Two Heroes Cut From JLA?

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/852/852171p1.html

    Start date said to be pushed until 2010.
    by Stax

    US, February 14, 2008 - Now that the writers' strike is over, the delayed Justice League of America movie could find a new lease on life, but it will reportedly be a far different project if and when it finally does reach the big screen.

    According to Moviehole.net, the film will now be "about Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and others of the Justice League of America, an organization made up of the world's greatest superheroes must deal with the expulsion of Batman and the death of Superman at the hands of the monstrous Doomsday."

    So no Batman or Superman? That appears likely to solve Warner Bros.' dilemma about possibly confusing audiences with dueling franchises, and explains the script revisions that necessitated postponing JLA until post-strike.

    Moviehole also points out an article in Australia's Herald-Sun newspaper that claims JLA will now begin filming in 2010 rather than 2008. Much of the cast is said to have booked other jobs for this year, which makes them unavailable to shoot JLA.
     
  2. Matt.S99 Formally batboy99

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    wow, thats really gonna make the movie suck all over again
     
  3. FaT_tONle Registered

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    As much as I advocated possibly writting out Batman for the time being... the Death of Superman??? Wtf are they talking about... this is total BS... and Green Lantern taking on Doomsday? There is only one way this happens... Doomsday kills Superman in MOS... plus they'd have to explain when Batman was even on the team in the first place even if he ever was... but that only kills the SUperman franchise... this is total BS... put no stock into it people...
     
  4. jmc away for a while

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    A Justice League film without it's 2 biggest draws? :whatever:
     
  5. CrazyDavey Registered

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    I smell bull. This move doesn't sound like something WB would do. Movie companies like WB are always looking for ways to make money, and taking Batman and Superman away from a JLA film would be a step in the wrong direction. Unless they don't really care about making much money on this film.
     
  6. Antonello Blueberry Inglorious bastard

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    Third hand rumors.
     
  7. bunk superhero fan

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    Whatevs...
     
  8. 04nbod I need to debrief you

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    if the studio were so ready to do this movie they have only lost one month due to the strike. Creative scheduling of actors and getting the development up and running again ASAP would solve the problem. As far as I can see none of these actors they cast have stellar projects ahead. Whatever issue there is its not about the strike-that is an excuse
     
  9. donk70 "Him"

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    A JL movie wouldn't be a good movie without Supes or Bats.

    But maybe a GL/GA movie would work. I don't know about mainstream theater going USA, but I 'd go see it.
     
  10. Orin Registered

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    Wouldn't it like take away all the sense from a Justice League flick to make it without the Big Two? I mean, like introducing all the other heroes to the general public by having them in the movie, that people will go and see cause it's the first time Batman and Superman meet on big screen? I think it's pretty certain to say that without them, most of the people that would probably go and see this movie, wouldn't even care anymore.

    And i don't know, but i don't think some description that some casting director gives out for a casting call has to necessarily resemble the real plot. Also, that whole 2010 filming start date seems pretty weird to me.

    But anyway, i think it's way to exhausting to discuss every rumor from sources like that and the possible consequences as if they were fact. So i think, as hard as it might be, it's probably best thing to try to wait for news from pages like variety before jumping to conclusions about if, when and how this project will continue.
     
  11. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    I think it actually makes sense to solve some issues by reducing screentime, but on the on the other hand I wouldn't like it without the big two.

    *I am not sure where some are getting that they won't be featured in the film at all, something seems lost in translation.
     
  12. Orin Registered

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    Maybe it would solve some so called issues, but what's the point of that if you have to make a financially stupid move like that in order to do it? I mean, although the Justice League without the Big 2 to me just isn't the Justice League and a big part of why i want to see a JLA flick is that i just love the way the characters of Batman and Superman come of when they're interacting with the League, i still think a movie without them is better than nothing. And if it'd be well done i'd be more than happy to at least get finally live action versions of Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Flash. But since i think a JL flick resembles something that could finally be the turning point in the overall disappointing DC live acting universe, that just wouldn't be the right thing to do...
     
  13. Venom'sDad Enter The Sym

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    I'm sorry but it does not make much sense to me. Is WB more concern about solving issues or are they trying to put out a product that fans are willing to PAY(make money) for?

    :confused:
     
  14. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    I have no idea why they would be more concerned about solving issues than including their two biggest characters. In fact upon further reading, I am confused as to why some have come to the inclusion Batman and Superman will not be in the movie?
     
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    Ive seen this before. Way before any news about this project. I think its been on IMDB since the beginning...
     
  16. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    That is what I heard too, it must have actually been true at this point. Too many sites reporting it.

    *Never head that Superman and Batman wouldn't be in the movie, not sure where this is coming from?
     
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    Honestly I think, if handled well, this story could make for an incredible movie.

    The Death of Superman would have to be shown on camera - if even its only the last part of it. If they could capture the feeling of helplessness that would engulf the world if SUPERMAN was killed. And then force the league, already without THE Batman to straggle on.

    Its a great idea.

    Though - oddly enough - this would be perfect for a third movie...

    With the original story idea perfect for a second movie...

    Can we get an origin story please?
     
  18. protocida Registered

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    I Don't see this happening.
     
  19. odiin Registered

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    The whole point of not having Batman or Superman in it is so they don't have to recast (That is unless Bale and Routh agreed to do quick cameos).

    Sure, I'd prefer them, but only if they could get the current actors to return. The Justice League movie really doesn't NEED Batman or Superhero. The notion that the movie will be a failure with out them and make no money is absolutely ridiculous. There are so many movies from lesser known characters that have been able to make lots of money. Hell, the other 5 characters on their own could carry a movie and make money. So what makes anyone think that combined The Flash, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Green Lantern and The Martian Manhunter can't make a successful film?

    I for one applaud this decision. I thought recasting the characters would be a bad idea from the get go, and the cast they came up with was even worse than I could possible imagine. At least this way it leaves room for the characters to be there in the future if Christian Bale ever decides he wants to do it:

    Batman kicked out of the Justice League? Yeah, no way that's permanent. He'll be back eventually.

    Superman killed by the hands of Doomsday? Well we all know how THAT turns out, see you in a few weeks, Supes.
     
  20. The Major Registered

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    Justice League is more then Superman and Batman. The franchise should still be good without them. It'll give the lesser characters more time on screen, which they need since most the GA either only know a tiny bit about (Wonder Woman, Flash) or nothing at all (J'onn).

    On the other hand Batman and Superman won't be bringing audiences from their fanbases. Hopefully the JL brand is popular enough to made that not a big deal thanks to the cartoon.

    If this is true I hope it works.
     
  21. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    Yea i dont see superman and batman not being in the league they are the big two and then wonder woman is number 3 of the group. The draw for crowds would be from the popularity of batman and superman characters and all that. I dont see them not having them in the film. Also we were talking about this the other day or two in another from from a different article mentioning the same thing. I also doubt they would wait all the way to 2010 to start the film. At most i see it starting up again early summer with a possibly late summer 09 release or a late summer/early fall start date with a early summer 2010 release date.
     
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    Financially it'll lessen the audience draw, but WW's presence and the JL itself might make up for it.

    Hopefully the budget won't be to affected by it. Even without those two WB will need a lot of money for the rest of the Leaguers to look good in live action.


    I disagree. In the comics and cartoon, JLU, the Justice League worked without their presence. No reason it can't here.

    They could show up in the sequels. WB could even have them team up with each other in a different movie.
     
  23. The Major Registered

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    Maybe they don't want Superman and Batman taking over the film in the story.

    They certainly aren't the only characters in the roster who are interesting.

    With Superman around J'onn would be potentially powered down or have less to do.
     
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    It shouldn't be... cause this movie ain't coming out in summer 09.
     
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    This is actually great news.

    I think WB/DC decided to follow Marvels Avengers plan and make all the heroes fit into one universe instead of several different incarnations.

    Batman and Superman could continue in their own franchaises while JL launches the additional characters.

    I wonder if this means Superman will fight Doomsday in Superman Man of Steel?

    Theres a report in the L.A. Times apparently that WB has got a screenwriter for Man of Steel, perhaps theres a bigger plan here.
     

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