Watch Out, Avengers: Warner Brothers Working on DC ‘Justice League’ Movie
Prefer the Flash to the Hulk? Think Superman could kick Iron Man’s ass? Your movie is coming.
In response to Marvel’s mega-successful film “The Avengers,” Warner Brothers has hired a screenwriter for an upcoming movie based on popular DC superhero team the Justice League.
According to a recent article at Variety, Warner Brothers hired screenwriter Eric Beall last year to pen the script for a yet-to-be-titled Justice League movie. For those of you unfamiliar to the team, the movie will feature the likes of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash.
Beall, who wrote the script for Warner Brothers’ upcoming “Gangster Squad” (out on September 7) has also been linked to the studio’s proposed “Lethal Weapon” reboot. He has yet to turn in his script for the “Justice League” movie.
This isn’t Warner Brother’s first attempt at a Justice League movie. Back in 2008, the studio pulled the plug on a film set to star Adam Brody, Megan Gale and Armie Hammer, citing a lack of tax breaks and the need for a rewrite.
Along with the Justice League project, DC is also releasing several more reboots in the next few years. 2013 will see Superman’s comeback in “Man of Steel.” There are also plans for movies starring the Flash, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. And lest we not forget the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” this summer.
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