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JL Going Bye Bye?
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Posted by: Jett

According to my friends over at IESB.NET, things are not looking very good for JUSTICE LEAGUE. Here’s a bit of what Robert and company are reporting….

* “Justice League is indeed in danger of not starting production on time and maybe even getting scrapped altogether” is what a studio source told the IESB last week. "The concerns are that the script is not ready to go in front of cameras, and also that the budget is getting a bit out of control, the WGA strike has proven to be Kryptonite to Superman and friends.”

* “George Miller really wants this movie to be way big but the cast is 100% unknowns,” our source continues.

Another problem we are hearing is that some upper level execs including the new big boss Jeff Robinov is not too sure if the timing is right for JLA. Most of it has to do with the Nolan camp not being happy with the decision of moving forward with the JLA film considering the positive buzz surrounding The Dark Knight.

So what is going to happen? “The cast for Justice League is mediocre, the execs know it's mediocre, it's going to go down to wire on this one, this movie cold be huge but right now it's plagued with a couple of big issues and the WGA strike isn’t making things easier,” our source tell us.

Translation: Warner Bros. is finally waking up and smelling the “JL has suck written all over it” coffee.

From where I stand, the best thing that could happen when it comes to future movies based on DC Comics properties is for JL to pull a “SUPERMAN LIVES ala Tim Burton” and quietly go away.

Armie Hammer as Batman?

Enough said.

SOURCE: IESB.NET.

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