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
Director Zack Snyder is trying to promote his upcoming Sucker Punch movie, but can't escape questions about his next project, Superman: The Man of Steel. Snyder recently revealed that his Superman will take that approach that "there’s been no other [Superman] movies" before it, an idea which may have been born from Snyder's perspective that the Superman franchise needs to be fixed. When talking with HollywoodOutbreak, Snyder revealed that, as a movie franchise, Superman is "broken."
like, really real >> Posted 03.22.11 by Ryan
I think Superman is broken and needs to be fixed, from a movie standpoint. He is the frickin' biggest superhero on the planet, he is the why of all superheroes, the father of every superhero.
Like, we were just talking about this: I'm like, really, Thor? Thor has a movie? Like, really? And there's no Superman movie? It's like the world is out of balance. It's like we lost our minds here people, come on.
A firestorm of controversy was ignited in the comic book movie fan community recently after tabloid news site ShowbizSpy reported that director Christopher Nolan intended on using "fragments of cut scenes" and CGI to include a cameo of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker in the sequel to The Dark Knight (TDK). The anonymous "source" behind the news said that Nolan would insert the cameo so that there would be "some continuity" between TDK and The Dark Knight Rises and to "pay tribute to Heath."
While some fans welcomed the idea of inserting a "respectful" nod to Ledger into Rises, many more took to fan forums and blogs to express their distaste for such a cameo, which they felt would sully the late actor's memory and potentially harm the franchise. The point is now moot, however, as Emma Thomas, Nolan's wife and producing partner, told THR late last night at a function celebrating Inception that there's no truth to the story.
I heard the rumor. We're not doing that.
Nolan also denied the rumor to THR and said that his brother, Jonathan, is still at work on the script for the movie, which is expected to go into production in May. The Dark Knight Rises is slated for release July 20, 2012. Posted 12.02.10 by BrentJS
We're now two trailers in, and still no one can make sense of what Christopher Nolan's thriller Inception is really going to be about. The movie is purported to focus on the "architecture of the mind," and with the trailers showing gravity-defying fistfights and cities folding together, it's clear Inception is no ordinary thriller. Nolan told the LA Times that one of Inception's influences comes from a certain famous British spy.
I grew up watching James Bond films and loving those and watching spy movies with their globetrotting sensibility. We get to do that here, not just geographically but also in time and dimensions of reality as well. We get to make a movie that's expansive, I suppose you'd say, in four dimensions.
Nolan and his crew "globe-trotted" the movie to six different countries, all to help build a movie Nolan's wife and Inception producer Emma Thomas called both "personal" and "enormous." When the movie's premise is described as "corporate espionage by way of dream invasion," Thompson's description seems about right. The task of making such a complex movie was daunting for even Nolan.
This is the biggest challenge I've taken on to this point. We're trying to tell a story on a massive scale, a true blockbuster scale — the biggest I've ever been involved with. We tried to make a very large-scale film with The Dark Knight and with this one we wanted to push that even further. Posted 01.15.10 by Ryan