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Remember George Miller's JUSTICE LEAGUE Project?? Remove The 'George Miller' Part & Take It From There...

Merrick here...
For ages and ages we've been hearing about the on-again/off-again/occasionally troubled JUSTIC LEAGUE film being mounted by George Miller. Miller apparently discussed the project on an Australian morning show called SUNRISE, revealing that he's no longer involved with JUSTICE all. He also indicated he hasn't given up hope of luring Mel Gibson back for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (presuming that's still the name of MAD MAX 4). More details...


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  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST


    by cripeman


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST



  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    no idea what happened there!?


    cursor is spazin out!?<P>More Mad Mel would be cool!<P>Didnt he do Babe the pig movie and that weird penguin one recently though? Maybee he only good at animal films now?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Part of the appeal ...

    by Shan

    ... of Mad Max was that the films didn't have ludicrous sums of money thrown at them. I hope if it were to happen that it doesn't turn into a ludicrous CGI fest.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    ain't it cool Sunrise news

    by Amy Chasing

    Sunrise? We're getting our news from Sunrise now? I think I just threw up a little in my guffaw...

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST


    by Paul T. Ryan

    I hope this film never gets made.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 4...

    by crankyoldguy

    drunk, babbling and stupid, trying to run over those evil Jewish people, huh Mel?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Another Mad Max flick would be nice

    by slone13

    I could get psyched for that

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winestead as Wonder Woman!!!

    by TallBoy66

    She's hot as fuck.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    sad day

    by maluquiro

    oh, well. george is better than justice league.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    John Cena as Superman!

    by blindambition238


  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    *sigh* I really hate jaded, pessimistic talkbackers, but...

    by dr sauch

    I can't see this film working at all. It would have to be such an insanely massive undertaking to be done right. It would need Bale and Routh at a minimum to seriously be done correctly. And thats never going to happen. This will suck if it ever gets made.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    My penis painted green & wearing a cape for Martian Manhunter!

    by ZeroCorpse

    Not really. It looks more like Batman.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I actually think Nolan's Batman is a problem

    by blindambition238

    for a Justice League movie. He's leaning to far towards the realistic side and watered down. There's no way I can believe he would be able to stand with Superman, WW, and GL.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    fuck Gibson, bring Bana


    replace gibson and take on eric bana. then write the bitch like thunderdome never happened. i mean, the gap between halfway civilized mad max and the ruins of road warrior makes no sense, and the apparent unrecognition of the gyrocaptain for max in thunderdome- let alone the fact that the feral kid's narration said the gyrocaptain became the leader of his tribe make for a confusing connection between road warrior and thunderdome.....i say just forget thunderdome ever happened and continue the series as if they are all individual and innacurate episodes handed down by those that came across the mythic 'mad max'.<P>get on it!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    bad news

    by Xiphos_2

    Not that i had a lot of hope for a JLA movie even happening but I thought George Miller was an excellent choice to direct this movie. Oh well, at least now Miller has time to make a kick ass road Warrior movie. C'mon george you have one more great one in ya!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by half vader

    Well your theory holds for the first 2 at least...

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    The Avengers will kick the Justice League's ASSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by crackerfarmboy

    DC loses to Marvel once again! I'll give them The Dark Knight and Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (and Smallville as a guilty pleasure), but otherwise DC is in a hole!

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    If Marvel does a same-actor Avengers, JU is fucked w/out Bale

    by TallBoy66

    It simply won't make as much coin as Avengers because people will dig on the Oceans 11-check-out-all-the-stars vibe. You turn around and then a Justice League movie comes out with different actors, yes it'll obviously make cash, but simply not as much without the same faces. Fact.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Give him the Green Lantern gig.

    by hallmitchell

    Give him something. Justice League isn't going to happen now anyway.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Mad Max 4: I'm Too Old For This Shit

    by kgreene

    And I was a little leery of a JL movie anyway...

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    I would love to see

    by StrokerX

    a new Mad Max flick with an old grizzled wolverine type Max....been thinking that would be cool for a long time.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Bring back Emil Minty!

    by blackmantis

    Just because Emil Minty is the greatest name ever bequeathed to a human child.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Stroker, a long time?

    by half vader

    What, since you saw that concept art (I think it was Teves) of Gibson as Wolverine?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I think is was Kevin Smith...

    by codymr

    Who had the idea that they should cast Supes & Bats middle aged for JLA to avoid casting problems with the Nolan & Singer franchises. I think that would work and pacify fans. But we all know that WB would never do that... Movie execs seem to like their leads to be as young as possible - hence the casting choices for Wonder Woman et al... "Wonder Girl" is more like it. Idiots.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    So What

    by toxicbuddha

    Why, exactly, would you need Gibson to make Mad Max. You don't see hem making Bond films with Connery or Moore still in the title role.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    News of a new Mad Max with the Gib would be welcome.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    Does make a good point though.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Does this mean it won't be Justice Babies?

    by James Westfall

    Cause if they go with actual grown-ups in the roles it might not suck. Well, as much as George Miller's Justice Babies would have.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight was such a big tittied monster hit...

    by thecomedian

    And Watchmen is their next superhero film which deals with an ensemble team so if anything Justice League (if it ever flippin' happens) will probably be tonally closer to the nolanverse just because studio executives are pinheads who go with what worked for them before. Of course they'll try to get Bale to be Batman. Justice League is also their only hope to save the Superman franchise. A revamp or redo sequel to Returns will have the same effect that Incredible Hulk had where moviegoers will stay out of the theater because of they were burned by the shitty predecessor. They should do Justice League first with Routh or whoever the hell they want to recast and then relaunch Superman from there.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    oh jeez...

    by darthwaz1

    these DC films have so much more potential to be great than the Marvel stuff, but they fall flat most of the time (DK included).

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Okay this sucks.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Although some fuckers thought that a movie directed by George fucking Miller starring a bunch of iconic superheroes was a bad idea, I thought it was a dream project. And now I'm very sad. Hopefully we'll get a new George Miller movie soon, and I pray the movie gods it's a Mad Max movie.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I think a new Mad Max would work

    by Charlie_Allnut

    especially in this crazy world we live in. Hopefully it would be more Road Warrior less Tina Turner.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    mad max could work...

    by darthwaz1

    if they could get Gibson to return as an older run down Max. maybe going back to reclaim his hometown from the thugs? Gibson probably wouldn't return, but they've brought life back to Indy, Rambo, Rocky, Die Hard, Transformers. so why not Max?

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm = Superman

    by br1947

    screw the back story and origin, do it Hulk style, he exists, been around a while, let the badass superhuman fight scenes demolishing entire city blocks at a time begin! No more Luthor, bring on Brainiac or Darkseid, something world-ending an apocalyptic. Or Lobo, that'd just be entertaining.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    thecomedian- I agree

    by Rommel Catuncan

    that's all I got. <P> "Hi, my name is Rachel Dawes...doinka doinka doinka boing boing." <P> See.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST


    by Snookeroo

    That is far too simple and makes entirely too much sense. What the hell are you thinking? This is WB we're talking about here.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Remove Miller, add direct to DVD...

    by jimmy_009

    ... and you have this dud of a project.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by codymr

    I agree with you 110%... A PERFECT choice. He'd never do it though - Hamm is too well known and respectable to dawn to tights now. <P> Besides, Snookeroo is right; despite Superman Returns making money and pulling in mixed but positive reviews and TDK being a 3rd deck grand slam home run, The bothers Warner otherwise have no idea what do do with their DC properties.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:23 p.m. CST

    You guys are wrong re: Miller's JLA

    by half vader

    The JLA babies was ALL WB, not Miller's idea. So no, it was completely WB's idea to cast so young. BTW You've got your wires crossed on Wonder Woman, Codymr. She was the only one actually in her thirties in that ensemble. <p> As for the Bond analogy, that's silly. You don't even HAVE to go that far - comic book fans are used to these SAME characters looking cmopletely different (and the writers even changing their personalities) on a MONTHLY basis when the artists and creative teams change. It's never been a real problem there, and that's been going on for more decades than Bond.

  • Dec. 1, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by half vader

    Sorry, missed that one.

  • Not against or anything... God Bless Harry. But saying what it is.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    half vader

    by codymr

    You are right, Megan Gale is my age right down to the month... I thought I read that she was younger... My bad. <P> Still, the cast is otherwise in their mid to late 20s... in my opinion, I'd like to see these heroes portrayed as a little older and wiser. Artist Alex Ross always gives his interpretation of the DC heroes an interesting look... that is what I'd like to see. Hell, I'd go for a film version of Kingdom Come - that would be a great JLA movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Let it DIE

    by Zeegloo

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Common is 30-something, too...

    by blue1622

    and probably would have made an awesome John Stewart.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Sorry Blue, you're right.

    by half vader

    He was born in 72. Forgot about that. <p> And Martian Manhunter is old as the hills, and bringing this all back circular-style, he was Toecutter. Hmm. The rest are whippersnappers though.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    After seeing MK Vs DC on xbox, I'm convinced

    by Brody77

    that the Justice League will NEVER be done right. DC is gonna get nowhere with this, as neither they nor WB have a clue. Sure, TDK was awesome to the extreme, but can you honestly picture that kind of Batman in a JLA movie? Then you have Superman - a character impossible to sympathise with, Wonder Woman is just shit, Flash & GL would be pushed to the back & Martian Manhunter would get shafted as always.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Wonder Woman!!!

    by DarthBakpao

    I second that!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Bummer news

    by Calico Pete

    Hopefully we'll get to see the concept art and WETA costume designs one of these days.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    I think WB are going to worry about this later. They've got other problems with their DC universe to worry about. All they're going to do is maybe have a character pop up here and there in each other's solo films first, and it's not like those are even set yet. I mean, WB is probably more worried about stuff like, will Nolan return, what do we do with Superman, should we cast Zac Efron in a wig and dress as Wonder Woman etc. etc. It's a big responsibility and they should do it right. Because of the characters involved they will have to do justice (sorry) to each character and it has to be epic in scope.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I didn't want the movie w/o Routh and Bale anyway

    by doubledown44

    Just get cracking on the new Superman movie with Routh.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST

    omg DH finally updated their site templates

    by wash

    Maybe they'll get around to adding some rss feeds in the next 10 years or so.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Bale *Batman*,Routh *Supes*...

    by Redfive!

    Eva Green *Wonder Woman*,Henry Cavill *Green Lantern* and Peter Sarrsgard *AquaMan* would be the only thing to get the fans excited.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:11 a.m. CST

    For the Better

    by grievenom

    the direction the project was taking under Miller would have been a disaster.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST


    by Redfive!

    Ryan Reynolds *The Flash*

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Se7en re: "late on news"

    by JimCurry

    No, this site has been 2-3 days late one most news for years and years. It's a message board, we can all admit that by now.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Well, you had your chance, nerds

    by Vern

    Don't come crying to me when Peter Segal or somebody ends up directing it. A George Miller comic book movie is a gift from above, but you whined it to death on the internet. With manners like that they oughta take back DARK KNIGHT.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Too bad....

    by mr.brownstone

    Miller was the only reason I had hope, or interest in this... but if it makes MAD MAX : FURY ROAD a reality I'll throw a fucking party.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Who wants to see

    by kwisatzhaderach

    a group of crappy superheroes running around in a green box when we could have Mel in FURY ROAD? Make this film happen Mr Miller.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST


    by cornponious

    AWWWW, hell naw, mate!!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Rocky, Rambo, Indy, Die Hard

    by Its a LION

    Now, Goddamnit, Mad Max. With Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky. And no "Old Max passing the torch to some young twat" bullshit.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Thank Feck, let's roll on down Fury Road!

    by KillaKane

    Glad to hear it, I'd be happy with Bana orSam Worthington if Mel can't be lured back. Just preying this gathers momentum and Miller get's to shoot Brendon McCarthy's Fury Road script, which by all accounts is firmly rooted in the Mad Max 2 vein. Wish someone here could score an interview with Miller on his immediate plans for the Max saga.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    You wanna lure Mel, makes sure there are no jews around

    by ricarleite

    Cheap joke I know

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST

    I liked Miller for this...

    by Droid

    But they need Bale and Routh. Just minimize their screentime and push the other characters to the foreground.<p>The problem is that Nolans Batman and even Singers Supes (to a lesser extent) have been grounded in a somewhat plausible reality, so for all of a sudden have other, more "comic book" type characters in that world would be hard to mesh.<p>Anyway, I've always thought Fincher would make a bad-ass superhero flick. Although I'd prefer he do The Avengers.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Who cares when AVATAR is fucking our eyeballs in 2009?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And Max Max 4 with Mel will never, NEVER happen. You heard it here first.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:53 a.m. CST


    by Rommel Catuncan

    The WB suits are probably jizzing out over their free screenings of 'Watchmen' and they're like dude, Justice League can be like this dude. Batman has no powers but Superman's got powers and he can show up and go like Doctor Manhattan on Bale's ass dude and Wonder Woman would look hot in that outfit. Dude.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:55 a.m. CST

    Dumb idea from the get-go...

    by sonnyfern

    Is is it not CG? Is it going to be cast with a bunch a youngsters that noone has ever heard of with Superheros noone really cares about (except for Supes and Bats). I just never saw this working at all... but FURY ROAD. I'm so down for that it's not even funny...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:59 a.m. CST

    George Miller got screwed over

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Yeah WB changed their gameplan in the middle of production! Oh shit, what if that writer's strike didn't happen, they woulda had this movie in the can already. Armand Hammer and Donald Cotrona are gonna bust yo ass WB.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:02 a.m. CST

    This Movie Is Not Going To Happen

    by LaserPants

    And if it did it would most likely suck.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:16 a.m. CST

    Uh, you got two eyeballs

    by Rommel Catuncan

    There's room for others

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:24 a.m. CST

    They'll reboot Mad Max with...

    by Droid

    Sam Worthington.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST


    by JoeSixPack

    This means Justice League probably won't get made AND we get a new Mad Max flick. That is great news.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    This is GREAT NEWS

    by Gungan Slayer

    A Justice League movie, especially the way this project was conceived, is a flat out terrible idea.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:12 a.m. CST

    Vern you're the biggest fucking nerd out there..

    by Righteous Brother

    and don't act as if you're not.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Just get to work on Mad Max........

    by j2talk

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    FINCHER should direct

    by BranMakMorn

    Marvel's TOMB of DRACULA or DEATHLOK.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    I'm with Vern, you guys deserve what you get

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    Ratners JLA ....Coming 2010.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    This is neither chocolate-covered, nor pussy juice.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    I want to see this movie, but only done right. WB, I beg you, PLEASE don't rush one of your crown jewel properties like this in a dash for fast cash.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:38 a.m. CST

    George Was Going to Screw This

    by sirbroiler

    All you folks gushing at the feed of George Miller - if he was STUPID enough to make JLU with those young, tween douchebags, then he isn't the director you all think he is. He was just following WB directives to get a fat paycheck.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:48 a.m. CST

    mad max 4: Rockatansky's Revenge!

    by darthwaz1

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Joe Dante

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I wish Hollywood would give Joe Dante another chance. He's the only director from that time period that made action/effects movies that I think could pull off something like this. Plus being someone who seems to know a lot about American pop culture, I think he would have a handle on the material.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...THE ROAD WARRIOR!! In my humble opinion.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST

    NOW there's hope for it!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    take Miller off of it, recast the whole thing, and it could be good! Wow, the movie gods are smiling on us!<br><br>p.s. What's a "Justic" League?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I'd actually like to see a MIchael Bay JUSTICE LEAGUE.

    by JDanielP

    Man,...with a great script/story and with the right actors,...all Michael Bay would have to do is focus on what he does best. Flame me if you wish...but Bay's iconic eye "could" make JUSTICE LEAGUE as special as it needs to be. And I want to... SEE...IT...ALL...ON...THE...SCREEN.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Attention! This is...

    by DocPazuzu AICN Tard Alert! <p> 1) Bruce Spence was in both Mad Max 2 (The Road Warrior) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but he played TWO DIFFERENT CHARACTERS. <p> 2) The Seal of Immortality in Lost Crusade is JUST THAT. Once you pass the seal, ixnay on the immortalitay. <p> We now return you to your scheduled programming.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Thank god.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    "With manners like that they shoul take back the dark knight" lo

    by SomaShine

    Yeah yer right Vern..they should take back a movie that AICN barely covered after you splashed joker fake photos all over your site and got caught with your head up your ass.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    After the success of TDK

    by I AM ROCKO

    You would have thought WB would be all over this and hell even though Superman Returns was judged as disappointing it still made $400 million so having Bale and Routh would give this a step up, however perhaps Nolan and co have a say on Batman and perhaps WB want to focus on Batman sequels and that series in general. Also I cannot see Bale's Batman in a JLA movie at the mo, his character is in such a dark, dark place (no pun intended) and he needs lots of stuff to resolve in the next film for his character to come back as a fully fledged superhero for Justice League.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    MAD MAX better than JLA

    by Bobble

    Thank fuck Mr Miller has jumped off that crappy JLA movie... the vibe around it smelt very baaaaad! I'd be up for Mel Gibson back in Mad Max 4... Look at Harrison Ford in the new Indy... And he's older than Mel Gibson! As I recall, Mel Gibson made two heartfelt TV apologies for his drunken racist comments on "the Jews", so can he be forgiven? He got crucified (!!!) over The Passion by Hollywood - it claimed he stereotyped the Jews - but every other racial group is stereotyped in Hollywood films... Italians= Mafia, Blacks= crackheads, Whites= racist bigots etc. So let it go, mofos!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    And please Gibbo...

    by I AM ROCKO

    ...came back one more time for Fury Road: MM4. Dark, gritty, fuel pumped up car stunt carnage with no CGI, rated a hardcore R. If Rambo can do it, Max can do it!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 4

    by just pillow talk

    Much preferable to JLA movie. I admit it would shock me if it's actually made, but now Miller can focus on getting Mel to do it, so much the better.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde for Wonder Woman

    by SpyGuy

    And no more rap stars turned wannabe actors for Green Lantern please.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I'd just like to see Miller actually finish a film

    by Mullah Omar

    So many vapor projects, so few productions.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Eh, zfisk?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Oh No! Death By Nerd-Whining!

    by Aquatarkusman

    The director who brought us the magic of Lorenzo's Oil has decided to do nothing instead for years and years? Close down the honky tonks, throw away the key! Maybe he was paralyzed by all of our excellent Wonder Woman suggestions!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Sorry Vern, you are wrong...

    by Philvis

    Anybody who remotely cared to see this movie made, won when Miller was released from it. Did you not see what he had planned? As good as the Marvel movies have been lately and especially Batman, why would anyone want to see a ridiculously made JLA movie with beyond horrible casting. Nothing nerdy about that. We just don't want to waste our money and see DC movies go further down the shitter.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    If we're going to give washed up directors

    by Samuel Fulmer

    superhero projects, why not Francis Ford Coppola's Superman. Or John Carpenter's Man Thing. Or Oliver Stone's Captain America.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    MILLER could direct

    by BranMakMorn

    Mike Grell's WARLORD or even GRIMJACK.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:17 p.m. CST

    I still can't believe...

    by Darth Macchio

    that the guy who brought us the bore-fest Happy Feet (ok, I'll admit it, I hate musicals and anytime any dialogue is sung) was the same guy who brought us the genius of the newer version of 'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Matheson translation for the Twilight Zone Movie.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Apparently Philvis is Omniscient

    by Evil_Twin

    "Anybody who remotely cared to see this movie made, won when Miller was released from it. Did you not see what he had planned?" Really, Philvis, what did Miller have planned? There's no script leak or review, no leak of preproduction work, and not even a photo of the actors in costume. Nobody outside of the production has a real idea of what Miller was planning, even if we all were underwhelmed by the casting.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    George Miller's Filmography since 1988

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Lorenzo's Oil starring Nick Nolte's crazy accent, Babe Pig in Fritz Lang inspired City, and Happy "Creepy C.G.I. Elijah Wood Penguin" feet. What happened to the guy who gave us Road Warrior. He's giving us a Kubrick like output, without the Kubrick like quality.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu: you're a tard

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    It's LAST crusade, not LOST crusade<br><br> and while we're at it, readers: Tom Cruise was NOT "The Last Samurai". The titled referred to the troop of samurai he hooked up with. Yes, "samurai" is the plural form as well.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Evil Twin

    by Philvis

    There were some general story leaks that were mentioned many months ago, if not a year ago. Thanks for capitalizing omniscient...quite the compliment.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Thank GOD...

    by Half-Baked-Goggle-Box-Do-Gooder

    ...Drinky Crow is back on.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Why was the project abandoned?

    by hallmitchell

    I think George Miller would have done a great job. Yet this film never felt right to me. Coming in the middle of the Batman run. Also it felt rushed to me. This project never got it's momentum back after the writer's strike. I liked the casting of Martian Manhunter and Wonder Woman. Everyone else wasn't that inspiring. Marvel are doing it right for The Avengers. Another case of the Superman curse.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Vern : Bad call

    by hallmitchell

    This wasn't the nerds fault.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    General story leaks are enough to dismiss a project?

    by Evil_Twin

    Have we not learned anything, that we're now dismissing projects based on nothing more than general story points? You can make any movie sound bad on general story points. Yeah, Miller's JLA was supposedly based partially on two popular JLA story arcs, The OMAC Project and Tower of Babel. And that's a bad thing how? Especially since we don't have a real clue to the specific details of the adaptation. The devil is in the details. Fans overreact and jump to conclusions all the time. And somehow nuance disappears with seemingly no middle ground between Rulez and Sucks. There's a difference between "belief" and "fact" and fans are among the worst at recognizing it.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Ha! Good call. I am a tard.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Mel was asked about Fury Road at BNAT.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    He just wasn't really interested in doing anything like that or Lethal Weapon anymore. He said those films seem "trite" to him now. That was a few years ago, so maybe he's had a change of heart. As far as JLA goes, the last thing I heard was that this project didn't include Superman or Batman, but was about the other minor characters. I felt that if the threat facing the earth wasn't important enough for Batman and Superman to show up for work, it wasn't much of a threat to begin with. And for the guy who mentioned Mike Grell: You rock! Bring on the GRIMJACK movie! Brign on the JON SABLE: FREELANCE movie!

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Relustant Austinite

    by blindambition238

    The title of you post just made me envision Mel Gibson as Nick Fury, and it was actually pretty damn sweet...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Can't find the link. Help, please AICN staff.

    by Rakafraker

    I'm kinda with Vern (not always though huh, Vern?) on this one. Miller would have rocked it way more that most of you realize. Miller has taken just about every genre of film and excelled at pushing the boundries, all while still keeping a great story. If you watch all of Miller's movies (as completely diverse as they are), you realize that this guy can take anything and turn it into gold. Opportunity missed, I say. <p>And a big FU goes out to another f'n exec for spoiling it for us. First it was Avi Arad forcing Raimi to use Venom when Raimi swore up and down that he would leave Venom to the next director. FU Mr. Arad. Then it was WB (Not too sure who specifically) telling Miller to go with a younger cast instead of the 30+ crowd Miller was skewing for. I can't blame George for throwing his hands up and admitting defeat (after SO much GM's life was invested in it. Those who say, "He should just walk away" haven't the slightest clue of how films are made. People put their entire life on the line for (in many big-budget films) years at a time even before production. Working 10-16 hour days with 1 day off/week when it starts shooting for around a month, and so much more. It ain't easy making it all look so easy)<p>One fellow above suggested that Miller take on Green Lantern (my fave). As much as that would rock my world inside out, Greg Berlanti is already well underway (though so was Supes II when old Mr. (mo)Lester took the reigns, so...). Man, how huge would that have been. How about some news, AICN??? Huh?<p>Whoever asked for a M. Bay-directed JLA, give your head a shake. Do you really want more contmoprary humor than stoyline? If Bay was a producer and perhaps had a director like Soderburgh (sp?) who could handle ensemble casts and have a decent storyline, maybe. Or (if we're just supposin') how about Clint Eastwood directing? Huh? Too much?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST


    by Rakafraker

    Excuse the spelling mistakes above. I get on a tangent and the writing skills go out the window.<p>I would love to see another Mad Max film, too. I would like to see it be as raw as the first Road Warrior and as advanced (and weird) as Thunderdome (though hopefully better in execution). Max should still be a loner, perhaps a final mission because he's dying or something along those lines to give it some 'heavyosity' (patent pending).

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    "you whined it to death on the internet."

    by Amy Chasing

    Vern. If you're implying that whiners on the internet have any major control over the Hollywood process, perhaps you should write a book about that. File it under fiction BTW.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Vern, George Miller hasn't made anything with any teeth in a lon

    by Paul T. Ryan

    And besides, Miller is only part of the problem with the whole concept of a JLA movie. The fans want the heroes in their own stand-alone films first, not some toy-commercial clusterfuck. I honestly hope this project permenantly crashes and burns.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Are most people thinking of...

    by Rakafraker

    Babe and Happy Feet when they think of George Miller? What?<p> Happy Feet might not have been the perfect, cuddly, CG-animated-animal movie, but the concepts therein were pretty out-there (ask Wyrm).<p>And if you didn't 'get' Babe,(yes, I meant cry like a school-girl) then you are a cold-hearted, soul-less SOB who doesn't deserve anything nice, anyways (just make sure that your karma doesn't ruin it for others. Oops, already has (read article header). Joo Hhid-Eots. You know that you're just screwing yourself anyways).<p>Still waiting for an actual link to GM's article, AICN...

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Has anybody noticed...

    by Oknight

    That totally contradictory re-workings of the same characters are now standard in the DC publications and that doesn't seem to have hurt anything even the tiniest little bit? Do you really think it would be that much harder to have contradictory Superman, Batman, Flash, Wonder Womans floating around in the public mind??? Really??? You think the remake of Batman caused people problems because it didn't reference the Burton versions?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    It's too bad...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...Miller was the one element of this project that made it seem worthwhile. Now it's still going to be made, with the same sort of jailbait catalog models and VH1 "artists" in cosplay outfits fighting CGI abominations while Fall Out Boy plays in the background, except it'll be Ratner or Norrington acting as a proxy director for the WB suits, instead of George Miller actually trying to turn this into something resembling a JLA movie. <p> I guess maybe if we bitch and moan loud enough, a Christmas miracle might happen, and zombie Orson Welles will come back to direct this and convince John Williams to score it and Daniel Day Lewis will play every role and it will be rated NC-17 for graphic man-child situations and sheer awesomeness... but, call me a cynic, I don't see that happening.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    The cast was terrible.

    by Dr. Strangelove

    At least all the names I read. Don't know whether to blame Miller or WB but regardless, I'm content that none of them are making a JLA movie at the moment.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by half vader

    Yes, I said that up there a while ago, and nobody listened. Including you.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST


    by half vader

    GM: WW - because that time has gone. Years ago. As the mighty Humongous once said, "Walk away. Just walk away".

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by half vader

    Like I said earlier, the youth thing was WB. I guess in return for latitude in other areas.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Dark Horizons is now saying Miller is still on the project and their source was a fake.

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Rumor Was Squashed

    by Sobewankinobi

    A representative from Kennedy Miller Mitchell has categorically denied Monday's scoop that Dr. George Miller is off the 'Justice League' project. They have confirmed that Miler did not appear on the ‘Sunrise Morning Show’ let alone discuss anything to do with "Justice League" or "Mad Max".

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    I think you mean 'quashed'

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Is there an echo in here?

  • Dec. 2, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Actually this movie will come out

    by Rommel Catuncan

    when apes once again rule the earth. Happy waiting. You could always play Tetris in the meantime.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 1:35 a.m. CST

    What? Movie news from Sunrise without credibility?

    by Amy Chasing

    May we come crying to Vern now?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Mad Max 'Road Warrior' Rockatansky

    by Prossor

    coolest name ever? Snake Plissken #2.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    YES! more MAX less.. err.. Justice...

    by Maniaq

    If he can't get Mel, I thought Crowe did a pretty MAD Max in that gladiator movie - especially when they killed his wife and kid...

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Oh well, at least if it was fake something good came of it

    by half vader

    - folks like Philvis outing themselves. <p> What's going on with the Brad Pitt Odyssey thing? Has any more been said on that?

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Toadfish for Mad Max

    by Rommel Catuncan

    Brad Pitt's Odyssey movie was said to be something in the works, one of several things Miller is developing. Not as far ahead as reported. But then what is.

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Miller Time!!!!!!!!

    by Diagnostic

    In other news Tr2n (or my fav 2ron) has been remaned TRZ.<BR> HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA <BR>HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • Dec. 3, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Brett Ratner hired to direct new "Justice League" movie...

    by Leafar the Lost

    My rumor is just as good as George Miller being off and on again for Justice League. At least with Ratner the film will be on time and on budget...but it will suck.