Back in 2008, I was forced to cover rumors of an impending Justice League movie almost every goddamned day, even though it was obvious it wasn’t going to happen. The project rightly died, but now that Marvel’s The Avengers is about to become one of the top two or three-grossing movies of all time, DC, Marvel’s uncool older brother, wants a piece of that sweet sweet superhero supergroup-movie action. “Hey! Our team of superheroes has an unnecessary bow-and-arrow guy too!” they’re probably shouting.
This is all your fault, Joss Whedon, you gigantic-headed son of a bitch.
While Disney and Marvel were busy shooting “The Avengers” last year, Warner Brothers quietly began getting its own all-star superhero pic back on track, tapping “Gangster Squad” scribe Will Beall to write “Justice League,” based on the WB-controlled stable of DC Comics superheroes.
Warner Bros. had no comment on the top-secret hire, which, due to its timing, was more in anticipation of — rather than a reaction to — the box office success of “The Avengers.”
Beall has yet to turn in his “Justice League” script, though he has become a favorite scribe of Warners. He’s writing the studio’s “Lethal Weapon” reboot and its remake of “Logan’s Run,” which is expected to reteam “Gangster Squad” thesp Ryan Gosling with his “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn. Warners will release “Gangster Squad” on Sept. 7.
A guy the studio is hot on who’s written three movies that aren’t out yet? Well that couldn’t possibly go wrong. (*cough*) JUSTIN MARKS! (*cough, cough*).
Meanwhile, one crucial component of the Justice League team is Wonder Woman. Without her, who would make Superman’s sandwiches? Batman? That guy can’t cook for shit. Cape gets in the way. Anyway, naturally, WB is also planning a Wonder Woman movie.
DC Comics is a vital component of Warner Bros.’ intellectual property, as “Green Lantern” scribes Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green were tapped to write “The Flash” for director Greg Berlanti, while another “Green Lantern” scribe, Michael Goldenberg, was hired to write “Wonder Woman.” Additionally, Brad Peyton is working on a new draft of “Lobo,” while John Kamps and David Koepp are developing “Spy vs. Spy” as a potential directing vehicle for Ron Howard. WB also developed the “Aquaman” property several years ago. [Variety]
There were four credited screenwriters on Green Lantern (and God knows how many more uncredited ones). You think Goldenberg was the one who came up with the concept of two abstract concepts as represented by two abstract entities (green and yellow space jizz, respectively) doing battle? Because, boy, was that ever a triumph of screenwriting.Ugh, I hope I don’t have to write six more posts about this.
This is neither here nor there, but do you think Wonder Woman’s invisible plane has a toilet in it? I’m not saying I would watch her pee, but theoretically, if someone did, I imagine it would probably be VERY erotic.