When I first heard about the Justice League film I was excited like most fan boys. Then I learned it was to be helmed by director George Miller (Happy Feet) and would star a bunch of almost unknown actors. As I then reflected upon Warner Bros. history of screen adaptations of their DC heroes (Catwoman) I prayed that the JLA film would never be made. With the writer’s strike, it’s all been up in the air anyway, but Variety has an interview with DC VP Gregory Noveck and WB dude Jeff Robinov regarding this potentially awesome/potentially disastrous film. In their words:
Either way, there’s no question Warner Bros. will produce more superhero pics. The question is when.
“These are big, iconic characters,” Noveck says. “So when you make them into a movie, you’d better be shooting for a pretty high standard. You’re not always going to reach it, but you have to be shooting for it. We’re going to make a Justice League movie, whether it’s now or 10 years from now. But we’re not going to do it and Warners is not going to do it until we know it’s right.”
At least they’re smart enough to know not to rush it. Marvel will surely beat them with Avengers in 2011 anyway, but us DC fans know how to be patient.