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Dec. 24, 2009by: Paul Tassi

Just because the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie was shelved a while ago, that doesn’t mean it died completely. With THE AVENGERS on the horizon, DC is rethinking their strategy as to how to get their own superhero team film moving. Producer Dan Lin gives us a peak into their thought process.

"[They're] unveiling their DC strategy in January so you'll hear more about that and they'll speak about that in the new year," Lin said of the WB's plans. "[It] seems like they're building to Justice League instead of going with the team movie first and doing individual movies after that."

Part of the build-up to "Justice League" presumably involves "Green Lantern," though there are obviously several other important properties that could benefit from solo films, such as "Wonder Woman." On that particular front, Lin said that Warner Bros. is approaching DC's most prominent heroine with caution.

"Just as an outside observer I know they talk about it as a movie and also a TV show," said the producer. "I don't know if they've figured out which way to go or is it better to put her in a team movie first and then have her come off that."

Wonder Woman as a TV show? Again? Ehh. As hot as Linda Carter was, I don’t think the concept itself is something that could really translate effectively into a series these days unless the character underwent some MAJOR overhauls.

DC also has the additional hardship of figuring out how to integrate Batman into this movie, as if he was absent, that would be a pretty large hole in the traditional crew. But with Nolan’s Batman in his own dark little universe that in no way resembles SUPERMAN RETURNS or whatever the hell they're planning on doing with GREEN LANTERN, I don’t exactly see that being a smooth fit.

What do you think is the best way for them to handle all this?

Extra Tidbit: I still dig their original JL casting of Adam Brody as Flash.
Source: Collider

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5:50PM on 01/05/2010
Forget about Superman Returns.
forget it, Forget It, FORGET IT!!!
Start over fresh and get an actor that LOOKS SUPER! No more skinny pretty-boys.
(For once, think of the comic fans!)
Forget about Superman Returns.
forget it, Forget It, FORGET IT!!!
Start over fresh and get an actor that LOOKS SUPER! No more skinny pretty-boys.
(For once, think of the comic fans!)
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12:34PM on 12/28/2009
The best way to handle all of this? Hire Bruce Timm.
The best way to handle all of this? Hire Bruce Timm.
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9:13AM on 12/28/2009
1. Ryan Reynolds is Flash (I know, I know, it would never happen)
2. This movie ain't happening any time soon
1. Ryan Reynolds is Flash (I know, I know, it would never happen)
2. This movie ain't happening any time soon
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4:59PM on 12/27/2009

hmm

i dont think they will ever make a justice league movie, they need 150 million dollar budget and if they do, do it, it will never be as good cause they always f*ck up these great superheroe movies...
i dont think they will ever make a justice league movie, they need 150 million dollar budget and if they do, do it, it will never be as good cause they always f*ck up these great superheroe movies...
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1:56AM on 12/26/2009

i say ...

if they manage to get Bale and the guy who played Superman in "Superman Returns" then it may be a great movie, but to change the actors in the middle of an awesome batman series, i dont think the audience will see this as the Batman we learned to love all over again, as for Brody as Flash, i think is a perfect idea
if they manage to get Bale and the guy who played Superman in "Superman Returns" then it may be a great movie, but to change the actors in the middle of an awesome batman series, i dont think the audience will see this as the Batman we learned to love all over again, as for Brody as Flash, i think is a perfect idea
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4:09PM on 12/27/2009
Brody is garbage and would be a horrible choice. He should play the shit in the toilet that the Flash shits out while going to the bathroom.
Brody is garbage and would be a horrible choice. He should play the shit in the toilet that the Flash shits out while going to the bathroom.
10:40PM on 12/27/2009
@The_Soloist - why would they write in Flash's shit as a character?
@The_Soloist - why would they write in Flash's shit as a character?
8:27PM on 12/25/2009
Definitely save Batman appearing until at least after his next film--then whoever they cast as Batman doesn't have to appear out of costume in JLA movie. Still seems like it'd be an enormous undertaking to get something like this off the ground.
Definitely save Batman appearing until at least after his next film--then whoever they cast as Batman doesn't have to appear out of costume in JLA movie. Still seems like it'd be an enormous undertaking to get something like this off the ground.
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7:01PM on 12/25/2009

JLA Movie

I think they should do it the way Marvel is handeling their characters, have them in individual films first and then bring them all together as a team in a movie, I think it's also smart that Marvel is tighing in the characters and films even before they all clash together in an enseble film, that's the way to do it, I don't really see the JLA film happening and if it ever does I don't see it being as successful as the Marvel films, WB should foucus on a Teen Titans film instead and see how
I think they should do it the way Marvel is handeling their characters, have them in individual films first and then bring them all together as a team in a movie, I think it's also smart that Marvel is tighing in the characters and films even before they all clash together in an enseble film, that's the way to do it, I don't really see the JLA film happening and if it ever does I don't see it being as successful as the Marvel films, WB should foucus on a Teen Titans film instead and see how that goes.
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2:44PM on 12/25/2009

The only way to do it...

...is motion-capture, like BEOWULF. That way we could get properly heroic looking characters, and they could do stuff not realistic with a live-action budget (throwing people through buildings, flying without looking stupid, etc.) Plus Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy could voice Superman and Batman, as they were always meant to.
...is motion-capture, like BEOWULF. That way we could get properly heroic looking characters, and they could do stuff not realistic with a live-action budget (throwing people through buildings, flying without looking stupid, etc.) Plus Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy could voice Superman and Batman, as they were always meant to.
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6:10AM on 12/25/2009

Stop the presses!

I just had a better idea. Scrap JL altogether, and let's get THIS made instead: Quentin Tarantino's The Wonder Twins

You cannot tell me that isn't solid gold.
I just had a better idea. Scrap JL altogether, and let's get THIS made instead: Quentin Tarantino's The Wonder Twins

You cannot tell me that isn't solid gold.
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2:07AM on 12/25/2009

The beautiful thing about pop culture characters like James Bond and superheroes

is that there can be multiple incarnations of them. I like Connery's and Craig's Bonds, and I like Keaton's and Bale's Batmen. Routh was OK as Supes, but the script sucked, and Welling is great, but not sure about seeing him in tights. And, Batman doesn't always have to be dark and brooding - The Brave and the Bold is SuperFriends kind of light fun. So, I agree with many others here, that the cast should be new.
is that there can be multiple incarnations of them. I like Connery's and Craig's Bonds, and I like Keaton's and Bale's Batmen. Routh was OK as Supes, but the script sucked, and Welling is great, but not sure about seeing him in tights. And, Batman doesn't always have to be dark and brooding - The Brave and the Bold is SuperFriends kind of light fun. So, I agree with many others here, that the cast should be new.
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1:18AM on 12/25/2009
I love how people keep talking out of their uncreative ass's about Nolan's crappy Batman not fitting into the same universe as other heroes.

Got news for you. Gotham has always looked different from other cities. it's always looked dark, the cities look matches the characters tone. it's the same in the movies, the comics and the cartoon's. So here is a crazy idea on how to get them in the same universe, do it. It won't take anything real creative or special to pull it off. It's been done
I love how people keep talking out of their uncreative ass's about Nolan's crappy Batman not fitting into the same universe as other heroes.

Got news for you. Gotham has always looked different from other cities. it's always looked dark, the cities look matches the characters tone. it's the same in the movies, the comics and the cartoon's. So here is a crazy idea on how to get them in the same universe, do it. It won't take anything real creative or special to pull it off. It's been done more than once, it can be done again.
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1:36PM on 12/26/2009
Just after reading "Nolan's crappy Batman" I lost all interest in reading the rest.
Just after reading "Nolan's crappy Batman" I lost all interest in reading the rest.
2:03AM on 12/28/2009
it has nothing to do with how the city or films look, it has to do with the tone of the movie. if JL is a light or comedic adventure/action film like Iron Man, Nolan's dark Batman wouldn't fit into such a movie. that isn't that hard to figure out. thanks for playing.
it has nothing to do with how the city or films look, it has to do with the tone of the movie. if JL is a light or comedic adventure/action film like Iron Man, Nolan's dark Batman wouldn't fit into such a movie. that isn't that hard to figure out. thanks for playing.
11:27PM on 12/24/2009

How the Hell are you fucks gonna make a Justice League film...

....when you can't even finish working out the legal rights to even doing another Superman film???

Take time, develop your shit, assholes, and learn from previous mistakes, as well as the previous mistakes of others.

P.S. There's no reason why Batman couldn't be absent from a JL film. Not only was he always the odd man out, but they only sought out his services under true emergencies.... 'yknow, because of his utter badassness.
....when you can't even finish working out the legal rights to even doing another Superman film???

Take time, develop your shit, assholes, and learn from previous mistakes, as well as the previous mistakes of others.

P.S. There's no reason why Batman couldn't be absent from a JL film. Not only was he always the odd man out, but they only sought out his services under true emergencies.... 'yknow, because of his utter badassness.
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10:45PM on 12/27/2009
I think I agree with your comment the most out of all of them. They need to take their time and work on something good, rather than scrounging together whatever they can as fast as they can as a "ME TOO ME TOO! GIMMEGIMME!" competition with Marvel.

Honestly it will take a hell of a lot longer to put together decent DC based films (generally) as it is, being as DC characters are some of the most uninteresting and unrelatable characters in popular comic books. There's a reason Batman always
I think I agree with your comment the most out of all of them. They need to take their time and work on something good, rather than scrounging together whatever they can as fast as they can as a "ME TOO ME TOO! GIMMEGIMME!" competition with Marvel.

Honestly it will take a hell of a lot longer to put together decent DC based films (generally) as it is, being as DC characters are some of the most uninteresting and unrelatable characters in popular comic books. There's a reason Batman always stands out amongst audiences - he's the only one that's not a nearly flawless god. What's captivating about a man or a woman who really have no serious challenges to overcome?
9:45PM on 12/24/2009

Superhero Movie Overload!

Theres way too many of these things getting made that suck hard brolin dick. They should cool down on this shit for reals. The problem with Avengers and JL is that most of the superheroes are virtually unfilmable and are only viable as comic book characters i.e. Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Sentry, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange. It's just a mish-mash of characters that would do justice to none, though only a handful deserve a movie anyways. Bring me a good Punisher, Preacher,
Theres way too many of these things getting made that suck hard brolin dick. They should cool down on this shit for reals. The problem with Avengers and JL is that most of the superheroes are virtually unfilmable and are only viable as comic book characters i.e. Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter, Sentry, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange. It's just a mish-mash of characters that would do justice to none, though only a handful deserve a movie anyways. Bring me a good Punisher, Preacher, and Knightfall Trilogy and trash the team ups. Ok, unless they do the Punisher team ups where he beats the shit out of his "partner" either physically or psychologically.
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8:38PM on 12/24/2009

Forget it...JL blows...DC is a poor man's Marvel

Let's just call a spade a spade. DC may have had it's golden era, but they are irrelevant. The hot superheroes are all in Marvel except Batman. Give it up DC, and stop thinking that "comics is comics" and trying to live in Marvel's spotlight.
Let's just call a spade a spade. DC may have had it's golden era, but they are irrelevant. The hot superheroes are all in Marvel except Batman. Give it up DC, and stop thinking that "comics is comics" and trying to live in Marvel's spotlight.
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7:38PM on 12/24/2009
the thought of seeing batman and supes on screen together makes me drool. and man i wish there was a wonder woman movie.
the thought of seeing batman and supes on screen together makes me drool. and man i wish there was a wonder woman movie.
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7:28PM on 12/24/2009

HERE WE GO AGAIN ...

... another JLA attempt that's not gonna happen ...
... another JLA attempt that's not gonna happen ...
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7:16PM on 12/24/2009

..

its not that hard, do batman 3 and then have the team recruit him after. duh.
its not that hard, do batman 3 and then have the team recruit him after. duh.
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7:11PM on 12/24/2009
Here's how to do it. Make it it's own movie with new actors, (Ryan Reynolds aside) don't fight for Bale or Routh. And just make it kick some ass. Make it self contained.
Here's how to do it. Make it it's own movie with new actors, (Ryan Reynolds aside) don't fight for Bale or Routh. And just make it kick some ass. Make it self contained.
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5:56PM on 12/24/2009
Here's how to do it. Make it it's own movie with new actors, (Ryan Reynolds aside) don't fight for Bale or Routh. And just make it kick some ass. Make it self contained.
Here's how to do it. Make it it's own movie with new actors, (Ryan Reynolds aside) don't fight for Bale or Routh. And just make it kick some ass. Make it self contained.
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4:13PM on 12/24/2009

give it a shot

Look, if it sucks, Hollywood has provent they will reboot in a short time span (Superman, Hulk, Fantastic 4). I think what could really work here is a universe where the heros already exist (no origins) and they all exist together. A great threat arises and several heroes have to team up. Batman can either be held up in Gotham City doing his part and they can make that known, or Batman can be a hold-out to the team, not yet convinced to join. If the movie is good and does well, then some
Look, if it sucks, Hollywood has provent they will reboot in a short time span (Superman, Hulk, Fantastic 4). I think what could really work here is a universe where the heros already exist (no origins) and they all exist together. A great threat arises and several heroes have to team up. Batman can either be held up in Gotham City doing his part and they can make that known, or Batman can be a hold-out to the team, not yet convinced to join. If the movie is good and does well, then some version of Batman can be added to sequels if necessary. I always thought Batman was an ill-fit in the JL anyway...he has no powers, is private/mysterious, and only really cares about Gotham City. Plus Batman has gotten plenty of play in pop culture lately, so the film should focus on Wonder Woman and the other team members who haven't had their own franchises yet.
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2:59PM on 12/24/2009
im sure they'll come up with a very cool and acceptable batman to throw into the movie.
im sure they'll come up with a very cool and acceptable batman to throw into the movie.
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2:11PM on 12/24/2009
I don't think its going to happen. They only way it could is to do something like what they did with the second Hulk movie. That way they can tie it together if it is possible.
I don't think its going to happen. They only way it could is to do something like what they did with the second Hulk movie. That way they can tie it together if it is possible.
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1:36PM on 12/24/2009
My gut feeling is this will never happen-though I hope it does!
My gut feeling is this will never happen-though I hope it does!
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1:01PM on 12/24/2009

why are movie execs so stupid?

they can just make a JL movie independent of the other superhero movies. Why can't this batman live in another reality/universe as chris nolan's batman? chris nolan's batman isn't the only way to make a good batman. geez! comic heros are supposed to live in a MULTIverse where you can have several versions of the same character. the comic book people get that. why dont movie people?!
they can just make a JL movie independent of the other superhero movies. Why can't this batman live in another reality/universe as chris nolan's batman? chris nolan's batman isn't the only way to make a good batman. geez! comic heros are supposed to live in a MULTIverse where you can have several versions of the same character. the comic book people get that. why dont movie people?!
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2:29PM on 12/24/2009
The DCU has resolved the multiverse though. Ther is only one universe in the DC realm now. Nolan's batman wouldn't work mainly because he hasn't bee established yet. He has only been Batman for a little while. JL came after the heroes were vets not rookies. That is just my opinion though.
The DCU has resolved the multiverse though. Ther is only one universe in the DC realm now. Nolan's batman wouldn't work mainly because he hasn't bee established yet. He has only been Batman for a little while. JL came after the heroes were vets not rookies. That is just my opinion though.
12:40PM on 12/24/2009
I hope this movie never gets made. Also, Adam Brody should not be cast for anything because he is a very shitty actor, if you can even call him that. This movie can go fuck itself. Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope this movie never gets made. Also, Adam Brody should not be cast for anything because he is a very shitty actor, if you can even call him that. This movie can go fuck itself. Merry Christmas everyone!
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4:09PM on 12/24/2009
that is an awesome comment
that is an awesome comment