Saturday, October 27, 2007

Justice League Movie News!

Some of the geekiest news on the Internet surrounds production of a live-action Justice League of America movie, directed by George Miller. For the uninitiated (and by default better looking and more popular), the Justice League is a team consisting of DC Comics’ most prolific characters, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. Well, prolific and Aquaman hardly belong in the same sentence, but that’s for another article.

A lot of the wild casting rumors have sent tremors through Internet message boards. Jessica Biel as Wonder Woman? Ryan Reynolds as The Flash? Biel debunked rumors surrounding her interest in donning the star-spangled panties, but the major point here is that the cast is skewing pretty young. And, most importantly, it has nothing do with Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, nor the recently revived Superman series. Think of it as an alternate universe. And if you read comics, that should be fairly easy.

Now, take this with a grain of salt, but UGO has posted some script details, and things have gotten a lot more optimistic. The story concerns Batman keeping all of the other superheroes under surveillance, a two-on-one smackdown pitting Superman against both The Dark Knight and Wonder Woman, and villains Maxwell Lord and Talia al Ghul (daughter of Batman foe Ra’s al Ghul). The story also leads off with a superhero funeral, introducing each of the characters clad in black.

Again, take all of this unofficial buzz with a grain of salt. Ain’t It Cool News reported yesterday (10/26) that Teresa Palmer (Wolf Creek, The Grudge 2) will be playing the role of everyone's favorite Amazon in the patriotic corset. But, if you’d like some low-sodium Justice League news, you might want to wait until some official studio announcements.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I'm seeing rumors for Adam Brody as Wally West in The Flash, and I'm seeing rumors that it'll be a direct spin-off of JLA.

I like Adam Brody (The OC, I know, I know), and he's a bona fide comic geek (with writing credits on Wildstorm's Red Menace), so in concept I already approve that choice. He's genuinely hilarious, obviously key for the Flash, but I don't know if it's the same kind of humor. Then again, I don't know the Flash that well, and since Brody's a fan, he'd have a deeper understanding of the character than a lot of actors.

Geez, though, you almost have to hate the guy. Already has writing credits with DC, AND he's in talks to play the Flash? He's like, living the geek dream. Oh, also, he's hot. If he gets cast, I predict uproar out of immense jealousy if nothing else.