Well here’s either some very disappointing news for impatient fans, or some very good news for perfectionists, it depends how you look at it.
The word on the street was that Warner Brothers were planning to have their very own Superhero megamovie, Justice League, in cinemas in 2015 ready to rival Marvels The Avengers 2. The showdown between Marvel and DC was set to be one of the biggest events in movie history, but sadly it now sounds like Justice League might take a little longer to arrive.
According to Badass Digest, Warner Brothers are not happy with the script for the superhero extravaganza written by Will Beall. In fact, reports say that Beall’s script is “terrible”. Beall recently penned Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad for Warners, and the film struggled both critically and in terms of box office sales. Part of the problem of Gangster Squad’s failure was aimed at the films script, and so Warners are now a bit nervous of Beall’s Justice League script, so nervous in fact that they have thrown it out.
Beall’s script is thought to include the villain Darkseid, with a heavy cosmic threat, and superheroes Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and The Green Lantern were all expected to appear. Apparently the script is the reason directors (including a rumoured Ben Affleck and The Wachowki’s) were avoiding the offers to direct.
It has also been reported that Warners are waiting to see how well Man of Steel performs at the box office before they make any real plans for Justice League.
It sounds to me like Warners are nervous, and concerned about the clear threat Marvel has towards them. The Avengers 2 is already a given to being one of the biggest films of 2015, and how can Warners compete with that with Justice League? They need to get things absolutely perfect, hence why they have thrown out Beall’s script.
However, reports also say that Warners are not done with Justice League, and they are pursuing it on the hope they can get it spot on. Just don’t expect it to be ready for that ultimate superhero face-off against The Avengers 2.
(Source: Badass Digest)