Thursday, August 23, 2007

JLA Movie Confirmed? Routh is One and Done?

I don't know if this is good news or bad news but the new JLA movie seems to be on the fact track, and from the looks of it now it will replace "Singerman of Steel" which is to be the followup to the biggest dissapointment in recent day!

Now they are saying that this JLA movie will be a CGI film, and thus not needed the services of Routh or Bale.

While I'm happy to know Routh is not needed I would have liked to have seen Bale in a JLA movie along with Ryan Reynolds as flash.

The WB really knows how to screw with the fans, and always finds a way to turn even the best of ideas into pure horse trash. Anyway here is the official news on the matter.

A casting director for the movie will be onboard next week and it's then that they'll be going after their tighted strongmen.
Director George Miller ("Mad Max") has some ideas who he'd like to cast as Batman and Superman but naturally, they mightn't be the same faces the WB want. Either way, doesn't sound like Christian Bale or Brandon Routh will be involved in the film. I assume that's a financial thing.
(Update : We have been informed by another source at Warner Bros that it will be an all-new cast and that Bale and Routh will NOT be back.)
So within the next month we should start seeing a few announcements about the movie.

Well I like George Miller as the director.... I think that was a good choice, and it makes more sense since the latest news is that it will be a CGI movie, and he just did a CGI movie.

But this guy also did MAD MAX, and so we know he can do live action! Why not let him do this movie live action? I can live without Routh as Superman but why not spring board Tom Welling, and Smallvilles JLA cast to the big screen, and give the fans the payoff they have been waiting for now for 6 years!?
Another bad move by the WB, and another missed chance.

"Let me clear some confusion, Batman and Superman are the central characters of the Justice League film that will now be played by different actors.
WB is looking for a complete new cast for the multi-hero team up and that casting will begin as early as next week.

The IESB has been told that early meetings have already taken place for certain key roles and to expect announcements very soon. Just in case there was any doubt, George Miller is 100% locked in as the director.
Once again, the confirmed heroes are Superman, Batman, the Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the Green Lantern.We are working on a couple of leads that are indicating what actors may be up for a couple key roles.

Well there you go folks... Looks like 2009 will be the year of the JLA!
Singerman 2 is looking less like it will happen... Even if this JLA movie is all CGI it will still help push back the sequel, and might put a nail in the coffin of it all together.

Especially if they screw up the script as badly as they did on SR...

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