Wednesday, March 30, 2011

HOLD MY CALLS: Justice League Movie Planned For 2013

Thirteen maybe the unlucky number in many cultures, but it's the golden number for comics most recognisable and potentially untapped super-team, as Warner Bros have announced to the LA Times a script for Justice League the movie is underway, ETA; 2013.

While they have also announced plans to "reinvent" the Batman franchise after The Dark Knight Rises and League spin-off movies for both Wonder Woman and The Flash, my mind is still stuck on how awesome it will be to fork out a few dinero and see DC's leading icons, in live action, in the same feature film - and what that will do for the real world awareness of the League as a concept, beyond the Super Friends.

Getting Alex Ross in to help with artistic direction would be a sweet move too. The man's love of the JLA knows no bounds and as shown in the above painting, he's obviously been thinking of a teaser JLA movie poster as it is.

Initially my hopes are for a ultra-streamlined roster, so each hero gets a decent whack of screen time. Although with Steel, Black Canary, Vixen, The Atom and more in the wings, there sure are plenty of great choices on top of the 'Big 7' (Did someone say Shazam!?).

Who would make up your big-screen Justice League?

17 comments:

  1. I love the idea and have high hopes for this movie. That picture you posted is perfect for this article by the way, with the league members in silhouette.

    I just wish DC wasn't so reactive in their movies lately. They've been putting this League movie off for a decade or so. What got them to move off center? The media blitz for the Avengers.

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  2. ...oh yeah, and I'd love to see Hawk Girl, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, the Question, Dr. Fate, and the Blue Beetle make appearances.

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  3. hopefully they won't #$%&! it up and i can give the movie my "Official Dave says it's Not a Shitty Movie" seal of approval.

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  4. I'd buy that for a dollar

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  5. you know what's funny Craig? that guy on the TV in Robocop who said that was also named Dave.

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  6. Okay. Giggling now. If they're going to put Black Canary in we need at least on shot of Ollie ogling her attributes. That's a must. Just to stay true to character. And Oreo's have to be laying on the console. Why aren't we on the consulting staff of this movie guys?

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  7. I really wish I hadn't heard about the remake of Robocop on the radio yesterday. Why touch perfection?

    Random, you've GOT to have Oreos. They make everything better. Hell, you could even do an Oreos cross-promotion with the members of the JLU squaring off against the Manning Brothers, the Williams Sisters, and Shaq.

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  8. can't wait for the JLA movie!

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  9. Craig...that...is...BRILLIANT!!!!! Oh gosh, Who should MM pair with? Power Girl. I have a feeling she could definitely chow down on them. Yeah...think of the money Oreo would rake in!

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  10. Thanks for all the great comments folks, and welcome to IADW Jay - I can't wait for JLA the movie either!

    Oreos could well sneak in a well deserved product placement here and there - maybe even as an audience gift bag with tickets? Now there's a earths mightiest idea!

    Plastic Man would be awesome, as would Zatanna in her classic look - just I'd spend most of the film trying to work out what she was saying!

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  11. I got to myself. I went grocery shopping on my way home from work and picked up a package of the yellow spring Oreos. I'm such a loser. Now power girl wearing a tube top with the Oreos logo on it...that's product placement.

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  12. Insert Dave's comment here.....
    Darnit. Now I'm going to have to go buy Oreos.

    And yeah Dan, Zatana would be awesome, but I'd feel bad for the actress having to work out those lines. Then again..she gets to dress up like Zatana every day to be in a JUSTICE LEAGUE MOVIE. So it evens out. I wouldn't mind seeing Booster Gold hanging around. Maybe not in the main lineup, but just kind of a nod to him...especially if Blue Beetle made it in.

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  13. Zatana, and speaking backwards would be great. There would be a florishing of internet sites just for translating every single word she´d utter on the movie.
    I'd like to see the original crew in Justice League, and maybe some of the JLA time. Specialy because Guy Gardner is my Green Lantern, but Blue Beetle and Booster Gold whould be great additions too.

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  14. I always feel bad when people say 'is my Green Lantern' as I don't have a favourite... I think Kyle might be mine...

    I'm still waiting for a really cool female to wield the ring on earth. Don't know why but I always felt that would be cool.

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  15. It would be cool.
    And I shouldn't take sides, but Guy captured my heart when I was young, with his misture of bravado and insecuries, trying to keep up with expectations... Like all of us, specially when you're a teen.
    I empatized.
    Maybe that G.G.Girl might come to be and so become "your" Green Lantern. That is, if you ditch Kyle :D

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  16. Haha! Nice one Aliera! With Kyle I think DC did the same as they had done with Wally West - captured that Peter Parker feel, without cc'ing Peter Parker.

    Having Kyle in the League feeling out of his depth and being the first GL without the yellow impurity - which I always felt was pretty hokey - made him really reasonate with me allot.

    Before that my favourite Lantern was Kilowog.

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  17. I love Killowog.
    That's a nice lantern to call their own.

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