JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Lands GANGSTER SQUAD Scribe Will Beall; Update on WONDER WOMAN

     June 5, 2012

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Warner Bros. injects some much-needed life into their Justice League feature by tapping scribe, Will Beall (Gangster Squad).  Clearly, after Disney and Marvel’s The Avengers put a superheroic dent into 2012’s box office, the studio behind the DC version would like to do the same.  Beall has yet to turn in his draft, but the studio has shown strong faith in the screenwriter, having attached him to their reboot of Lethal Weapon and their remake of Logan’s Run.  The latter will reunite Gangster Squad’s Ryan Gosling with his Drive director, Nicolas Winding Refn.  Hit the jump for more on this exciting news for Justice League and to find out who is writing the Wonder Woman screenplay.

Variety reports justice-league-will-beall-dc-comicsthat Warner Bros. is hush-hush on the production of Justice League and has yet to comment on the hire.  A Justice League movie had been in the works until 2008 when the studio cited problems such as a lack of tax breaks and a dearth of writers (who were striking at the time) available to do a script rewrite.  The previous attempt would have been directed by George Miller (Mad Max) from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows).  The film would have starred Adam Brody (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) as the Flash, Megan Gale (I Love You Too) as Wonder Woman and Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Batman.

Current attempts at restoring DC Comics to film glory include The Flash feature, scripted by Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green (both of Green Lantern) for director Greg Berlanti (Life As We Know It) and Wonder Woman, reportedly being written by a fourth Green Lantern scribe, Michael Goldenberg, since Berlanti was also a writer on Green Lantern. In other words, Warner Bros. is splitting four of its writers who were involved with one of their most underwhelming productions and giving them the reigns of two additional features in order to build up to a Justice League release.  I’m pulling for the dark horse of Beall to somehow pull it all together.

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