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Mark Millar claims to have a scoop on the script for Justice League and calls it dark and mature

Jun. 7, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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Yesterday's revelation that DC has been actively at work on bringing the Justice League to life has caused all sorts of speculation to spring up across the internet.  Not to be left out, comic book heavy hitter Mark Millar chose to throw in his two cents on the matter, and if his words are anything to go by we're going to be in for an interesting time indeed should Will Beall's script see the light of day.

"A pal of mine is good friends with the new Justice League screenwriter and said his take on the team is incredible. Very real-world and not at all what you might expect. WB has a chequered history with their superhero characters. They're great with their boy wizards, but less consistent with their DC stable. But my chum said that this could be a thing of beauty and has been in the works for a little while now, not just an avengers knock-off. Best of luck to them. The tidbits I heard sound quite dark and mature, which isn't what I expected. But word on Gangster Squad is great too so I feel this is in really good hands."

Hopefully all of this hullabaloo will inspire Warner Bros. and/or DC to give us some concrete information to work with.  Probably not, but I can still hope.

Extra Tidbit: I'm so skeptical at how to make DC's god-like pantheon of heavy hitters work on screen that I'd gladly read this script in a heartbeat, spoilers be damned.
Source: Millarworld

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2:42PM on 06/09/2012
They need to start off with a good Flash film to get people excited. Flash could be a real crowd-pleaser. From there, take that momentum and get Wonder Woman onscreen, finally. I still say the new DCnU take on Wonder Woman would make an interesting film. Green Lantern needs to be rebooted perhaps as well. Then the pieces are in place for a Justice League film.
Also, it sucks to not have Bale as Batman, but they can still perhaps get around this by not having the actor playing Batman unmask, so
They need to start off with a good Flash film to get people excited. Flash could be a real crowd-pleaser. From there, take that momentum and get Wonder Woman onscreen, finally. I still say the new DCnU take on Wonder Woman would make an interesting film. Green Lantern needs to be rebooted perhaps as well. Then the pieces are in place for a Justice League film.
Also, it sucks to not have Bale as Batman, but they can still perhaps get around this by not having the actor playing Batman unmask, so as not to reveal his identity to his teammates, yet.
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8:34PM on 06/08/2012

........From the mouth of Mark Millar

Take that with a grain of salt..Still waiting for the sequel to American Jesus....Just sayin
Take that with a grain of salt..Still waiting for the sequel to American Jesus....Just sayin
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7:38PM on 06/08/2012
I have no idea how they are going to do this and come even close to getting it right. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a Justice League movie that's on par with The Avengers, but people are forgetting that The Avengers was based on charcaters and actors that were already in successful films that were well received. The Justice League doesn't have any of that going for it. The last Superman film didn't do well. We don't know how the new one will do. Batman, who is a central charcter
I have no idea how they are going to do this and come even close to getting it right. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see a Justice League movie that's on par with The Avengers, but people are forgetting that The Avengers was based on charcaters and actors that were already in successful films that were well received. The Justice League doesn't have any of that going for it. The last Superman film didn't do well. We don't know how the new one will do. Batman, who is a central charcter won't be Christian Bale, which is an issue. The last attempt at Wonder Woman became an internet joke. It leaves me asking if a good JL movie is even possible at this point in time.
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10:51AM on 06/08/2012
Maybe this is just me but I think they should do Batman Vs. Superman first. Then put some Justice League characters in which would set up for the actual Justice League movie.
Maybe this is just me but I think they should do Batman Vs. Superman first. Then put some Justice League characters in which would set up for the actual Justice League movie.
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7:28AM on 06/08/2012

Wow...

Ok, so his friend says this movie will be awesome and my wife says I have the biggest dick ever. It is stuff they have to say.

The movie will suck, it's already trying to emulate Nolan's trilogy and it really just needs to be more like the cartoon from the 2000's.
Ok, so his friend says this movie will be awesome and my wife says I have the biggest dick ever. It is stuff they have to say.

The movie will suck, it's already trying to emulate Nolan's trilogy and it really just needs to be more like the cartoon from the 2000's.
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4:32AM on 06/08/2012
so now we are going on the word of a friend of a friend of Mark Millar?
so now we are going on the word of a friend of a friend of Mark Millar?
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1:11AM on 06/08/2012

Before all of this, they must..

establish who, and how to introduce a Batman into this JLA universe.
They Have the Man of Steel coming up, so every film DC put out after must lead into it. But unless a Batman is established before all this, i see this being a major issue.

They can't just have a new Bruce Wayne one day appear in the JLA film?
So they reboot Batman as the last film before they film the JLA?

Or as MIKE0621 says, throw Bale a bunch of cash for him to appear at the end of the Man of Steel, and no Reboot
establish who, and how to introduce a Batman into this JLA universe.
They Have the Man of Steel coming up, so every film DC put out after must lead into it. But unless a Batman is established before all this, i see this being a major issue.

They can't just have a new Bruce Wayne one day appear in the JLA film?
So they reboot Batman as the last film before they film the JLA?

Or as MIKE0621 says, throw Bale a bunch of cash for him to appear at the end of the Man of Steel, and no Reboot necessary.
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11:17PM on 06/07/2012
If they did this movie. It would have to include villains like(not all) Lex, Doomsday, Deathstroke, Black Adam, Bane. Would love to see Darkseid. It would most likely have Superman, WW, GL, and Flash doing the dirty work. With Batman being the brains. Seems like a difficult project to tackle. I would be there opening day though.
If they did this movie. It would have to include villains like(not all) Lex, Doomsday, Deathstroke, Black Adam, Bane. Would love to see Darkseid. It would most likely have Superman, WW, GL, and Flash doing the dirty work. With Batman being the brains. Seems like a difficult project to tackle. I would be there opening day though.
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10:06PM on 06/07/2012

Oh hey look, the guy who's not involved in any way and who's opinion nobody asked for, has something to say!

Seriously man, give it a rest. EVERY comic book property, he has to ring in with "my buddy says this" or "I totally saw a script or concept art that hasn't been created yet and it's good", or "I once pitched a bullshit Superman story to WB".
Seriously man, give it a rest. EVERY comic book property, he has to ring in with "my buddy says this" or "I totally saw a script or concept art that hasn't been created yet and it's good", or "I once pitched a bullshit Superman story to WB".
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9:11PM on 06/07/2012
Wonder Twin powers activate!
Wonder Twin powers activate!
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7:19PM on 06/07/2012
They should just go balls out and make it like the intro on DC UNIVERSE...
They should just go balls out and make it like the intro on DC UNIVERSE...
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7:07PM on 06/07/2012
biggest problem is the Green lantern movie sucked. They have already talked about a batman reboot for the JLA movie after DKR. outside of comic book fans most people don't know about half the core JLA membesr let alone the extended roster. but i would imagine it'd be like the avengers and be the start of the JLA
biggest problem is the Green lantern movie sucked. They have already talked about a batman reboot for the JLA movie after DKR. outside of comic book fans most people don't know about half the core JLA membesr let alone the extended roster. but i would imagine it'd be like the avengers and be the start of the JLA
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7:02PM on 06/07/2012

Nolan-verse

WB should drop a huge bag of cash on Bale's doorstep to appear in a credit scene of the Man of Steel. That would generate instant buzz for a JLA movie. Granted, that only works if "The Legend Ends" is not implying Batman's demise.
WB should drop a huge bag of cash on Bale's doorstep to appear in a credit scene of the Man of Steel. That would generate instant buzz for a JLA movie. Granted, that only works if "The Legend Ends" is not implying Batman's demise.
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8:24PM on 06/07/2012
A good idea indeed, but I Bales such an egomaniac I really doubt he'd ever be willing to share all that screen time with all the other heroes. I really must admit that was one of my biggest concerns about the avengers regarding robert downey jr. Bravo Robert, Bravo!
A good idea indeed, but I Bales such an egomaniac I really doubt he'd ever be willing to share all that screen time with all the other heroes. I really must admit that was one of my biggest concerns about the avengers regarding robert downey jr. Bravo Robert, Bravo!
1:03AM on 06/08/2012
@ Mark,
That would work in our favour because Batman runs the JLA, and is the brains and manipulates them all into his bidding.
@ Mark,
That would work in our favour because Batman runs the JLA, and is the brains and manipulates them all into his bidding.
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6:56PM on 06/07/2012

What's this guy gonna say it sucks before the script is even finished?

When was the last time DC did something good that didn't have Nolan in charge of the entire film? This has 'Shitty Movie' written all over it.
When was the last time DC did something good that didn't have Nolan in charge of the entire film? This has 'Shitty Movie' written all over it.
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6:45PM on 06/07/2012

how to make it work

The way they make it work is to put them in a world where they belong; they must fit into the context of their respective universe. Again, a watchmen style movie will work very well, with elements of it anyways. And don't make them larger than life people; they need to blend a little bit to make it realistic. They need to find a way to slightly stylize it without going overboard. thats my take
The way they make it work is to put them in a world where they belong; they must fit into the context of their respective universe. Again, a watchmen style movie will work very well, with elements of it anyways. And don't make them larger than life people; they need to blend a little bit to make it realistic. They need to find a way to slightly stylize it without going overboard. thats my take
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6:23PM on 06/07/2012
Remember, Millar guaranteed that Jim Cavietzel was playing Superman, said that X-Men 3 would be the best one we would ever see and many, many other failguesses.
Remember, Millar guaranteed that Jim Cavietzel was playing Superman, said that X-Men 3 would be the best one we would ever see and many, many other failguesses.
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12:10AM on 06/08/2012
Bless you, I thought I was the only one who remembered.
Bless you, I thought I was the only one who remembered.
6:19PM on 06/07/2012
Superman, Green Lantern and The Flash are some of the most boring superheroes. The rest of them noone has ever heard of, so i assume they would have to make origin films for all of them before they even get to the JL?
Superman, Green Lantern and The Flash are some of the most boring superheroes. The rest of them noone has ever heard of, so i assume they would have to make origin films for all of them before they even get to the JL?
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6:00PM on 06/07/2012
Let's see them get any other superhero besides Batman right before trying to get ALL their superheroes right simultaneously.
Let's see them get any other superhero besides Batman right before trying to get ALL their superheroes right simultaneously.
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10:54PM on 06/07/2012
exactly right
exactly right
5:49PM on 06/07/2012
JL could work IF it, like the Avengers, omits many of the odd characters from the roster that wouldn't play well on the screen. DC has already dropped the ball with a previous lackluster Superman and a horrible Green Lantern. If they were smart they wouldn't even bother trying to follow in Marvels footsteps. The only thing that might work at this point would be a Snyder Superman & Nolan Batman movie, as Nolan is already attached to the Superman film, then let the others have stand-alone films.
JL could work IF it, like the Avengers, omits many of the odd characters from the roster that wouldn't play well on the screen. DC has already dropped the ball with a previous lackluster Superman and a horrible Green Lantern. If they were smart they wouldn't even bother trying to follow in Marvels footsteps. The only thing that might work at this point would be a Snyder Superman & Nolan Batman movie, as Nolan is already attached to the Superman film, then let the others have stand-alone films. It's hard to imagine Nolan's Batman riding shotgun in WW's invisible plane or having a hawk woman flying around. Anyways, what was the question again?
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5:52PM on 06/07/2012
Oh, and btw before any DC marks swarm upon me, I thought the Marvel films were pretty vanilla and boring, but they did the set up for the Avengers beautifully.
Oh, and btw before any DC marks swarm upon me, I thought the Marvel films were pretty vanilla and boring, but they did the set up for the Avengers beautifully.
5:48PM on 06/07/2012
Who's the superhero with the bow and arrow?
Who's the superhero with the bow and arrow?
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5:50PM on 06/07/2012
Hawk Eye
Hawk Eye
5:57PM on 06/07/2012
Red Arrow.
Red Arrow.
6:23PM on 06/07/2012
I know it's not Hawkeye. Were you trying to fool me, Pied Piper?
Thanks, XSsoCX.
I know it's not Hawkeye. Were you trying to fool me, Pied Piper?
Thanks, XSsoCX.
6:31PM on 06/07/2012
You're welcome.

I believe Red Arrow was a former sidekick of Green Arrow in the comics, but I am not a hundred percent sure.
You're welcome.

I believe Red Arrow was a former sidekick of Green Arrow in the comics, but I am not a hundred percent sure.
6:40PM on 06/07/2012
Really??Not to OP but really to all the wrong answers...Green Arrow is from JL..any fans here at all?
Really??Not to OP but really to all the wrong answers...Green Arrow is from JL..any fans here at all?
7:27PM on 06/07/2012
gr689...I looked up pics of Green Arrow and Red Arrow and it appears that the character shown is Red Arrow.
gr689...I looked up pics of Green Arrow and Red Arrow and it appears that the character shown is Red Arrow.
7:35PM on 06/07/2012
Uh, can't anyone tell the difference between the color green and the color red?
Uh, can't anyone tell the difference between the color green and the color red?
12:45AM on 06/08/2012
@JimmyArrow...That's why I didn't think it was Green Arrow because why would he wear red?
And only gr689 thought it was Green Arrow.
@JimmyArrow...That's why I didn't think it was Green Arrow because why would he wear red?
And only gr689 thought it was Green Arrow.
5:26PM on 06/07/2012

Thumbs Up...

If you lingered on that comicbook cleavage for disturbingly long time...Yup.

About the main story: I'll be (if this even happen someday) judge of that, thankyouverymuch!
If you lingered on that comicbook cleavage for disturbingly long time...Yup.

About the main story: I'll be (if this even happen someday) judge of that, thankyouverymuch!
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5:25PM on 06/07/2012

I know a guy who knows a guy

Great scoop Mark.
Great scoop Mark.
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4:43PM on 06/07/2012
DC(besides Batman.) just seems so second class compared to Marvel. It will be hard to get Justice League across to the masses. Maybe they can do the opposite of Marvel and do the group movie first(besides Man of Steel.), see how it does than go from there.
DC(besides Batman.) just seems so second class compared to Marvel. It will be hard to get Justice League across to the masses. Maybe they can do the opposite of Marvel and do the group movie first(besides Man of Steel.), see how it does than go from there.
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4:33PM on 06/07/2012

This will be...

...hard to pull off I think, but I am definitely willing to let them try. On another note, I know ppl hate this, but check out my youtube page, subscribe to it...whatever. I make daily animations and would love for people to view some of my work. PLEASE and THANK YOU!

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...hard to pull off I think, but I am definitely willing to let them try. On another note, I know ppl hate this, but check out my youtube page, subscribe to it...whatever. I make daily animations and would love for people to view some of my work. PLEASE and THANK YOU!

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8:13PM on 06/07/2012
Thanks for the love and effort.
Thanks for the love and effort.
12:59AM on 06/08/2012
Don't let the ppl get to toy bud! You had to know the lack of love would be there with your comment "I know ppl hate this".
Don't let the ppl get to toy bud! You had to know the lack of love would be there with your comment "I know ppl hate this".
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4:29PM on 06/07/2012
I'm sorry but Wonder Woman in that costume with the idiotic lasso will not work. It's just too stupid. Sexy, but stupid.
I'm sorry but Wonder Woman in that costume with the idiotic lasso will not work. It's just too stupid. Sexy, but stupid.
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4:21PM on 06/07/2012
While I prefer Marvel's Avengers Universe as a whole, I feel like a Justice League movie, if DC/WB could ever make it work and get it in front of a camera, would be huge. Bigger than the Avengers. Batman and Superman are the most iconic super heroes. Ever. Putting them together in one movie seems almost as impossible as an Avengers movie did 5 years ago.

But there's billions of dollars there if they can make it work.
While I prefer Marvel's Avengers Universe as a whole, I feel like a Justice League movie, if DC/WB could ever make it work and get it in front of a camera, would be huge. Bigger than the Avengers. Batman and Superman are the most iconic super heroes. Ever. Putting them together in one movie seems almost as impossible as an Avengers movie did 5 years ago.

But there's billions of dollars there if they can make it work.
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4:13PM on 06/07/2012

strange

a writer was just hired, yet this asshole already read it?
a writer was just hired, yet this asshole already read it?
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4:36PM on 06/07/2012
From what I understand, Will Beall has actually been writing the script in secret for a while. So when the news broke that he was on the job, he'd already been hard at work for months.
From what I understand, Will Beall has actually been writing the script in secret for a while. So when the news broke that he was on the job, he'd already been hard at work for months.
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