'Justice League' grounded

Warner Bros. confirmed Wednesday that it won’t be able to get the George Miller-directed Justice League of America off the ground in time for a spring start. As reported here last week, the studio had until Jan. 15 to decide whether the multi-superhero tentpole would begin production in hopes a summer 2009 release. But script issues and production tax complications have forced the studio to push things back until the writers’ strike (and expected actors’ strike) are over. The studio is still committed to the young cast Miller has selected (including Adam Brody as Flash and the unknown Megan Gale as Wonder Woman) and hopes to make the movie with them at a later date.

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  • Dan-o

    More casualties due to the stubborness of the fat-cat producers. Treat the writers fairly so that Hollywood can get on with things…!

  • Penny

    Good. I’m glad that insulting cast wont be pushed on us. If they couldn’t get Bale, they should have gotten Keaton and Welling. It was so obvious. All those old action guys from the 80’s are returning. Indiana Jones, Rambo, Die Hard. If they can come back, so can Keaton. Then you’ll have a proper Batman/Superman mashup everyone has been dieing for.

  • BrandonK

    Penny, I hope that was a joke. LOL Not that I want a Justice League 90210, but Keaton? He’s old enough to play Alfred.

  • Brian

    The whole idea is terrible. Leave “Justice League” on Saturday morning TV where it belongs.

  • Martin

    Perhaps Matthew Bomer can suit up to play Supes? His name was tossed around back when Brett Ratner was going to reboot the Superman franchise. Give the (hot) guy a chance!
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  • BatmanFan

    It’s probably not a bad thing that the Justice League movie was canceled. It’s very difficult to make a good movie about just one superhero- witness all the Batman films before the incredible “Batman Begins”. If the JLA movie is ever made, it’s unlikely that the characters will be treated with any seriousness or depth. And Batman, as per bloody usual, will come off looking like a clown (which he isn’t) instead of the greatest hero in the entire Justice League (which he is).

  • Eric Friedmann

    I hope they cancel the production completely! Enough with the superhero movies already! They’re getting stale!

  • Jean Guy Levesque

    They can not possibly bring back Ahnold – I am not sthupid – Sschswasxzzennegger back as Mister Freeze. I’ve had enough of the austrian dummy. Vive la France!!!

  • JAMES!

    Adam Brody was a good on The O.C. But THE FLASH? WHAT THE FRICK?! He’s supposed to be Barry? That’s ridiculous, NEW CAST!

  • Shaun

    Thank goodness JLA 90210, or Justice Babies of America, or whatever this was going to be, is on the shelf. Rethink the script, maybe even bring in some comic pros (Geoff Johns or Mark Waid come to mind) to help it out. And, for the love of J’onn J’onzz, PLEASE recast this thing with actors who at least look like adults.
    I mean, really, a 21 year old Batman? If the rumors about Arnie Hammer, Jr were true that’s what we’d get. This, while Christian Bale is playing the part in the darker, more “realistic” Bat-franchise that Chris Nolan is doing such a great job with. Forgetting the fact that Bale’s Bruce Wayne was already an adult when he left Gotham for SEVEN YEARS to train in his mission to fight crime, who thought casting a kid as the Dark Knight was a good idea?
    My wish: Scrap the JLA project all together, reboot the Superman franchise and start over (just like Marvel’s doing with the Hulk movie). Only do JLA after Bats and Supes have run their course.

  • Yahzee

    I just wish they put this thing to sleep already. We have a new Batman that truly shines (in the dark of course) and a promising Superman. Why make fun of all that with this kind of movie. By the way when I saw that Batman vs. Superman ad in I Am Legend I thought, “so that´s why the world has ended”

  • Snarf

    Considering all the negative publicity this has garnered before a single shot has been filmed this is probably a good thing.

  • dee

    great news…..it was a stupid concept in the first place. i feel sorry only for the people receiving pink slips.

  • ibrhim

    i like jla and i don’t know why they cancelled i was greatttttttttttttttt showwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so justice league is coming back????/

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