Justice League of America has Been Delayed!

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  1. FlawlessVictory Registered

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    Thanks to Thunder Emperor for posting this bit of news first in the "JL Casting Call Update" thread




    Justice League of America has Been Delayed!


    Justice League of America will not start shooting as originally planned.
    I get the emails daily from our readers asking what is going on with JLA, yes there has been an incredible amounts of delays and there wasn’t much of answer coming from our sources, until today.

    There hadn’t been much of a slowdown as preparations were still underway over at Australia's Fox Studios as artists, set designers and other crew were busy prepping the film before the Holiday break but why hasn’t the cast been officially announced?

    “Justice League is indeed in danger of not starting production on time and maybe even getting scrapped altogether” is what a studio source told the IESB last week. "The concerns are that the script is not ready to go in front of cameras, and also that the budget is getting a bit out of control, the WGA strike has proven to be Kryptonite to Superman and friends."

    So while the cast is apparently locked, the studio has had to go back to the actors and extend their holds. IESB was told that at least two high level studio execs headed to Australia right before Christmas to try to resolve these issues and get the film get back on schedule.

    “George Miller really wants this movie to be way big but the cast is 100% unknowns,” our source continues.

    Another problem we are hearing is that some upper level execs including the new big boss Jeff Robinov is not too sure if the timing is right for JLA. Most of it has to do with the Nolan camp not being happy with the decision of moving forward with the JLA film considering the positive buzz surrounding The Dark Knight.

    So what is going to happen? “The cast for Justice League is mediocre, the execs know it's mediocre, it's going to go down to wire on this one, this movie cold be huge but right now it's plagued with a couple of big issues and the WGA strike isn’t making things easier,” our source tell us.

    So what's the final verdict on Justice League? I was having dinner this evening when I got a call from one of our moles over at Warner Bros. who told us, "Justice League has been pushed back to at least April or May and possibly a start date as late as June or July…that is of course if the movie doesn't get scrapped altogether."

    So there you go, our first update of JLA of the year. On a side note, I was really pumped for this film last year but now I am waiting eagerly for the day WB decides to go in a different direction and cancels this production.

    This cast does not inspire anyone and really makes you wonder if Warner Bros. is that desperate for cash that they would be willing to risk destroying a franchise in the making. We have all talked about the poor choices for Superman and Batman. Really? "C & D" list actors for the greatest Superheroes that have ever been created? With the exception of Adam Brody, Teresa Palmer and Common this cast sucks 100%. I have one question to everybody over at Warner Bros., how in the name of Zeus' butt hole did Jay Baruchel get cast as Maxwell Lord? Really? I mean, really? Skinny, dorky Jay Baruchel? Don’t get me wrong, he's a great guy and a hilarious actor. He's great in Fanboys as the geeky friend…but Maxwell Lord? Ummm, I don't think so.

    I'm done, I want to go slit my wrists the more I think about the **** that studios like to do in this town. It literally boggles the mind, well, what I have left of one.

    http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4059&Itemid=99
     
  2. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    As i said in the casting thread is it true is not not we will have to wait and see if WB officially says anything.
     
  3. FlawlessVictory Registered

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    You're right, who knows what is really going on. But the fact nothing official has been said for this movie for so long made you wonder if this movie would make its schedule. I don't like the names I've heard for the roles in this movie and I think the timing is all wrong, so I just hope it gets scrapped altogether and revisited years from now.
     
  4. Superman-Prime Registered

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    Good! JLA deserves to be delayed. BWAHAHA!

    If Warner Bros should cancel JLA movie for good, then I'll be happy.

    Probably won't happen. *roll eyes*
     
  5. Rezzo The Fire Rises

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    No big deal if it´s been delayed.
     
  6. ToddIsDead Registered

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    If it's delayed, then that just means we'll get a better end product when it's finally made. If it's cancelled, then we still have two more Batman movies and God willing, a Singer directed Superman sequel. I'm not too worried.
     
  7. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    LOL, I feel like that right now. It doesn't helps that I was already depressed coming into this thread. :csad:
     
  8. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    QFT.
     
  9. JP Smelly

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    Someone is a drama king. LOL
     
  10. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    I am keeping this in the pile of more bull we have been getting for months untill we have official word from WB.
     
  11. Mister J Enlightened to the Great Darkness

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    I've thought the timing was wrong on this project since it was announced and I'd love to see it scrapped in favor of turning attention to solo projects. However, there's been so much verbiage back and forth on practically everything regarding JLA, I won't get my hopes up until an official announcement is made ...which by the rate WB has offered concrete news here, is near indeterminable.
     
  12. Crook Registered

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    If it's delayed, then I hope to god they reconsider their casting choices. Frankly, that's holding this movie back for me. It's the make/break factor.

    Everyone else associated with JL seems great and full of potential, but I just can't put my faith behind mediocre cast members.
     
  13. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    Hmm ever since this news broke over at iesb i been checking there jla casting thread to see if emi or others have something to say and not a peep going on there.
     
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    Poor Robert. I don't trust him.
     
  15. Octoberist point blank

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    at the sametime, JLA being 'delayed' doesn't sound like a far fetched idea either.
     
  16. odiin Registered

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    Great news, if true. I would love it if they scrapped this project for now and came back to it after they were really ready.
     
  17. Octoberist point blank

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    If you read Robert's article, you can tell he was heartbroken. Yeah, he has an ego but at the sametime, now he's realizing that perhaps the current state of JLA is not the way to go. If the rumors were true, I agree.

    Once they can get things rolling, and polished, then I can go ahead and support this movie. Right now, it's just too much BS going around.
     
  18. TheVileOne Registered

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    Now it could be trumped up or exaggerated, but many people called this and predicted it would go down this way.

    The fact of the matter is, the legit actors don't want to touch Batman. Why? Because Batman already has a great actor that's playing him. And they know there will be a stigma if they suddenly start playing Batman the SAME TIME as Christian Bale. It doesn't compute.

    Now? You have Shazam, Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), and The Flash in development. See how Dark Knight does and then push GL and The Flash from there.

    Give the fans the Green Lantern story they deserve with Hal Jordan.

    When the time is right, approach doing a Justice League movie, and don't **** over Bale or Nolan. Let them finish what they are doing and then lock-up Bale for Justice League, SIMPLE MATH! It will be huge.

    This kind of goes along with the reports on half the execs not wanting to touch this movie at all, and the budget being out of control.

    The fact of the matter is this. This same thing was happening on all the Superman mis-fires. Now you can argue what we ended up with was ultimately a disappointment, but all the other stuff that almost started production wasn't working. The budget was getting super out of control.

    There's no way you can cut corners with this movie, and for anything less than $200 million, even WITH UNKNOWNS! And even with a cast of unknowns (especially when you don't have your own star to rely on for Batman), WB is not willing to invest upwards of $250-300 million.

    To the whiners that have been falling on the sword for this project for months. IF this back to the drawing board for Justice League, I think it will ultimately be for the best.

    Heart broken about what exactly? If anything, if this is true I am somewhat relieved.

    I was tired to death of the "just shut up and be happy they are making Justice League!" garbage. Why should I accept mediocrity just because it's a live action JL movie? Look at that God awful TV pilot. There is no reason this movie SHOULD NOT have at least Bale as Batman in there and yeah maybe even build off of what's been done.

    Now I'm not saying go ahead and do Singer Superman Returns II. But let's wait and see what happens with The Dark Knight and Shazam. I really think people are excited about The Dark Knight, and if anything if Batman is supposed to be such a major character, you should build on the popularity from the Batman films and use it for a future Justic League.

    At the end of the day, this project felt it was going down the wrong path at every turn.

    If Jessica Biel turns it down, then you know something is wrong.

    The guy sounds like an idiot to me if he wants to slit his wrists over this. There's more to life than bad comic book movies.

    Awesome video games for example ;) . RE4.
     
  19. FaT_tONle Registered

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    Good news... but I'll wait till this project is officially in the sh:tters before I celebrate... I can not believe WB even considered going with complete unknowns... its laughable how clueless this studio is. But I have to say... even if they waited after 2011... I still think Bale won't be playing Batman... and I don't think we will get a Singer sequel so throw out Routh as well... which sucks... they are just going to have to recast... maybe keep the same actors if they make solos for the other characters... but I doubt Bale would be in it.
     
  20. ultimatefan The Batman must come back

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    I never felt this was the right time for this project and I can´t say I´m unhappy if it gets postponed indefinitely. If you´re gonna make a JL movie, do it right. The choices for Superman and Batman inspired nothing but worries - when not cringing.
     
  21. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    Me to with the new bat series going on and what ever is going on with solo superman film right now. Yes i want to see jl happen but who knows. Yes most of the rumor castings have sucked but i was fine with a couple of the guys rumored. But untill WB chirms in of the film is canned or delayed for a few months to fix things i wont believe iesb report.
     
  22. Comicfan Registered

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    Troublesome
     
  23. The_Beav Registered

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    Rumors only, and some not very good. Nolan has repeatedly said he holds no ill towards JLA movie and wishes them well. He is busy doing his thing and is not concerned about it IN THE LEAST. Also, I imagine big productions generally NEVER make their schedules and have budget problems. So what if some execs are going to AU, probably just rattling a few cages (as an excuse for a company vacation to AU). The writer's strike is probably making things difficult, certainly they are stuck with what they have (a rewrite is not really viable without the writers). As for no announcements, that is done for media promotion. At this point they have nothing to promote, it is vaporware. There is no reason or benefit for them to announce anything to give joe public some jollies. It's too early to announce anything, besides having gossip and rumors is keeping the buzz going for now.
     
  24. mathhater Man of Ste...(sigh) Tin

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    I'm just going to stop hoping for DC Comics movies at all. WB has told us nothing about JLA...and when was the last time we heard something about "Green Lantern?" or "Flash?" And "Wonder Woman" was just outright given up on.

    Marvel has released film after film of their characters...some well-known, and some not so well-known. And, aside from a couple of missteps, have met with success most of the time. And yet this did nothing to convince WB to compete with more of their comics characters outside of Superman and Batman...(and Catwoman...WTF?) DC has a wealth of characters, and the WB is wasting them all when it comes to their cinematic endeavors.

    I doubt that WB gives much of a damn when it comes to DC Comics...which is a shame because there's tons of untapped movie potential with those characters and stories.

    Yes, we do have "The Dark Knight" coming out this year, which is awesome...but Marvel is giving us THREE movies this year. WB is just not competing and it's really sad. So when it comes to more DC, I guess I'll just wait for the next Batman or Superman film.
     
  25. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    Heres what emi has to say about robert's news on jla delayed:
     

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