An adaptation of DC Comics' superhero team Justice League was ready to step in front of cameras back in 2007 with George Miller at the helm and a cast that included Adam Brody as The Flash, rapper/actor Common as the Green Lantern, D.J. Cotrona as Superman and Armie Hammer as Batman. Hammer revealed last October that pre-production was finished and the movie was only "a couple of days away" from starting, while Brody revealed in 2009 that the production went as far as assembling the cast in Miller's native Australia, but "sets hadn't been built yet." Ultimately, Warner Bros. pulled the pug due to the Writer's Strike, and, more importantly, the Australian government denying the production a 40% tax rebate which would have saved the studio a significant portion of the movie's ballooning budget.
Last September, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson revealed that they wouldn't mirror Marvel's strategy of creating individual superhero movies and combining them in 2012's The Avengers as many assumed they would, instead claiming that "we've got great stories and characters that will lend themselves to great standalone experiences."
With Green Lantern on the way this summer, and a Superman reboot and a third Batman movie on the way, it looked like Justice League was many years away if it was ever going to be made at all. Not according to Warner Bros. president Jeff Robinov. batman to reboot already? >> Posted 03.29.11 by Ryan