The inevitable has occurred.
In wake of the monster worldwide critical and box office success of Marvel/Disney/Joss Whedon’s superhero mash-up The Avengers, Variety reports Warner Bros. began quietly reviving plans last year to bring the Justice League to the big (no doubt 3D) screen.
Reportedly in anticipation of the success of The Avengers, Warners secretly hired “hot” screenwriter Will Beall (Gangster Squad, Lethal Weapon reboot) to script the project. Beall reportedly has not yet turned in the screenplay.
The last attempt to bring the Justice League to the big screen was canned four years ago, with the studio citing a lack of tax breaks as the main reason it pulled the plug. According to the Hollywood trade, that version also required rewrites that were not possible at the time due to the Writer’s Guild of America strike.
If Warner Bros. is still behind the new iteration of the project, look for more news soon after what’s sure to be the big box office debut of Dark Knight Rises. The studio reportedly had no comment on the report at this time.
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