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Justice League kaput

01.16.2008
Ever since it was first announced, reception to WB's JUSTICE LEAGUE has not been overly positive among the fan community, thanks to a rushed production schedule, questionable casting, reported script troubles and potential clashes with established super-franchises.

Those concerns can now be alleviated... or at least delayed. Variety has officially confirmed what we've been hearing and expecting for a few weeks: the project is now on "indefinite hold". The script (which was supposedly so amazing in the first place that the studio couldn't wait to get it made) will be revisited some time after the writers strike is resolved, but the options on the selected cast have lapsed, meaning they may not return to the roles director George Miller was fitting their costumes for.

Speaking of which, Variety sort-of confirms casting that was never officially announced, including Adam Brody as Flash, Armie Hammer as Batman and Megan Gale as Wonder Woman. Actors had already begun gathering in Australia for pre-production, only to get pink slips (along with everyone else who was expecting a few months' work). The project was being hurried for a 2009 summer release, but considering how long it's taken the studio to get their major characters brought to life (or kickstarted) individually, expect the Hall of Justice to be vacant for a while...
Extra Tidbit: For now you'll have to get your summer '09 superhero fix from the WOLVERINE solo flick.
Source: Variety

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6:34PM on 01/26/2008
I would like to see a JLA movie, but not anytime soon. They should build up the individual characters before throwing them all together.
I would like to see a JLA movie, but not anytime soon. They should build up the individual characters before throwing them all together.
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3:54PM on 01/17/2008
My first post on Joblo and I would like it to be on this article specifically. I read about it last night and all I have to say is...THANK GOD!
My first post on Joblo and I would like it to be on this article specifically. I read about it last night and all I have to say is...THANK GOD!
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2:12PM on 01/17/2008

Funny enough

Haha..I haven't read one comment where someone is whinnying about the 'delay'. haha. Everyone's on the same page, and THAT says something.
Haha..I haven't read one comment where someone is whinnying about the 'delay'. haha. Everyone's on the same page, and THAT says something.
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2:08PM on 01/17/2008

Well.......

[link] me, that was almost close one, wasn't it? This trainwreck would've been on par with that Dragonball turd they're finally rushing into production.
[link] me, that was almost close one, wasn't it? This trainwreck would've been on par with that Dragonball turd they're finally rushing into production.
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12:52PM on 01/17/2008

YESSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The news of the year, if you ask me. And the cast of the movie .... phew, glad they didn't made it. I have no doubt the story with Justice League isn't over yet, but hey, at least they can get better crew and revise the script.
The news of the year, if you ask me. And the cast of the movie .... phew, glad they didn't made it. I have no doubt the story with Justice League isn't over yet, but hey, at least they can get better crew and revise the script.
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11:03AM on 01/17/2008
Was there anything more inevitable than this movie disappearing? Maybe Supes vs. Batman...
Was there anything more inevitable than this movie disappearing? Maybe Supes vs. Batman...
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8:34AM on 01/17/2008
Well we still got Watchmen to look forward to. And this still can be made in either CG or anime-style (ala Ultimate Avengers) but there's always room for other things, don't put your hopes too high.
And lastly if everything is being blamed on the strike, then I say to them:

Get off your lazy asses and get back to work, stop fucking around!!
Well we still got Watchmen to look forward to. And this still can be made in either CG or anime-style (ala Ultimate Avengers) but there's always room for other things, don't put your hopes too high.
And lastly if everything is being blamed on the strike, then I say to them:

Get off your lazy asses and get back to work, stop fucking around!!
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8:08AM on 01/17/2008

CRAPOLLA!

This was going to be a total stinker so it is good news that it will be delayed. Wait a few years before you start production on the film.
This was going to be a total stinker so it is good news that it will be delayed. Wait a few years before you start production on the film.
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2:19AM on 01/17/2008

Whew

Thank goodness. I was starting to get worried that this thing would actually happen.
Thank goodness. I was starting to get worried that this thing would actually happen.
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2:11AM on 01/17/2008

Oh. Darn.

I am so overwhelmed with disappointment I could jump for joy.
I am so overwhelmed with disappointment I could jump for joy.
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1:59AM on 01/17/2008

Thank God!

Cheers! I'm with HoyleHaw on this one. It was doomed from the start with so many important characters like Batman and Superman already in their own films. The JLA has promise to be great in the future, but a project like that can't be rushed. Patience will pay off! Now will you stop posting updates about it?
Cheers! I'm with HoyleHaw on this one. It was doomed from the start with so many important characters like Batman and Superman already in their own films. The JLA has promise to be great in the future, but a project like that can't be rushed. Patience will pay off! Now will you stop posting updates about it?
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1:01AM on 01/17/2008
While this is undoubtedly grand news, I still wonder will this mean any possibility of Singer and/or Routh doing another Superman? Last I heard that was scrapped. The WGA will probably be the deciding factor in any new plans regarding franchises (Btw, any idea how long this can last? Just wanna be prepared is all).
While this is undoubtedly grand news, I still wonder will this mean any possibility of Singer and/or Routh doing another Superman? Last I heard that was scrapped. The WGA will probably be the deciding factor in any new plans regarding franchises (Btw, any idea how long this can last? Just wanna be prepared is all).
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12:15AM on 01/17/2008

Good.


These kinds of movies (like Freddy vs. Jason, or Alien vs. Predator) should only be filmed as last-ditch efforts after their own, respective franchises have been bled dry and there's no chance of resuscitating them.

So, now that JLA won't derail Nolan's Batman 3 ('cause Nolan was, apparently, none too pleased with any of this JLA nonsense), maybe WB can get around to repairing the damage that JLA's already done? Like getting Singer's Superman 2 and Whedon's Wonder Woman 1 into theatres as

These kinds of movies (like Freddy vs. Jason, or Alien vs. Predator) should only be filmed as last-ditch efforts after their own, respective franchises have been bled dry and there's no chance of resuscitating them.

So, now that JLA won't derail Nolan's Batman 3 ('cause Nolan was, apparently, none too pleased with any of this JLA nonsense), maybe WB can get around to repairing the damage that JLA's already done? Like getting Singer's Superman 2 and Whedon's Wonder Woman 1 into theatres as soon as bloody well possible?

And then, in 15 or 20 years, the suits can maybe beat a few dead horses and film JLA (or Batman vs. Superman).
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11:58PM on 01/16/2008

GRRRR

So, because they took a chance casting (semi) unknowns (which cloverfield did), and decieded to ignore surrent franchises, it should get put on the chopping block?

BS. This sucks. So instead of letting a few new actors start there own franchise, it's scrapped altogether?
So, because they took a chance casting (semi) unknowns (which cloverfield did), and decieded to ignore surrent franchises, it should get put on the chopping block?

BS. This sucks. So instead of letting a few new actors start there own franchise, it's scrapped altogether?
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11:21PM on 01/16/2008
Oh. No. How. Awful. This. Sucks. So. Bad.

*manic grin*
Oh. No. How. Awful. This. Sucks. So. Bad.

*manic grin*
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10:51PM on 01/16/2008

Thank Goodness...

Best.News.Ever. I mean I'm all for a Justice League movie but if they can't get the actors playing the superheroes in the separate franchises then don't make the film...can they still work on the Superman vs. Batman movie though?...that poster in I am Legend still has me hoping!
Best.News.Ever. I mean I'm all for a Justice League movie but if they can't get the actors playing the superheroes in the separate franchises then don't make the film...can they still work on the Superman vs. Batman movie though?...that poster in I am Legend still has me hoping!
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10:07PM on 01/16/2008

Not Surprised...

I mean seriously, this movie shouldn't even be made if they can't get characters like Bale as Batman, or Routh as Superman... just let it die
I mean seriously, this movie shouldn't even be made if they can't get characters like Bale as Batman, or Routh as Superman... just let it die
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