Gelegentlich sind die Bedrohungen zu gross, als dass ein einzelner Held sie bekämpfen kann. So entstand die JLA (Justice League of America) - eine interplanetarische Vereinigung von Superhelden, die für den Schutz unseres fragilen Universums eintreten. Zum harten Kern des grössten Superhelden-Teams der Welt zählen Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Plastic Man und Martian Manhunter. Viele andere wunderbare und fantastische Charaktere haben sich diesen Helden gelegentlich angeschlossen...
Am 3. September 2005 startete die erfolgreiche Zeichentrickserie "Justice League Unlimited" (dt. Titel: "Liga der Gerechten") im deutschen Fernsehen...
HeyUGuys.co.uk sprach mit Zack Snyder... [...] We asked Snyder about the plans for the Justice League movie and how his Superman fitted in with that? This is what he said, ‘It doesn’t. Like what Chris Nolan is doing and what I’m doing with Superman, what they’ll do with Justice League will be it’s own thing with it’s own Batman and own Superman. We’ll be over here with our movie and they’ll kinda get to do it twice which is kinda cool’ [...]
Hero Complex meldet... Jeff Robinov is already thinking about DC Comics movies for 2013 and beyond, and he’s got "Justice League" and a reinvented Batman on his mind.
The president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group, who recently sat down for an extensive interview with The Times, discussed his long-term strategy for DC beyond movies already in the works, such as June’s "Green Lantern" and next year’s "The Dark Knight Rises" and Superman movie.
The first priority for the man with the ultimate say on what films get made at Warner Bros.: Finally getting the Justice League, DC’s team featuring all its top characters, on the big screen in 2013. The picture had been very close to production in late 2007 and early 2008, but was killed by the Writers Guild of America strike, tax credit issues in Australia, and concerns by some at Warner about presenting a competing (and conflicting) version of Batman while director Christopher Nolan’s films were breaking box office records.
But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works. Also being written for Warner are scripts featuring the Flash and Wonder Woman, who could be spun off into their own movies after Justice League. Though Wonder Woman is also in the works as a television pilot for NBC produced by Warner, Robinov dismissed that as a sticking point. "Wonder Woman could be a film as well, the same way that ‘Superman Returns’ came out while ‘Smallville’ was on," he said, referring to the 2006 film that put Brandon Routh in the cape and the television show starring Tom Welling that is now in its 10th and final season.
Robinov knows that the most bankable part of his superhero empire has been Nolan and his Gotham City films - the studio has yet to deliver a 21st century superhero blockbuster hit without Nolan in the director’s seat. [...]
ComicBookMovie.com zitiert aus einem Interview mit Geoff Johns, u.a. geht es um einen möglichen "Justice League"-Film... [...] Asked about the possibility of shared-universe films á la Marvel, Johns said, "I'm going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel's." He said that he'd rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than "smashing them together." [...]
ComicBookMovie.com meldet... In an article primarily about Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes movie, THR reports:
"The studio is poised to bring on Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the scribes who are penning its Justice League: Mortal tentpole, to pen a draft of the new tale."
And, later in the same article:
"In addition to the ensemble superhero pic Justice League, the Mulroneys, repped by CAA and Management 360, wrote and directed Paper Man, the superhero-tinged dramedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Daniels that opened the Los Angeles Film Festival this year."
The way THR reports this news, you would think that perhaps they have some insider information telling them that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are still considering Justice League a "go."
CS! meldet... A representative from Kennedy Miller Mitchell tells us that George Miller did not appear on the "Sunrise Morning Show" let alone confirm anything about "Justice League" or "Mad Max." According to the representative, "The facts are indeed the complete opposite to what was reported" below [...]
DH meldet... Appearing on Sydney-based morning talk show "Sunrise" this morning, Aussie filmmaker George Miller confirmed he's no longer involved in the "Justice League" in any capacity.
According to scooper 'Steve' he says that Miller indicated that if the project does get going again, he expects that it'll be recast as "the studios seem to want bigger stars in their superhero movies now." [...]
IESB meldet... [...] Justice League. I know, I know, it's a dead horse but I had to ask about it. I asked our source about the Armie Hammer quote that made the rounds last week that the JL production was still looking for a location to shoot, which has to be total BS. He said that they are not doing anything with JL. The studio doesn't want to do JL just to do it. They want to make it when the time is right. Very similar to what WB's Jeff Robinov said to WSJ last month. [...]
E! Online meldet... Watch out, Christian Bale - there's a new Batman coming to town!
His name is Armie Hammer, an unknown actor handpicked by Mad Max and Happy Feet director George Miller to play Bruce Wayne and his Caped Crusader alter ego in the upcoming superhero-filled Justice League Mortal.
Hammer insists he has not intention of stirring up a battle of the Batmans. "That guy's got his s--t down," Hammer says of Bale.
Even so, Hammer does point out that there's at least one big difference between the two. "My codpiece is bigger," he said with a laugh [...]
While there have been reports that the Justice League flick has been shelved because of too many setbacks (including the writers' strike), Hammer says he hopes to see it get made...
They were supposed to shoot in Australia, where Hammer and his castmates suffered through several months of physical training.
"I would spend hours training with actual guns to prepare me for this stuff," Hammer said. "It was very intense. Our workout regimens were so rigorous that most of us would vomit."
He added, "We weren't trying to get ourselves aesthetically good looking. We were trying to get ready for the demands of shooting."
Not that the 22-year-old great-grandson of oil tycoon Armand Hammer has anything to worry about in the looks department. At 6'5" with a smile and hulking body to match, he has movie star written all over him.
He's already been fitted for the superhero costume, which he says features functioning equipment, including trademark Batman weapons like spring-loaded titanium Bat-erangs. "I was looking down, and I was thinking, This is the best," Hammer said of the first time he put on the entire ensemble. "Then I stood up, and they turned me around, and I faced a mirror - there was Batman. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks - it's not just Batman, it's me!" [...]
Variety.com berichtet über die geplanten DC-Comicverfilmungen von WB... [...] One high-profile property is "Justice League," which Warner Bros. had hoped would start production before the writers strike.
But given that it unites Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Arrow, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, the studio is trying to figure out how such the pic (cast with younger actors) would affect its existing Batman and Superman franchises -- and whether the script respects how the characters play off each other in the DC universe.
To put it simply: the studio doesn't want to piss off the Comic-Con contingent.
"We're not off the notion of a Justice League," Robinov says. "There's a massive interest and knowledge in the comicbook industry and it takes time to sort of catch up and understand the characters and the history, where they've intersected with each other and what their worlds are. That's part of the education that we're going through." [...]
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."
Die Herald Sun meldet... HER big star vehicle, Justice League of America, may be up on blocks for a few months, but Megan Gale can take some comfort in the fact that the film's director, George Miller, is a big fan.
The Aussie Oscar-winner said the glamazon "blitzed her opposition" when she read for the part of Wonder Woman in the sci-fi production.
"She got the job because she blitzed her screen test. I mean, I had no idea she was so good," Miller said.
"She walked into our office in Sydney and read the part. She has done some Italian movies, but I didn't think she would be as good as she was.
"But once she read we all looked around at each other and said, 'Well, there's no question'."
Miller revealed Gale had only a few hours of acting training with a NIDA coach before her audition.
Initially slated to be filmed Down Under, Miller conceded production had been moved offshore, with a plan to resume filming next year.
Laut IESB ist das Projekt gestorben... Last week, during the junket for SPEED RACER, producer Joel Silver described the status of Justice League to CHUD as "tabled." He reiterated this fact to the IESB is our roundtable room during the junket as well when talking about the status of his Wonder Woman film.
Superman Homepage also got word from an anonymous source on the set who said the same thing, ""It's a pity, there was a lot of good stuff in it - stuff that would've been fairly new to the screen...but also some not so good stuff... so who knows...".
To find out if it is indeed true, I called a executive friend down under who happens to be working on the same lot (Fox Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) where Justice League was located. His matter-of-fact response, "yes, it's dead."
So although this will technically remain a rumor until an official announcement is made by Warner Bros., I'd say it's pretty concrete thus far.
Moviehole meldet... [...] There's a rumour floating around that "Heroes" actor Stephen Tobolowsky is up for the role of 'Alfred the Butler' in the new "Justice League" movie. Sounded like a load of BS to me, not because Tobolowsky wouldn't make a terrific Alfred but just because "Justice League" is far from choosing its support cast (it can't even settle on its leads at the moment, let alone decide where and when it's going to film). I also don't believe that Alfred is even in the current version of the script. Only his number 1 client Mr. Wayne makes an appearance, I believe.
Tobolowsky, fresh from Florida where he's been shooting the new "Beethoven" movie, tells Moviehole that the rumour is indeed false - but he's been amused by it none the less.
"I sent all of the stories to my manager who has zero idea where the stories came from...who contacted Warners...who has no idea where the story came from", Tobolowsky, whose appeared in the films "Groundhog Day" and "Wild Hogs" says. "The studio said they don't even have a script....that they expect a draft in two MONTHS...they have not secured the super heroes yet let alone their butlers...we shall see".
If there is a Butler role available in the film, Tobolowsky seems to be interested, but at this stage, there isn't - as he says, there's not even a script yet. [...]
SMH.com.au meldet... Sydney looks set to lose George Miller's mega movie Justice League Mortal after it was refused the Federal Government's new film production rebate.
The Oscar-winning director of Happy Feet and the Mad Max films said yesterday that the $US200 million movie had a 90 per cent chance of being shot overseas after being knocked back by the board of the Film Finance Corporation.
"A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Australian film industry is being frittered away because of very lazy thinking," Miller said.
"If that's going to be the final decision, they're throwing away hundreds of millions of dollars of investment that the rest of the world is competing for and, much more significantly, highly skilled creative jobs."
Justice League Mortal, which is due to star Megan Gale and Teresa Palmer as part of a superhero team, has sparked heated debate in the film industry over its eligibility for the 40 per cent refundable tax offset.
Since Warner Bros suspended filming plans in January, citing uncertainty over the new incentive, opponents have argued that the offset should not be available for big-budget movies not developed by Australian filmmakers from inception.
The director of the equity section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Simon Whipp, has lobbied against Justice League Mortal's eligibility, describing it as an American story that will be performed in American accents.
"For the public, both in Australia and outside of Australia, it will be seen as an American film," he said. "I have tremendous respect for George and his work, which has been some of the most successful films that we have ever produced. But the studio I think in this instance is seeking to push the limits of the envelope."
Miller said he had "utter creative control" over Justice League and plans to appeal against the decision. "It feels to me like I'm not fighting for this film. I'm fighting for the Australian film industry."
The Australian-born director said the industry needed movie franchises, even if they were not identifiably Australian, to boost production, improve skills and draw talent back from overseas.
"New Zealand built up their franchises through Hercules and Xena into Lord of the Rings," he said. "Now they're doing three Tintin films, two more Hobbit films and Halo. They've got work for 15 years in that country." [...]
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Scott Beatty JLA - Die Gerechtigkeitsliga Band 1
96 Seiten (September 2003)
Enthält umfassende, hochaktuelle Informationen über die aufregenden Heldentaten der Liga und ihre schrecklichen Gegenspieler wie die weissen Marsianer, den Key und Mageddon, alles ausgewählt aus den Archiven von DC Comics.
Extra angefertigte Zeichnungen enthüllen die Geheimnisse des Wachturms und des Trophäenraums der Liga sowie die Rätsel von Atlantis, Aquamans Reich unter der Meeresoberfläche...