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With the enormous stack of money Marvel Studios made on 'The Avengers,' it was only a matter of time before some sort of development was announced regarding the long-gestating Justice League film. DC's version of the superhero super team, The Justice League finds the likes of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Green Lantern, The Flash, and Martian Manhunter (among others), joining forces to combat Earth's greatest threats. It seems that last year, Warner Brothers hired screenwriter Will Beall ('Gangster Squad') to pen the script for the massive cinematic undertaking, though he has yet to hand in a draft. But now that Beall is one of Warner's favorite screenwriters (tapped to write both their 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Logan's Run' remakes), The Justice League film seems to have gotten a major push. However, a start date is not expected to be announced until after Beall's screenplay is completed and approved.
Uh, this is so frustrating. Here we have an update that is barely an inching forward when we should be hearing about Warner Brothers taking giant strides to set this thing in motion. I understand they are still a bit nervous about the changing of the Batman guard when Christopher Nolan departs, but for the love of Luthor, we've been hearing whispers of a Justice League film for going on five years now. We know they're going to be rebooting Superman next year with Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel,' and 'Green Lantern' has had his, albeit dim, moment in the cinematic sun, so that just leaves, for all intents and purposes, Wonder Woman and The Flash to earn their standalone flicks before this should realistically occur. I'd like to see a Martian Manhunter film, but I don't see the studio rolling the dice on a solo outing from either him or Hawkman. Oh, and let us not forget Aquaman...even though I often do. In any event, they've had a writer on this for a year with no results so hopefully his new-found clout at the WB will give Beall the motivation necessary to get us out of the starting gate.
What do you guys think? Are we any closer to seeing a Justice League movie now that 'The Avengers' is a reality? Do you think they'll give the remaining members standalone movies beforehand?