A commenter on an earlier story seemed shocked when I suggested that Warner Bros. probably would not have their Justice League movie in theaters by 2015.

And here I thought that was just common knowledge by this point.

But because news moves fast around here, and it’s wholly possible JLA fans missed an important piece of recent information, 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).

#1: The script has been scrapped
At least, according to multiple sources close to the pre-production on Justice League who told Badass Digest that Will Beall’s script is “terrible.” The reports say that the studio might be looking to start over, and that the approach has been half-baked with the core five JLA heroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Green Lantern – being added and removed haphazardly. Even if Team JLA had a solid idea, scripting for 2015 would be difficult. And we likely would have heard firm casting decisions instead of Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumors (which the actor’s reps denied). The hiring freeze on JLA brings me to my next point.

#2: They still don’t have a director
This likely is a direct result of the script not being up to snuff. Perhaps Ben Affleck would have signed on the direct and play Batman if Beall’s script had blown him out of the water. But reports say the script is in shambles, and that could be why no director has signed on. Now, a 2015 movies doesn’t necessarily have to have its director in place at the moment. But parallel 2015 tentpoles hoping to achieve success on the level of a Justice League movie already hired their directors – be it Joss Whedon for The Avengers 2 or J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: Episode VII. And Abrams already has said that pre-production might mean pushing that 2015 release date back. You’re telling me that a JLA movie with no cast, a broken script and no director will pull itself together in time for a 2015 release date? And you’d want to see that version? Please. Warner isn’t even sure it wants to see that version. Which brings me to my final point.

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