Justice League Movie Has A Bad Week – Thursday Trending Topics

justice league movieThe Justice League movie’s script is terrible? The film is an excellent way to lose $200 Million? Ouch.

I think everyone reading this knows it would be perfectly possible to do an Avengers-caliber job on this.  Critics will point to the recent string of underwhelming Warner Bros DC Comics-based movies (outside of Christopher Nolan‘s Dark Knight films, of course) but… so?  I seem to recall a couple decades or so of reading about ambitious-sounding Marvel-based film projects in the old Comics Scene mag and elsewhere, none of which even got into theaters.  Then Bryan Singer‘s X1 and Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man happened.

As I think both the Marvel Studios game plan and Dark Knight itself proves, it just takes the right mix of people who understand how the underlying material works at the creative, executive, and financial levels of film making. When you see big comic fans like Thomas Tull beginning to emerge at the financial and executive levels, you know the big picture for making consistent major-studio comic films is almost complete.  Warner Bros has the right mix of people and resources to do a job on the Justice League movie. We’ll know in a couple years if they are able to put them together the right way, this time around.

Most-Read Comic Stories Today – Orson Scott Card, Injustice Gods Among Us

Orson Scott Card, Superman And Here We Go Again

I’ve already received e-mails about this. Encouraging me to go nuclear on DC Comics’ for hiring Orson Scott Card to write a story for the new Adventures of Superman digital comic, as reported by IGN.

Injustice: Gods Among Us And The Fridging Of Lois (SPOILERS)

But it’s also exposed a rather familiar and criticised trope in the storyline that sets up the game. There are spoilers here, for both the first print issue and the first third of the second issue, already released as the digital fourth issue.

DC Cancels Firestorm, Ravagers, Hawkman, Deathstroke, Sword Of Sorcery And Team 7.

We mentioned there were big creative changes happening at DC. Well, they’ve now just been announced, ahead of this weekend’s DC Comics creative conference in Charlotte, South Virginia.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today – Justice League Movie

Mark Millar Calls Justice League Characters Out Of Date, Says Movie Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

Warner Bros. are, as is their prerogative, taking it steady with the Justice League movie. This is their shot at Marvel Movieverse style glory, creating not just a single hit film, but a whole, cyclically boosted network of pictures. Only fools would rush in.

Justice League Movie Going Back To The Drawing Board? Recent Script Called “Terrible”

Look back over Bleeding Cool’s many stories about the proposed Justice League movie and you’ll spot a common theme. Wheel spinning. Dirty, mud splattering wheel spinning that is getting the project nowhere.

Somebody Made A Star Trek Mistake – But Did They Spoil The Villain Mystery?

If you visit a certain page on Entertainment Weekly’s Back Issues Store right now you’ll see a preview of one of their new Star Trek Into Darkness covers. This one shows Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch, though the headline refers to the other one, the design with “Kirk and Spock.”

Most-Discussed In The Forum Today – Justice League Movie

Mark Millar Calls Justice League Characters Out Of Date, Says Movie Is “Excellent Way Of Losing $200 Million”

Warner Bros. are, as is their prerogative, taking it steady with Justice League. This is their shot at Marvel Movieverse style glory, creating not just a single hit film, but a whole, cyclically boosted network of pictures. Only fools would rush in.

DC Cancels Firestorm, Ravagers, Hawkman, Deathstroke, Sword Of Sorcery And Team 7.

We mentioned there were big creative changes happening at DC. Well, they’ve now just been announced, ahead of this weekend’s DC Comics creative conference in Charlotte, South Virginia.

Orson Scott Card, Superman And Here We Go Again

I’ve already received e-mails about this. Encouraging me to go nuclear on DC Comics’ for hiring Orson Scott Card to write a story for the new Adventures of Superman digital comic, as reported by IGN.