high budgetted battle between superman and batman and wonderwoman... im down

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    I bet Harry ends up loving

    by JuanSanchez

    both JLA and Star Trek '08 - even if they suck.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:32 p.m. CST

    hrmm

    by KristianUK

    hrmm by justy4life Nov 17th, 2007 01:44:26 PM Batman needs to be at least 10-15 years old then the other actors. Also, wouldn't it of been cool to see Denzel Washington as Green Lantern? My only knack against Nolans Batman is the Batcave and that damn "Tumbler". One of the greatest thing about Batman is the car, we get some garbage truck looking ride. The Batcave is just a simple cave. Hopefully in Dark Knight, he gets some computers or something. He's a billionaire after all, not Joe Dirt. Umm Batman begins was an origin movie. The Batcave is obviously going to feature more advanced in future films. Dick y main problem with this film is that WB has two franchises featuring two of the main characters and I think the timing is off. It seems rushed and there are two many cool Superhero's to fit in. My only remaining hope is a scene of Supes and Batman spit roasting Wonder Woman and high fiving over her back.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST

    edit

    by KristianUK

    hrmm by justy4life Nov 17th, 2007 01:44:26 PM Batman needs to be at least 10-15 years old then the other actors. Also, wouldn't it of been cool to see Denzel Washington as Green Lantern? My only knack against Nolans Batman is the Batcave and that damn "Tumbler". One of the greatest thing about Batman is the car, we get some garbage truck looking ride. The Batcave is just a simple cave. Hopefully in Dark Knight, he gets some computers or something. He's a billionaire after all, not Joe Dirt. Umm Batman begins was an origin movie. The Batcave is obviously going to feature more advanced in future films. Dick My main problem with this film is that WB has two franchises featuring two of the main characters and I think the timing is off. It seems rushed and there are two many cool Superhero's to fit in. My only remaining hope is a scene of Supes and Batman spit roasting Wonder Woman and high fiving over her back.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Umm

    by KristianUK

    I cant write in paragraphs. Im shit!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    This whole cast sucks ass!

    by JaySmack

    I don't even know any of these morons and I already hate them. And COMMON as Green Lantern? What fuckhead thought that one up? I guess it speaks volumes about what low-regard Hollywood holds blacks in that to them ANY black person can play any old part. Apparently if the person black the studios think nobody expects him to act anyway. Assholes...

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Jill Wagner for Wonder Woman.

    by Bubba Gillman

    But I'd much rather have a sequel to SR than this movie.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    But I'd much rather have a sequel to SR

    by KristianUK

    Amen

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Do this ALL-CG Mocap then

    by grievenom

    I was happy when it was announced that JLA would be done live-action, but seeing who WB is intent on casting in the iconic roles, it's probably best if the character are mocapped CG, as was the original rumor.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I'm sure all the complainers are younger than the cast !

    by Bellock

    'cause if they were adult (or just cultured) they'd know who Miller is and they'd just thank the Warner gods to have chosen such a genius. I'm very afraid of what "Flash" and "Green Lantern" movies will be, but i'm totally confident in this "JLA". And above all, i'm impatient !! If it's really gonna be a trilogy, and if Miller directs'em all, it's gonna be pure bliss.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Kristen K and everyone else.

    by justy4life

    "Looks shocked" Oh my God. Batman Begins was an origin film. Batman...Begins? Wow, thanks for clarifying that Batman Begins was an origin film. Your main problems are with the two franchises? Not the casting choices? Kristen, please check yourself into drug rehab or pick up a comic book. I'm going to get hung by the nutsack on this statement, "But what has George Miller done lately?" Sure he directed Mad Max in 1979 and Mad Max 2 in 1982. That was nearly 28 years ago. Think about it "28 years" that was back when George Lucas knew how to make movies. Below is George Millers body of work. He directed a movie with Mel Gibson "Road Warrior" where he is silent, not to mention he wrote the script. I'm sure his vast talents from Babe and Happy Feet will really make a worthy film. If George Miller is a legend then I am Babe Ruth. To direct a successful Justice League movie one is needed that can handle action on a large scale "George Miller did to that in Road Warrior". I'm concerned about his ability to handle DC's greatest Superheroes on a large scale. His casting choices will greatly influence the film. The actors that have been rumor and mentioned are simply to young and lacking talent. I'm also amazed by a view of the fat geeks comments. I for one work out nearly five days a week and find myself in great shape. Sly Stallone who has posted on ainitcool.com, he's a legend and in amazing shape. Just because we are fans of movies, doesn't make us all fat geeks. Maybe just muscular greeks. # Happy Feet (2006) # "HBO First Look" (1 episode, 2006) - Happy Feet (2006) TV Episode # Babe: Pig in the City (1998) # 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) # Lorenzo's Oil (1992) # The Witches of Eastwick (1987) # Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) ... aka Mad Max 3 ... aka Mad Max III (Philippines: English title) # "The Last Bastion" (1984) (mini) TV Series (co-director) # Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (segment 4) # "The Dismissal" (1983) (mini) TV Series # Mad Max 2 (1981) ... aka Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (USA) ... aka The Road Warrior (USA) # "Bellamy" (1 episode, 1981) - The Carver Gang (1981) TV Episode # Mad Max (1979) # "Ryan" (1 episode, 1974) - A Little Something Special (1974) TV Episode # Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 (1971)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST

    THIS CAST SHOULD BE THE LEGION OF SUPERHEROS

    by BringingSexyBack

    NOT JLA. Nuff said, I am too verklempft for words!!!!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    HANNAH MONTANA FOR WONDER WOMAN

    by BringingSexyBack

    Damn you George Miller

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    ERIC BANA FOR GREEN LANTERN

    by BringingSexyBack

    For Christ's sake, couldn't they afford older actors?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    THE TERRORISTS ARE LAUGHING AT THIS CASTING

    by BringingSexyBack

    Is this what you want, George?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Shatner For Alan Scott!!!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Would Own all!!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    GEORGE MILLER: THIS IS WHAT A REAL MAN LOOKS LIKE

    by BringingSexyBack

    http://tinyurl.com/2pd5uq

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Sorry Vern

    by one9deuce

    But I agree with a lot of the posters here concerning George Miller's ability. I think he can be a great director but I was 9 years old the last time he shot a great action sequence. I'm 35 now. And it's not like he hasn't made some poor films. MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME is a mess. I am hoping that he pulls off an awesome film, who here wouldn't want to see a great JUSTICE LEAGUE film? It's pretty much the holy grail of the geek world. <p> And where the &@%# is the INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL teaser trailer!?!? It's only 6 months to the release date! <p> And I agree IndustryKiller, SPIDER-MAN 3 is a piece of shit. I would say it's even worse than BATMAN AND ROBIN. At least BATMAN AND ROBIN is campy fun, SPIDER-MAN 3 just sucks.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    George Miller should change his middle name

    by futureman3000

    It's offensive.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Michael Gough? Holy Shit!

    by greenstyle92

    I Called it! A few weeks ago, I suggested they might connect JL to the OLD DC movie universe, and now, Michael Gough Alfred! Hoo Haw!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 7:51 p.m. CST

    Lily Allen on stilts for Wonder Woman!

    by haggardatbest

    OK she's not right for it, but damn do I love that broad. Not everyone's cup-o-tea, but I think she's delicious.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    No Vern......No !!!!!!!!!

    by TheDarkKnight999

    I’m sorry but George Miller is about as suitable to this project as bloody John Carpenter is. In fact Carpenter made way more than 2 (where not counting that piece of shit Mad Max 3....yeah I thought you forgot that little number) kick ass movies Escape, The Thing, Big Trouble. But guess what he lost his grove and Miller never had any other The Road Warrior. No the real reason for his appointment on this cash cow is Happy Feet...... Happy Feet. Which just makes this sites support of this train wreck all the more hilarious. If Warners were going to do this properly they'd wait until Nolan and Bale have had their say on the character. You might remember those guys they single handed revived a character from beyond the dead and breathed life into the entire comic book genre. Personally I hope that Nolan and Bale show some face and walk after The Dark Knight next year. Leaving Warners with a stupid movie that nobody wanted to see - that being Justice League.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Anyone posting DANCING WITH THE THE STARS

    by DoctorWho?

    ...YouTube clips warrants instant banning from AICN. Truly LAME!

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    THE FLOWERS ARE STILL STANDING

    by Pipple

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    DOCTORWHO, YOU CHECKED OUT MY LINK ...

    by BringingSexyBack

    What a sucker.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9 p.m. CST

    montessaurus

    by TiPPiDa

    Its cool :) no need to apologise, but since you went to the effort.. apology accepted....<p> Now... (here's a chance for that 85 percent to come out again hahaha j/k) adding to a previous post, the other reason I like the idea of Motion Capture is simply because it would feel like a completely different type of medium to me, just like, lets say Smallville is to Superman Returns is to the Tim Daly/George Newburn Voiced superman, is to The Adam Baldwin Voiced Superman, etc. etc. it would feel like something completely different, it would not hinder my appreciation for the new DC movies simply because it would not feel like part of that universe, even though they're using the same characters. My 2 cents.... <p> also, George Miller has the capacity for greatness, his earlier works prove that every director worth his salt has had patches of SHIT films.... I mean there are fucking MILLIONS who think Steven Spielberg is a god (myself included) but even HE has his bad spells.. for every "Schindlers List" there is a "Hook", for every "Close Encounters" there is an "AI", and for every "Jaws", there is a "Terminal".. Even though Spielberg track record is by far one of the best hollywood has ever had even he has some bad 'days' (Watch for Will Smiths portrayal of me in the upcoming movie "I AM SPIELBERG APOLOGIST").

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 9:01 p.m. CST

    100% with you, Vern.

    by Laserbrain

    Anyone who thinks Happy Feet was badly directed has got fuckin rocks in their head. Considering how easy it is to hire the WRONG directors for these kinds of projects you should all count yourself lucky that someone with Miller's chops is even involved. George is the man who took dancing penguins seriously, you need someone who can be as forgiving to the essentially juvenile premise of superpowered individuals flipping through the air in capes and tights. I'm not saying the guy is infallible but he is one of the stronger visual storytellers around. You could DO WORSE.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Stupid WB

    by TTMan

    That's all I wanted to say (or write, rather).

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Who run Bartertown??????

    by Series7

    Common run Bartertown! That guy has the opportunity to be the bad ass that Tyrese never was, plus he does look like a pussy like Tyrese. I say Mel Gibson should be Superman.

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    haggardatbest

    by RockLobster800

    yeah, I get the same shit-I would smack Lily Allen all on da floor, but my mates would have none of her :?

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Scott Porter as SUPERMAN?

    by SnapT

    That's nutso. But good for him! The only reason I even know who he is are from his appearances on Mark Walters' Big Fanboy podcast. Seems like a nice guy, anyway. (Unlike Brandon Routh, who seems like kind of a prick.)

  • Nov. 17, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Hey, where's the Southland Tales talkback?

    by rbatty024

    I just got back from that movie and damn was that a mess. It was essentially a series of non-sequiturs for almost two and a half hours. Every twenty minutes or so it had a nice moment, but it just wasn't enough. Wow, I think my brain is numb.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I was going to make a comment about...

    by hadez

    Hanna Montana as Wonder Woman, but then I googled her and found out that she's 14, so...there.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Teen JLA

    by That 70s Venom

    Superman: Yo Bats, I totally tapped Wonder Woman last night. Batman: NO WAY BRO!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Oh and I had to laugh at this

    by TheDarkKnight999

    "George Miller is one of the great directors of our time" No he isnt Vern. He's made a couple of decent films that have dated very badly. If Warners wanted to hire an animation director then Brad Bird should’ve been offered the gig. As it is Nolan’s track record kicks the christ out of anything Millers done over the last 10 years- he’s the one who we should be pulling behind here. And by most accounts he isn’t all that happy with the decision to produce the film.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Oh fer fuck's sake

    by Vern

    Dark Knight, you fuckin weiner, please tell me which of Miller's movies has "dated badly." You comic strip fetishists don't deserve the movie that Miller is about to make as a gift to you. I ask you all to stay home and not watch it because it's just not fair that you will get to enjoy it with the rest of us after putting us through all your whining and shit.<p> Fact: even in George Miller's pig movie, even in his penguin musical cartoon (!), he had asskicking action scenes. If you can't see through the surface to the substance, or at least to the mechanics of the thing - the masterful storytelling, the organic use of technology to create characters and worlds - then you need to learn to. Nolan, in his Batman movie (as great as it is), did not have good action scenes other than the chase. But Miller will put that chase to shame. I love that Nolan made a serious drama about Batman, and I can't wait for his next one. But Miller will give you the other half, the part where the comic book movie has thrilling action sequences and a fantastical world. He's not some crusty has-been, he has evolved with the times and with his last two children's movies took special effects far beyond what other people have done, and not at the expense of story and character and believability like Lucas. Hell, I agree, I am not a fan of penguin musicals or pig movies or fruity comic strip movies, but this is a guy who will take a movie like that and turn it into gold.<p> In fact I will make you this deal. If this movie does not AT THE VERY LEAST contain the greatest "comic book" action scenes ever made, then I will personally skim one (1) of your nerd comic books COVER TO COVER. That is the kind of sacrifice I am willing to put on the line for this shit. You're going down buddy.<p> And if I lose at least we'll get FURY ROAD. And I'm willing to take that bullet for FURY ROAD.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Road warrior

    by So What?

    or Mad Max 2 as we call it in the UK, was one of the best films of the 80's without a doubt,but as other people have said its been a LOONG time since then, and happy feet is a kids movie so doesn't count--casting so young and badly IS not a good sign.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    I see your point Vern

    by So What?

    We are judging a movie thats not even made yet, and I must admit, I liked happy feet!!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    SPIDER-MAN 3 vs. BATMAN AND ROBIN

    by Vern

    Are you guys serious? I'm not the hugest fan of the Spider-man pictures. I thought they were fun. But to me they are all the same tone, it's just that the third one went further into the silliness with the dancing scene, and had more characters so it got kinda messy. It has the same melodrama though, the same weepy relationship drama, same cornball comic book hero shit. I thought Sandman was a more sympathetic villain though, the action scenes (though fake looking, just like in the other two) had more at stake because they finally tied off that whole Green Goblin Junior storyline. So in those aspects it was better than the other two. Also it didn't have that silly Green Goblin robot costme.<p> BATMAN AND ROBIN though, I think maybe we are talking about different movies, that was a movie where a bunch of guys in furry and rubbery costumes went around on a neon colored soundstage, sang songs from old Christmas specials and made something like 20 or 25 puns about ice. Schwarzenegger wore bunny slippers. Some muscleman wore a pink gorilla costume. They drove a car up the side of a building using suction cup wheels. Batman had nipples, ice skates and a bat credit card. The whole thing is kind of a blur but I'm pretty sure you're wrong to compare these two movies, either that or BATMAN AND ROBIN was over my head in some way because I don't get why you guys love that one so much.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    age

    by Vern

    to clarify, I agree, they shouldn't cast a bunch of kids. But I'm betting they haven't, I don't buy this. If they did, well, that sucks, but good thing they got GEORGE FUCKING MILLER to direct. the end. thanks fellas.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man 3

    by So What?

    was flawed without a doubt, but NOTHING, NOTHING is as abominable as that Schumacher cheese fest that is the worst film ever made not just comic book film.Worst film!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    TOM WELLING IS SUPERMAN! PERIOD! This cast stinks!

    by EvilDoeR

    Bunch of bad wanna be actors cast by Miller... If this is true I have lost all faith in the WB/DC & Miller, and his JLA!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    I'm calling the bluff on this casting of Scott Porter!!!

    by EvilDoeR

    I mean dude is skinny as hell, and is only 6 foot tall! Superman is 6'4 240 pounds! We all thought Routh looked thin in the suit!? We're going to be laughing our butts off at how bad this guy looks! He will look like the Superman wannabe from Epic Movie! But probably a whole lot gayer since it's ment to be serious! I can't believe that the WB would allow such a casting for such an important role! I mean Superman even in the JLA toons is bigger, and more cut, and built then the rest of the JLA! To you Welling fans out there keep the faith alive maybe this is false information to keep the real cast a bit hush til the WB is ready to make it official, and to those of you who hated Welling & Hated or even liked Routh you'r going to be begging to have had Welling cast if this Scott Porter guy realy gets the role! This is the worst casting EVER!!! I didn't think that they could out due Singer with his terrible cast but OMG they did! If this is Real Miller is the new target of much hate! Hope this ship sinks, and the movie never gets made... This movie with this cast, and the rumored Storyline is only going to hurt these characters more then help.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:55 a.m. CST

    I dunno, Vern...

    by moondoggy2u

    I heard the same arguments made about George "Fucking" Lucas and the Phantom Menace debacle. A few nice action pieces surrounded by miscast actors and a lousy script. Same thing could be happening here, Vern, as you very well know. "But moondoggy," you say,"there's nothing in Miller's background that says he'll make such mistakes. The guy's resume SCREAMS action!" Well, that may be, but Lucas had a similar resume, in fact, I would go so far as to say he had a better one, and we still got The Phantom "Fucking" Menace, didn't we?<p>No, I'm sorry to say this Vern, but bad casting is bad casting. I don't care who is directing this or how good the action is, if Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are played by WB channel rejects, I will not be interested AT ALL. And I've a hunch I'm not alone.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:13 a.m. CST

    VERN IN HISTORY

    by moondoggy2u

    That's right, ladies and gents, through a freakish experiment involving IMAX, the internet, popcorn, and raisenettes, Vern's Views can now reach across time and space. We now present...<p>VERN IN HISTORY!!!<p>Vern in 1971: "Come on, guys! It's Steven Fucking Spielberg!!! The man gave us Jaws, Duel, and Close Encounters! How can 1941 possibly fail?? You just know the planes will look awesome!!"<p>Vern in 1990" "Look you ignorant sluts, I don't know what planet you live on, and frankly, I don't give a flying you know what. But here in reality, Francis Ford Coppola is a God and with the cast back in action and Mario Puzo still writing, Godfather 3 is in good hands!" <p>Vern in 2006 (what a shitty time traveling device)Dudes, dudes, dudes, need I have to remind you that Bryan Singer is attached to this? Hello? X-men 1 and 2 ring a bell? You fucking morons have no clue about real cinema! Singer with a budget twice as big as X-men and half the leads can only mean twice as much action! You ignorant fucks need to get a clue!!"<p>Stay tuned for more VERN IN HISTORY!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Here's Your Weekly Reminder About Geroge Miller...

    by Darth Bauer

    He's not King Midas. He can't turn shit into gold. No offense, I'm a fan of Miller, but this sounds like complete garbage so far. <br> People are talking about how great his actions scenes are. Well actions scenes don't make me go see a film. Story and cast are. JASON IN SPACE or whatever the hell that Friday the 13th movie was may have had some great action scenes, but I didn't see it because of the story.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Moondoggy, I'm pretty sure 1941 wasn't made in 1971.

    by Darth Bauer

    It was 1979 from off the top of my head.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    you're right, darth. I thought 1979, too

    by moondoggy2u

    But for some reason I typed it out 1971. Oh well.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer?!??!

    by Mr Chuff

    For a start - who the fuck is Armie Hammer and secondly this whole film, from initial rumour to present day fuckings makes me want to vomit blood. Fuck this film and everything associated with it.....ARMIE PANT_HAMMER LOOKS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD FOR FUX SAKE!!!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Superman

    by DarthBakpao

    Any actors can grow muscles as big as they want, but gravitas and charisma are different things. Scott Porter, Brandon Routh = Zero charisma. You need to cast grown ups, MEN, someone like Chris Reeve or Caviezel for Superman

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 4:47 a.m. CST

    This year's little miss "i fucked up the cast"

    by sleeptones

    oh u

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    JLA is all about watchin them get creeped out by Batman

    by the Green Gargantua

    Serious. Quit your crying, this guy can make movies, we have never seen these actors in anything cool so WTF, I'm in no panic. JLA is super egos bouncing off eachother, if the director gets that obvious note it could be great. What you should truly be worried about are the costumes:0

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    JLA is all about watchin them get creeped out by Batman

    by the Green Gargantua

    Serious. Quit your crying, this guy can make movies, we have never seen these actors in anything cool so WTF, I'm in no panic. JLA is super egos bouncing off eachother, if the director gets that obvious note it could be great. What you should truly be worried about are the costumes:0

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    EvilDoeR

    by messi

    Supes is 6'3", 225 pounds. pretty much what Welling is.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Thar she blows..

    by pumaman

    This film is going to be such a clunker and sink like a dangleberry from Captain America's rosy red ass. Mark my words.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Vern, I love you,

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    but a movie buff geek calling out comic book "nerds" is both hypocritical and shitty. I've got a MA in English Lit and still concede that some of the best contemporary fiction out there is in a "funny book" format. If you don't know agree, I urge you to pick up anything by Alan Moore or Neil Gaiman or Grant Morrison.<BR><BR>That stated, yes: many mainstream comics (like JLA) typically are penned by mediocre writers (if not mediocre graphic artists), but that doesn't mean that there aren't amazing, classic (standard comic book) story lines by superior writers out there.<BR><BR>All THAT stated, Miller is indeed one of our great writer/directors (and not just for innovative action sequences). Miller being on this project is the best news by far to date. I do take exception, though, to the idea that a cast of mediocre youngster actors wouldn't badly hurt if not ruin even a Herculean effort by Miller to pull out a great film. That's simply naive.<BR><BR>However, I do agree that these rumors of lightweights being attached to the film will (mostly) amount to bullshit. Yeah, there are a couple of characters that will likely be selected from the pseudo-model CW set, but I fully expect at least a couple of older, powerhouse actors to be cast in this film as well.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Question

    by Vern

    Why is it that everybody is upset about the ALLEGED casting of young WB actors, and yet VIOLENTLY DEMANDING the casting of a guy who literally is an actor from a crappy WB network teen soap opera? I don't get it. (Yes, I looked up who Tom Welling is, he is a droopy haired underwear model looking dude from TV. Good casting there fellas. <p> As for George Lucas, that comparison doesn't hold water. For one thing, Miller has directed recently, and has directed more movies than Lucas anyway. For another thing, all the problems you guys have with Lucas have to do with him being stuck up his own ass self indulgently absorbed in the details of the world he created and in using the new technology. These are not problems Miller has had in recent movies or that apply to him being hired to direct someone else's script about super heroes punching each other.<p> At least do this, wait until they actually announce the real cast, then start mixing the suicide kool aid. We don't even know if this is true yet. And Common was pretty good in SMOKIN' ACES, he was better than I thought he would be. He is a noted rapper and hat collector.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I think what bothers most about the WB casting...

    by rbatty024

    and what bother me in particular, is that it shows studio interference. It's marketing and demographics and looking to see who will spend the most money. I know this happens in most films, but does it have to be so obvious? Miller's Mad Max films are classics (I even enjoyed the one with Tina Turner) and I really liked those pig movies, but if he's letting the studio push him around (by making him cast a bunch of kids) then how can we trust that the old Miller is going to come through?

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 11:23 a.m. CST

    The cast is irrelevant, I want ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    Pix of the characters exiting a nondescript building wearing glossy, uniform-obscuring trench coats and hard hats! . . . Hmmm, there might have been somethin' STAR TREK-related in that. :-)

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    White screen of doom!!

    by Dreadlock Holmes

    Damnit!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Superman being played by a cripple?

    by zooch

    just kidding.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    "comic strip fetishists"

    by jfp2007

    They aren't comic strips, asshole.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Hey, Porter looks like a MUCH better choice for Superman

    by Snookeroo

    than Brandon "I'm wearing a Halloween costume" Routh. And, he's 29 -- which is certainly NOT too young.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    messi Your right I stand corrected!

    by EvilDoeR

    messi "Supes is 6'3", 225 pounds. pretty much what Welling is." Welling is SUPERMAN! Oh and Vern "Why is it that everybody is upset about the ALLEGED casting of young WB actors, and yet VIOLENTLY DEMANDING the casting of a guy who literally is an actor from a crappy WB network teen soap opera? I don't get it. (Yes, I looked up who Tom Welling is, he is a droopy haired underwear model looking dude from TV. Good casting there fellas." Your one stupid fucking cunt you know that! FUCK GEORGE MILLER! What has he done MAD FUCKING MAX, and a movie about a talking pig! Fucking big deal he's nothing to go soil yourself for. Welling in case you didn't know is also the actor who has played the role of Clark Kent/Superman longer then ANYONE in live action! Tom Welling, and his show which by the way is the top rated show on the CW, and also is the show that brought the character of Superman back into the spot light, and was the reason millions of new fans learned about Superman! More important Tom Welling has given this generation what Chris Reeve gave the generation of his era! The face to their modern day SUPERMAN! Like it or not you twit Tom Welling is this generations Superman, and to have 3 actors now playing Superman in live action when it's clear the fans want only Tom Welling! Is blasphemy!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:41 p.m. CST

    (sigh) I've lost all hope, Miller or not. These are kids. So dis

    by nerosday

    Up till now I've been Mary-Fuckin'-Sunshine optisitic about this, every post thus far. But, you know, as much as I trust Miller and as much as I admire his work... everyone fucks up sometimes. These are kids, not heros. The fact thst WB is after the fucking tripe ass audience that watches teen TV, by casting actors no older than their 20's. Goddamnit. I'm not fuckin watching this.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    faew mor bombs=no more comic films

    by nerosday

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    afew more bombs=no more comic films

    by nerosday

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    WE STILL BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLY!!! SINGER/ROUTH/MCQUARRIE: MAN OF

    by MiseEnScene

    'Nuff said. It will happen.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    WE STILL BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLY!!!

    by MiseEnScene

    SINGER/MCQUARRIE/ROUTH: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL - June 2009

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Smallville fans

    by KristianUK

    Should be raped with their own feet!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Hard

    by KristianUK

    with no lube

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Miller's story-telling skills

    by ragingfluff

    The guy can do action (Mad Max), drama (Lorenzo's Oil) and black comedy/supernatural (Witches of Eastwick), and he can wring emotion out of audiences using small cute animals (Happy Feet, Babe). Plus he directed the only decent portion of the Twilight Zone movie. I'm not worried about Miller directing this; my concern is the quality of the script. And Adam Brody being within twenty yards of it.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Who or what is a Common?

    by ragingfluff

    Please explain for the non-hippity-hoppity listeners

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    "I'm not going to see this

    by TiPPiDa

    Boo fucking hoo... I'm sure WB will see your ignorant post on some talkback, from some obscure movie website few people in the industry pay attention to and it will really hit them in the heart strings, they'll pull the plug on the JLA movie and then you can go back to cutting yourself to 'feel' and masturbating to your drowning pool mp3s.... or see it like I do.. One less noisy bitch in the theater ruining the experience for everyone else... Lets see, a ticket for my wife, a ticket for me, and oh look!, Now I get ANOTHER empty seat in the room for snack placement and I don't even have to pay for it! YAY!! THANKS DOUCHEBAG!..

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 4:23 p.m. CST

    "I'm not going to see this

    by TiPPiDa

    Boo fucking hoo... I'm sure WB will see your ignorant post on some talkback, from some obscure movie website few people in the industry pay attention to and it will really hit them in the heart strings, they'll pull the plug on the JLA movie and then you can go back to cutting yourself to 'feel' and masturbating to your drowning pool mp3s.... or see it like I do.. One less noisy bitch in the theater ruining the experience for everyone else... Lets see, a ticket for my wife, a ticket for me, and oh look!, Now I get ANOTHER empty seat in the room for snack placement and I don't even have to pay for it! YAY!! THANKS DOUCHEBAG!..

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    This film needs a dose of Shatner!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Shatner for Alan Scott!!! Mel or Keaton for Dark Knight era Batman Lynda Carter for Kindgdom Come era Wonder Woman (She's still Hot!!) Rock in a wig for Capt. Marvel Snipes for John Stewart!! Bruce Willis for The Atom!! A juiced up Patrick Warburton for Kingdom Come Era Supes!! Blond Timothy Dalton for older Green Arrow!!! CGI for Kingdom Come Flash!! The Humangous for the Villian and Ayatollya of Rock N Rolla!!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Vern from the bottom of me heart

    by TheDarkKnight999

    Go away !

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    this movie sounds like a bad idea

    by JackGraham

    having all these heroes in one movie has the enormous potential to fail, jst like too many villains in batman or spiderman takes the focus away from character. i dnt deny that the potential to make shit loads of cash is there but i have a feeling this will screw up in terms of quality, i hope whoevers in charge of this production does it .... justice.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Vern .......

    by TheDarkKnight999

    Its simple buddy . Nolan = very good film maker at the top of his game. His action scenes are characer based not a bunch of dated shit with a guy running around in assless chaps. In fact Nolans film takes direct inspriation from OHMSS a film that time hasnt touched. It also owned a considerable ammount of time long before Mad fucking Max. As for Batman Begins not being a traditional action film - if that means JL is going to be everything we've seen before and nothing we haven't. Then no thanks. You'll never convince me or indeed anyone that Miller is great because Happy Feet has good action scenes.....christ next you'll be telling Babe 2 does as well....oh wait you did (try that is). Bottom line again- Nolan's earnt the right for the shit not to happen . If Miller wants to make a Superhero movie featuring Batman he'll just have to wait in line. See no need to be a condescending pain in the ass- where talking movies here nothing serious.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Common is a gangsta

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Who now does GAP commercials. Catchy though.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    The Future

    by Jaws Wayne

    Thanks Vern for your rant about Batman & Robin, that had me laughing out loud. I personally won't lose any sleep over who will be cast in whatever films about folks with superpowers, I'm not emotionally attached to any of that stuff. I also don't see how any grown-up could get all depressed over any of these casting choices but hey, that just seems to be the way it is around here. By not choosing to cast expensive actors, there's an extra 80 million dollars that will be spend on elaborate sets, gadgets and FX Thunder within it's no doubt big budget. I think it's a safe bet to say this film will turn out to be a very special and jolly old funride.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    KristianUK

    by messi

    You're fucking retarded. Smallville is the only medium that has been able to shwo superman do the things he can actually do the way it should be shown. Second Welling's Clark Kent is a picture perfect version of a young post crisis Clark.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Vern you make me laugh

    by messi

    you sound almost as bad as those Superman Returns fans. Welling is this generations Superman, I don't know how he would be as 'Superman' but he completely nails a post crisis modern version of Clark Kent.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    ***** Kate Winslet for WONDER WOMAN!!!! *****

    by JDanielP

    She'd be worth every penny!

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Anyone else having problems accessing this particular talkback?

    by xavier masterson

    I can read the subject lines and can apparently post but when I click on it I get a blank page.

  • Nov. 18, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Pure Corporate Bullshit

    by cyclo

    This pathetic film premise is the product not of people who love superheros, but of corporate suits who believe a movie with Superman and Batman in it would rake in a guaranteed $800 mllion worldwide. The issue of quality or desire to make a great superhero movie isn't at work here. It's the names, man. Those names = guaranteed big bucks in the pockets of the corporate suits. This will be a movie without a heart or soul, but a corporate vacumn hoping to sucker as many people as possible into paying $9 bucks for what will be, to quote Jeff Goldblum's character in Jurrasic Park, "one big pile of shit."

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Cholera's Ghost

    by Vern

    Did you just call Common a "gangsta"? Where'd you get that from? I'm pretty sure you're thinking of some other guy, because Common is a dude who raps about relationships and shit. He's smart and grown up and a little bland and some guy above took me way too seriously when I made fun of his hats by calling him a noted hat collector.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:20 a.m. CST

    superman 2 pleez

    by samurai sark

    Dear WB- Please forget about Justice League. Superman 2 pleez. Thanks. -Fans

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Brainiac attempts to conquer Earth. Superman vs. alien robots. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Lex Luthor uses advanced Kryptonian technology to build Metallo. Superman vs. Sean Bean. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    While trying to clone Superman, Luthor's lab explodes or whatever. Superman vs. Bizarro. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Zod returns from suspended animation, killing his captains to regain his powers. Superman vs. Daniel Day Lewis. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Fed up with mankind's disregard for the seas, Aquaman attacks the surface cities. Superman vs. Kenneth Branagh. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Supergirl crash-lands on Earth and is taken in by Luthor, who manipulates her into being evil. Superman vs. Hayden Pannetiere. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    After Wonder Woman survives an assassination attempt, her concerned mother begs Superman to protect her. Superman vs. Lena Headly. Boom.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:52 a.m. CST

    JLA = Just Loooosers Alla-round

    by Stark Industries

    Thank God for Marvel!!! -Stark

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:37 p.m. CST

    vern ur the man

    by TheWestfallStories

    fuck these bitch ass fan boys. im glad someone else focuses on the same things that i do. see you at the top my friend.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Know what I mean Vern?

    by justy4life

    Congratulations Vern! You have the mentality of Corporate Hollywood. Vern stated, "And Common was pretty good in SMOKIN' ACES, he was better than I thought he would be. He is a noted rapper and hat collector." Brilliant. Common raps and collects hats, perfect casting choice. Who cares if he lacks acting ability, the guy likes hats. Oh yeah. That underwear model Tom Welling, who you had to Google, just to find. Are you really out of touch with times? That you have missed out on 7 seasons of Smallville. Are you really the best judge of what’s good for Superman? That you don't even know the actor who has played Clark Kent for 7 years. Just because Miller had one hit back in the early 80s, doesn’t make him the second coming of Speilburg. Happy Feat? Brilliant. Lets hire him for our 200 million dollar motion picture. The way its looking this movie, is going to be the Adventures of Superboy, Wondergirl, Batkid, and that funny rapper with the hats.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    I agree

    by justy4life

    I will just say this Vern. You make some valid points on Batman and Robin vs. Spiderman 3. It appears that George Miller is a bit of a favorite of yours. I own Road Warrior myself. I'm hoping that he makes Batman out of that mold. I'm just worried about the rumored cast. I think Spiderman 3 was the biggest piece of crap I've ever watched. Sam Rami needs to go back and make Evil Dead 4 with Bruce.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    I'm done after this statement.

    by justy4life

    I'll just leave with this statement. The suits know this, that’s why their doing it, they could cast Vern as Batman and myself as Superman and the movie would still gross 150+. They figure Justice League to be the 2nd coming of Fantastic Four. That's bad for us, good for the suits. We'll have 3+ sequels. The cast is going to be C list, because they can afford it to be, the names already a well-known brand.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Superman 2: Plot idea #1

    by samurai sark

    Luthor tries to find his Kryptonite Island and accidentaly pulls Doomsday to Earth. Superman vs. CGI Andy Serkis. Boom.