If it's crap ... We'll tell you
For quite some time now, we've been lamenting the snail-like pace of Warner Brothers' development of The Justice League movie. While Marvel puts film after film into motion, the massive DC team-up strode unsteadily forward with baby steps. No director was hired and it was even uncertain as to which actors would be playing some of the group's core characters; like, say, Batman for example. All we really had was a writer, Will Beall, who was putting together the script. Now, one outlet is reporting that Beall's script has been scrapped by the studio. The outlet claims multiple sources close to the project have confirmed the screenplay was thrown out for the simple reason that it was terrible. Some seem to believe that the massive cinematic undertaking will move forward with a different writer, but some are convinced that this is the end of 'The Justice League.' Suffice to say, the future of this film is unclear.
What the hell is going on at Warner Brothers? Why can't they get their act together the way Marvel has? This is hard for me to say as someone who has always been more of a DC guy, but it's hard to deny that Marvel studios is a well-oiled machine. Many people thought a movie version of both The Avengers and The Justice League would be impossible, and yet Marvel is poised to release its first batch of films after 'The Avengers' while 'The Justice League' heads back to the drawing board. My feeling is that Warner Brothers/DC needs a fearless overlord producer like Marvel's Kevin Feige; someone who can get things done but who is also a fan of the universe he/she is adapting. Warner Brother is too timid about their own titles, and they do not take as many chances on filmmakers. Not to disparage Zack Snyder, I actually like him as a filmmaker, but he is a safe choice for 'Man of Steel.' Frankly, the only risky hire they've made in recent memory was Christopher Nolan, and look how that paid off. If they ever actually want to get 'Justice League' off the ground, they've got to stop dragging their feet and think outside the box to acquire writers and directors.
What do you guys think? Are you discouraged? Do this setback make you think 'The Justice League' is dead? If you were to hire a new writer, who would it be?
Source: Badass Digest