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Justice League film moves ahead, eyes Summer 2015 release!

Published at: Oct. 18, 2012, 4:52 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. With the recent legal win for Warner Bros, allowing them to keep using Superman in film, the studio is moving full speed ahead on casting and crewing up their Justice League movie.

The LA Times has a story with an anonymous source tells them that with Superman free and clear, the studio aims to shoot next year and release Summer 2015, which would put it close to Avengers 2, which already has a May 1st, 2015 date set.

The other interesting thing about the article is that it confirms there won't be many build up films, which is the tried and true Marvel template, and their "reboot" of Batman won't happen until AFTER the Justice League movie. That means whoever the new Batman is (if it's not Joseph Gordon-Levitt) will be introduced to the public in Justice League.

Interesting times for comic book fans. I'm eager to see DC step up to the bar set by Marvel Films (meaning beyond their top 2 characters), but I don't know how it's going to work out for them jumping into the deep end first. I guess a good script with a good director will be the only thing that really matters at the end of the day, so let's see how this develops.

 

 

-Eric Vespe
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  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:53 p.m. CST

    finally....

    by kongoman

    I take back my post in another story, you guys are only about the 50 somethingth to report this.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The FIRST...

    by BosskBalls

    Justice League movie will certainly suck.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I'm all for it! Plus, bosskballs:

    by shran

    I need the winning powerball numbers. Since you're so good at predicting the future and all.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Gonna be hard to do...

    by AshkeNasty

    I think they are wrong for not playing the long game. Unless they write the most brilliant movie that has EVER been written, its going to be a total shit show. (IN 3D!)

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:57 p.m. CST

    The FIRST thats not an inbred queer

    by Mike

    This movie will rock because the characters are 10 times better than marvels

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Legal Win=

    by Geoff

    Movie Fail. Not at all excited for this.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Please be pre-New 52 style.

    by basilofbakerstreet

    ....and Wally as The Flash. Barry is so useless and boring.

  • Hopefully is won't be too realistic or dreary.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 4:59 p.m. CST

    You all will bitch anyway

    by kongoman

    If they make separate movies to build up the characters leading up to Justice League a lot of you would say they're just copying Marvel. If they jump right into a Justice League movie then you would say they were idiots for not doing it like the Marvel movies. You're all just a bunch a whiny bitches and I'm here to crash that party.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    GINA CARANO as Wonder Woman!

    by DrPain

    I pray to you movie Gods! Make it happen.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Fuck Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Bruce Wayne is Batman.

    by Fries Against

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Too bad Green Lantern was so shitty

    by Nerd Rage

    It could've been WB's Iron Man allowing for more solo entries that build up to Justice League.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Gina Carano is the only believable female action hero

    by Nerd Rage

    Yeah I said it. Plus she looks like a Greek godess to boot.

  • First, you need a crime of massive and horrendous but eye-widening scope. Second, you need a criminal or criminals that can only be caught by the powers and skills of each member of the Justice League working as a team. Third, you need to cut down the cast. Keep Batman, Superman, the Flash and Wonder Woman. You might need more female leads in this one for lots more eye candy. Maybe Batgirl and Supergirl. If Aquaman is in this then there had better be GIANT SQUIDS EVERYWHERE! Fuck it, just make BEFORE WATCHMEN instead.

  • Its too soon to tell especially with no director not casting. However with the script being written by the same guy who did The Gangster Squad, that is every reason to be optimistic.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    will we see Black Vulcan, Samurai and Apache Chief?

    by Foucault

    just askin'

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    they don't need a slow build up

    by papabendi

    Marvel had to introduce characters that were not in the mainstream to get to The Avengers. They had to introduce Iron Man, Thor, and even Captain America for the first time to a mainstream film audience. Everyone knows Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. The ret can be introduced in the first movie. DC has marquee names in the JLA. Anyway, copying Marvel would be pitiful.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Carano as Wonder Woman?

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    My ass is in the seat opening night!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Starting with JLA is the best way to go for a few reasons...

    by amnesiac108

    A. It does kind of take some of the pressure off of the new Batman (whomever it is). Putting JLA between him and his own solo film is going to seriously dampen down the inevitable comparisons to Nolan's films because we've already seen him and gotten used to the idea that there's a new Batman. B. It gives WB a chance to pick and choose who deserves their own solo franchise after the fact. Look at the Hulk in Avengers who, for what ever reason, stole the show for most people despite having 2 solos films fail beforehand (OK, Incredible Hulk wasn't a TOTAL failure, but you know what I mean). His breakout performance could make some at Marvel consider giving him a 3rd shot, but his previous history as a solo character makes that a bit of a risk. With JLA as a place to start from, WB can gage audience reactions to characters like Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, etc, and see who (if any) are worth pursuing as solo franchises.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Seems risky

    by MartinX

    Marvel had 5 strong movies (or 3 strong and two passable, depending on how you count) setting up all the players in Avengers so you already knew who they all were in that universe and they could pretty much get straight into setting up the team dynamic and the asskicking. DC jumping into this on the back of one superman movie, and kind of maybe Green Lantern if they are going to consider that canon, seems like it's going to have to be an origin movie for at least three major characters (assuming they only add in the new batman, wonder woman and the flash ontop of Green Lantern and Superman. God help us if they want more of them). I badly want this to work, but it has trainwreck written all over it.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST

    After Marvel's winning formula

    by Nerd Rage

    This approach doesn't make any sense. Everyone knows they're trying to copy Avengers success. No reason to hide it with this half assed approach.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:14 p.m. CST

    papabendi

    by ray a

    You are absolutely correct sir. No way should WB copy Marvel's gameplan. Nor would Marvel if they had DC's heroes.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST

    It's sad that WB didn't realize Justice League was a goldmine

    by Nerd Rage

    Until Avengers blew up. They should've known since Donner's Superman.

  • ... just sayin'

  • ... just sayin'

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:20 p.m. CST

    The movie Gods smiled on Marvel

    by JP

    Justice league introducing new Batman, plus all the others? I remain dippped in a vat of skeptical fat.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:23 p.m. CST

    gine muppet

    by ray a

    Batman alone can successful open a movie. Assuming that Man of Steel is a success, all they need along with Superman is a solid script and director for JL to outperform Avengers 2

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember JarJar Abrams take on Superman?

    by kindofabigdeal

    Apparently he wanted to make Lex an alien. (chill) Wonder what would have been the bigger shitfest. Superman Returns Superman Lives or JJ's Super8man Lostrek

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    The Wachowskis should direct

    by Turd_Is_Floating_Underneath_The_Gravy

    They have a relationship with WB, a flair for action, and their style is well suited to comic adaptations. Keep Christopher Nolan well away from this, even as a consultant (not that he's interested, anyway, although I've heard conflicting reports on that count). His dour take on superhero material has long outstayed its welcome. This approach is really the only way for Warner Bros/ DC to go: do an ensemble piece and THEN launch individual franchises, the opposite of the Marvel Studios approach. Otherwise, it'd be nearly the next decade before we finally got to JL. They fucked up in the organization and planning of their assets; now they are paying the cost.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Picking which characters deserve a solo movie

    by Nerd Rage

    Based on how a single film is recieved is a bad idea. You make the character deserve a solo film by making the solo film good. Not many people would demand a Thor or Captain America solo film after watching Avengers, only the Hulk.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:27 p.m. CST

    If only Marvel could get Spidey back.

    by JP

    Although they don't need him, our fave webslinger in the Avengers Phase 2 would be a joy to behold

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Del Toro for JL.

    by ray a

    He's doing Pacific Rim for WB. That is going to be a monster hit.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Is Carano tall enough?

    by macheesmo3

    I always think of Wonder Woman as being fairly tall. Isn't Carano kinda short and stocky? hell, I don't watch MMA so i have no idea.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:29 p.m. CST

    They copied Marvel the moment they decided to do Justice League

    by Nerd Rage

    But by skipping the solo movies they're removing the reason Avengers made 1.5 billion.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    WB are some desperate money grubbing (fill in the blank)

    by kindofabigdeal

  • I love the idea of getting a JL first rather then waiting 6 years to get it, But i really hope they use Cavil and his established superman world (we don't ned another superman reboot) as well keep Reynolds and the established green lantern world, yes the movie was so so but theres no need for a reboot, just a darkewr sequel

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:33 p.m. CST

    No need for origin stories

    by Sir Hiss

    Like Papabendi said, everyone knows Batman and Superman. (Wonder Woman not so much outside America, but who's counting.) Therefore, I'd say *please* not another origin story. Just throw the characters in there. They'll work fine. What any Justice League movie would really need to do better than The Avengers, I think, is have a villain with a proper motive to wreak havoc. For those keeping count: I liked most of the Marvel solo movies, felt more indifferent about The Avengers than I thought I would and I grew up with Batman The Animated Series and Lois & Clark. There, see, I'm biased. ;)

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    The success of this film all depends on who's directing.

    by ganymede3010

    WB needs to get a big and proven name, they can't afford to gamble like Marvel did by giving an unproven box-office director the keys to the franchise. This will be Warner Brothers most important film ever. That's because there's 5 franchises or more that's depending on this film to be successful, if it's mediocre or less it will diminish the brand severely. Another thing WB has to do is quickly assemble the perfect cast if they even dream of competing with the Avengers. The Avengers cast is fucking perfect(Scarjo and Renner being the exceptions). Almost everyone knocked their roles completely out of the park, I just can't see how WB/DC can compete with that.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer as JL's Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    MOS is separate from JL (unless there's a Crisis). Will Beall (Gangster Squad) has written the script. All WB needs is to get a director (my pick: Peter Jackson) and it's on.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Weird I did this a couple of weeks ago...

    by lead_sharp

    http://fourcolouralchemy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/justice-league.html

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:35 p.m. CST

    So what does this mean for 'Man of Steel'?

    by Bill C.

    Apart from it possibly elevating Henry Cavill's cachet, since in all likelihood his Supes is going to be positioned as the linchpin for whatever iteration of the JL we're going to get...for better or worse. MoS is the only DCU film we're getting before this, barring some sort of last-minute addition for 2014 (and if that's the case, wouldn't they be announcing or gearing up for it NOW?), so are they going to use MoS even in passing as the setup for JL or just leave it alone and jump completely into the deep end?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Good luck with that.

    by frank

  • no they are not.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Nerd Rage, don't forget Michelle Yeoh

    by ganymede3010

    She's better than most male action hero's, a real life bad ass and sexy bitch to boot.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST

    It has to be Darkseid!

    by vadakinX

    I've read a lot of arguments over the past few years that the first Justice League should be smaller in scale and build up to Darkseid over a number of films. Not too different to how Marvel are building up to Thanos. But if you're going to make a Justice League movie, you have to go big. Darkseid, being an alien god, is the one villain capable of melding the fantasy and science fiction elements the different characters bring. Wonder Woman exists in a world with gods and monsters, Superman is an alien orphan, Green Lantern is a space cop etc. Darkseid walks multiple paths. Plus, what makes Justice League work is that the heroes are all vastly different in terms of how and where they operate. Aquaman is an underwater guy, Green Lantern patrols the universe, Wonder Woman goes up against mythical creatures...you can separate them. You can have them exist in the same world without interacting. That's important. Because when you're dealing with the likes of Superman and Wonder Woman, the first question you have to ask is what threat would make them come together? Something that Superman can't handle alone. Something overwhelming for Batman. Something as strong as a god that Wonder Woman would struggle with. Something that even the entire Green Lantern Corp would hesitate to confront. Darkseid. Do it right and you have the most spectacular superhero movie ever made and you also open up the universe for the likes of Dr. Fate and Booster Gold and others so that you can introduce a serious take on the Legion Of Doom a sequel as the world struggles to deal with the rise of the superhumans. Do I think Warner Brothers will do any of that? No. They'll screw it up. They always do.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:43 p.m. CST

    ^drpain may be onto something up there^

    by DrMorbius

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:47 p.m. CST

    And Gina Carano is all wrong for Wonder Woman.

    by vadakinX

    She looks too...well...tough. I know Wonder Woman is the toughest chick on the planet but the point of Wonder Woman is that she doesn't look it. It's her compassion that should shine through, not her toughness. I could certainly see Carano playing an Amazon but not Diana.

  • I believe these suits are missing the real reason that the Avengers was so successful. It wasn't because there were multiple hero's on screen (X-MEN has already been there and done that) it was the beauty of seeing multiple franchises coalesce into one. So it's going to a HUGE downer if there's 2 Superman's. I can't believe WB could be this stupid.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    It could work since most of the characters can't carry solo movies

    by Ash Talon

    Most of these characters just can't carry a solo movie, so maybe a group film is the only way to go for them. However, how invested will the audience be in meeting most of these characters for the first time. It's a hell of a lot to establish in one film. I just don't see it doing nearly as well as Avengers. Although, it will have Batman in it, who seems to be a sure-thing as a moneymaker these days.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    That Carano Chick

    by djscott95

    Looks like she can REALLY eat some pussy. I mean like a starving kitten at a saucer of milk. I approve.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Featuring Lex Luthor as a land grabbing evil genius.

    by Bob

    Yeah, that'll put 'em in the seats. I kid tho. Seriously, this is probably going to be really bad. It's coming together ultra fast, casting is going to get rushed, and nothing is going to go right I bet. A delay in shooting this would probably be a blessing.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Avengers was lightning in a bottle ...

    by Cruizer Dave

    While I love the DC characters far more than Marvel's, I think that Avengers was a one-off aligning of the stars type of deal. I don't know, maybe the second tier nature of the Avengers worked well. Before RDJ, no one outside of comic book fans or the occasional Black Sabbath groupie even knew who Iron Man was. Same with Thor and Craptain America. So there were no preconceived ideas going into it. Justice League? People will be confused that it's not Joseph Gordon or Christian Bale as Batman. We still don't know what Man of Steel is going to be. Few remember or care to remember Green Lantern. I don't know, think there is a way of doing it as a chase type of film that takes one character and links them up with the others, doing introductions along the way, and building to a climax. What would suck is five or six origins crammed together. And this is Hollywood, so you know how much origins are loved. I don't know, I'm scared. I'd love to see DC's guys do something awesome, but if it falls flat, I'm gonna have to put up with taunting of Marvel Fan Boys for years.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Jodi Lyn O'Keefe for Wonder Woman

    by maxjohnson1971

    She's perfect. Make it happen.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird directing and Co-Writing a script with Paul Dini.

    by Randy

    Bam!I just made Warner Brothers a billion dolllars. Even thought it doesn't matter, you just show people a trailer with Batman and Superan together and you have 100 million opening weekend in the bag. This is going to make money no matter what, I just hope it can be a decent film, and Brad Bird is the first guy who comes to mind.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Two years ago I'd have said give Bridget Regan a screentest.

    by vadakinX

    Today...you know I'd still give her an audition. Looks wise, she's the closest to Wonder Woman that I've seen and she's around the right age as well (though the more time passes, the less chance she has). Also, Jon Hamm should be playing Lex Luthor in future Superman films.

  • is a nobcheese

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST

    I want Jon Hamm as Batman, not Luthor

    by Beebop

    He looks exactly like Bruce Wayne is supposed to look, and he's the perfect age (40, 41 or so?)

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    AVENGERS <> IRONMAN 3, remcycle

    by Primogen

    1. The character that just about everyone enjoyed most was The Hulk. 2. That character that probably had the strongest arc was Captain America, starting as a lonely man out of time and becoming the de facto leader of the Avengers during the film's climax.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Vameon....I'll give you that.

    by Bob

    Bird and Dini would guarantee my butt in a seat. Dini has proven himself enough times over the years that he could write this and make it good. I've hated just about every M:I movie since the first one (Will never forgive what they did to Jim Phelps in that one.) But 4 was actually a TEAM effort, not just the Tom Show, and the action sequences were pretty damn cool. I still love Bird's IRON GIANT and Incredibles. I don't blame him for how Rata-shitty turned out. You make the best with what gets dumped in your lap. But hey, it's nice to dream.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Don't the Justice League heroes kind of suck though?

    by Mugato5150

    I mean Superman and Batman have been done, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman both recently flopped and Aquaman is...Aquaman. Not exactly the Avengers.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Hamm as Luthor makes more sense to me.

    by vadakinX

    Hamm is a guy I can see playing the king of Metropolis before the guy in the blue tights showed up. While people were begging for him to play Superman, I wanted him as Luthor. Could he play Batman? Sure. But Warner Brothers would never go for it and I think he'd be better suited to Lex.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    let me know when they cast the Wonder Twins and Gleek

    by cozy

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Mugato5150, Cyborg is going to steal the show.

    by ganymede3010

    His look, story, and powers translates best to the silver-screen when it comes to the second tier hero's.

  • clearly all's you needs is that release date baby, even if it's 8 years off into the future!!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    I hope they cast Steve Buscemi as Aquaman

    by robertdee

    Born for the role.

  • I enjoyed GL, I thought that GL2 could have been pretty awesome. But it seems that the backlash on that has made them think "hmm so we suck at solo movies... Let's just go straight to an ensemble"

  • After the failure of the miscast and horribly directed Green Lantern movie, just throw in the Jon Stewart character instead, a simple way of using a now recognisable character without the baggage. Flash is pretty self-explanatory. The whole thing could be done as a Wonder Woman or Martian Manhunter or Hawkman & Hawkgirl origin story.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    The new, FAT, Superman!

    by Josh

    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. In the picture above, did Supes just recently eat Lex Luthor?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Sweet Jesus this is going to suck so bad.

    by loafroaster

    DC are jumping the gun here. The reason Avenger's worked it that Marvel spent time and money building up to it, so by the time it happened, all the characters were established and the movie could get rolling without having a multitude of origin stories to cover. Introducing ANOTHER Batman so soon after Nolan's is going to be confusing enough, never mind introducing WW, the Flash, MM et al. Unless it's 10 hours long, it's gonna get very messy.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:21 p.m. CST

    So many ways this could go wrong...

    by Josh

    But, I thought the same thing about Avengers. I thought it was really good, overall. So, I'd say there is a chance this could be good. Most likely it will be an epic fail. The idea of the Wachowskis has me intrigued though. Kelly Brook for WW. In fact, Brook for everything, ever! (For two obvious reasons.)

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    The Justice League heroes are awesome.

    by vadakinX

    The problem Warner Brothers has is that...well...it's Warner Brothers. The people there have no clue what they are doing. They lucked out on Chris Nolan. Everything else they've done with the DC material has ranged from mediocre to awful. Who in their right mind allows a David E. Kelley Wonder Woman pilot to go ahead? Wonder Woman should have a movie years ago. There's so much potential with that character. Whedon had it for a few years but didn't know what to do with it, which surprised me because Wonder Woman is actually easy to pull off. Embrace the mythology, have her fight gods and monsters in a contemporary setting and don't write her as a "strong independent female who spends every second trying to prove that she's strong and independent" and you've got a solid starting point. Green Lantern should have been the comic book Star Wars. Another property with a hell of a lot of potential that was wasted by the wrong writers, who incidentally are still involved with Flash, and the wrong director in Campbell. Aquaman...for all the jokes about him, he's another character with a lot of potential. You make Aquaman the way we've all dreamed that King Conan would be. The Flash is the audience's eyes into that world. Play him the way Justice League: New Frontier did, with him being in awe of the likes of Superman and contrast that with Batman coming to terms with being out of his depth and proving to himself that actually he isn't. Martian Manhunter is another fascinating character. Similar to Superman in that he's an alien orphan but what makes him compelling is that he didn't grow up on Earth. He remembers the destruction of his civilisation and the deaths of everyone he's ever known. He's more of an outsider than Batman and can be used as a way to bring the heroes together. Justice League, done right, could be the Lord of the Rings of superhero films. Unfortunately, Warner Brothers tend to think with their wallets rather than their heads. They make decisions based on making a quick buck rather than what's best for the long term success of the franchise. They hire the wrong people, they approach the properties the wrong way and you know it's always been that way. You have too many powerful producers at Warners who all want their say at the expense of the property. What they need to do is get Bruce Timm and Paul Dini together and basically put them in charge of the DC properties. Warners should act only as a bank. Give Dini and Timm $500 Million to make three DC movies without interference, with future funding being dependent on the success of those three films.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    They should see how the new Superman does first...

    by GBH

    before making any plans with the JL.. I would also get at least Batman going before committing to a full on JL movie. I do not particularly like when studios copy each other, but Marvel did it right. They got you pumped by bringing out the other heroes in their own story, then threw them all together.. Having a JL movie with no backstories will just mean that we end up having them try to squeeze them in during the JL movie and taking valuable time from a decent plot.. They are trying to hurry this along too fast and it will not pan out... Release the bigger heroes (Superman/Batman) during the summer months at a bigger budget, then bring on 2-3 of the more minor ones during the fall or winter months with a little bit lower budget.. The timing is all kinds of fucked up due to batman needing a reboot, but oh well.. I guess we get to watch this fall apart over the next 2½ years... I will be surprised if it actually gets made..

  • There are some great and/or potentially great second-tier heroes out there in the JL mythos, as said above (and Martian Manhunter is unique enough that I think he might be the one lock for the film beyond the B3), but who's going to be making the decisions? And based on what? No preconceptions from previous projects (read: other origin films) works both ways...

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Doesn't this HAVE TO BE Brad Bird....?

    by Turd Furgeson

    I mean come on, he's earned it... The Incredibles is the best super hero movie to date, and MI4 was by far the best of the series..

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Knee jerk, followers

    by GulDucati

    Does not bode well, they didn't even have the balls to green light this until after Avengers box office reports

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:37 p.m. CST

    How about...

    by GulDucati

    ...Justice League with only Flash, GL, Martian Manhunter, and a few other nobodies? Oh wait, they did that already.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I said it before and I'll say it again...

    by Logan_1973

    With the exception of Bat and Supes, the DC characters do not translate well to the big screen. There are very good reasons why they all never made it past the cartoons. Is anyone really asking for the Aquaman and Hawkman solo films?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    DC has the disadvantage of...

    by J

    ...being owned by Warner Bros. Unlike Disney, who so far has proven they can leave Marvel to their own creative process, WB can't keep their suits out of DC's buisness. DC doesn't have the equivilent of Marvel Studios so must rely on WB to handle the movies. This is bad news, as WB as proven over and over they are really inept at comic book movies. They got lucky with the last three Bat films, but prior to Nolan's films they couldn't even handle Superman or Batman right. Now they want to do the whole Justice League? Good luck. All that aside, I don't think the Justice League has the binding elements the Avengers have always had. The Justice League has been so many things over the years, not the least of which was a comedy book. The Justice League lacks identity. The Avengers have (mostly) always had Cap and Iron Man as their guiding ying and yang. One provides the cash, the other provides morality. The Justice League is just a bunch of (seemingly) random guys thrown together from whoever the current writer is interested in, from amongst the DC roster. The 'Avengers' have purpose: if you fuck with Earth, these people are going to be there to make you pay. The Justice League has always seemed more like an elitist club that happens to fight bad guys. Individually DC's characters are rich with story, purpose, and history. But the Justice League... they're not as interesting, as a team. WB has to find a story that makes Justice League impact its audience. They need to make these characters human, so we can identify with them. And for God's sake, Superman and Batman MUST NOT GET ALONG. This is essential. There should be sexual tension between Superman and Wonder Woman. Green Lantern should not be involved, but Martian Manhunter should. Aquaman should be a treated as a small joke among other members (he can talk to fish?), until it's revealed that he rules over 70% of the Earth and uses his power to save the day in highly impressive fashion. Oh... and the Flash. They have to get the Flash right, and make it so he's so fucking fast that his power is dangerous if he let's it get out of control.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:49 p.m. CST

    No Script? So, Christopher Guest presents "Justice League"

    by DonnyUnitas

    With Bob Balaban as Hal Jordan.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:50 p.m. CST

    what Papabendi said, this is exciting news.

    by NorthTronic

  • Maybe Lena Headey

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I actually think this could be very interesting....

    by notcher

    However, it has a lot more potential to suck ass because it's going to be a lot more difficult to pull off. I mean damn, look at that photo!

  • She even has the crazy electric blue eyes.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    As long as they have Aquaman in it, i am in

    by frank

    just kidding.

  • This movie should star Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash and Aquaman. That's it though. No Cyborg or whatever just the core guys. 6 characters in total. Now instead of having normal trailers have 6 individual trailers with each trailer telling us the origin story of one of these 6 guys. You can easily brush through who these guys are and what created them in 2 minutes. Obviously make the final trailer Batman's origin for hype factor. This way by the time the movie is rolled out the general population will have an idea of who they are and you won't have to waste time setting up their origin. Just make sure the last couple of seconds of each trailer somehow connects to the JL movie. God this would be so smart and revolutionary if they did this.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I forgot one thing

    by Chopper

    Martian manhunter should be in it too. Make him the Nick Fury of the film who collects everyone.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    DC characters are irrelevant now

    by Ebixby

    Except for batman....he is untouchable. Marvel has more diversity and more well thought out characters... Back when DC created most of its characters they were not well thought out. It was an early time in comics and comics were not a serious medium.... When Stan lee came onto the scene he really tapped into, ripped off and paid tribute to the comics that existed but added a more realistic approach, character motives, weaknesses and human angst and design the best comic characters to exist....and marvel followed suit. Better names, better costumes, better continuity, and now better movies.... Make mine marvel.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    Didn't think Cap or Thor could carry a solo movie...

    by SK229

    and they both did. And I enjoyed Thor a helluva lot more than I thought I would. I'm also in the minority (a minority of probably one) that things Incredible Hulk was a good movie and enjoyed some of it more than anything in Thor, CA, or Iron Man (and WAY more than Iron Man 2). I think the problem with DC is Warner Brothers. It's the same thing I fear with Disney/Marvel. Marvel had a vision and independence for their universe. Studios can't NOT meddle. Too many middle management assholes want to say they decided the color of a character's fucking boots in a note to the director. What happened with the Marvel universe on film is A FUCKING MIRACLE. Most studios can't even keep one character's universe consistent, let alone 4+. Look at the Harry Potter films... the actors might be the same, but you'd think they're from totally different takes on the same story. One movie is a Schumacher Harry Potter and the next is Nolan and the next is Burton, to use a Batman analogy. IMHO, there is literally NO FUCKING WAY this is gonna work. The only way I could maybe see it working is if you get someone powerful enough AND smart enough to know that the right way to do this is a very narrow path with war on all sides. I actually think someone like Ben Affleck would be able to both make a great film AND put enough of his ego aside to realize all the pitfalls and go around them. The day I hear Affleck is directing is the day my hope goes from 0% to like a 30 or 40%. Cause it could also wind up being the movie that makes him swear off directing big budget studio movies for the rest of his life. I like Nolan, but PLEASE, for the love of all that is holy, KEEP HIM AND HIS DEPRESSING BULLSHIT AWAY FROM THIS MOVIE.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7 p.m. CST

    That's right, just pump this shit out.

    by Danny Boil

    Do they have a good script that's really ready to go? I'll bet they don't. And they're announcing summer 2015 for the release? Fucking insanity.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:01 p.m. CST

    They sort of tried to introduce all the DC characters in Smallville

    by Mugato5150

    Towards the end there it became DC hero of the week. And isn't there a Green Arrow show on the CW right now? I don't see how JLA isn't going to look like a Rent-A-Center Avengers.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Sk229, I agree...

    by notcher

    I LOVED Thor, and though I wasn't a huge Captain America fan, it was still solid enough. And I actually really enjoyed The Incredible Hulk a lot too! This has been a fun series. Between that and the Batman series, it's been a helluva ride the last ten years!!!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    If nothing else... it potentially avoids rehashing origin stories

    by Nautilus_nrm1

    That's the clue the Marvel needs to get. We didn't need to see another origin story for Spiderman, nor do we need to see an origin story for Daredevil, etc.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Sylvia Kristel R.I.P.

    by Cobb05

    She will be missed.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    They could and should have started it in batman dark knight rises

    by kingoflight

    They should have ended that movie with the man of steel making an entrance. Here how i would have played it. Movie is exactly the same up till batman is flying the bat wing away with the nuke. Then he is in the cockpit flying like a boss to his death when superman fly's up to him and rips a panel off the bat wing and tells him " bruce i can take it from here" Then batman says "who are you" Superman replies "A friend" Then batman rolls out,falling then wings out and glides towards the screen, then superman take the batwing out of the atmosphere and boom. Then carry on with the rest of the story minus the software up date shit.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    @ kingoflight

    by Judge Briggs

    That would have been PERFECT!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    JLA looks nerdy

    by Lucky13

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Best get Darkseid ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Call up Bruce Timm and Paul Dini ... those two know these characters inside/out.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 7:52 p.m. CST

    JLA looks nerdy. Just do Superman and Batman..

    by Lucky13

  • It's all so over done now.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8 p.m. CST

    hey, look at us! over here! us too! us too!

    by Detached

    hi, we're warner brothers! and we can make a super hero "team" movie! we can! we can! good grief, what a royal screwup. nothing like making a "wannabe" movie that everyone will recognize as such. oh, and to top it off- let's release it IN THE SAME YEAR as avengers 2! and this, after diddling around for years and years and not even being able to get green lantern right (HOW do you screw up such a simple, great story??) or even *make* a wonder woman movie! what marvel did in building up to the avengers was beyond brilliant. they introduced the various characters in their own films so that they at least somewhat got into the filmgoing public's consciousness. so when the team movie came out, it really was a sort of "all star film." but jla is likely to just be "superman and batman in the same movie, plus some other guys." and "those other guys" will be nobodies. who cares? it's possible the movie could work. but the odds aren't high.

  • Fuckin' BULLSHIT stories left and right...contests...."giggles"....Harry and company are self-promoters who do nothing more than babble about obscure shit that no one else cares about and run shitty contests. There is never any real news on here.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Derek and Julianne Hough as the Zan and Jayna The Wonder Twins.

    by PassMeThePopcorn

    Get Andy Serkis to play the Blue Monkey...Bam! Box Office!!

  • lol yeah, its pretty weak around here lately.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Keep Reynolds & Cavill and cast Armie Hammer as Bats

    by thot

    ,....and use Hammer for the new Batman series. It's "go big or go home" time for DC. Time to just do it and stop sitting on their asses. On an unrelated note...why is it that Alex Ross's superhero illustrations all look like him? Even Wonder Woman. Disturbing but kinda funny.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    ingeld

    by 3D-Man

    It's when the general public gets tired of superhero films that Hollywood will lose interest in making them. And that doesn't appear to be happening anytime soon.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    No Karl Urban love for Batman?

    by cromulent

    I though he was great in Dredd, though I guess the rest of the world didn't think so. He'd make a great Batman

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    There are some executives at Warner Bros...

    by Green

    ...who need to be shown the door. I suspect this film will ultimately result in a few much-deserved pink slips.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Brad Bird will not go up against Disney, and not in such a rush.

    by tomandshell

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Tom brevoort summed this up wonderfully:

    by TheAwareness

    "I don't think I really have the space to do this topic justice here. But to try to make a start of it: there's a fundamental difference in the way the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe are oriented. By its nature, the DCU has a more optimistic outlook on the world, and the Marvel U has a more pessimistic outlook. Now, that doesn't mean that bad things don't happen in the DCU and good things don't happen in the Marvel U. But it does mean that the DCU is a place where people look up in the sky and admire Superman, whereas people look up and shake their fists in anger at Spider-Man. But in a world of rampant cynicism, it's easy to scoff at an optimistic outlook, and harder to make "sexy", so DC seems to constantly try to make their world more pessimistic. But this clashes with the natures of most of their central characters--it's an ill fit in the world of the Justice League. So it feels artificial, in the same way that you can only have an optimistic Heroic Age in the Marvel Universe for so long before things need to start coming apart again in some ways. To put it in other terms, the DCU is Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing"--it's not how government actually works, but it's the way you wish that it worked, the way you'd like it to be--idealistic, passionate, energetic, spirited. And so I wish that the DC hierarchy would spend more energy and effort embracing those qualities in their characters. Some of their key creators certainly do--Grant Morrison's ALL-STAR SUPERMAN is a very optimistic work, for example, and that's one of the reasons why it functions so well. And even something like DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, which is gritty as hell, is at its heart about a heroic ideal, a larger-than-life figure who rises up to champion the city in its time of need. But too often, DC seems to try to turn away from their core viewpoint, to make their characters darker or more dystopic or more downtrodden. And it just doesn't play in the long run." if warners/dc remember this.. that this film and other dc fllm adaptations should work

  • and I wouldn't be surprised if this would be the same thing for many other (at best) casual genre fans, because I think I've already seen it talked about some above here. I have difficulty seeing what threat that honestly Superman himself couldn't handle alone. I mean, he's already pretty much the powers of seemingly multiple other superheroes rolled into one. I love Batman and all, but (& this is a call back to that excellently hilarious college humor animation short from a couple years ago) what could Superman possibly need help from the likes of Batman on??

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Batman reboot won't use JLA Batman

    by DavidBanner

    My guess is just like Man Of Steel (if it is a hit) that the next Batman movie will have a different actor than the JLA movie. There is no need to mix the two. That way whoever directs/masterminds the Superman and Batman series (if successful of course) then they won't be saddled with any of the JLA actors. And all the series can coexist without any problem. Just my theory, but I feel a sound one.

  • And im neutral in the whoal marvel vs dc b.s. just seem kinda stupid to have to like one more than the other when i grew up with both and like comics all together..just give me great tales that will live on in my mind for the rest of my life

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Meh, it's going to suck like the avengers

    by mistergreen

    The movie was rushed, zero character development, bunch of plot holes, etc.....

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Why can't this be good?

    by silentjay

    There's no reason it can't be good; I'm not sure why everyone is already convinced. Christ, lighten the hell up. Why is everyone so effing bitter?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Rashida Jones for Wonder Woman!

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    Right?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    theseeker7:a great writer/villian/situation can take of all of theis

    by TheAwareness

    Dramatic Context is the key:nobody wants to see a movie were superman is unbeatable..give him a adequate threat..(would love to see libra and Darkseid ..but i imagine that would be too close a parallel to loki and thanos for warners/dc to be comfortable with,,hell batman can kick superman's ass with a little kryptonite and good planing. Villains that could be great in this mongul The legion of super-villians The evil version of mxyzptlk,created by alan moore(redesign him.. and he would be awesome..could be the main baddie of the whoal franchise if they had any writers with balls on this film

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Cavill as Superman!!!!

    by William Foley

    Or I will be so disappointed. I don't mind Reynolds as GL either.

  • Jesus people..get a clue

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:01 p.m. CST

    3d Man

    by Ingeld

    Super Hero films probably appeal the most to the under 25 crowd, and I believe that is the largest movie attending demographic. Still, these films need to be blockbusters to help defray the exorbitant cost and that requires an appeal to a larger audience. The formulaic plots, the cliched heroes and villains, the over done spectacle of special effects and frenetic pacing is getting a bit tiresome to many people older than 25 who have been seeing the same old same old since the first Superman was made. Old wine in new skins every year will eventually lead to a hangover in which we swear off the stuff for awhile. The super hero genre is to this decade and the 2000s what the western was to the 40s and 50s. How frequently are westerns made now?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I thought this same thing

    by Jimbo Jones

    When she was beating the shit out of Michael Fassbender in Haywire, I thought she could pull that off. Now weather or not she has the acting skills, but hey, she's got another year. I think she could be fantastic.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST

    This movie will suck

    by Klaatu

    because the characters are 10 times goofier than Marvel's

  • This project is absolutely hopeless. WB has proven they haven't got the slightless clue as to how to make a superhero movie (look at all the false starts for Wonder Woman or Flash). For some reason the masses liked Nolan's Batman, and they went and tried to apply the same formula to Superman. They don't know what they are doing. If Dark Knight Rises cost nearly 300 million to make, how much will it take to make a JLA movie?! It will suck.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Gina Carano is 5' 8" AKA a lame Wonder Women who can't act.

    by btc909

  • And Avengers still felt like it could barely fit into its running time. WB's going to have to introduce every character except two - and make us comfortable with a new Batman, AND introduce and explain a new villain. In one film! The Abrams Star Trek comes to mind, hurriedly introducing a lot of characters and a new villain. But seeing as they're all normal people and characters that a lot of people had already seen on screen, it was more of an "okay, he's that guy, and he's that guy" type of intro'ing. And the film still felt rushed. Tough to see how WB can do it all in one film. Going to have to build some type of character awareness ahead of time, IMO, or else just be completely brazen about not taking the time to explain everyone's story in the film. It would be cool to see this done right. It would take one hell of a lot of work to do it right.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:30 p.m. CST

    @remcycle

    by Chris

    You're a complete moron.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:32 p.m. CST

    @mistergreen

    by Chris

    You're also a complete moron. When you're trying to troll a forum thread, try harder.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 10:34 p.m. CST

    @nerdrage

    by Chris

    And their copying of Marvel is why they will fail. The Marvel films had soul, made by fans. The WB movies are made by executives trying to sell toys. To be fair, Disney is also trying to sell toys, but apparently they understand that in order to sell the most toys the movie shouldn't suck.

  • TO be honest..there is a damned good chance that by 2015 the public will be burnt out on Superheros and the teet will be well and truly dry.

  • unless you're going to spend the first half of the movie just introducing the bloody characters' back stories....which they'll have to. Avengers was able to jump right in without slogging through that minefield. mistake...dc....mistake.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Bale

    by skiprat1

    Haven't read every comment, so forgive me if I'm repeating something said earlier. Why not treat RR's Green Lantern, Bale's Batman, and Cavill's Superman movies as the build-up to this? Though there won't have been any of the little hints at the larger universe that Marvel incorporated into Iron Man and the others, a JL movie could present a threat that gives a credible reason for Bale's Batman coming out of retirement, back from the grave, whatever. Him being a few years older than actors like Cavill and Reynolds would give him the authoritative/no-bullshit-from-other-superheroes edge that Batman maintains. Bale coming back would certainly get more butts in seats, and if JGL was in the universe as some form of Nightwing, then Bale wouldn't even have to return for another. I dunno, just a thought. Not digging another Batman, can't see it being done as well, or as watchable by anyone else right now.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:13 p.m. CST

    theawareness

    by DavidBanner

    Hey man relax. You know this isn't a confirmed story. Now if you'll excuse me I have some pills to pop.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Mad Max is in trouble

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Over budget, behind schedule. http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/off-schedule-over-budget-is-new-mad-max-film-in-trouble-20121019-27vdb.html

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    donnyunitas

    by DavidBanner

    That would be an AWESOME movie!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm = Batman, Benjamin Walker = Superman, Kevin McKidd = Aquaman

    by chien_sale

    You know it bitches!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern sucked because.....

    by Smerdyakov

    It was all a set up for the Green Lantern Vs. Sinestro movie that will now never be made.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    =why would Superman need Batman=

    by Nerd Rage

    Because tactically, Batman is a hundred times more useful than Superman.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:28 p.m. CST

    John Stewart as Green Lantern of Earth Sector 2184!!!

    by Norman Colson

    FUCK HAL JORDAN! They need to show john some love since the cartoon version was so damn epic!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Kyle Chandler = Hal Jordan/GL, Lance Reddick = Martian Manhunter

    by chien_sale

    That's right bitches!

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Alexander Skarsgard = Hawkman, Christina Hendricks = Wonder Woman

    by chien_sale

    Eat it, bitches!

  • Maybe Thanos was the best villain they had rights to, or maybe they thought they'd rain on DC's parade by rolling out their Darkseid knockoff first, to make any use of Darkseid look like the knockoff to the general public. Either way, WB can't trot out Darkseid a few months after Avengers 2. So who do they choose?

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:35 p.m. CST

    vameon, that is an inspired idea!

    by one9deuce

    Brad Bird directing and co-writing the script with Paul Dini would be aces. MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE-GHOST PROTOCOL was great. The only movie in the last ten years that had massive buzz, and lived up to it. The IMAX sequence at the Dubai Tower is FUCKING AWESOME. I would love to see a Brad Bird directed set-piece of superhero action on an epic scale.

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Kiefer Sutherland = Green Arrow, Black Canary = Elisabeth Röhm

    by chien_sale

  • Oct. 18, 2012, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Competition is always good, but picking 2015 and releasing it AFTER Avengers 2?

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    Sounds like madness to me! But what do I know?

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:02 a.m. CST

    just have wonder woman, flash, aquaman, green lantern and j 'onn

    by sonnyhooper

    ...in the first film. Use the original story from Brave and the Bold 28 as inspiration. Go with STARRO the conqueror as the villian but make it all Lovecraft -like and scarry. Save Batman and Superman for the second film. <p> and get Peter Jackson or Del Toronto to direct or don't bother.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:03 a.m. CST

    del toro not del toronto..

    by sonnyhooper

    Stupid spell correct software....

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    There are more d-bags commenting here than any other AICN post!

    by Broderick

    I've never been into DC much. I'm Marvel since I was 5 (30 now). I liked a few DC. Mostly Batman and and Superman. But the degree of shit here on this post reminds me of why I'm Marvel. There was little bickering about the Avengers. What I see above is nearly mindless bickering about rough draft shit most of the American consumer audience doesn't give a shit about. Marvel has it together (Unfortunately due to Disney now). So until Stan Lee appears as a cameo in a DC movie...piss off.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:12 a.m. CST

    No aquaman movie? What an outrage!!!

    by cory

    Hahaha, I made it about 3 seconds before cracking up

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:22 a.m. CST

    Danny Devito as Superman! Peter Dinklage as Batman!

    by Queefer Sutherland

    It's gonna be stupid anyway, might as well make it stupid on purpose.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:27 a.m. CST

    WAIT...does this mean they can give Superman his shorts back?!

    by DrPain

    Do it now Warner's!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Jack Black could play Green Lantern...

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Nicolas Cage as Superman (wearing that Tim Burton lightning suit)

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Shaq as Steel

    by SifoDyasJr

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Wonder power twins, and Apache Chief!

    by bohdi71

    These posts are funny, every geek is saying it will fail or succeed or who should be in it or who plays whom. It doesn't matter who is in it or who plays whom, or even who directs it... the story is king and if they don't have a good one then everyone should pack up and go home. The reason there hasn't been a Justice League movie before is it would be very hard to get right. That and Batman alone can pull a billion dollars at the box office. This will need a smart script with that follows great casting and a capable director. Superman can handle most things by himself so the threat would have to be immense. Then where does that leave Batman? I don't envy the writer/s who have to pull all the characters into one cohesive plot. WB know that if they do this right it will make a fortune, but hopefully they know they HAVE to do it right.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:45 a.m. CST

    I'd have some of the heros come from the past

    by Chain

    Flash,Hawkman,Wonder Woman and Aquaman could all be from the WWII era. Golden age heroes who were lost in the middle of a battle and never found ,only to show up in present time. Supes,Green Lantern and Batman are present day heroes but all solo acts. They all have to come together to defeat the menace yada yada.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Jon Hamm as Batman, I approve. Rush that.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    A more scaled back, hardboiled detective type of story, but a cape and cowl instead of fedora/trench coat.

  • From a business point of view, I can't blame them for wanting to cash in, but don't think for a minute that the WB suits have your interests at heart to do justice to the JLA.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:19 a.m. CST

    Charlize Theron as Wonder Women

    by Witwiki50

    I cant think of anyone else who really is 'wondrous'

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Based on The Town and Argo, I could see Affleck doing a JLA movie well...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    His directing style looks like it would fit in well, continuing along and building upon the vibe that Christopher Nolan established and what appears Man of Steel will be.

  • Would be a way to redeem the movies $h*tty legacy and help it grow into the future.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:40 a.m. CST

    And then do a Dc vs. Marvel movie

    by erniedouglas

    It would never happen becauseof the movie studios, but it would be interesting.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt had better be Batman

    by supertoyslast

    Then Man Of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises would serve as lead-in films. I thought the end of Rises was an elegant way of introducing a new Batman without rebooting the whole thing with a new film. If JGL isn't Batman in Justice League the end of Rises was fairly pointless.

  • I don't have much faith right now in the Warner movie division. They have the perfect people, Timm and Dini, but won't allow them near the live-action stuff, which is utter nonsense.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Are you nuts Levitt is a little gay shit. He can't be Batman

    by chien_sale

    Nightwing maybe. And that's a big maybe.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Gopher moat = cinema classic

    by groorgman

    The Wonder Twins will be in this right? Ice bridges or gopher moats and this movie is a hit! I can't wait!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Spoiler! Agent Coulson comes back!

    by groorgman

    So he can die and the JL comes together. Sorry to ruin it!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:38 a.m. CST

    They should stay away from the "realistic approach"

    by CuervoJones

    That trend will be dead by 2015, I hope.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:49 a.m. CST

    WWoman does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Wonder Woman needs tits. Big tits that you cant take your eyes off onscreen. Cast the tits first then everything else will fall into place.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt WILL NOT BE BATMAN

    by DonLogan

    get it into your heads. Nolans story was not supposed to go any further. He 'killed' Batman so nobody would continue his story. The ending was not meant to suggest JGL would continue as Batman in further movies.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Tricky one this...

    by Darkness

    They just about got away with this kind of ensemble with "The Avengers", because of the earlier pictures establishing the characters. Now we've had "The Dark Knight"; soon with the emergence of the "Man Of Steel", and, erm..."Green Lantern". Whomever takes on this mammoth task, it will surely be a glorified hit regardless. I'm willing to give the "Cloud Atlas" consortium of Tom Tykwer and The Wachowski's this task...Or Joe Carnahan, Brad Bird, Joseph Kosinski - but i'd rather stick with the "Atlas" mob. The Cast: Henry Cavill - (Superman). Malin Ackerman - (Wonder Woman - I loved her stint in "Watchmen"). Ryan Gosling - (Aquaman) Josh Brolin - (Martian Manhunter) Bradley Cooper - (The Flash) and... Christian Bale - (Unlikely)

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:13 a.m. CST

    The DCU is a more optimistic universe than MU?

    by frank

    yeah right, tell that to the women that get raped and tortured all the time in that universe.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:23 a.m. CST

    donlogan not Batman

    by HornOrSilk

    But "Robin." Before DKR it was said that a "Robin" movie was in the works. This was confirmed by Morgan Freeman. And before that, it was confirmed that the movie was "to be a bridge" to allow for something more.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    They should do Crisis On Infinite Earths

    by knightrider

    ...and cast everyone (still alive) that has played these parts before - the Ultimate Superhero Team-Up!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:29 a.m. CST

    hornorsilk

    by DonLogan

    Bollocks. It'll never happen.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:47 a.m. CST

    Who is supposed to be the audience for this movie??

    by Pablo

    .... Apart from fat, middle-aged nerds living in mom's basement?

  • introduce everyone in their own movie first then do a justice league movie. I don't see how they will pull off introducing characters and their origins and pile them together getting them to save the world in 3 hours.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:25 a.m. CST

    INEKCHOK, BITCHES!

    by obijuanmartinez

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Whatever they do...

    by SUPERJIM

    ...No matter how good it is, it will look like an Avengers rip off to a lot of people. I hope it does well, I hope every aspect of it is amazing but I'm not very hopeful.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:27 a.m. CST

    Can't help but think a 'Worlds FInest' would be a MUCH better start...

    by James Robinson

    ...ending with them realizing shit's getting out of control, and needing some serious help... cue Justice League preview.. Just sayin'

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:52 a.m. CST

    if Avengers was a sequel to anything

    by mrbong

    then it is Thor 2, surely. the antagonist and protagonist of Thor bring the story and its conclusion with them. you could in theory exclude Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man or that twat out of Hurt Locker and still have essentially the same film; remove Thor or Loki and you be fucked.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Is anyone interested in the truth?

    by UltimaRex

    Just out of curiosity.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:11 a.m. CST

    More important, who will play Snapper Carr?

    by BEHEM Pascal

    They already have a release date but no name of guys/gals working on something for it? Do they even have an idea about this small detail called a story? One thing they will have to stay away from is extraterrestrial invasion. Already covered by Avengers, but that will be hard (yeah that counts for Avengers 2 too).

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:17 a.m. CST

    donlogan problem is your claim about the movie

    by HornOrSilk

    It wasn't meant to be the end. Even if another film isn't done does not mean it was meant to be the end. Here: http://www.mediamarketjournal.com/2012/07/morgan-freeman-suggests-robin-spin-off-a-possibility/

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:23 a.m. CST

    F**k John Stewart!

    by Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    He's had his turn. Hal Jordan IS Green Lantern. Makes no sense why Hal wouldn't be a founding member of the JLA when he's the main GL.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Enough with 'release dates' already

    by The StarWolf

    How about the studio concentrates on making a good film and THEN worrying about when to have it in the cinemas?

  • Actually see if a new Superman movie is successful. Then introduce the new Batman in a team-up, "World's Finest" film (but without that title, though it's true) Then end Superman/Batman with Clark and Bruce in the Batcave, looking at the new heroes who have appeared since Superman debuted a two years before in "MOS." Then follow with JL. And get Dini and Timm to write, with Brad Bird to direct.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Just out of curiosity

    by duke of url

    How gay are you?

  • Number one: Batman, front and center. Like Wolverine in x2 for example. He is the biggest audience draw when it comes to superheroes, so don't undersell his importance for this movie and don't fuck his character or casting up. Number two: whatever Avengers will have for a budget... take that and add at leats 50 million to it. This will be decided by trailers and wow factor in the cinema. You have to top everything Marvel does, scalewise, or you look like the one who tried to copy them and failed. They have to make a huuuuuuuuge investment on this, to show people its more than an Avengers rip off. I am rooting for you Warners.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Sigh! I remember the good ole' days...

    by lprothro

    When DC were leaders, not followers. This is purely reactionary move and will be seen as such by the viewing public. Besides, the current run of dc films have been joyless, overly somber affairs with mopey heroes (Nolanized Superman is appearing to be no different) and who the hell wants to see a bunch of angsty, emo whiners all together in one film? This ain't gonna work unless they develeop a sense of fun--and it looks like that ain't happening. I like the Armie Hammer Bat-rumors I've been hearing lately,though. That at least, is a step in the right direction. Kellan Lutz would probably work too (watch "Immortals" before you start throwing tomatoes at me, please).

  • did anyone else notice that they were the only ones who weren't given full costumes? BV and Samarai were in one-piece bathing suits for god's sakes, and the other two weren't even given a shirt..

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I hope they don't fuck up the costumes

    by Crimson Dynamo

    Last thing we need is either more black leather or more Spalding basketball costumes

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 7:42 a.m. CST

    LOL who's working at WB these days, Blind monkeys?

    by Wcwlkr

    LOL no seriously ok so you're not going to do a build to the Justice League movie fair enough. But in spite of that you want to pit it against a franchise that's produced the highest grossing Super Hero movie ever your first time out. A film that will have even more of a build up going into it's second film. Not just with the solo movies but also a tv show to add to the Universe. LOL ok yeah good luck with that.

  • You take your two most popular characters team them up in a movie, and than do Justice League from there. That's got success written all over it.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 7:48 a.m. CST

    I'm a far bigger Marvel fan, but....

    by crimsonfreak

    I'd love to see a great JL film. The real formula they need to take from Marvel is to bring real talent in and let them be true to the source. Well, mostly true anyway; film is a different medium and it requires adaptation. It can be done.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:02 a.m. CST

    duke_of_url...

    by UltimaRex

    You need to go to a different kind of site for that. Not that I'd be there but you will be able to find some other guy to obsess over.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Some of you people are never pleased.

    by phifty2

    We're getting a Justice League movie. That's pretty cool. Just because Marvel did their thing one way is not a template and is by no means the only way to establish a shared universe. The film might suck or it might be great. Time will tell. Until then just live your lives.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST

    The first thing I ever read coming from you ultimarex...

    by duke of url

    Fuck you.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:23 a.m. CST

    hornorsilk

    by DonLogan

    The Batman story Nolan told with those characters and that continuity is finished. Over. There will be no continuation. No spin-offs. No Robin movie, no Nightwing movie. There is no way Warner Bros would put money forward to make a Robin solo movie anyway, and the audience for such a movie is miniscule in comparison to Batman's. The article with Morgan Freeman you reference says "he gets the sense Warner Bros. could be setting up a Robin movie." He gets a sense. He's 75 years old. Take that with a pinch of salt.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I would love to see a well-done JL movie, but

    by coz

    I have absolutely no confidence in WB's ability to pull it off. DC has always been the redheaded stepchild to Warner.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Marvel VS DC. Summer 2015.

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:42 a.m. CST

    HUGH JACKMAN FOR BATMAN

    by asummerstorm

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:44 a.m. CST

    +1 on WACHOWSKIS for Writer/Director

    by asummerstorm

    I don't know who else could pull this off. The Marvel Universe has always been more streamlined and more cohesive, and still we get a brainless piece of shit like THE AVENGERS. (Which I walked out of and got my money back) The DCU is much more convoluted and 'out there' ...it comes down to the old joke "Hey look it's Batman... in SPACE!"

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Agree with those who propose Timm/Dini. Would've

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    also said McDuffie, if it weren't for his sad recent passing.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Also, begin Bats again. Let the Nolanverse be its own

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    self-contained thing.

  • provided ofc that MOS is a hit. If it is a hit make the crossover. Give a cash load of money to Bale, he wont say no to put the mask on again. Bring Hathaway too, she was great. I guarantee you a Superman and Batman movie will be a huge hit. Which means it will pave the way for a JLU movie and a unified cinematic DCU. Make the Batman/Superman movie with Bale and Cavill. End it as a setup for JLU. Then start releasing solo intro movies for Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Remake Green Lantern with Jon Stewart if you want. After you finish with the introduction, it is time to release the JLU movie with Batman,Superman,WW,Aquaman,GL and MM. I think this is what WB should do instead of rushing this obvious cash grab project.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Can't be worse than the Avengers

    by BilboRing

    Seriously. I was expecting such a great film the way this site gushed over it. But The Avengers was just decent. I enjoyed it but that's about it. Lame plot. Hawkeye and Black Widow and Captain America are super queer characters. The one Hulk scene was great and Iron Man carried the movie the rest of the way.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Sam L. Jackson as Batman!!!!

    by BilboRing

    Avengers suffered from 2 to 3 lame characters. This movie will suffer from all of the characters being lame!!! Fuuuuuuuck Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:07 a.m. CST

    anyone who likes gina carano

    by JAMF

    is one of those weird little cuckold faggots who drinks their own cum after their "mistress" lets them jerk off into a glass. probably got a foot fetish too.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Brad Bird. Now.

    by 7pointedstar

    http://theseopenpages.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/an-open-letter-to-warner-bros/

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Superman pretty much makes the rest of the League redundant.

    by Smerdyakov

    Which has always been the problem. The best Justice League stories were from the first year when Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, and Flash had to mostly get by among themselves. Batman also makes the League redundant because if a highly trained human can take down just about anyone, who needs super-powers?

  • Great idea. It's a different formula than Marvel and also the perfect kick-off for Justice League.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Actually Geoff Johns had a lot of impact on Green Lantern.

    by Smerdyakov

    And in making it like his comic book series he really bogged the movie down. Reading his book it's obvious that Johns is way more interested in Sinestro than he his in Hal Jordan.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST

    donlogan this is the same WB

    by HornOrSilk

    Which makes Catwoman movies.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Sinestro and his pink mustache what the fuck look didn't help

    by UltraTron

  • Getting the tone right will be difficult. Unlike Marvel, which had fairly consistent tone current coursing through Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Incredible Hulk, JL doesn't have much to draw on. "Dark" can absolutely not be the soup of the day here. It should be serious but also fun. The less JLers, the better. The core of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern are necessary of course and throw in Flash because people have heard of him. 5 heroes here, any more would muck up the works. No Aquaman, please. He will literally sink the ship. Sorry comic nerds, this will need to appeal to the mainstream first and foremost but still have enough nerd juice to get geek panties wet. Copying "Avengers" will lead to complete and total meh. Good luck WB, you're going to need it.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:53 a.m. CST

    if you are a true fan of comics, you want both DC and Marvel..

    by sonnyhooper

    ....making great films. If you are one of these people who seem to insist that only Disney/Marvel should make superhero movies I really don't give a fuck what you think. You obviously have a agenda and need to shut the fuck up all ready. <P> You sad little bitches do realise that if not for Superman the movie and Batman 89 there probably would have never been a Ironman or Thor movie? Or all of you 15 years old and think superhero movies didn't exist until the avengers came out? <p> You people make me sad to be a fan of this stuff with you petty bullshit.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST

    New Wonder Woman

    by hhharry

    Measuring in a 6 feet even. The New Wonder Woman should be Aisha Tyler. (@aishatyler) Now that would give the JLA some free press and a little ooomphhhh!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

    I think the Nolan Batman should be put to rest now.

    by Smerdyakov

    He had his trilogy and some people loved it and some didn't. OK, fine. Now let's try something new.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:58 a.m. CST

    duke_of_url...

    by UltimaRex

    And it still stands.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:02 a.m. CST

    STILL no one for the truth?

    by UltimaRex

    Damn.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    DC/Warner finally going full-steam aheead means many things....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Fist - if they go with a new actor for Green Lantern, that will be the nail in the coffin for the continuity created in Ryan Reynold's flop. I'm fine with this. Second - if they go with Cavill as Superman (better hope MOS is good and makes $$$) then that automatically ties that solo franchise into the JL potential franchise of films. Third - JGL as Batman? Fuck no - that ties JL to Nolan's movies and nobody wants that. The trilogy is over - let it rip. Just go with a whole new Bruce Wayne.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:13 a.m. CST

    I've always been more of a DC fan...

    by Dranem

    But am not sure how to take this news. The DC movie universe is in a state of flux right now with Batman ending and Superman just starting up again. Hopefully Man of Steel is good, that will make me more comfortable with this movie.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST

    No build up means a lot of fail

    by John Doe

    if they just have Supes and maybe one other film as lead in, this is going to be horrible.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Is Joel Schumacher available?

    by Joe

    Just kidding.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST

    They should turn it into a comedy...oh wait, it already is!

    by MajorFrontbum

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Who's the lizard guy?

    by DonkeyBalls

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:35 a.m. CST

    THE FLASH

    by film11

    There should AT LEAST be a F;ash movie first. They already have what apparently is a good script. Marvel will have at least 3 or 4 other flicks leading into the next AVENGERS. Aside from MoS, Warners will have...none before the JL movie. (Yes, you can be 100% certain they won't call it JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA).

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Aisha Tyler as WW?

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    But she's black!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:53 a.m. CST

    ultimarex is The green lantern!

    by duke of url

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/dc_comics_green_lantern_to_be_revealed_Yt2uNktuzmrrWSbkIRIDbO

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 10:55 a.m. CST

    by duke of url

    The original ultimarex - a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week's issue of "Earth 2."

  • Bazinga, nerd bitch!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    birth,nothing,death

    by duke of url

    Your doing it right,ultimarex nice job...queer

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

    by duke of url

    Animal House-1978

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Straight guys don't fish for gay sex, son.

    by UltimaRex

    UltimaRex. 2012. I told you about living in the past. It's the 21st century. There's no reason to stay in the closet. Go out. Find a gay bar. Get laid for once in your pitiful existence you backwards proto-hipster bellend.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST

    And since you didn't get the hint the first time duke_of_fag.

    by UltimaRex

    Fuck. Off.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Not surprised they are going this route

    by Jack Desmondi

    Avengers of course, made a freaking killing. If DC/Warners took the same "build up" route, it would be another, what, 6 years or so before we got a JL movie. You don't HAVE to role out a multi-superhero flick that way. My only question is will they have the same actor for Supes as "Man of Steel"? They better.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Big tits required for Wonder Woman. Repeat. Big tits required.

  • A lot of things have led to Marvel's success of late, but to my eyes, there are two critical things they've done that helped them blow up: 1) They really amped up the charisma and personality of their films. To an extent, they had to, because they weren't promoting household name characters. Remember when there were big doubts and questions about whether Iron Man could support a whole film by himself? Well, Iron Man didn't - a fantastically charismatic RDJ did, making you care about and enjoy the character even if you had no idea who he was. Add Paltrow, Bridges, and Howard, and you had a film that was simply great to look at and easy to enjoy. It did the character justice, but first and foremost it was an enjoyable trip with charismatic people. They didn't rely on the importance of the super-character to people. DC could get away with this more, with the household names in the JL. They shouldn't try to. 2) Marvel had lots of fun *with* the properties, but never made fun *of* them. This is such a huge distinction, and it was especially important with Thor. Branagh struck the right tone in such a surgically precise way, it was really something to see. Humor has been an important part of all the Marvel Studios films, but they've never ridiculed themselves or apologized to the audience for the inherent wackiness of what's going on. If they'd dipped even a little into parody, it would have deflated the epic/significant vibe that allowed them to build up to and through Avengers. So much humor through the films is fish-out-of-water humor, which plays well with the masses but also protects the characters from looking dumb. It allows the audience to breathe and laugh, but also allows them to take everything seriously when needed. It felt more akin to the humor in 80s fantasy films, where fun is had but the internal sense of wonder in the film stays intact. In some ways, the iconic JL characters are even more ripe for parody than the Marvel bunch. But DC needs to stay away from that at all costs. The audience is going to need to be able to laugh, but also take these people seriously and believe there's a point to all of it. WB has a tall task in striking the right balance in these areas without copying the Marvel tone and style. But for any JL-related films to work, I think they have to nail it. They could be less funny than the Marvel films and still be okay. But they need the balance.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman -> Alexandrea Daddario...and more

    by Darth Macchio

    She's perhaps a bit young at 26 but she's a physical match for WonderWoman/Diana. She demonstrated major ability to not only look like a badass but fight like one too in Percy Jackson (she came across as far more formidable and capable than Lerman in her fighting abilities). Plus, she also came across as entirely feminine, not remotely masculine, even when kicking guy's asses left and right. She's probably too young if they're going with a mostly 30-something cast but if they got a great makeup/wardrobe crew and DoP, they could easily make her a bit more ageless in appearance. Carreno is, obviously, genuinely skilled with martial arts/fighting and while I have no idea about her talent as an actor (haven't seen anything she's been in), to me, she's not quite feminine enough to portray someone like Diana. Not masculine either mind you...but a smile doesn't look comfortable on her face, she's always scowling outside of 'movie premier' pics. I could be wrong tho. But if you watch the end of Percy Jackson (yeah, its not that good but it is watchable)..towards the end when Daddario (as the daughter of Athena) fights the son of Hermes (forget his name), she attacks him with a blade, wounds his arm and basically kicks his ass momentarily, etc, and the scene just works perfectly. So much so that it smacks of nonsense when she's made to be not the obvious badass she actually portrays and needs the "hero's" help in in that movie. Carreno could easily be the villain who can grow in physical size (wears leopard print uniform - forget her name...not 'Gigantica' but something similar?). Also - load up the intro cut scene for DC Online (which came out prior to Avengers by the way)...it's a pure cgi into of course but it's exactly the feel they should be going for on this. Ironically, though it came before, it's not all that dissimilar from what we saw with Avengers so they'd have to adjust a little (and no, not gutter-balling into dark and gritty without thinking, idiots) but its the only time I've ever seen non-animated (cartoon) Wonder-Woman kicking serious ass and it's not only believable but makes me want to see MUCH more. No silly lassoing and making people tell the truth (no offense Linda), she's brutally ripping the heads off Brainiac's massive robotic foot troops and smashing every villain in site (she does deflect some shots with her wristbands and that also works perfectly in the scene). Seeing Supes get angry after what a cyber-powered Luthor does to Diana is just perfectly wonderful (more!)...seeing Supes tossing Luthor around and roaring at him (Supes voiced perfectly by Adam Baldwin) is what comic dreams are made of (even on that tiny level) and of course Joker's there as well, perfectly/brilliantly voice cast as Mark Hamill - can't say this enough..Hamill is utterly perfect on every level as Joker's voice. They take some lead from DC Online's character setups and implementation, and they'll be in very good hands. The only catch is avoiding similarities to Avengers. The heroes are all different, the villains all different, the resources..all different. Side characters..."regular" humans who help (Gordon, Lane, etc) even the magic in DC is actual magic and not a super-advanced tech as implied in Thor (which is still fine of course)... But to my point...it's different. If the production doesn't realize this and thinks they have to make it completely different on a frame-by-frame level, they'll screw it up, without question. Have faith in your audience WB - make a good JLA flick on it's own (neither inspired or constricted by anything Marvel) and we'll go see it and you'll make a mint. Trust us for once, eh?

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:03 p.m. CST

    3pt. crisis film...

    by duke of url

    not gonna happen,fudge packer

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:06 p.m. CST

    and if it does

    by duke of url

    you'll be in the 1st. row giving everyone a pearl necklace... fagboy

  • "I live in hope of a Crisis movie" see what i mean...your a total fag

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The guy kicking the back of your seat...

    by duke of url

    Think's your gay too

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:17 p.m. CST

    The guy selling you popcorn...

    by duke of url

    gave you change for a 10 Ha Ha Ha... Fucking wanker

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    I've always been a "DC guy", but this is a horrible idea

    by Kremzeek

    Loved the Marvel films, epecially Capt America and Avengers. I'm a lifelong DC fan, but this whole JLA movie stuff has FAIL written all over it. Where's WB's "Kevin Feige"? They have no one like that to make sure this whole DC-film franchise doesn't keep sucking (other than Batman). I'm really disappointed in DC/WB for fast-tracking a JLA movie. I really, really hope they prove me wrong, but this just doesn't bode well to me.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The guy stealing your car...

    by duke of url

    Oh no...wait, you took the bus right? Yea, I thought so... PUSSY

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    The guy fucking you in the ass...

    by duke of url

    is positive you are!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Rhona Mitra as Wonder Woman

    by GQSioux

    Yes!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    The core problem with Wonder Woman

    by tailhook

    Is a fairly unrealistic laundry list of physical requirements. Most of the 'taller' actresses in the 'Wood are 5'8-5'9. Getting a big chested 6 footer that doesn't look like she belongs on an old East German Olympic Team is fairly tough. One thats able to act? Even tougher. The only person who has ever fit the mold is Lynda Carter, and while she never had very good acting ability.. had the charm and ability to make the character her own. But, in all reality, you're going to need a 5'8-5'9 woman with gravitas, a decent rack, and the acting ability to make the character her own.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern Movie

    by tailhook

    Was such a mess. Its sad too, because there WAS a great movie somewhere in that muddle of mash. The core problems were that the script constantly undercut itself, and the characterization for Hal Jordan was 10 shades of wrong. What they needed Hal to be was the Indiana Jones type 'make it up as he goes along'. He's a test pilot. Getting the Ring should have been like being given the coolest plane ever as he tested the limits of it, made mistakes, and pissed Sinestro off along the way. What we got was EmoJordan, where even his g/f bitchslapped him around. And they wonder why it didn't work? GL is one of those movies that screams massive studio interference.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    @tailhook:

    by Kremzeek

    I'm curious, have you (or anyone in this TB for that matter) seen the Green Lantern director's cut? I like the GL film--but agree, it was very lackluster. I think Reynolds is a great actor, but he was miscast as Hal Jordan. He was just all wrong for the part, unfortunately. But I haven't seen the Director's Cut and was wondering if it fixed any of the problems with the plot? Anyone know? I can't rent it on Netflix so I've only seen the theatrical. And, yeah, there *is* a great movie in there, but they missed the mark. =(

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 2:05 p.m. CST

    duke_of_fag...

    by UltimaRex

    I'd tell you to suck my cock if I weren't certain that this was what you were after the entire time. Really, seriously find someone else to ream your bunghole before I get nasty.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Not introducing first is the RIGHT way to go

    by Full Tilt

    I know it makes some people nervous, but I love that DC isn't going to introduce every character first in a solo movie a la The Avengers. First off if they did it that way it would be incredibly hard not to appear as a Marvel knock-off. Sure fans of DC characters wouldn't necessarily see it that way, but to those who haven't looked at a comic book since they were nine years old it would come across as a ripoff money grab. Moreover, even though to a degree it is a rip-off money grab, and I am someone who hasn't read a comic since I was nine, introducing the team first will force them to give us a movie with a truly different feel (I mean as much so as another team of superheros can). Give us a different look on how a super-team can be assembled. In an era of knock-offs and sequels, different is good. As a footnote it also allows both us and DC to save some cash. Sure everyone loved Iron Man, but Hulk was "mehhed." Does DC need to spend all that money on another "Green Lantern" fiasco? Do we need to feel forced to pay for another Green Lantern just because we think we might want to be sure to be in on everything when all we really want is to see Batman and Superman team up? It's better for everyone.

  • Face it, Thor could have taken out the Chitauri by himself. He basically was, by closing the portal when for no reason whatever, we then find out he's off doing something else (HUGE plot mistake there). If Thor closes the portal, the Chitauri collapse, the end. Yeah, I agree, Superman borders on (if not outright is) too powerful, but the same applies to Thor (and to a lesser extent the Hulk, who also has great strength but not the additional powers of the other two). So that problem can be handled. It's actually one of the smaller issues WB faces in putting out a JLA film, especially so (relatively) quickly...

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Betting Martian Manhunter won't make the cut.

    by Smerdyakov

    Unless they need someone to kick Superman's ass. Super-Strength+Intangibility+Invisibility is hard to beat.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Ted Knight was so damn funny in The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    by Danny Boil

    You should check that old show out some time , if you haven't already. But anyway, it would be great if there was some shout-out to Mr. Knight in this movie. Maybe the heroes walk past a big appliance store, and all the TVs are showing MTM reruns or something. Batman says, "I loved that guy's voice." And Superman is like, "Yeah, he should have done more cartoon voice work." And then they both turn and wink at the camera.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:43 p.m. CST

    duke_of_url

    by Mark

    Hey, we get it. You're a sad, probably very ugly, little teenage toadie. You sit behind your computer screen and stuff your acne-encrusted face with Funyuns, wishing you were someone at all. Instead, you bash people on a message board/talk back because it's safe. Here's the thing: if you have nothing to contribute, go away. Put the junk food down, go outside, do something physical. Work up a sweat and lose some weight. You'll feel better about yourself. Until then, kindly shut the fuck up.

  • I really hope they don't try to ground a Justice League movie in any kind of gritty reality.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Standing out from formula wouldn't actually be all that difficult...

    by Darth Macchio

    Here's the first easy simpleminded idea: outside of the existing solo movies (Nolan's Batman, Man of Steel, Green Lantern), don't do any more solo films at all. Simply start the movie with a small set of DC mainstays and just run with it. No origins whatsoever. It can be that the characters already know each other and the JL exists or they can have the pre-established heroes running around and then intro as characters (not origin stories) the others to be included. Contextually simple but also bucking many of the more recent initial comic book movies. Do we need a GL reboot? Do we need to see Aquaman's origin? Wonder-Woman? While the geek in me says 'hell yes we do!', those stories can easily be told through other avenues or even an occasional flashback in the JL movie itself (for the more important characters perhaps). I think the villain will require the most time as that would be new and the most important factor...if they go with Luthor and really, if he's not all cyberized up with that massive power-armor battle suit then it will fail utterly as how could even a brilliant but completely normal man overcome the superpowered JLA? that battle-suit, which i believe sustains his life at this point and cannot be removed, allows him to fight on equal terms with the likes of Wonder-Woman. But another real estate venture with a smarmy Luthor ala Kevin Spacey, would be a mistake of the highest order. Personally, I'd go with Joker/Black Adam - Legion of Doom, then Brainiac finally leading up to Darkseid.....really, the possibilities are endless. And outside of overt copying of Avengers, don't worry too much about similarities. These are utterly inescapable...Marvel gets it only cause they got their first but it could easily be the other way around. Non-geek fans may or may not go but geeks like us will no matter what. Some of you cynics might be quixotically railing against this and everything else in cinema land but honestly, if we get even a decent JLA movie, with Avengers being on very solid footing, sequels to come, etc., we're really suffering an embarrassment of riches here fellas.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    ...more than a PR response.

    by dahveed1972

  • Actually, it's the only way to go. They need to embrace the fantastical even moreso than Whedon's Avengers film. Otherwise, what's the point?

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ultimarex, oh please don't get "nasty" on the net!

    by duke of url

    I might start crying!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 4:49 p.m. CST

    supersoldier

    by duke of url

    I don't back down from anyone. I didn't start this shit, but I'll finish it!

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    @kremzek: The Director's Cut

    by tailhook

    Nope.. haven't seen it, but I don't see it changing the core problems I had. I mean, the core backbone of the story is one of the most softball pitches to sell, I don't see how you get that wrong. Not even Abrams could muff the same pitch with Star Trek, and it had come out two years before. Basically you have The Unstoppable Force that nobody can destroy except our plucky Renegade Hero. The core problem was that they then set it up so that the solution to The Unstoppable Force came from SINESTRO in a training mission. Seriously? The whole point of our hero 'making it up as he goes along' is that he keeps trying stuff until he figures out a way. By having SINESTRO just hand him the solution its a cop out and completely undercuts the story. Jordan gets ring. Goes hogwild once he gets back and pushes its limits. Largely ignores Sinestro as he abuses the ring in various ways. Sinestro loses faith and tries to marginalize him, but then through sheer gall proclaims he's going to figure out how to win and does when nobody else could through outside the box thinking and defeats The Big Bad. Sinestro gets butthurt and jealous and takes the yellow, setting up the sequel. How do you screw that up? Seriously? Bringing in the emoJordan? Having him cry about it to the point his g/f has to knock him around? Having Sinestro solve the problem? Leave no reasonable reason why Sinestro would take the yellow.. other than well.. he did? Yup.. they went there on all accounts and it got crucified as a result.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Anyone that thinks a justice League movie with no build up won't work

    by leroyspoboys

    Should watch this on a very big screen....and turn your volume way up: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6eFkx65ZhAE

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the response, tailhook

    by Kremzeek

    Looks like you're less forgiving of the film's faults than I am, hehe. I've *heard* the Dir Cut irons out some of the pacing issues and a few story elements. I know it's not going to completely change the film, but from what I've heard, it helps. So, I'm curious. I've tried looking online for a comparison of the two versions, but didn't really find anything helpful. It's been a while since I looked though, so maybe I'll try again and see what I can find.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Shape of... an IGLOO!

    by animatronicmojo

    I agree, they don't need, nor can they afford a Marvelesque multi-picture build-up, nor should they try and tell 6-8 origin stories in one movie before getting on with it. Everyone knows who these characters are, and, if not, can look up the backstories on Wikipedia. I could also care less how they get together. I hope they just jump right in, feet first, with the JLA pre-existing (I'd vote for on some quasi-futuristic Earth) and tell a great story with an awesome cast and unprecedented special effects.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 6:55 p.m. CST

    kevred perfect analysis. you are in my head.

    by frank

    Charismatic actors which are not hamming it but are having fun with their roles and wottu humor enough to make the movies fun but not parodies for the audience. this is the Marvel's formula of success.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    The Green Lantern in the room

    by Sorbo

    Will Ryan Reynolds don the ring again? GL is too important a character not to include in Justice League, if it's just a small cameo. Will DC/WB go with Reynolds after the movie underperformed?

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Wonder Woman...

    by Binkysguy

    should be someone like this: http://tinyurl.com/9zfqa52 Make it so, Hebrew Mafia.

  • Oct. 19, 2012, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Marvel has the right idea...

    by BrannigansLaw

    ... to do character introduction films first. Thor? Captain America? C'mon. Without having been introduced to the characters and making their origin stories central to the ensemble, would The Avengers have been as engaging? Nope. We needed to first know that we *wanted* to see these characters again. Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern (forgetting that previous POS film) really need to be introduced in order to make people care about them. Right now I don't give a crap about them... or even Superman... yet.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Bridget Regan or Odette Yustman for Wonder Woman

    by plisskenman

    Megan Gale or even Olivia Wilde could do the role.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Star Trek Formula

    by crimsoncinder

    The big three ( Supes, Bats and WW) followed by supporting cast, (GL, Flash,Martian Manhunter, Aquaman). I bet they go with a modern mix though and will nix Aquaman for Cyborg. The think the problem with DC is going to be the characters wont be well known to non geeks. Right now, count out how many DC characters have been on film vs Marvel characters.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 5:38 a.m. CST

    duke_of_url.

    by UltimaRex

    "please ben, stay away from the superhero crap,we already have to much! stick with what's real... stick with telling us great stories, ok?" You did "start" this. If you're not careful I will finish it. Just shut the fuck up.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 7:37 a.m. CST

    What's Aquaman going to do for you when you have an emergency in Omaha, Nebraska?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I forget which comedian penned that one, but he nailed it.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Everyone (the general audience beyond comic readers) knows the secondary

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    DC characters from growing up with either The Super Friends, or BTAS, Superman Adventures, and Justice League. Hell, even younger kids probably know them from cartoons post Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, and Smallville.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Considering the Earth is mostly ocean, I do believe

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    Aquaman isn't totally unnecessary.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Surface of the Earth, I mean.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Steve Buscimi...

    by maxjohnson1971

    as Bizarro Superman!!

  • seriously...they would be fools not to do this...especially after she does the female Expendables gig...but if she wears ANYTHING like the Crush outfit WB/DC/whoever would need to be gay to be like "nah"

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 12:42 p.m. CST

    set it in the future!

    by zooch

    if you want distinguish it from other Superhero films, set it on Earth, about 100 years into the future.

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Kingdom Come

    by oisin5199

    Just sayin

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 4:28 p.m. CST

    <sniff sniff>

    by Mike Z

    Its 3 years away and I can already smell the WB FAIL from here. Well we have a Batman and a Superman ....."so" replies the Marvel faithful ....."we have a Hulk". WB does only one thing better than Marvel and thats making animated movies. Stick to what works ...you take on Marvel in the live action arena you are going to get your batnipples handed back to you.

  • http://youtu.be/o2Dv83BM_5w

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 9:45 p.m. CST

    ultimarex

    by duke of url

    "Fuck you."(your words) for every "argo" there are literally dozens of super hero film's made now. But still...you want more. Your want something differen't, but your get more of the same. And your right about one thing, they are popular. so there will be MORE! And ultimarex will say "That's not good enough"

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST

    The '70s to me is the golden age of American movies.

    by duke of url

    Ben Affleck

  • Oct. 20, 2012, 10:52 p.m. CST

    JL is taking the Wu Tang approach...

    by Jeremy Wolfe

    starting with the super group and then breaking up for solo adventures. Not a bad idea. Still, I can't see this venture matching "The Avengers" and the Phase 1 approach. Phase 1/Avengers was absolutely inspired. So many things could have gone wrong. Not a bad film in the bunch (yes I liked Incredible Hulk and Iron Man II). Can't wait for phase II.

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 1:51 a.m. CST

    @autodidact, Reynolds maybe but not for Barry Allen

    by chien_sale

    Allen, the first Flash is a cop and straight shooter. That is why I suggested Kevin McKidd. Reynolds could be Wally West but an older Wally.

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 5:33 a.m. CST

    I want Argo AND CBM's.

    by UltimaRex

    And it's though CBM dollars that Argo was greenlit as fast and easy as it was. Of course you don't want to understand that because you're a pretentious asshole. So yes, fuck you.

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Crisis is good enough.

    by UltimaRex

    After that I'll be sated with a full library of CBM's on my shelf. Of course i'll see whatever else comes out but there won't be the want there is now. Unlike a certain someone who still want's 70's movies in 2012...

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 5:40 a.m. CST

    I would love to do a [CBM] like that of some kind.

    by UltimaRex

    Ben Affleck

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Green Lantern movie

    by pjamese3

    They should have kept him off earth except for his intro as a hero. All that crap with his GF and Hector Hammond was what slowed down the movie. It rocked when they were in space. Just look at the animate GL series. MUCH better...mostly in space and on alien worlds.

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Rhona Mitra Wonder Woman

    by pjamese3

    Face it...we're not going to find a 6ft plus, chesty woman who can act too. The best option is to go with a tallish, chesty, athletic, disturbingly beautiful woman who can act...The best choice is Rhona Mitra. Just look at her. She could carry off being an immortal Amazon princess.

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Kicking Superman's butt

    by pjamese3

    They'll have Batman...

  • Oct. 21, 2012, 9 p.m. CST

    Aquaman will be the central character of the film

    by Curious_Jorge

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:10 a.m. CST

    This is not going to be a disaster

    by DVaderRIP

    Instead it's going to be a rerun of Superman Returns, in that an iconic character delivers a solid box office return - but NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. WB will budget just north of $250m, and the movie will limp to $800m - which will be seen as a disappointment.

  • Oct. 22, 2012, 5:15 a.m. CST

    As for WW Casting

    by DVaderRIP

    Wonder Woman does not need to be 6ft, but she does need to be big for a woman - 5'9" minimum. Lucy Lawless 15 years ago is what you're looking for. Monica Belluci would have looked the part in her younger days, but she wouldn't have been able to sell the toughness of the character. I'm also happy with the more modern interpretation of the costume - WW's classic costume is very much a product of its time.

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Rhona Mitra would have been perfect if she was 25 now.

    by UltimaRex

    No ageist (well not me personally) but this comes out in 2015...

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for JL's Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    Last!

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 11:11 p.m. CST

    hey ultimarex, just saw Argo and guess what?

    by duke of url

    Argo fuck yourself... thanks for the CBM cash...pussy

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Hey canada and Ben Affleck...

    by duke of url

    Thank you

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 11:15 p.m. CST

    knock knock, who's there?

    by duke of url

    Argo fuck yourself in the ass ultimarex

  • Oct. 24, 2012, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Argo>crisis #1 + crisis#2 + crisis#3

    by duke of url

    Keep waiting for your reason to live...jesus christ i can't even keep a straight face while typing this!!! what a hipster douchebag you are!

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 5:31 a.m. CST

    LOL.

    by UltimaRex

    Your tired shitick is laughable now. Thanks for showing the world you have no life.

  • Argo fuck yourself

  • Oct. 25, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Only you would buy "tickets" to go to the airport.

    by UltimaRex

    I have a bridge to sell if you're interested too. Shithead.

  • Oct. 30, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for JL's Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    Really last this time.