Even The World's Greatest Superheroes
reports today that Warner Brothers has commissioned
a script for a feature film version of Justice League.
(They also illustrate their article with the cover of Justice
League Unlimited #15, which features Vibe -- let's
hope that's not an omen.) Apparently a rewrite of Mr.
& Mrs. Smith impressed Warner execs, and they tapped
the husband and wife screenwriting team of Michele and Kieran
Mulroney to tackle the World's Greatest Superheroes.
we been here before?
only is it the first movement the feature film division
has made on a Justice League film, it also comes
as somewhat of a surprise. Though a few years ago the studio
had seriously considered a Superman vs. Batman
film, to be directed by Wolfgang Peterson, that got shelved
when the company decided it was better to keep their franchises
sparked the change of heart, assuming that they plan to
use their Big Three? (Let's
assume Wonder Woman gets her solo film by the time this
project gets seriously rolling.)
off, consider the success of Smallville this season.
The popularity of that series really helped push Superman
Returns, and this year, of course, a
version of the Justice League has been a running subplot.
other side of the comics wars, Marvel Studios has not only
been churning out films (and potential franchises) based
on A, B and C level characters, they've been working on
a team-up film with The Avengers. You could also
argue that Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
really serves as one franchise launching another.
Warner Brothers wisely has not mentioned is exactly which
characters will be used. With The
up under Shaun Levy, we can probably figure they'd want
to use that character, maybe even before Levy's film gets
underway. For years, Green Lantern has been rumored to be
in development. As long as they don't use Catwoman, I think
and this is just wishful thinking, if Warner goes with the
biggest guns in the DC arsenal, they could own whichever
summer they get it going.