Justice League


Justice League

] and hope to have filming start in mid-July 2008. [cite news|author=Michael Fleming; Pamela McClintock|url= http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117981560.htm|title=Film greenlights in limbo|publisher=Variety|date=2008-02-27|accessdate=2008-03-15] In February 2008 it was announced that production would go to Canada, despite Miller's wishes to keep production at Fox Studios Australia. cite news|author=Garry Maddox|title=Unhappy feet may flee Sydney|publisher=The Sydney Morning Herald| date=2008-02-25|accessdate=2008-02-25] . The Mulroneys are currently rewriting the script for Warner Bros. and Miller's approval.

Marit Allen was originally hired as costume designer, but she died in November 2007. [cite news|url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117976802.html| title=Costumer Marit Allen dies at 66|publisher=Variety|date=2007-11-30| accessdate=2008-03-15] Weta Workshop took over costume designer, a decision which opens the possibility of their sister company, Weta Digital, doing the visual effects. [cite news|author=Tom Cardy|url=|title=Weta triumphs in clash of the superheroes| publisher=The Dominion Post| date=2008-01-07|accessdate=2008-03-15]

From February 2007 until April 2008, the much maligned project was subject to rumours before eventually being put on an indefinite hiatus; in a recent interview, producer Joel Silver stated that Justice League "has been tabled. [ [http://www.chud.com/articles/articles/14429/1/JUSTICE-LEAGUE-DISBANDED/Page1.html Justice League Disbanded ] ] In August 2008 director George Miller was quoted saying "the flick's production, initially planned for Oz, has been moved offshore, with a plan to resume filming next year. [ [http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24108414-5012980,00.html Megan Gale proves she's a real wonder woman] ] On August 22. however, "The Wall Street Journal" reported, Warners new plan is to release four indivdual solo movies within the next three years first, before doing a multiple character movie, much like rival Marvel does with their Avengers film. While Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov confirmed that one of those films will be a Superman reboot, it is likely that among the other three, there will be a sequel to the successful Batman flick "The Dark Knight" as well as two movies introducing fresh DC Comics characters to the big screen. [ [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121936107614461929.html?mod=googlenews_wsj Warner Bets on Fewer, Bigger Movies] ]

While a cast for the film was never officially declared, various news brokers were able to confirm a number of Miller's casting choices, for which he chose predominantly younger actors who he had hoped would "grow into their roles" over the course of a film trilogy.cite news | author=Borys Kit | url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ie1bcfaee594e25d9888f18a137c49bcd | title=The Vine: Young actors seek 'Justice' | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter | date=2007-10-15 | accessdate=2008-03-16] This decision has received negative feedback from comic book fans on the internet. Brody, Common, Gale and Hammer will have to physically train for their roles.cite news|author=Silas Lesnick|url= http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4492&Itemid=99|title=Exclusive Updates on "Justice League" and "Happy Feet 2"!|publisher=IESB|date=2008-03-10|accessdate= 2008-03-15] In October 2007, roughly 40 actors and actresses auditioned for the League, among them; Joseph Cross, Michael Angarano, Max Thieriot, Minka Kelly, Adrianne Palicki and Scott Porter.

Concerning the eponymous Justice League, Adam Brody had been cast as Barry Allen / The Flash, - with D. J. Cotrona as Clark Kent / Superman,cite news|author=Michael Cieply|url= http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/01/movies/01justice.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin|title=A Film's Superheroes Face Threat of Strike|publisher=The New York Times|date=2008-03-01|accessdate= 2008-03-15] rapper Common as John Stewart / Green Lantern, [cite news|author=Shawn Adler|title=Common Confirms He's Green Lantern In "Justice League"|url= http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/02/08/exclusive-common-confirms-hes-green-lantern-in-justice-league/| publisher=MTV|date=2008-02-08|accessdate=2008-03-15] Australian supermodel Megan Gale as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman,cite news|author=Diane Garrett; Michael Fleming|url= http://www.variety.com/VR1117979189.html|title=Warner pulls plug on "Justice League"|publisher= Variety| date=2008-01-16|accessdate=2008-03-15] Newcomer Armie Hammer was controversially to be cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman, with actor Santiago Cabrera as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, and Hugh Keays-Byrne playing J'onn J'onzz / Martian Manhunter. Teresa Palmer and Zoe Kazan had been cast in the supporting roles of Talia Al Ghul and Iris Allen respectively. A number of different actors were fleetingly associated with the project; Jessica Biel had turned down the role of Wonder Woman, [cite news|author=Tatiana Siegel|title=Jessica Biel in talks for "Justice"|url= http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117972674.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1|publisher=Variety|date=2007-09-24|accessdate=2008-03-15] while Mary Elizabeth Winstead auditioned. Teresa Palmer and Shannyn Sossamon were also interested, while Christina Milian, a comic book fan, offered her services for the role. [cite news|author=Shawn Adler|title=Mary Elizabeth Winstead Envisions Bulking Up For Wonder Woman|url= http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/10/26/mary-elizabeth-winstead-envisions-bulking-up-for-wonder-woman/| publisher=MTV|date=2007-10-26|accessdate=2008-03-15] [cite news|author=Jennifer Vineyard|title=Christina Milian Wants Wonder Woman Role In "Justice League" Flick — But She'll Have To Fight For It|url= http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1571919/20071015/story.jhtml|publisher=MTV|date= 2007-10-15|accessdate=2008-03-15] Columbus Short turned down the role of Green Lantern, which rapper T.I. was also rumored for. [cite news|author=Larry Carroll|title=Columbus Short Turns Down Lantern Ring For "Justice League"|url= http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/10/30/columbus-short-turns-down-lantern-ring-for-justice-league/| publisher=MTV|date=2007-10-30|accessdate=2008-03-15]

Direct-to-video

' is a direct-to-video animated film adaptation of popular DC Comics limited series ' released on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc in the United States on February 26th, 2008. The film was written by "Justice League" writer Stan Berkowitz, with Darwyn Cooke serving as story and visual consultant.

ee also

*Justice Society of America

pin-off groups

*Extreme Justice
*Justice Leagues
*Justice League Antarctica
*Justice League Elite
*Justice League Europe
*Justice League International
*Justice League Task Force
*Super Buddies

References

External links

* [http://www.warnervideo.com/jlnewfrontier/ "Justice League: The New Frontier" Official Movie Site]
* [http://www.dccomics.com/heroes_and_villains/?hv=origin_stories/justice_league_of_america DC Comics - Justice League of America]
* [http://www.dccomics.com/sites/jla/ DC Comics Sites - Justice League of America]
* [http://www.toonopedia.com/jla.htm Toonopedia's Justice League of America page]
* [http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/jlu/ "Cartoon Network's" official site]
* [http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazine/wizard/004164790.cfm "A Monumental Move"] (April 5, 2007), WizardUniverse.com - Writer Brad Meltzer discusses the origins and implications of the JLA's new HQ"
* [http://www.mykey3000.com/cosmicteams/jla/index.html The Justice League Library]


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