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Writers’ Strike To Ground George Miller’s JUSTICE LEAGUE??

I am – Hercules!! An excerpt from Monday morning’s Hollywood Reporter:
At Warner Bros., "Justice League of America" finds itself without a shooting script and has options expiring on potential actors who recently were screen tested. As a result, it might have to postpone production.
According to the same piece, projects postponed by the writers’ strike include Ron Howard’s “Da Vinci Code” sequel and Michael Mann’s Tom Cruise vehicle “Edwin A. Salt.” Variety, meanwhile, says Oliver Stone’s Bruce Willis Vietnam drama “Pinkville” is also on hold thanks to the strike. Read all of the Reporter’s story on the matter here. Read all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I thought the cheese factor and no-name actors

    by jimmy_009

    was enough to ground it. But the writer's strike is as good as any other reason.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by That 70s Venom

    I duno lolz

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    The Strike was good for something...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    The JLA movie is/was a disaster waiting to happen. Now hopefully when the strike is resolved, whenever that may be, cooler heads will prevail instead of some inane desire to fast-track the project and potentially damage or outright kill several potential superhero franchises.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I'm more concerned about.....

    by TiPPiDa

    Well... ANYTHING REALLY. However, I'm more concerned about what the writers strike is doing to the half decent TV shows out there. Oh, and if the strike continues... CAN I GET A FUCKING BUNCH OF ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT RE-RUNS PLEASE

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:21 a.m. CST

    dear writers: please keep striking

    by docmem

    It's a pity they called the strike too late to keep Watchmen from happening, but if they can actually manage to save us from the inevitable abortion of a Justice League movie (nevermind the nightmare of Da Vinci Code II: Electric Boogaloo), I'll send Patric Verrone my firstborn children.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    That said...

    by Booster Gold Lives

    ...I'm still hoping for their casting announcement this week. Morbid curiosity makes me want to know who they had in mind.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    THANK FUCKING GOD!

    by LordEnigma

    George Miller VERN? GEORGE MILLER? GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE. His cast sucked. His writing sucked. The lack of participation from Bale and Nolan did not help. The phasing out of Routh and Welling for some new kid is ridiculous. Adam Brody as the Flash is pathetic. Common as John Stewart is the worst. This movie not happening is some of the best news to hit geeekdom since the cancellation of World's Finest. You will get a good JLA movie one day... you just have to wait for it. Hopefully it will not take too long.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST

    they gotta write a new haircut for Tom Hanks

    by Vern

    that's why they can't go ahead with RETURN OF THE DA VINCI CODE

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    I hope this means DEATH to the JLA project!!

    by kafka07

    The strike sucks in many ways, yes, but it has its blessings too. Die JL, die!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Common is good as JS. What are you smoking?

    by The Founder

    What exactly is wrong with common? Cause he's a rapper? The man has decent acting skilles and is a class above majority of them braindead and sell out rappers.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Bullshit.

    by xavier masterson

    Wasn't the whole reason this project was fast tracked was because the script was well received and ready to shoot before the strike hit? Did someone suddenly figure out this may be a bad idea and the strike is a convenient excuse to kill it? They postpone it and I bet you anything the movie will never happen.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    That what you get for not casting Bernie Mac

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    as the Green Lantern.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Everything i read lately is bad news...

    by awesomebri

    ...JLA was doomed. but this does not count as good news. McG doing terminator? everything seems to be a disaster lately. I'm tired of liking stuff, constant disappointment.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    In Beowulf's defense

    by TheNorthlander

    The marketing could have been a lot better. crappy trailers and not enough online hype. If they had half the star wars marketing machine it would have made twice its budget.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Heh, Some good came of the writers strike after all!!!!!

    by P2Rock

    Seriousky you wants to see this go a head? WB have to be nuts to do with a legit batman franchise still current. (singer's Supes was SHIT! though I like Routh). I second the calls for this to banished to development hell..........................FOREVER!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST

    I support Megan gale's breasts on this one..

    by ironic_name

    ..two.. <P>and yes p2rock, I Seriousky wantsed to see this go a head.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    I was never too hot on a JLA film

    by dr_buggerlugs

    There's no indication this one is definitely dead (if the strike is resolved, there's no reason they'll just start shooting later in the year) but with the existence of a Batman franchise and two Supes franchises at the moment, I thought adding yet another coninuity was never going to be a good idea, especially if Singer's sequel comes out afterwards...it'll just confuse the hell out of some audiences thinking it's a Dark Knight/Superman Returns sequel. Personally if this then persuades the suits to move up Singer's sequel a few months or a year, that'll be a damn good thing in my book (personally a Superman film should have been released at Xmas, not summer so Xmas 2009 for SR2 would be a sweet move)

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    BWAHAHAHAAA!

    by artyfufkin

    Yes! The writers strike may have put a slapdown on Warners Bros kneejerk reaction to this movie which has obviously not been thought at apart from securing a well travelled and unique director. How will they flog off their Happy Meals now?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    THERE IS A GOD

    by DOGSOUP

    This strike may be the best thing to happen to entertainment in decades

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Is this supposed to be BAD news?

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Let the writers starve and the JLA movie die a quick death. It's a win-win for the public.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Wow, two shit films won't happen...

    by 11dayempire

    In what way is this bad news, exactly? Roll on The Dark Knight and Man of Steel...

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    Our prayers have been answered...

    by James Westfall

    Please, please let this be the death of the JLA Babies.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    Thank fuck

    by Mr Chuff

    now..just bin the whole idea till 2020

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 4:45 a.m. CST

    WB - GET A RESPECTABLE CAST TOGETHER

    by Live.

    I want a Justice League movie. I like the OMAC storyline. I appreciate the logic of doing JL first and using it to spin off the individual franchises. So, I would support this movie - IF THEY GOT THE RIGHT CAST.<P> I do NOT support this bullshit cast of lame Junior League nobodies. I'll be happy if this trainwreck gets pushed off until JL can convince a better cast to sign on.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    A theory about the cast.

    by TiPPiDa

    Its not the appearance of the cast that's the problem, its that they're not choosing ACTORS, they're choosing FACES. The bigget fanboy gripe I hear about this movie is that "the kids aren't alright", the cast is too young, too thin, too 'weedy' too tall, now, I'm not sticking up for them at all, however, lets say this is a motion capture film (which from all reports I've read, it IS Mo-Cap), so lets compare it to the obvious film to compare the technology to.. Beowulf.. box office takings aside, the gripes I hear about Beowulf have nothing to do with Ray Winstones performance... (you probably wonder where I'm going with this)... Beowulf the character is 20ish, 6'3" chisled and manly, Ray Winstone is 50, 5'10" chubby and gruff. Was Ray Winstone the best live action choice for Beowulf... FUCK NO.. but he was still pretty awesome as a CGI mock up. Body type, height, width, weight and fucking wheel base means nothing in a motion capture film, only the face and the voice matters, Which I believe is why "agent Myers" from Hellboy was a candidate for Superman at one stage, despite his height and lack of buffness. They're choosing the faces they want for the parts (and hopefully in Megan Gale's case, the body....... that delicious body... ehem sorry, sidetracked) anyway they're choosing the faces they want and they will sculpt the bodies in post. Just a theory

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    by Live

    by KristianUK

    There is no logic of doing JL first and using it to spin off individual franchises when the two biggest and best Superheroes in the film already have very successful franchises. Before any of you go on about box office, Superman Returns unfortunately had a massive budget to pay for and also went up against fucking Pirates. And for those that dont like Superman Returns, you can humm on my big fat hairy balls.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    THANK YOU WRITERS!

    by chien_sale

    this Justice League travesty must end.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Law of the Jungle..

    by Yeti

    The strike will be the exuse to pull the plug on the weak stuff while the strong stuff will continue to be made.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Strike catch phrase?

    by Dazzler69

    Just wondering if there is a goofy catch phrase for the strike made by tb'er's? I don't think AICN is going to be of help on news from this.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I support the writers on blocking anything related to da Vinci c

    by JackPumpkinhead

    The worst pop "book" of the last century turned into a movie that I could stand for 10 minutes may suffer thanks to the strike? Yaaay!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    THANK GOD!

    by THE KNIGHT

    For the life of me I don't know what the WB was thinking. This could ruin Nolan's Dark Knight!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Mo -Cap ?

    by Jaws Wayne

    Is Justice League gonna be a mo-cap show? Jezus Christ. And here are what?, thousands of boys and men going completely nuts about the choice of actors for their favorite comicbook heroes when in fact these boys and girls are all gonna end up as animated characters on screen? Wow. I didn't think of Andy Serkis when he stood in for Gollum or King Kong. Why the fuck all the worries then guys ? Jezus Christ.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer to play the Motherfucking BATMAN

    by GCH888

    That's right. The incredibly talented actor Armie Hammer who's last starring role was as "Abercrombie Boy" in the classic "Spring Breakdown" will be playing the Dark Knight in the Justice League movie. Oh well ... at least his name sounds like a character codename for a GI JOE figure.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Anything that keeps Adam Brody out of a Flash costume is good

    by SpyGuy

    Remember when adults were cast in adult roles instead of teenagers? Apparently, George Miller doesn't.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Time heals all wounds.

    by norrinrad

    Christian Bale said he wouldn't do JL because he was working non-stop. Maybe this will give them a chance to get a good script, land Christian Bale and make Brandon Routh realise that he needs some cash.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Good news

    by Omar B

    This movie would have only served to destroy every one of DC's possible movie franchises. Now we need a new writer and director and get Man Of Steel going.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    I hope this turd doesn't make it off the ground...

    by JunoFallon

    Strike away writers, strike away...

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    What about the writers on Chinese Democracy?

    by Spandau Belly

    I guess they're going into their 15th year of negotiations now. Hope they get that dental plan.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    good news, maybe itll give execs the time to see what a bad idea

    by JackGraham

    i mean come on, the thot of having all these heroes working together sounds like a cross between fantastic four and alien v predator, and we all know how good those movies were. ill remain open, we cant diss a movie til we've seen it but try and do it JUSTICE.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    good news, maybe itll give execs the time to see what a bad idea

    by JackGraham

    i mean come on, the thot of having all these heroes working together sounds like a cross between fantastic four and alien v predator, and we all know how good those movies were. ill remain open, we cant diss a movie til we've seen it but try and do it JUSTICE.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    They should just hire some fan-fic writer as a scab.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Couldn't possibly be worse than whatever they actually planned on doing.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    MOVIE IS LIVE ACTION, NOT MO-CAP

    by THE KNIGHT

    ....

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Could anyone who wants this project to continue, please speak u

    by Chutch

    so that i can relentlessly rag on you for being the only geeky twat who would want to see this bloated, piece of shit idea to make the big screen?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    I've still got confidence in this movie...

    by Abin Sur

    I can dig the people that have legitimate reasons for not wanting this project to get off the ground, but DAMN, some of you just like to bitch like little menstruating girls.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Quick, hire a director and cast this movie

    by INWOsuxRED

    then we'll start writing it

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    As a stenographer

    by Shaw

    this is good news

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    BREAK DOWN PLEASE Long enough for TDK

    by messi

    so then WB will go 'holy shit we can't make another film with a different batman'

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Awesome.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    It's been a long time since Ain't It Cool News actually had some cool news to report...

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    JUST DO IT MO-CAP ANIMATION!

    by grievenom

    From what I read, the WGA isn't covered for animated movies. So make this an animated mocap movie, and then script touchups should be allowed. Also, will fix the rumored casting errors since we won't have to see the High School Musical cast WB is intent on using!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    I want this project to continue - with a DECENT CAST

    by Live.

    If Miller pulls his head out of his ass and stops trying to cast Disney High School Musical rejects, then I'll be rah rahing this movie all day long. <p> When they were first floating names months ago, I was happy as a clam. Tom Welling(wonderful), Ryan Reynolds(Double wonderful), Lawrence Fishburn(fabulous), Jessica Biel(the idea was growing on me), Tyrese(OK), Josh Duhamel(enough personal charisma to overcome my reservations for the Bat). Even Common is OK. All-in-all it was pretty good. Then the days wore on and the names started dropping out. Until now, they're not only scraping the barrel, they're scraping under it. They've reached the fetid dregs. All because WB refuses to pay a decent wage and Miller refuses to cast past puberty.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    MO-CAP IS CREEPY

    by Live.

    The dead eye look should be only for zombie movies. If WB wants to go that route, better to go full on animated. Bring in Bruce Timm and get the job done right.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Hooray for strikes!!

    by dr sauch

    Now maybe Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, and the money earmarked to be flushed down the JL toilet can go to better projects when the strike ends!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    This may well be good news, considering that the writers of the

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    are apparently two sisters, Kieran and Michele Mulroney, whose previous screenwriting experience includes... well... absolutely NOTHING for Kieran (though she HAS appeared in a supporting acting role in a previous episode of "Touched by an Angel"). <BR><BR>You'll be happy to know that Kieran's counterpart, Michele, actually has one (that's right, ONE) previous writing credit: 2007's SUNNY & SHARE LOVE YOU. IMDB describes the movie's plot as follows: "A washed up rock duo reinvents itself as a wildly inappropriate children's act." Wow. Sounds like a mutant LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE/SCHOOL OF ROCK rip-off. And it has scored a whopping 4.6 out of 10 on imdb.com thus far. FYI, Michele also produced this film and stars in it. No, I am not making any of this shit up.<BR><BR>Now maybe this JLA screenplay writing dynamic duo are some kind of undiscovered genius scribes, but I wouldn't be suprised if the WB is going the cheap, shitty route with writing as well as the cast. Or possibly someone hired their nieces in a nepotistic sweetheart deal.<BR><BR>Time may tell (if this project doesn't conveniently disappear), but Miller seems to be the sole bright point thus far. And there is NO WAY a director, no matter how talented or innovative, can produce good work with a shitty, miscast group of model-actors and with a (probably) mediocre at best (probably catastrophically bad) screenplay. Why the hell they didn't let Miller pen the film himself, I have no idea (though I'm sure it boils down to moola).

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:42 a.m. CST

    The Mulroneys are husband-wife, not brother-sister...

    by Abin Sur

    Kieran is Dermot Mulroney's brother, I THINK - can't remember if he's just a cousin, but I think brother. They rewrote a lot of MR. AND MRS. SMITH - take that for what you will.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    moe capp was andy's brother.

    by ironic_name

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Good now in can die and they can make Kingdom Come!!!!!

    by picardsucks

    Kingdom Come, in the right hands, would be the coolest cinema ever. Imagine A juiced up Sam J Jones as Supes fighting a juiced up Rock as Marvel. Keaton as a 50ish devious Batman. Shatner as Alan Scott!!. Maybe Demi Moore as Wonderwoman going apeshit in Amazonian Armor on the battlefield. Hulk Hogan as Soloman Grundy. An all CGI blurry Flash. Russel Crowe as Maggog!! Hackman back as a more sinister (non-campy) Older fatter Luther. Connery or Dalton as Oliver Queen!!!! A flashback with a Mark Hammill Joker killing Lois Lane. Sam Jones Supes going postal after the bomb drops and pulling the roof off the UN. Fuck JLA-MTV-CW-Abercrombie-Hollister-WB. Make an Epic, Miller could do it!! Kingdom Come would be so fucking cool!!! They can hold over one of the JLA cast to play young Billy Batson!!!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur: thanks for the clarification about the JLA screenwrite

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I had seen a couple of articles claiming the duo actually co-wrote MR. AND MRS. SMITH, but I can't find the credit on any official site. Simon Kinberg is listed as the sole writer for that one, so I'm wondering what the truth of the matter is (e.g., maybe they rewrote Kinberg's screenplay and didn't receive official credit for it). Any clue?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Never Mind. Question answered.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    From IMDB trivia on MR AND MRS SMITH: "The script reportedly went through over fifty drafts. Although original writer Simon Kinberg was the final writer during production, various uncredited writers worked on drafts throughout the film's development, including Jez Butterworth, 'John Butterworth' , Carrie Fisher, Akiva Goldsman, Ted Griffin, Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney, and Terence Winter." <BR><BR> So this is it? This is the Mulroney's big credit? Helping to rewrite a script that eventually went through 50 drafts (with five other writers). That's not writing. That's editing. I have to ask, who ARE these two?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    picardsucks

    by ironic_name

    I'd want Kingdom come done in the 'animated' style, new frontier isn't the only movie they're making, it might happen.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    We're all being had!!!!!

    by MichaelShawn

    The studio is toying with us with a bunch of misinformation. I bet the movie is still on and still has a shitty cast, maybe just not the one we think it is.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Praise the Dharmas!...

    by Kid Z

    ... Karma DOES exist!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Best news about this film yet!

    by oisin5199

    I have nothing more to say. Thanks, WGA! No, seriously.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Awesome news!!

    by Lance2769

    Now if they would only fire George Miller and the whole WB or CW cast he was going with.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    So, is this Mo-Cap or not???

    by lobsterone

    what the hell is this shit supposed to be?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    oh yeah of little faith in Miller....this might kille JLA

    by pipergates

    after eternities in development purgatory, JLA finally gets greenlit with a perfect director attached, little known & ready to bloom actors are getting selected, the naysayers moan, and then...it implodes? sure hope not.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2 p.m. CST

    So, if they're about to announce a cast without a script

    by Vesuvio

    How the fuck those actors know what they're signing for? Lets say that, after contracts are signed, the still unexistent script reads that at the second act "Wonder Woman gets on her amazonian knees and sucks the whole league's cocks", Megan Fox (or whoever) will have to do it, right?

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Just because they don't have a screen credit doesn't mean they a

    by ToneTone

    That's like saying, "Ah, JUNO's probably crap because Diablo Cody never wrote anything before." The Mulroneys wrote PAPER MAN, one of the great unproduced scripts of the last decade. And, a little trivia for you, Kieran Mulroney played the actor who accuses George of double-dipping in the classic episode of Seinfeld. Anyway, I have no idea if the JLA script is any good, but the Mulroneys are top-notch writers and heavily in demand, so quit your damn whinging.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Lobsterone

    by TiPPiDa

    http://tinyurl.com/29yyvp <p> http://tinyurl.com/2dptez <p> These are just ones I've read.. this is why I thought it was Mo-Cap. It may be wrong, much like every piece of news regarding this movie thus far (it IS the internet after all).

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Dreams do come come true!!!!!!

    by Thelighttoshowtheway

    I said just the other day this should get buried by the strike and hey presto! gone, please, please, be gone. Get on with the existing franchises and do JLA 'Beowulf' style in a few years when they get the dead eye prob fixed.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Can't see how JLA collapsing is a bad thing...

    by FilmNerdJamie

    ...this would put Bryan Singer's SUPERMAN sequel THE MAN OF STEEL into fast motion (after the WGA Strike is resolved!)

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    ToneTone: I dub thee...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Plant. Good afternoon, Mr. Mulroney. Acting (even in a classic Seinfeld episode) does not a writer make.<BR><BR>Seriously, though. I'm curious. What's the story regarding PAPER MAN? What wasn't it produced? Have you read their script? I'm not being an asshole--just interested. I'd never heard of these two actor/writer/producer/directors till I did some brief research today, and I'm amused that the plot (so to speak) is thickening.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Singer 's Superman is already dead

    by Live.

    They're not doing a Singer sequel, since he royally fucked the franchise up. That was the whole point of going with JL instead. After JL, comes the scheduled reboot. Now it looks like they'll have to move directly to the reboot. Oh well. Lots of attractive directors will have some free time after the strike.<p> The only WB superhero project ready to go might be SuperMax. That should be a lot easier to cast and get done before June.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Good

    by Larry of Arabia

    I think they were rushing this one a bit. They have a new Batman series they can milk for about 10 years. They can do OK with Superman still. Singer didn't quite kill it - people still want a kick ass Superman movie. Flash, Wonder Woman are both waiting. This movie comes later once those established mythologies are set.

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Good!

    by Paul T. Ryan

    Now hurry up and start work on a Singer sequel dammit!

  • Nov. 19, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    FUCK SINGER & HIS SEQUEL!

    by EvilDoeR

    And fuck anyone who's down with that homo ass crap! FUCK THE WB IF THEY FUCK UP JLA, AND FUTURE SUPERMAN MOVIES! I hope the company goes under!

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    wow, just wow

    by systemsbroom

    lurked in these threads for a while, and a recurrent theme I see is a number of talkbackers apparently shocked that the studio powers that be don't cast established, respectable A (or at least A-) list actors for this JLA thing. Do people here really think that legitimate actors would seriously want to be involved in a project that is best described as an inadvertently campy club of magical people in tights? With names like "wonder" woman? And a guy with giant bird's wings? Yeesh. Take a step back, people. This may (may) work in comic strips and cartoons, but anybody with a resume to protect would turn this movie down.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    FilmNerdJamie

    by messi

    obviously a film nerd with bad taste and not a comic geek, because if you were you'd know superman returns was not a superman movie and was a piece of shit.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Fuck Kingdom Come

    by messi

    If you read twilight of superheroes then you'll know that Kingdom Come fails in comparison.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Oh No!!!!

    by DJB

    Oh! I can't believe that this crappy rushed job- slap a crappy cast together with a rip-off- bargain basement script isn't gonna happen?! Who's gonna bastardize the comics i've enjoyed for so long, and make an American Idol type mockery of my favorite superheroes now?! Where's Jon "Giant Frickin' Spider" Peters now? Screw this noise- I'm just gonna read KINGDOM COME and INFINITE CRISIS again, so I can see what a JLA story is SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE! There, I said it.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    What a pity we won't have more posts trying to shine this turd

    by reflecto

    Thank God we're spared more halfhearted, lukewarm shill bullshit from Harry and co. about "y'know...even though (insert actor here) hasn't finished college I really get a CHILL watching them as the Man of Steel or the Dark Knight...I BELIEVE IT and so will you..." And while they're trying to sell that only on the basis of George Miller, they'll keep restricting any Lost spoilers from the SPOILER SITE because they're afraid Damon Lindelof will beat them with soap in a sock.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    JLA Movie...

    by micturatingbenjamin

    This is the best news EVER! WOOHOO! Stay on strike long enough to bury this cat turd. George Miller was my hero...and I BELIEVED that I didn't NEED another hero...I didn't NEED to know the way home...But then, it's been REALLY hard for me to get beyond 'Thunderdome'.<p>Mad Max would scream anti-semitic comments while pissing down the back of Miller's neck for making Babe, not to mention this pablum that seems to infect every production that includes all the damned members of the Justice League...fuck. Just make it CGI like Beowulf. That would RULE ASS.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, cause there was like no time before the strike!

    by Drath

    What the fuck, did it just SNEAK UP on them? Talk about stupid.

  • Nov. 20, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I think it's Ironic

    by Gremlin517

    That in a thread about a Writer's Strike that nearly every post is riddled with typos. Secondly, where did all this animosity come from anyway? Did it materialize with the new cast, which I will admit is atrocious--especially the Wally West character. I really only hope that the low earnings of Beowulf will kill all talk of Motion Capture. Adults don't want to watch what amounts to a cartoon. Like it or not, Mo-Cap is ghettoized to the children's section.