Well it looks like the production for the Justice League film has halted once again. This time it's issues with the script. Reportedly the duty of scribe was supposed to handled by Will Beall, the same person responsible for "Gangster Squad."
Unfortunately for Will and the studio, the movie bombed at the box office. If you know this industry you're only as good as your last job, that being said Mr. Beall may be relieved of the honor of creating Warner Bros.' answer to the wildly successful Avengers franchise.
WB wanted a film to meet the sequel of that Marvel powerhouse in 2015. As it stands the film although green lit is still basically in "drawing board status with no script to even attract a director.
Rumors first started swirling around with names for directorial duties like Ben Affleck and J.J. Abrams . Joss Whedon is of course out of the running because he's a general in the enemy camp. However without the script, it's a moot point.
So because of the huge elephant in the room issue with the failure of "Gangster Squad," we still need a script. It's a real shame because it seems that Will was on the right track with Darkseid as the main villain and a major cosmic threat.
Reports from Hollywood have been somewhat sketchy though, some have even maintained the script was half baked from the beginning. It contained only the core team of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern. The roster has changed constantly though at the whim of the studio.
The latest word is that the studio is getting cold feet and wants to see how Zack Snyder's "Superman: The Man of Steel" does at the box office to really get into high gear on production of this film. If Examiner was in charge it would have Zack already preparing to take the reins of the Justice League movie.
Look Warner Bros., we want to see this film and although D.C. had been making huge strides in the animated DVD market with its constant release of hits like "The Dark Knight Returns," Marvel has been killing them on the big screen in recent years with movies like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and Spiderman. (Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy not included.)
The "Green Lantern" film was a lukewarm success at best because the studio went with the funny, pretty boy Ryan Reynolds instead of Fanboy favorite Nathan Fillion. In closing and in the immortal words of Larry the Cable Guy, Warner Bros. "Get Er Done!"