Will Beall (author of the much-buzzed-about Gangster Squad) is at present working on the script for the JL movie, while the seek for a director is ongoing.
While it seemingly a on condition that Justice League will reboot the Batman franchise (within the aftermath of Christopher Nolan trilogy finale, The Darkish Knight Rises), there has been some uncertainty about whether or not or not key new elements from the Superman mythos – featured in subsequent summer Man of Steel – will probably be sustained in Beall script. A part of that can be attributed to Warner Bros. ongoing battle with co-creator Joe Shuster estates over the character rights (after their earlier settlement runs out this yr).
Following yesterday announcement that Warner Bros./DC has gained its battle in opposition to the Shuster estate, the studios now not need to be concerned about not being able to carryover unique components from Man of Steel in future movies, Tv exhibits, or even comedian books. Hence, Justice League (which can have ties to Zack Snyder Superman reboot) is gearing up to start production subsequent 12 months, to be able to make a summer season 2015 launch date. Which means the film will compete with Marvel The Avengers 2 for the superhero movie box office crown – though, it goes with out saying that the 2 will be hitting the large display at totally different occasions of the season (to allow each other room to breath).
The LA Times expects development on Justice League to satisfy that focus on date, as progress should speed up in the aftermath of the court docket victory for Superman rights. It appears the studios plan is certainly to take the alternative route that Marvel took to shared universe building. JL will therefore be the first in a brand new wave of DC motion pictures to hit theaters after Man of Steel, with the subsequent films arriving within the types of standalone autos for JL members corresponding to Surprise Lady, The Flash, and presumably a rebooted Green Lantern arriving sometime thereafter (assuming JL proves to be a passable success).
The ball is now in Warner Bros./DC court docket, by way of the dangers and daring moves the studios are prepared to take with Justice League (along with forgoing five films of buildup, like what The Avengers had). We e provided our own advice on such issues as find out how to go about assembling the DC shared universe, how you can properly reboot Batman put up-Nolan, and even how incorporating an unusual DC anti-hero like Lobo could be an necessary maneuver to assist set apart JL from Avengers. It now as much as Warner Bros./DC to discover a candidate as certified for the directing job as Joss Whedon proved to be for the task of bringing Earth Mightiest Heroes together on the big display screen (free advice: folks like McG and Brett Ratner really don seem to satisfy that standards).