Last week we reported how Warner Bros. were concerned about the possibility of Justice League and felt that the movies progression hinged on the box office success of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Man of Steel. According to Badass Digest, it seems WB may not be pushing forward with the project at all.
Although the movie was announced for a 2015 release, Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci’s multiple sources claim that the Will Beall (Gangster Squad) script has now been scrapped and Warner Bros. are looking for new writers to come on board. Faraci writes that, “the story from each source is the same: it’s terrible. Some sources seem to think the whole movie is going to fall apart and never happen, while some believe that Warner Bros. will keep moving forward, unwilling to lose the superhero arms race.”
He continues to say that the Beall script was “half-baked from the beginning”, did contain Darkseid and a heavy cosmic force but that the characters (beyond the main five of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern) have been cut and added at the studio’s will. Many directors have turned the job down, apparently due to the script, and this has also spurred Warner’s decision to shelve the project for the time being.
It seems Warner will now play their cards close to their chest to see how well Man of Steel does. But even if the movie does strike box office gold and Justice League moves forward, it will be with a completely new script.
What are your thoughts on Warner Bros. shelving Justice League? Can they get it right?