Saturday, November 17, 2007

WB Ready to announce the JLA CAST? Leaked info!?

Well All I can say is that after MONTHS of waiting, and weeks of teasing with Tom Welling being cast, and then not cast, and then re-cast, and now we get this leaked cast from slashfilm which has been backed by other sites, and well to be honest folks IMO this cast is a total JOKE!

This movie looks like it's going to be batha poodoo! To quote Star Wars one more time... "I have a bad feeling about this!"

After the total fuckup that was Superman Returns we get this!
George Miller directing a JLA movie with yet another pretty boy actor who doesn't even look the part!

Tom Welling is who the people want to see in the suit, and yet some how this little tid bit of news fails to ring any bells over at the WB...

So 3 people will now be in live versions of the character in the same span of 5 years.... That's total HORSE SHIT! And wrong to do to any character let alone THE MAN OF STEEL! There should only be one live action Superman per generation! This is how your make people believe, and you make them interested.

Tom Welling is who the mass public knows, and has in their mind as Superman, and like it or not he's the actor who's played the role the longest on any sort of live incarnation! The fact that on the show we won't probably ever see him wear the suit, and this current writers strike which looks like it's going to last a while it would have been nice to have had Tom in the suit, and it would have been a nice reward to all the fans who have fought so hard from before Singer was even on board to direct Superman Returns.

The fans deserve a lot more then to be un heard! If we can't get this then allow the creators of Smallville to do what they set out to do from the start of the show, and that's spin it off to their own Superman movies...

Lord knows this JLA Movie isn't going anywhere, and me thinks that might be the only hope we have of watching an actual SUPERMAN movie that does the character justice! Which each episode of Smallville Tom Welling is looking more, and more the role, and his acting is embracing the character so well it's like HE IS CLARK KENT aka SUPERMAN! His personality, and his acting sells the show regardless of the some times cheesy plots, and acting.

Much like how Chris Reeve saved his 4 movies from being total disasters!
Let's be honest other then Chris Reeve there isn't much to those movies! They pretty much blow if you ask me! The fx don't hold up at all, the acting is crappy, the storylines are garbage! Except for "Superman: The Movie" which is the only one that even it's some what major flaws still managed to tell a stunning origin tale. One which nobody should remake... That I agree 100% on.

It's been done to death, and there is no need to start there again, and with Tom Welling's Superman you get that chance to start in the middle when he's already at the daily planet. There is no need to start over because we already have 7 soon to be 8 or 9 seasons worth of Origin to keep us all happy.

Also as a fan of the character having another guy playing him after Welling, Routh is insulting to the character, and to the fans who have invested in both Welling, and Routh.

Honestly Routh sucked but I'd rather have him that the guy rumored to be in JLA! lol At least Routh looks like Chris Reeve a bit, and if it's a big cast he won't have to do much acting so you can keep his lines to a few, and focus on the other cast members... But now to add a 3rd guy! That's just wrong!

And this is why Marvel kicks the DC/WB Behind with each movie! JLA Won't even sniff Fantastic Four money or even X MEN 1, 2 or 3 money!

Marvel does things the right way, and it's why I feel the WB will blow it again with this craptacular filled cast, and Miller will be taking his Happy Feet else where, and never near another Superman related project, and for that matter after this flop we probably won't see another Superman related project in years.

Singer dug the grave, and Miller will now put the final nail in the coffin, and dump the dirt on these beloved characters.

Sometimes I wish that the family of the characters creator would win in their law suits, and would get all rights back, and maybe then one day from a REAL studio we might get a REAL Superman movie!

If this news is true then there are some dark times ahead for us Superman fans... At least we have 1 or 2 more years of Smallville to keep us happy, and the seasons on dvd so we could watch the real face to this generations live action SUPERMAN!

I hope this casting of Superman in JLA is bogus... Here's me praying...

First Look: Justice League of America Cast?

Warner Bros is set to announce the
official cast for George Miller’s
Justice League of America
movie next week, but studio spies have leaked a supposed preview of what we
should expect. Note: none of the following cast has been officially confirmed,
and being late Friday night, it’s likely we won’t hear anything until Monday at
earliest. But let’s take a look at the rumored cast of Justice League.

Scott Porter (Speed Racer, Friday Night Lights) is Superman. Created in 1932, Superman is considered to be the most famous comic book character of all time.
Born on an alien planet called Kryton, Kal-El was sent to Earth moments before
the planet’s destruction. Adopted and raised by a Kansas farmer and his wife,
Clark Kent (earth name) was brought up with a strong moral compass. Upon reaching maturity Clark developed superhuman abilities including flight, speed, strength, stamina, durability, senses, intelligence, breath, and heat vision, later resolving to use these for the benefit of humanity. Justice League Superman is supposed to take place in a different continuity than the Bryan
Singer and Richard Donner stories.

Adam Brody (The O.C., Thank You For Smoking) is Wally West aka The Flash. Justice League supposedly begins with the funeral of Barry Allen, the second Flash (1956-1986). His nephew (by marriage) Wally West was exposed to electrically charged chemicals at ten years old when he was visiting his uncle’s police laboratory. West donned a copy of his uncle’s outfit and became the young crime fighter named Kid Flash. After Barry Allen was killed, Wally took over as the fastest man alive. The Flash possesses “super-speed,” and superhuman reflexes which allow him to violate certain laws of physics. Wedding Crashers and Fred Claus helmer David Dobkin is signed on to direct a Flash feature film following production of Justice League.

Common (Smokin’ Aces, Wanted) is John Stewart aka The Green Lantern, who first appeared in July 1940. The Green Lantern possesses a power ring that gives him control over the physical world as long as the wielder has sufficient willpower and strength to wield it. Greg Berlanti (The Broken Hearts Club) is set to direct a feature film based on the character following the JLA movie. Berlanti is penning the script with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green.

Teresa Palmer (Wolf Creek, The Grudge 2) as Talia Ghul - a recurring love interest for Batman. Her father, Ra’s al Ghul, the leader of a worldwide criminal empire, considers Batman the man most worthy to marry Talia and to become his heir. Not quite heroine, nor villainess Talia has undoubtedly committed criminal acts; but out of loyalty to her father and not for personal gain. She has also saved Batman’s life or helped him on numerous occasions.

Source by - slashfilm

UPDATE: 11/19 (2:40pm)

Well it seems that Mr Scott Porter, a cast member of NBC's Friday Night Lights, told The Continuum that reports that he has been cast as Superman in the Justice League movie are "purely rumor and speculcation."

Turns out that Porter said he auditioned for the role of The Flash for the film, which is being directed by George Miller but from what he understood was beaten out for the role by Adam Brody! Still enough to make one gag over the choice of Flash. Ryan Reynolds is the perfect actor for the Wally West role, and is also a fan favorite. To cast someone else is spitting in the face of the fans... At least make this "Kid Flash" or something! I mean Adam doesn't look older then 15 for christ sake! At least this gives us some peace of mind.

Now if the WB could only get off it's ass, and announce Tom Welling as Superman already, and make us all happy the world would be a wonderful place!

Porter sat down with The Continuum on Sunday at Wizard World Texas to discuss the film, his audition and the possibility of him playing Superman.

UPDATE: 11/19 (6:49pm)

Well it looks like the folks over at has a different list of actors who they think are rumored to be cast in this JLA movie. Teresa Palmer, and Common seems to be the only Common (Pun intended) names that are on both lists....

I smell a big batch of horse crap here!

This D.J Cotrona guy reminds me a bit of James Caviezel but without the acting chops, and James looks a bit more Supermanish then D.J who looks like the very badly water down version or a poor man's James Caviezel.

The rest of the Hype's cast looks horrid! So who's lying, and who's telling us the truth?
Well only time will tell who lies, and from the looks of this I'm going to start calling this "JLA: Casting Gate" because this whole thing has taken an unusual twist, and from the looks of it we're all going to be a bit mad no matter what the out come!

New Justice League Cast Members?

Source: Superhero Hype!
November 19, 2007

Keep in mind that
Warner Bros. has yet to reveal any cast members, but this
is a list of names Superhero Hype! received over the weekend as to who might be
cast in Justice League. Yes, we realize the much rumored
Adam Brody is not listed here as The Flash. Our answer? We just don't know what's up, plain and simple:

Superman -
D.J. Cotrona
Batman - Armie Hammer
Wally West/The Flash - Anton Yelchin
Aquaman - Santiago Cabrera
Iris - Zoe Kazan
Wonder Woman - Megan Gale
Talia al Ghul - Teresa Palmer
Green Lantern - Common

We must repeat, the above names are not confirmed. They might not be confirmed for a while, because a new article talking about the writers strike at The Hollywood Reporter says that Justice League might not be as sure of a thing as it seems:At Warner Bros., "Justice League of America" finds itself without a shooting script and has options expiring on potential actors who recently were screen tested. As a result, it might have to postpone production.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dougherty and Harris Out of Superman "The Man of Steel"

Probably the start of something good?
Well it's the best news I've heard in a very long time especially since the latest leaks on JLA have been rather craptacular! I think it's time to admit it Superman Returns was a mistake, and Dan, and Mike are just as much to blame on the movie sucking as it did as the director Bryan Singer, and the cast of monkeys who were given top dollar to act like fools, and not fool anyone in their role.

Nobody bought Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent, and if you like his version of Superman/Clark Kent then your fucking retarded! And I mean that in the meanest way possible!
Seriously any grown man who says Brandon "Was awesome" is just retarded. This is a big step in the right direction, and now we will wait until Singer parts ways, and then the WB announces Tom Welling as the JLA, and new Superman for the big screen.

Once we get that then the ship will get corrected... Anyway check out the article over at Variety.
Story by: Variety

Superman needs some ideas for what his next adventure might be.

"Superman Returns" scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris have opted not to come back and pen a sequel to the 2006 summer pic that would have reunited them with helmer Bryan Singer. The three also worked together on "X2: X-Men United."

As a result, WB is now taking pitches for Supe's next outing from other scribes -- just as the studio is trying to figure out which actor will don the character's tights in "Justice League."

Industry chatter claimed the studio would start fresh with a new take on the Man of Steel, as if the previous pic never happened.

Reasons mentioned were the introduction of Superman's son with Lois Lane, as well as the film's less-than-expected domestic haul of $200 million and another $191 million overseas.

Marvel Studios is adopting that let's-try-again strategy with "The Hulk"Edward Norton, will launch a franchise that Ang Lee's 2003 actioner failed to do. at Universal, hoping a new pic, starring

But WB denies such plans and said next pic would be a sequel with Brandon Routh likely to wear the "S" on his chest again. Legendary Pictures is co-developing and co-financing the project.

New pic also will up the action quotient, however -- something Singer promised fanboys at last year's Comic-Con in San Diego.

Dougherty and Harris are pursuing more directing gigs, with Dougherty having recently completed "Trick 'R Treat" at WB as his first pic. He's also looking to pen a graphic novel and children's book.

Harris, who had previously helmed "Imaginary Heroes," is writing and directing "I, Lucifer," based on the book, with Daniel Craig attached to star.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Even Dean Cain Thinks Singerman Sucks

Heh sometimes things happen which just bring a smile to my face, and well this report by SSS nearly brought me to tears.... But they we're not from crying in pain but from laughter!

As many know Dean Cain played Clark Kent/Superman on the ABC hit tv show "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" he played the role for 4 seasons, and to be honest while too short for the role, and well not the right look he did a bang up job at making the role his own.

I think the reason why his Clark Kent worked so well was because he wasn't a total Chris Reeve rip off act it was original, and modern.
It was with the times... Dean Cain forever linked himself to the role of Superman, and now he finds himself many years after his show back where it all began! On a show about Superman.

This one is the show Smallville the hit CW show which features actor Tom Welling in the lead as Clark Kent. The man who will one day become SUPERMAN.

Well over at SSS they poked a bit of fun at an interview Cain gave where well let's say he wasn't too happy with Superman Returns, and the lack of words actually speak louder then the words them self's.

Read the funny interview with Dean Cain...

Well you know you've reached a different plateau of "suckitude" when the worst Superman of all time, i.e. Dean Cain, thinks you suck. In an appearance on the KTLAHERE if you can stand the vapid, tedious morning show banter), Cain was on talking about his guest appearance on an upcoming episode of Smallville as well as his time in the tights, when the subject of Singerman was breached by one of the douchebag morning news anchors (who himself even called the film "not very good"). He kind of puts Cain on the spot about his impressions of the film. Cain's response: 'Um it didnt do very well at the box office...but it was umm

Really Dean? That's all you could come up with? You couldn't even put out a "it wasn't too bad" or something even a bit more positive? That's like going out on a first date and when a friend asks you how it went, you respond by telling him that she had nice shoes. You could tell Deano
morning show ( you can watch the video "visually stunning," I'll tell you that." was struggling to find something, ANYTHING to come up with on the spot, and that's all he (a Princeton University grad BTW) could come up with? Hilarious, to say the least.

Clint's from got the rundown on Justice League

Well this one just throws me for a loop!

After weeks of rumor's, and internet leaks via EMAIL'S we get word from Clint at that this is the JLA movie the WB is making.

Well I'm sure once you read the details you will see why this for me is the final straw... Other then Smallville & the Bale/Nolan franchises I will not support another WB franchise until they clean up their act!

They should be ashamed of them self's with how badly they mistreat these characters, and how badly they mistreat the fans.

Mark my words! Kid friendly or not this movie won't even make Superman Returns numbers... Prepare for a total flop!

Date : October 18, 2007 Writer : Clint Morris

Clint here,

Just returned from doing a TV interview – hope you yankies understand my brash, strong Aussie accent – to find a fat envelope on the dusty doormat. Inside? Several pages from the “Justice League” script – clearly marked [removed]. Yep, this here tree was cut down so [removed] effects guys would know what they’re working with.

So what are they working with? Well, not a lot. Not to say the film reads terrible, it doesn’t, it’s just that it reads more like a Saturday Morning ‘Superfriends’ cartoon than anything else – like, say, something that’ll appeal to the over twenties crowd - and basically, WETA need only look at the old cartoons to seek inspiration for their whizbang dressings. Having said that, maybe that’s exactly what they’re going for – a family-friendly toon-esque romp; like say “The Rocketeer” or “Sky High”.

The film introduces the main characters very quickly – as if they’re a 42-minute TV show and have to get it done quickly. You don’t get to know much about any of our central heroes before they all unite.

The film opens with John Stewart/The Green Lantern leaving space for the beachy surroundings of what’s described in the brief as being a “San Diego” like town – its there that he’ll have to rescue a Submarine crew (I don’t think I’ll give away the finer aspects of the sequences – just to say they could look impressive) from something with “a lot of arms”. We’re next introduced to Aquaman, who spots the leviathan battering a lighthouse. A large-scale skirmish occurs between the sea hero and the sea villain. Then, Wonder Woman is introduced – but not before Superman, in a mid-air fight, crashes her scene. Next, The Flash gets his big intro scene….

Rescuing plainclothes detective Ben Chyre from a ‘ticking’ bear – something ‘the Trickster’ has cooked up. The Flash has a bit of fun with a news crew – says something so fast that they’re unable to use it on air – which might evoke a laugh or two.

We’re introduced to our villain, Max Lord, as he watches a monitor where[what appears to be] Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman etc are ‘’terrorizing a building full of homeless people. Destroying the arches and pulling the supports down…” We then learn that Lord has captured a team of superheroes already – “ULTRAMAN, SUPERWOMAN, OWLMAN, JOHNNY QUICK and POWER RING...” – who he plans to use for his own devious mission : pit them against the “Justice League”.

We see the “Hall of Justice” being built – on the outskirts of space – by the team themselves; as well as many “construction robots”. Seems Wayne Industries is footing the bill for it.

Within a couple of minutes, alarm bells ring and the team er, suit up for action. The alarm bells have signalled for a visitor from Mars…. Martian Manhunter, who naturally the team presume is evil at first. The visitor informs the gang that their world is “at an end” and so begins their plight to destroy Lord and the OMACs.

Look, the film seems pretty underwhelming, sure, but what I think might’ve been their motivation here is to distance themselves from any of the “Superman” or “Batman” films already in existence – which is something the fans will be thankful for – and as this is merely light and fluffy cartoon adventure-stuff, without any of the dark undertones of those other films (largely “Batman”), they’ve definitely succeeded in that. This will definitely appeal to a much younger crowd than those that say, loved “Batman Begins” – it’ll be one the twelve-years-olds go ga-ga for. In fact, Batman doesn’t even seem to have much of a part to play here – not the pages I read anyway; it’s almost as if he’s a secondary character or Warner have told the producers they can only use a “bit of him” – and definitely isn’t the same Caped Crusader we’ve seen on the screens for the past couple of years. In fact, if this is anyone’s movie it’s The Flash’s… he gets most of the gags, a lot of the action, and seems to have quite a few more scenes- again, in the pages I read – than the others. If the character is cast right – I believe Adam Brody (“the OC”) is the favourite at this stage – he could be the break-out character here…. the one the twelve-year olds want on a T-Shirt.

So all-in-all, “Justice League” won’t be our film – and when I say ‘our’ I mean, commonly anyone considered of adult age – but it will probably be right up the kids’ alley. It’s essentially a live-action version of “Superfriends” – in terms of pace, story and set-up.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Robert Sanchez from IESB is at it again! (JLA Casting News)

I wonder if Mr Sanchez is a fan of John Kerry because man is he ever the flip flopper!

One week he's on, and the next week he's not, and then he is... lol Over on IESB he's reporting that Welling is still in negotiations which as you might know from reading my sites news they just reported what I have been saying all along!

He's in negotiations, and is the studios top choice! There won't be any news on the casting for a bit I heard maybe another month!

We might find out about some of the smaller known hero's being cast but the big names (Superman, Batman) probably won't be disclosed for a good minute.

I hope he gets cast so Mr Sanchez can safe face because this flip flopping is not making him look good lol... Anyway read the entire post on the bottom.

Robert Sanchez

Hey Guys/Gals Sorry about the lack of solid Justice League news, people are being very quiet but I did get an a call from an agent friend of mine from ________ just a few minutes ago and told me that as of yesterday Welling was still in negotiations. So what has been going on? First let me try to explain a little about the New York Times article, they were wrong, almost. Pretty simple, I have been told by various sources that this film is moving forward 100%.

So is Justice League green lit? "Officially" no, why? The movie is officially in "Prep" and could stay in prep mode til about 6 weeks before cameras roll. The reasons studios do this is because once a movie is officially green lit then that is when the studios have to start paying off producers and so on and so on.

By keeping it in pre-production they can hold on to their cash a little longer. This happens all the time and is not new in Hollywood. Pre-production is full steam ahead with all departments working full time on the project.
In regards to Tom Welling, we have been reporting for awhile that WB execs want Welling but that it was always Gough/Millar who were causing problems, they want to be producers on the film.

It's always about the dough, fair enough.
I am hearing that key roles have been filled but I haven't been able to get any confirmations of which ones. I have read what Countingdown is reporting, sounds plausible, I think Friday may be a little pre-mature, but who knows. Oh, almost forgot, the script is complete and has been complete for a bit, who knows maybe a review will pop online sometime soon ;) Yes friends, Justice League is coming summer of 2009.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Man of Steel has a new director? - ALIEN

Well kids this might be the news we have all been waiting for!
Looks like Singerman might actually be dead, and gone for good!!!!! And to that all I can say is THANK GOD!

If this is true then it's wonderful news... If fake then I hope the guy who wrote this gets hit by a semi truck!

Hello Maniacs,

Not sure what a blog is, seems like people post news info here. This was sent o me via email from a site called Not sure if the below is true. But with the fast track of JLA and the Man of Steel being put on the back burner, I thought maybe there is some legitimacy to this report.

Is there another area I can post this? I visit here a lot, but I mostly just read the news, not familiar with the site as of yet. Below is the email.

"Okay, I have some vital information that will be very shocking when certain people find out. I visit this site frequently and today I joined to give this awesome news.

[i]As you know the news surrounding the Superman Returns sequel: The Man of Steel is very eradicate and confusing. The good news (or bad news) is that a secret conversation between Alan F. Horn and Barry M. Meyer has been recorded regarding the future of the Superman Sequel. Variety reported a few days ago that Kevin Spacey is tapped to play Lex Luthor in the Sequel. This is false, Spacey did meet with Singer, but that was Singer's doing and had nothing to do with the Sequel. Also, Singer also pitched and idea for the sequel and was not given very good news. This is Singer's pitch: Superman is enjoying a successful return to protecting not only America but the world from prejudice and hate. Superman is even helping science by giving them detailed information on his journey to his demolished home world. In fact some images Superman returned with look odd and we see some kind of spacecraft that seems to be hiding behind either debris or planets. Superman finds this odd due to them not being detected by his ship. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor is trapped on and island with Kitty when an unknown object lands nearby. Luthor of course is more curious than scared and approaches the spacecraft. As the door opens, none other than Brainiac steps of the ship. Brainiac introduces himself, as Lex's new Master. Lex Luthor of Course has a proposition for him.

Moving on, another villain is waiting in the shadows, how this person came to earth is unknown, but he seems to have the exact same powers as Superman. He wreaks havoc and terror on the world and Superman has to investigate.

This is as much of the story has was told by Singer until Horn cut him off and said he did not think this story was neither interesting nor exciting. The conversation goes on to say that Meyer is not even going to listen to another word until a REAL Villain can challenge superman and it has more action.

In fact, Both Horn and Meyers told Singer that they will be interviewing other writers and Directors because they feel that Superman Returns was not exactly a box office smash. Now, to the recorded conversation between Horn and Meyers: Horn calls Meyer to discuss the likely possibility that they will be needing to hire a new director. Meyer suggests someone hip and new that can handle SFX, action and drama. Meyer would like to see Stephen Gaghan (Syriana) take over the project. Horn likes the suggestion but thought ether Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) or Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon and Superman) should take over. Meyer likes the idea of Zwick, but thinks Donner is not a bankable name. Horn disagrees and would like to talk to all three directors. Horn gets in contact with Zwick and he is interested. Zwick also said that Donner is a great choice and should be given another chance. Zwick was also shocked that Singer was not a definite show in. Zwick says that he is not an avid Comic fan nor does he understand Superman's Mythology. Horn said that is why he would be perfect, because he can see what the fans what and not be bias.

Meyer and Horn talk again. They think that another director might be the way to go. They also agree that the suit has to be changed back to the Red, blue and Yellow and get back to the basic design. They also agree that Lex should not even be a villain in the movie and should have a very minor role. [/i]

MTV will be getting the audio soon. I am sure they will post it or print the story. This is huge news that had to be shared. I guarantee that if Horn and Meyers were contacted, they would be completely shocked and would have no comment.

This news saddens me, as I think Singer did great on Superman Returns. The story for the sequel sounds exciting and it sounds like it continues from the first movie. Donner and Zwick would be horrible choices and Gaghan is not really a defined director. It is just wild what happens behind the scenes of film makers.

I have worked for Warner Brothers for 3 years, and this is probably gonna get me fired. "

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bryan Singer Headed For Superman Trial

Well it's not that he doesn't deserve to stand trial for the horror's he's done to the world of Comics but this is just pretty funny stuff here.

Looks like Bryan's got some explaining to do!

Posted by Patrick on 09/25 at 03:13 PM
Is one of the reasons for the slow committal from Warner Bros. to make a Superman Returns sequel due to the fact that Bryan Singer is going to have to go to court over who owns the rights to the Man of Steel?

I’m going to throw that idea out there. Here’s why:
As I discovered on the The Beat comics blog (which was originally gleaned from this blog), Singer is going to have to give a deposition to the court presiding over the Superboy and Superman lawsuit cases. You can learn the details in greater depth if you follow the second link above but in a nutshell the widow and daughter of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel are suing Warner Bros. for 50% of the rights for both Superboy and Superman.

The Siegels are basing their claims on the definition of copyright claims as they were defined when Siegel and Jerome Shuster sold their interest in Superman to DC Comics back in 1938, revised in later years, and specificed by the American government as to how copyright could be reclaimed by the creators. For a longer, more detailed explanation hit Newsarama’s overview of the case.
Trexfiles learned that, two weeks ago today, the court ordered that Superman Returns director Bryan Singer give a deposition to the court sometime before November 30, 2007. The court also ruled that the case over who has 50% ownership of the rights to Superman will go to trial on January 22, 2008.
The outcome of this trial will have huge ramifications over the future appearances of the character. It could threaten to derail a Superman sequel. It may even have the power to reshape the JLA movie and future seasons of Smallville or any other Superman/Superboy TV and/or movie projects. And this story is not really getting the attention that it deserves.
Stay tuned for more as it develops.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's Official: Justice League Moving Ahead at WB

Warner Bros. is moving aggressively ahead with the big screen adaptation of DC Comics' Justice League of America, with George Miller (Happy Feet) on board to direct, reports Variety.

The project, which is in the initial phases of casting, is a pre-strike priority for the studio, which needs a superhero tentpole in 2009.

Still, making all the pieces fit has been complicated by overlapping superhero projects in the pipeline, since "Justice League" features a pantheon of superheroes, including Superman and Batman.

Batman and Superman are active properties for the studio, though the next installment in the Superman franchise has taken a backseat to "Justice League" in part because Warners is so keen on the "Justice League" script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney.

"Justice League" will likely feature the characters of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Aquaman.

The project is so complicated -- and casting dependent -- that even those deeply involved in the project are holding their breath until production begins.

"They're working very hard to get it to happen," said one party close to the project. "But there are so many characters it's complicated."
Source: Variety

Funny UPDATE from SSS 9/21 -
Well just when you give IESB some credit for getting a scoop right it seems they've served up a big "shit sandwich" on their "big scoop" from last month about Tom Welling being the JLA's Man of Steel. Nice job, go on TV to declare to the masses that this is going to happen and then a few weeks later back away from it with the infamous "I have no idea what happened." Like I said if they were wrong on this they're going to get fried regardless of the Miller thing. They've likely now succeeded in pissing off a seemingly overwhelming amount of fans of Welling/Smallville who because of this may now have some vitriol against the JLA film when before they probably would've cared very little. Add this to the half dozen girls left on that still care about him and feel as if he's getting replaced, and it's going to be UGLY when the new guy is announced. Way to go IESB!
Man do you guys get it! That's exactly how the fans feel right now if Welling isn't cast as Superman in JLA this movie will suffer the same backlash as Superman Returns.
Pretty much WB your throwing your money away if you don't hire Welling.
Superman is the main focus in JLA really, and his casting has to be perfect for people to really accept this movie. Routh is hated by MOST of the fans, and his movie is loathed by a majority of the public.

To bring him into JLA would only bring that baggage with him...
Hey how about this! How about putting the guy who's on a Superman
franchise that actually makes you money!


Friday, August 31, 2007

No Justice League Movie In Tom Welling's Future

Well according to Tom Welling's people he is not signed to do the movie, and well this just sounds like spin if you ask me.

But let's see how this plays itself out... This story really has got a life to it's own now, and at this point the WB has to make the movie with Welling or risk pissing the Welling/Smallville fans again, and thus risking more negative buzz around another movie with Superman in it, and we saw how badly the buzz was on Superman Returns after Welling wasn't cast. Only time will tell who will be cast. But anyway here is the link to report. [Continue]

The KryptonFan Podcast interviewed both Dirty Sanchez from IESB and Steve Younis from SMHP

Just read this update over on Singermans Superman Sucks, and thought it was interesting enough to post on here.

Looks like the gloves are coming off in the battle of Fanboy Nerds over the casting of Welling as Superman! This is going to be funny to see how it all ends up, and from my sources IESB is correct in what they have said so far, and well while things do change in Hollywood from day to day the powers that be have set in motion the casting of Tom Welling, and there is not much doubt that with all this buzz going on in the world wide web about the casting that now they will fight tooth, and nails even harder to get him signed, and suited up for the movie.

Incase the WB didn't know Welling in the Superman suit in the JLA movie = BIG BOXOFFICE! Any other person put in the Superman suit will be received the same way Routh was. Like it or not it's the truth. [continue]

Thursday, August 30, 2007

IESB at it again with even More JLA Rumors!!!

Ok now this one I can say I feel is 100% bogus!
Nowhere was I ever told about Leo, and also about the people being talked about here... Welling makes perfect sense since he wouldn't be so expensive, and he is someone the fans want to see in the suit badly! Hence the WB finally giving the fans what they want.

If the story takes place say 10-15 years after the last SMALLVILLE espisode, and it's an established JLA like was said here then it wont matter if someone older plays LEX since he would have aged 10 years, and well we all know SUPERMAN doesn't age like humans he wouldn't look much different while LEX, and others would.
But seriously they are throwing out WAY to many big A list names out there, and that just won't fly.

Leo will do a comic book movie eventually, and while I am interested in what he would do as Aquaman I just don't see such a role being cast in this JLA movie with such an actor.

His price tage of 20Million alone would be crazy when you think about the fact that he won't be on screen as much as Superman, Batman, and a few of the other heros.

So take everything you read from IESB with a major grain of salt, and be carefull what you wish for because the WB is known for making major mistakes in their comic book movie universe.

Written by Robert

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Is it even remotely possible to have more Justice League rumors? I guess so.
We have been getting a ton of email from different sources.
Some we decided not to post and the others we try to screen and get some
confirmation of facts.

The following email was sent in earlier today and while some stuff sounds a little crazy, mainly the casting of Bruce Willis as
Lex Luthor and Mel Gibson as Maxwell Lord, one thing that he mentioned surprised the hell out of me.

The following was sent in by Action Boy!

Hey, my friend recently got a pre-production job on JLA.
personally hired by
george miller (they've worked together in the past). you
guys seem to be the go to site for JLA news, so heres what he's been bringing
manhunter will be added to the league. he's a george
miller favorite.-previously, flash was set to be killed. after word leaked
about that, they're changing who dies (See script summary for who).-the heroes
will be younger, and in the first couple years of their career. this not an
origin film though. the league already exists. manhunter though, will be
played older and wiser.-WB is planning to cast very big for the heroes.
names thrown around: jake gyllenhaal, leo dicaprio, jessica biel.

mel gibson
is liked for max lord. scarlett johanssen for talia. bruce willis was mentioned for lex. tom welling isnt happening.-george miller already has a small group of men working on storyboards, script revisions, concept designs, costume designs, etc. WB
wants this for 2009. miller isnt wasting miller has some script revisions already underway. heres the general summary of the whole story based on miller's personal treatment that i read, major major spoilers:max lord and talia al ghul are the black king and black queen for checkmate, the government agency. they have a mutual agenda against caped heroes.

talia's reasons for despising
super heroes is ambiguous, but there are some vague references to her father and his ideals. max's reasons are far more defined: a couple
years ago his fiancee was caught up in a battle between superman and metallo,
she lost her life. he's since seen heroes as a plague that need to be exterminated. this is one of the reasons he creates the OMACs.

He plans to use them to rid the world of super heroes, since the robots can be the
perfect policing unit which can also be controlled by the government and work
for their agenda. he is even going head to head against lex luthor for the
contract, who has created similar technology.

Max also plans on using the OMACs for his own personal agenda...believing that checkmate should be running the government, a sort of coup would put him in power. the OMACs will also be using human hosts, the technology takes over the body. max lord plans on using heroes as host bodies to result in stronger OMACs (a superman omac
being the big prize).

There's even a few scenes planned for early on in the film where OMACs take over b-list DC characters, fun cameos for the fans.  At one point in the film, even flash and GL will become OMACs.the JLA will consist of: superman, batman,
wonder woman, flash (wally), green lantern (jon), aquaman, and martian manhunter. there will be a bunch of humor earlier on at their headquarters showing what heroes do when they are bored with no crime to fight. meanwhile, batman is off investigating heroes that have been picked
off by OMAC's.anyways, a group of shape-shifting white martians travel to earth
and find max lord, well aware of his status in the government (it would appear
white martians have a past with checkmate).

They ask for refuge on earth to escape an aggressor who is at war with them. max denies them, knowing they will then invade earth and take refuge anyways (how he knows this and why he wants it will be later revealed). the white martians leave very angry
and sure enough make plans to invade the martians invade, the heroes
come out, and so do max's OMACs.

This is max's chance to prove to the government their worth and how much better they are than the super heroes. the fight against the white martian invasion will be the chunk of the film. during this time, the heroes become very aware of max lord, his
story, and his agenda. they come into direct conflict, and more is revealed about him. about half way through the film, it will be revealed that max is a shape shifting white martian himself (not even the other martians knew this), but he was banished from the white martian community long ago which is when he traveled to earth. also, he's not only been disguised as max lord infiltrating the american government plotting a take over...but he's also been disguising himself as JLA member martian manhunter!

Working to infiltrate the heroes, learn their secrets, so he can eventually take them down
using the OMACs. enraged at his betrayal, wonder woman snaps his neck, killing him! breaking the league's no killing policy. she stands behind her actions against a very pissed off
batman and superman. still fighting the invasion, batman ends up being able to reprogram and take control of the OMACs and they use them to defeat the martian invasion.but in the last 20-30 minutes of the film, a new threat will arrive. its the agressor that has been at war with the white martians. they have followed them to earth. its darkseid!

Darkseid and his army finds the white martians defeated and a new challenge in the JLA. the JLA goes to battle with him and his personal cronies, while his army attacks the country. in battle with darkseid himself, superman is killed! now regretting her actions, and recognizing superman's heroism, wonder woman begs her gods to take her life force and spare superman's.

Her gods comply. wonder woman dies, and superman is revived. he single handedly takes out darkseid. the heroes are overwhelmed by the rest of his army though. lex luthor appears on scene with his tech army (the one he was using to get the government contract against max lord).

Together they stop the invasion.keep up the good work,Action Boy!
I’m running out the door so I will go on the boards later to talk about what we’ve been
hearing but let me say that the one thing that did shock me about this email was
him mentioning Leo DiCaprio.

Earlier in the year I heard from a DC source that told us that Leo DiCaprio was hoping to get involved in a major comic book franchise. The property? Believe it or not it was Aquaman. But because of Justice League, Leo’s price tag would be too high to be involved in the ensemble pic. We had not reported on Leo’s Aquaman because our source asked us not to talk about it.

But could things change? I really don’t know and I am waiting to hear back from a few sources. For now, these are just rumors and not confirmed facts. I will catch you guys on the boards later tonight. Feel free to post any questions or opinions you guys have!
Discuss this on the IESB Boards!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

WB trying to get Justice League for Pre-Strike Start! (Confirmed by L.A Times)

Well I hope that "IESb" isn't wrong with their Welling prediction, and to be honest I also have an "inside" source over in Hollywood, and while I can say that yes Welling is the studios number 1 choice other actors are also being looked at but Welling is their most serious candidate, and from what I was told it's all a matter of the WB giving him a contract to sign right now.

They have gotten a "YES" from Welling, and his agent, and the producers for Smallville who are working out the kinks on how to make this happen, and in fact they didn't lie at all! Welling is indeed tied to Smallville for season 7, and 8! But here is the catch!

The WB is thinking of having Clark leave Smallville half way into season 8, and switch the shows focus on Kara his cousin aka Super-girl.

Lois, Chloe, and a few others in the cast would remain, and also even heard that Perry White might make a comeback.

The way things look is that they will rush to get this into production because of the up coming strike, and shoot as much as they can while Welling is off from the show, and then he will go back to the show, and film as much of season 8 as needed, and leave the show to finish the movie. Remember when the season airs most of the episodes have had been shot by then, and so to make their target date which allows them a good release date they need to work out the logistics of how it can be done.

I also hear that the target date for the movie is summer 2009, and like I said Welling is a lock but his contract isn't done yet, and things need to be ironed out, and also my source also told me that Eddie Brock, and Venom were both in Spiderman 3 many many months before Marvel said anything about him, and so he is IRON clad.
Just ask the people at if I was right about that! Oh that's right Aaron closed shop... Poor kid couldn't pay his bill.

So yes the people at got it half right, and that's because the producers on the show Smallville are not allowed to leak any information, and if they know that some dickhead from a Superman website is asking them something that is Top secret they will give you the answer that they see fit.

They said that Welling is tied into Smallville for Season 7, and 8 which is true.
But they aren't going to tell you the entire story, and unless you know how things work in making a show then you wouldn't know that when season 7 ends the entire cast would already have been off for many weeks, and thus giving Tom more then enough time to shoot a lot of his stuff before he has to go back into filming for the show, and yes season 8 is his last because he will continue to play the role on the big screen after that in the new JLA movies.

Yes I said "movies!" Because if this one is a big hit then you can bet there would be more coming, and with this strike needing movies to go into production by March 1st well unless Singer is a magician he won't make it, and his movie will get delayed even more which would mean that he wont be ready until the time around when JLA is coming out into theaters, and if that's a big big hit then you can forget ever watching Singerman again on a big screen.

I can also say that the WB originally thought of another actor, and one who once died for our sins for the role but he was rather mad at Singer/WB for casting Routh, and has sworn off every working in a Superhero movie now... Besides he is way to old for the part if you ask me.

If this was Kingdom Come then maybe... But they didn't bother to ask him, and focused on Welling mostly due to the over whelming amount of people who want Welling in the role! The WB when casting Superman Returns never knew that Welling was this popular!

Some could say that Mr Welling not being cast in Superman Returns might have been the reason why the movie tanked.

Remember Superman the movie also had a weak story, and bad acting but the fact that they nailed the perfect actor for the role of Superman made that movie, and it's sequels good, and worth watching.

Tom Welling is without a doubt the face of Superman for this generation, and so the WB felt that they should give the fans what they want.

Of course if they now pick another actor then that would just continue the trend of them not giving a crap about what the fans want in their comic book movies... I hope the WB got it's act together because we need a good Superman movie after JLA hits big, and believe me with Welling in the title role of Superman that movie will be amazing!

To bad BALE doesn't want to do it or won't because he would be a perfect person for the part... I personally hate how many faces have played BATMAN, and I hate when a character this big is played by more then 1 actor in that Generation.

That's what ruined the BATMAN franchise after Keaton... Bale is BATMAN now, and he should remain... They don't need him to be that involved in the movie I mean he could be in a couple of scenes, and not the entire thing!

Anyway I don't know who they will cast but like IESB If I will bother as many people in the "Know" that I know, and If I find out anything juicy I will be more then happy to leak it.

lol I am not paid by the WB to keep secrets afterall... But the good folks over at
"IESB" might have an idea!

Check this post out by

Written by Robert Sanchez
Friday, 24 August 2007

For all you naysayers out there and you know who you are, the Los Angeles Times has confirmed IESB’s report that Warner Bros. is aiming Justice League for a pre-strike ’08 production start date.

We’ve been having a pretty good batting average even without the steroids. I love when the trades or established media confirm stories that we’ve been reporting on for weeks or sometimes even months.

Here is what the LA Times is reporting about the Justice League movie:

“ ’JLA’ is but one of many projects caught in an industrywide scramble to assemble films that can be completed before a potential talent strike shuts down film production next summer, according to interviews with two dozen studio executives, agents, producers and screenwriters.”

The publication continues:

“To beat the strike deadlines, the studios must start filming by March 1. While some high-profile projects are coming together quickly, other prominent movies – ‘JLA,’ Will Ferrell's ‘Land of the Lost,’ Matt Damon's ‘The Fighter,’ Eddie Murphy's ‘Fantasy Island’ -- must clear logistical, financial and political hurdles to move forward.

A bit further:

“Regardless, Warner Bros., which declined to comment, needs to hire a ‘JLA’ director immediately to guide any further rewrites and attract actors. As it is, numerous directors have been passing on the project, although ‘Happy Feet's’ George Miller may end up in the chair. Like any last-minute rescue, time is of the essence.”

Although, I have to correct something, our WB source is saying that only a few directors were ever approached for the project and George Miller was always one of their first choices. We expect a trade announcement confirming his attachment any day now and casting should officially commence immediately following.

Just as a side note, today, the IESB posted an article announcing Tom Welling as the potential JLA Superman. We’ve gotten a few emails about the Supermanhomepage debunking. As we updated in the Tom Welling article, is saying Al Gough says no, Welling is not involved in the JLA movie. But, I am telling you, we have triple checked this out and all indications are that Tom Welling in fact is a go on WB’s side.

Believe me, the IESB will be the first to post a retraction on a story if we are proved wrong, but right now, this is what we are hearing. We have been sitting on the Tom Welling info for almost a week and finally felt we had gathered enough back-up to post it.

Currently, we’ve got a lead on who is being looked at for Batman but we need some further info and confirmation before we announce it!

Stay tuned to the IESB for further updates!

Friday, August 24, 2007

The WB in talks with TOM WELLING to have him star in the new JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE!!!

The good folks over on "Attack of the Show" along with "IESB" re reporting that the WB company are in talks with actor Tom Welling, and the producers on the show "SMALLVILLE" to get him as the Superman for the JLA movie which is coming out in 2009, and from this report it looks like it's going to be live action after all but with some "CGI Motion Capture" in it for the FX. (Thank god!)

This would be about the best news in the last decade, and if this comes true, and the Singerman sequel is scrapped I will no longer have a need for this site, and would close it or change the name, and keep it Superman related.

Tom Welling is this Generations face to the character SUPERMAN, and to never get to see him in the suit or on the big screen would not only be the biggest waste in the history of comic book cinema but would also cheat the fans of what could be a rather wonderful movie.

The guy simply embodies the role better then Routh, and then most actors who I have seen, and it's no wonder why Al & Miles (The Smallville producers/creators) wanted him for the role so badly that they kept pushing even after he turned them down.

Also Welling was always open to take the leap to the big screen suit, and all but Singer had a vision which wouldn't be able to work with Welling in the suit.

Tom's Superman is current, and for this generation... Routh is 20 years to late, and to be honest not something I feel anyone really wants to see more off.

So if this is real news, and please take it with a grain of salt here! But if true then the WB could be heading in the right direction for the first time in a long time when it comes to the Superman character.

Posted by Evildooer

UPDATE: Here's a clip of the interview:

UPDATE: Looks like "SMHP" has called shenanigans or as the folks over on Singermans Superman Sucks say "BS" on IESB for the Welling rumore, and for some really stupid, and crazy reason they went, and flagged down one of the producers of Smallville, and they asked Al Gough if this was true, and seriously expected him to give them an honest response (Hey Younis, ever hear of an NDA??).

"IESB" Is sticking by their guns, and while they have been wrong in the past this one seems like a solid rumore as it's starting to break everywhere! So they called BS right back on SMHP. I hope that IESB is right so let's wait to see how things play themself's out here... It's going to be an interesting rest of 2007 that's for sure. If IESB is wrong they might lose all credibility, and that's something they don't want to do so I think they will be proven right because this is a big big news!

This is the news that MILLIONS of people have been waiting for now for years!

More on this as it becomes available.

Slow Down Betty! Justice League to be a CGI/Mo Cap Film?!

More reports about the movie being actually a CGI film, and not a Live action movie is coming out, and I think I can speak for a large part of the public when I say that this is a bad move by the WB.

The fans might go see it sure, and it will do decent but they shouldn't expect a blockbuster JLA movie if it's all CGI.

The CGI better be very very life like in order to get people excited about it.
I know that my hype-o-meter has gone way down because of all the CGI talk.
The right move is for the WB to spring board the Smallville cast into the JLA movie, and make it as a live action movie, and forget about Singerman, and his terrible sequel.

But what do I know I mean I only CALLED it when I spoke to Dan Harris that they were making major mistakes, and it would cost them because the movie SR would big a big big disappointment, and might even flop so hard that it would not get a sequel.

I was right then, and I know im right about the SR sequel being DOA!
JLA is a good way to re-introduce the characters to the public, and also it will add closure to the Smallville show, and let Tom Welling wear the Suit on the big screen... Something many many fans have wanted for 6 years now.

Anyway here is the report...

Written by Robert Sanchez
Wednesday, 22 August 2007

We have just received an interesting email that indicates the Justice League of America film might be headed to the world of Motion Capture!

I wasn’t sure about the validity of the email, so I went in search of some confirmation. I got it. I got confirmation from several sources from ILM to Rhythm and Hues that said the same thing. From what we are hearing, there may be some truth to this, but again, right now it’s a rumor and we will post final confirmation if this is true or not when we have it.
This would also explain how The Dark Knight films would continue on, same goes for Superman.

Also, this explains the quick casting starting next week and the speedy production date of first quarter 2008. But, mo-cap films take a lot of time, so this may not be ready by Summer 2009 like a traditional film would be. Are we looking at Summer of 2010 or 2011? This would give time for the Batman and Superman sequels. Plus with George Miller's success with singing pigs and dancing penguins, It finally all makes sense! But who knows!
This would put our League of Superheroes in a world much like Paramount’s Beowulf or Cameron's Avatar, where they could hire any actor they wanted and tweak and change them accordingly.

Here is the email with the information that was sent in and stay tuned as we expect to get more news shortly! Again, it's a rumor until we bring you final confirmation - I'm in Europe on business right now, but managed to check my email (filled to the brim with spam of course) and noticed a very interesting message from a contact over at Sony Imageworks.It seems that although they did cgi work on Superman Returns, there has been no talk of them coming back to work on the sequel. However, and take this with a grain of salt, Imageworks are apparently in the running to provide services on the JLA film, competing with R&H and possibly WETA (the latter being unconfirmed).But the real interesting thing about this is that the contract is for an all-cgi "photo-real" motion capture movie, much like the upcoming Beowulf.This is unsurprising, given George Miller's recent track record with the likes of Happy Feet, and motion capture cgi would certainly account for the casting sessions that are supposedly starting next week, meaning that Miller can cast actors rather than faces for the roles, use their performances and tweak things as he sees fit.Now a real-looking cgi JLA does seem likely, but I wonder what will become of Man of Steel given that Imageworks won't be returning for that project. I know there were some rumblings within the company that Singer wasn't satisfied with their work on Returns and is looking elsewhere for the sequel (ILM would be my preferred choice...but can Singer afford them?) and with Spider-Man 4 on hold (another Imageworks project), a mo-cap JLA would become their only major project for the next few years.I just wonder if JLA might end up being pushed back....these cgi films take a long time to make, and a photo-real cgi JLA movie is quite a big project.I'll try to find out more when I get back to the States,

Jawa Juice

INTERVIEW: Is Christian Bale In or Out of WB’s Justice League?

Well with all this talk about the JLA Movie it looks like someone over at IESB snagged a nice interview with Christian Bale. Bale says that he wasn't even asked to be in the new JLA movie, and from what I have been reading, and the news coming down the pipeline is that neither Routh or Bale or Welling for that matter is going to be in the JLA movie, and yes indeed it will be a CGI film.

INTERVIEW: Is Christian Bale In or Out of WB’s Justice League?

Written by IESB Staff
Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Earlier this week, the IESB broke the news that the WB Justice League film is coming Summer of 2009 with a first quarter 2008 production start date. Questions arose about Christian Bale’s potential involvement as the Dark Knight.

Today during the 3:10 to Yuma press junket the question on everyone’s lips?
Is Bale willing to put on the rubber suit once again for the upcoming JLA film?
Here’s the excerpt from an interview IESB’s Rachel Howard participated in and what Bale had to say:

Will Bale’s version of the Caped Crusader be part of Justice League of America? Bale says that he has not signed on to be part of the ensemble superhero pic.

Q: Are you doing Justice League after TDK?
Bale: No

IESB: Have you been approached for Justice League?
Bale: No

IESB: How would you feel about the studio recasting Batman for Justice League?
Bale: It’d be better if it doesn’t tread on the toes of what we’re doing, though I feel that it would be better if it comes out after Batman 3.

Can fans handle two Batmans on the big screen almost simultaneously? I honestly don’t know. Bale has really personified this character to the utmost…I can’t think of anyone else doing it justice after his portrayal.
Well, we’ll keep our bat-ears open and let you know as soon as we do!
UPDATE: There may be a very good reason why Bale and Routh are not doing Justice League, could it be a motion capture film?