Justice League Movie? Don’t Count On It

Published 8 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 1:37 pm,

justice league Justice League Movie? Dont Count On ItVariety reported that Warner Bros. has started the ponderous wheels of film development turning with the hiring of a writing team to pen a screenplay for a possible Justice League movie. I have to say that I agree completely with the commentary over at RopeofSilicon.com where they say that it is unlikely this film gets made anytime soon.

This movie would be a massive undertaking and unless the studio is off it’s nut it would have to bring in Christian Bale to play Batman and Brandon Routh to play Superman. And that’s just the start of it. Think about the budget for a film that needs to showcase at least half a dozen well-known superheroes and the level of catastrophe and villain that would be worthy of engaging them!

I also looked up the writing credits of Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the two folks tasked to take on this massive project and all I found are two (apparently small) films that are currently in pre-production. Not the most confidence-inspiring background for a film of this type.

I think that the only way that this might be even remotely feasible would be if they would run with the concept and characters that they’ve developed in Smallville, but I doubt that’s what they’re thinking.

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  1. This is one of those projects in which everything has to be right in order to make it a worthwhile effort.

    The idea for the story might not be so hard to imagine though. The three-part “Secret Origins” plot line from the animated series still holds potential for the big screen treatment.

    Though, I think it would be wisest to pare down the league to no more than three or four members (preferably three). There just isn’t enough time in a standard theatrical superhero movie to develop all the characters and relationships in that limited amount of time.

  2. The closest analogy is the X-Men movies, I suppose. There they did have to marginalize most of the characters to concentrate on two or three. If WB is going to take a serious shot at this, they would be wise to plan for three movies right off the bat.


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