11:57 am - 01/11/2013

"Justice League" can't find a director, may be pushed to 2016; Ridley Scott passes

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As we all know a number of names have been associated with directing the Justice League movie, from Christopher Nolan to David Yates to Ben Affleck and Zack Snyder; however, they have all seemingly passed on the project. Our source gave us a name of another that has decided not to do the Justice League movie and it's Ridley Scott.

Our source also tells us that Warner Bros. has the director list down to a definite five list of names who would be interested. We're told they will be expected to pitch their version of the movie, and if everything goes according to plan, an announcement should be made anytime within the next three months with filming "expected" to begin by the end of the year.

However, if everything doesn't go smooth, and unless negotiations and formalities are sped up, the Justice League movie may get pushed back to 2016.

Will Beall is writing the script, with it rumored that Darkseid will play the Justice League movie villain, which currently has a 2015 release.


Short version - this project is toxic and no one wants to touch it. Sounds like one of two things are happening - the script is shit, or DC/WB is being super stringent over creative control issues.
aviv 11th-Jan-2013 05:31 pm (UTC)
They should go with the "intellectual" route, it could be really interesting. Also, there wouldn't be endless comparisons with marvel.
punishermax 11th-Jan-2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Agreed. Use Nolan as your base line. Man of Steel seems to be following this trend.

Wonder Woman should be the Thor of the series. Set it on teh Amazon island, I'm not well versed on her villains, I guess Cheetah would be her villain there?

Just do Green Lantern from scratch. Follow VERY CLOSELY what Marvel does with their space film and try to understand and think of new ideas to work with that. Use Sinestro as your main villain.

Flash should be very much your closest in tone to Marvel, but still keep that darker tone. Villain should be Zoom.
ladyofmachinery 11th-Jan-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything in this flawless comment.
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