Published On: Wed, Jun 6th, 2012

Warner Bros hires ‘Gangster Squad’ writer for ‘Justice League’ movie

Following the success of “The Avengers,” Warner Bros appears to be serious about bringing the DC Comics’ superteam Justice League to the big screen. The Christopher Nolan directed Batman trilogy wraps up this summer with “The Dark Knight Rises,” Zack Snyder reboots the Superman franchise with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” so movement on “Justice League” will keep DC Comic fans happy.

Variety reported Tuesday that Will Beall has been hired by Warner, but details are very ‘hush’hush.’ Beall has already been tapped by the studio to reboot the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and writing a remake of “Logan’s Run.”

Beall penned several episode of the TV show “Castle,” before tackling the “Gangster Squad” script which is being directed by Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland”) and will star Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert Patrick, Anthony Mackie and Nick Nolte.

Alex Ross Justice League team photoA serious attempt to adapt “Justice League” fell apart during the writer’s strike. “Mad Max” director George Miller was set to direct Armie Hammer (“Mirror Mirror”, “The Lone Ranger”) as Batman, model Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and Adam Brody (“The O.C.”) as the Flash.

The box office failure of last summer’s “Green Lantern” has slowed most of Warner’s attempt to adapt comic books like Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman, even though a “Lobo” film is moving forward with writer Brad Peyton attached.

Stay tuned for more news to see if “Justice League” can make the big leap from comic book splash page to motion picture.

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