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Published On: Fri, Feb 8th, 2013

‘Justice League’ faces more delays, script problems, ‘too out of date’ with Ben Affleck Batman

There’s one thing that appears to be more and more certain: Warner Bros has no idea how to approach the Justice League movie.

Various sources for Badass Digest claim that Warner Bros has thrown out Will Beall’s script altogether, a serious setback for a project that currently has no director nor confirmed cast members.

Alex Ross Justice League team photoBeall’s script was positioning the villainous Darkseid as the story’s primary antagonist alongside an unnamed “cosmic threat”. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern were set to be the primary heroes.

Creator Mark Millar offered his opinion.

“I actually think the big problem for them is the characters are just too out of date,” Millar said, in an interview with SciFiNow. “The characters were created 75 years ago, even the newest major character was created 68 years ago, so they’re in a really weird time.

“Now the stuff I grew up with… I adored the DC stuff growing up but really, how do you do a movie about Green Lantern? His power is that he manifests green plasma from his imagination and uses them as weapons against someone? Even that in itself if you just imagine then watching a fight scene with a guy who’s like a hundred feet away making plasma manifestations fight someone – it’s not exactly raucous, getting up close and personal.”

Millar went on to highlight similar logical problems with The Flash and Aquaman, before concluding, “The actual logistics of each member of the Justice League is disastrous, and you put them all together and I think you get an excellent way of losing $200m.”

Latino Review revealed the factoid in a tweet.

 

FUN & FABULOUS FANBOY FACT OF THE DAY: DID YA KNOW WHEN AFFLECK WAS APPROACHED TO DIRECT JUSTICE LEAGUE THEY ALSO WANTED HIM TO PLAY BATMAN?

— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) February 8, 2013

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