First up, yes I'm a geek. Save your condescending comments. That said, HOLY CRAP, we might get a Justice League movie!!
Thanks to the success of The Avengers, DC Comics is planning another swipe at the comics industry's greatest team of superheroes. They tried it a few years ago but shut it down before it got to the filming stages either because the script was terrible and the expense would have been too great (or both.)
But now that Marvel made one of the most profitable movies of the last decade out of their cast of b-list supers, DC wants in. I just hope they spend as much time and effort putting together a good story as Marvel did.
Warner Bros. had no comment on the top-secret hire, which, due to its timing, was more in anticipation of -- rather than a reaction to -- the box office success of "The Avengers."
Beall has yet to turn in his "Justice League" script, though he has become a favorite scribe of Warners. He's been linked to the studio's proposed "Lethal Weapon" reboot and several other projects at WB, which will release "Gangster Squad" on Sept. 7.
Warners originally tried to mount a "Justice League" movie several years ago, with George Miller directing from a script by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. That iteration was set to star Adam Brody as the Flash, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and then-newcomer Armie Hammer as Batman. Back in January 2008, the studio cited a lack of tax breaks as the main reason it pulled the plug on the project, which also needed a rewrite that wasn't possible because of the writers' strike.
DC Comics is a vital component of Warner Bros.' intellectual property, as "Green Lantern" scribes Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green were tapped to write "The Flash" for director Greg Berlanti, while another "Green Lantern" scribe, Michael Goldenberg, was hired to write "Wonder Woman." Additionally, Brad Peyton is working on a new draft of "Lobo," while John Kamps and David Koepp are developing "Spy vs. Spy" as a potential directi