Last month we heard that Warner Bros were taking the first step towards making a Justice League movie by commissioning a script. It was unclear exactly how such a movie would fit into plans for their other major comic book movie franchises like Superman, Batman and the upcoming Wonder Woman feature film. This week rumours are swirling that the Justice League movie may in fact end up taking precedence over the upcoming Superman sequel, and that there’s a good chance Brandon Routh will star.
According to Moviehole, inside sources at the WB have indicated that since Bryan Singer currently tied up directing a WWII thriller for United Artists, they may opt to use the character to introduce a Justice League franchise instead. It might not be such a bad idea. Superman Returns did quite well at the box office, but it definitely resulted in some mixed reviews. This might be a great way to revitalize the character and spin-off a whole other franchise at the same time. Interestingly, it sounds like Batman will not be involved in the Justice League movie, since his movies are doing just fine on their own. I guess I can understand that, but will a JLA movie still be interesting without that darker side that Batman brings? At least it’s one less character to worry about finding screen time for. Either way, I’d much rather see a Justice League movie than a Superman movie because in my opinion they just wrote themselves into a corner with Superman Returns. Thoughts?» Related Link: Moviehole