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Christopher Nolan Taking Over Justice League, And Bringing Bale Back As Batman?
We've gotten really worried about the Justice League movie lately, with news that Warner Bros. had thrown out Will Beall's script for the film, and a lot of us worried the movie-- like George Miller's attempt years ago-- would fall apart entirely. But of course, Justice League carries enormous potential for the studio, their version of the massively successful The Avengers, and they're not going to give up that fast. Especially if they've got an ace up their sleeve to make it happen with aplomb
Three Reasons The Justice League Movie Won't Open In 2015, Or Probably Ever
News moves fast around here, and it’s wholly possible JLA fans missed an important piece of recent information, so here are the three reasons why I’m convinced the Justice League movie will NOT be in theaters in 2015 (and why I believe we’ll likely never see it at all).
Ben Affleck Was Asked To Play Batman In The Justice League Movie?
Latino Review editor Elmayimbe tweets a “Fanboy Fact of the Day” that when the studio courted Affleck or the director’s gig, they also wanted the actor to play Batman in the ensemble. Is it true? Maybe, but what does that gets us? It's still not happening.
Has The Justice League Script Been Scrapped?
When Warner Bros. released Ruben Fleischer's Gangster Squad in January there were a lot of comic book fans who muttered, "Uh oh" under their breath. Those who have been following the developing Justice League movie know that Gangster Squad writer Will Beall has been handling the project's script for a while now...
Man Of Steel's Box Office Will Determine The Future Of The Justice League Movie
If Marvel Studios' Iron Man hadn't been a hit all the way back in 2008, it's hard to say if they would have been able to build the massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe that we have today. The Jon Favreau film made $585 million worldwide during its theatrical run, which was able to propel the company past the disappointing Incredible Hulk and eventually on to The Avengers, which now stands as the third biggest box office hit of all time.
Has The Justice League Lineup Been Revealed?
When making a superhero team-up film one of the obvious first things that needs to be determined is which superheros will actually make the team. For example, while characters like Black Panther, Ant-Man, and Wasp have all been members of The Avengers at one point or another, while making the film Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon ultimately settled on a lineup of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye.
Justice League Plot Revealed?
Much as we might like it to be otherwise, the only person currently confirmed to be working on Warner Bros.' Justice League movie is screenwriter Will Beall. The Gangster Squad writer is presumably hard at work putting together a draft good enough to lure in a top-flight director, but while he works, we have nothing to but speculate about what he might bring us-- and boy, have we ever been speculating
Justice League Movie Might Have Found A Villain
Latino Review is going on record to say that Darkseid will be the villain in the Justice League film. And from a certain perspective, that makes sense. The ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid’s considered to be one of the strongest foes in the D.C. Comics catalogue. Creator Jack Kirby has said he referenced Hitler when coming up with Darkseid.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Rep Denies The Batman Rumor
When an exciting story breaks as a rumor, with no official studio confirmation or publicists on board, the denial machine tends to kick in quickly. That goes double when the story is broken by online sites like this one, which--sadly-- still aren't considered in the same league as more typical trades like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Deadline
Is Joseph Gordon-Levitt Playing Batman In Justice League A Good Idea?
It's just a rumor for now, but a completely fascinating one, and one that opens up all kinds of strange possibilities for the story a Justice League movie would tell. The biggest hurdle, of course, is that Gordon-Levitt isn't Bruce Wayne, and would be a tie-in to Nolan's universe in which, of course, Christian Bale is Bruce Wayne. Would a Justice League really do away with Bruce Wayne entirely and stick with a character Nolan invented for his third Batman film?
Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt Play Batman In The Justice League Movie?
Sources have confirmed that the actor “absolutely will be appearing in Justice League as the new Batman.” That’s massive news. And yet, for those who watched the end of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, they understand where this line of thinking is coming from.
Zack Snyder Suggests Man Of Steel Will Lead Directly Into Justice League
Presumably sometime before Zack Snyder's Man of Steel premieres on June 14 next year, we'll know a few more details about Justice League. But that movie could drop all kinds of hints about where Warner Bros. is going with their superhero team-up film, with a potential appearance from a Nick Fury-style character to link all the superheroes together,
With The Superman Court Case Settled, The Justice League Movie Is Moving Forward
Warner Bros. has spent a good amount of time dealing with legal battles for the rights to Superman.The families of the character's creators, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, has been trying to get the comic book hero back for years, but this week a major event occurred: a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled in favor of Warner Bros., giving them full rights to the Man of Steel. And that's very important considering their plans to make a Justice League movie.
Armie Hammer Rumored For Batman In Justice League Movie
Armie Hammer, he of the perfectly chiseled jaw and other genetic advantages the rest of us could only dream of, seems pretty much born to play a superhero, and he's coming close to it with next year's The Lone Ranger. But once upon a time he was set to play an actual superhero, cast tentatively as Batman in the Justice League movie that George Miller spent years putting together
Justice League Movie Could Include Lobo
With no concrete information on who will direct the film or star in it, it's rumor mill mania time for Justice League, which is positioned as DC's answer to Marvel's ultra-successful The Avengers, yet another collection of superheroes brought together for both the common good and massive box office profits