Justice League is Dead... Again

Back in January, we reported that the much ballyhooed adaptation of George Miller's "Justice League of America" had been placed on indefinite hold by Warner Brothers, citing such issues as a terrible script, a no-name cast and a lack of tax breaks for filming in Austrailia as being the big culprits.

Then less than a month later, Aint it Cool News reported that after the WGA strike was settled, writers Kieran and Michele Mulroney were hard at work on the script and that JLA was back on track. "Yippie!!" said the uber-geeks with multiple exclamation marks.

But hold on there, Poindexter. Now comes news from Producer Joel Silver himself at a press junket that the superhero live-action flick is back to being dead again - or as close to dead as a film can be - and has been "tabled." This last rumor has been echoed by both IESB and CHUD, as well as the Superman Homepage who all say the same thing.

So there you have it. Unless there is yet another miraculous reincarnation of this quagmire of an action flick, we'll be happy to stick a fork in it and call it done.


Anonymous said...

Let me tell you that no geek is actually looking forward to this movie because they all know it is going to suck big time. The longer they don't make it into a movie the better.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are "no geek". JL and George Miller equal awesome! The problem here is the popularity of the new Batman and Superman (ugh) movies. Studios are scared this movie might disenchant loyal followers of said movies. I'd disagree.

Emmett Jones said...

The fan in me says "this movie has to be made". The realist says, "make it, but it will suck once you do". So, i'm a little torn.

Jillian said...

It's ashame I was kinda lookign forward to this.

Ahh well. And so we wait.

The Judge said...

The problem is the characters. We've already seen two different Superman and four different Batman characters. This would be a film where those characters would not be the central figure and only part of a group - and we would see two other actors playing the parts.

It dillutes the franchise. All people would be saying is how this Batman wasnt as good as the other guy, etc.

Also, the fact that the casting for the film was terrible - using c-list actors for major roles and no stars.

Not to mention the script was terrible as well.

All of that combined makes a studio very nervous.

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