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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN Movies Get New Writers


Well, what a surprise.

After the phenomenal success of the movie adaptation of Marvel Comics' The Avengers, which has presently earned over $1.63 billion worldwide in just over a month, Warner Brothers is making some moves on a Justice League movie, based on the DC Comics superteam equivalent.

Variety reports that Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall has been tapped to write the script, a move that was supposedly made in anticipation of The Avengers' box office take instead of reacting to it.  Beall hasn't turned in his script yet, but is also writing the studio's reboot of the Lethal Weapon movies and remake of the film Logan's Run.

In addition, the article mentions that Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Goldenberg was hired to write for a Wonder Woman film, which at one point had Avengers director Joss Whedon on board.

There was a previous attempt to make a Justice League movie several years ago, called Justice League: Mortal, that would have been directed by George Miller from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney.  That film had even reached the casting stage, with D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern/John Stewart, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman and Hugh Keays as The Martian Manhunter.  Miller was supposedly off the project in December of 2008 and the film was officially cancelled in 2010.

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