DC/Warner still talking about maybe making more super-hero movies

Another Variety article goes into a little detail about Warner Brothers’s non-plans for its DC Comics super-heroes: “Warners is readying to revamp how DC’s properties are developed — changes that could be announced within the next month.” Thanks, guys.

“We’re having a lot of internal discussions on it,” WB studio chief Alan Horn said. “We haven’t committed to any change at DC at this point,” and adds that Warner and DC are committed to turning “the properties into viable movie product in an intelligent way so that we introduce them like planes on a runway. They have to be set up the right way and lined up the right way and all take off one at a time and fly safe and fly straight.”

Production head Jeff Robinov gives us this word on the Justice League film: “We’re not off the notion of a Justice League. There’s a massive interest and knowledge in the comicbook (sic) 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.”

Notice that apparently JLA isn’t back from the dead after all, and that there’s no mention about the rumors that “George Miller has been pulled off [JLA]” or whether “execs over at Warner Bros. would like Miller to take over the Green Lantern project from Greg Berlanti,” as “broken” by IESB recently. (It smacked of BS to me, or I’d have mentioned it.)

As for Batman:

There’s a deal for the director to helm a third pic, but he has yet to decide on whether to tackle it yet.

“We have no idea where Chris is going with this,” Horn says. “We haven’t had any conversations with him about it.”

I think until we got some proper news, I’m gonna lay off this story. ‘Cause frankly, it’s boring.

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Posted on August 16, 2008 at 10:33 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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  1. Written by speedbat
    on 2008-08-18 at 06:42
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    Warners and DC both need to get their asses in gear with this and create something like the inhouse group that Marvel has. It is kind of funny that Marvel is ahead in the movie race (Dark Knight aside)as DC is actually owned by a major studio, it should, I repeat should have made things easier. Does anyone else out there remember when Marvel used to be laughed at for trying to make movies?
    DC needs to get in the game and as we have seen this summer going teen with their heros is not necessarily the way to go, I certainly do not mind unknowns being cast as long as they can act and are not being cast for being a pretty face. Of course I’m talking about the Justice League movie, and yes I’m sounding like a bitchy little fan boy, but after 30+ years of collecting the book I feel like I have some emotional investment here. What needs to be done is that the individual heros need to get introduced before a League movie – to cut down on wasted origin time, much the same as Marvel is doing with the Avengers. Also there needs to be some connection between the films again like Marvel is doing. I know this would take time to set up but I would prefer to wait for a good movie then have them throw crap at the screen and destroy the franchise before it gets off the ground…I know I’m ranting but there you go, just my thoughts.
    How about a good Green Lantren space epic, first origin, set on Earth featuring Hal and introduces the corps at the end of the film, followed by a corps movie, and finally a blowout like the Sinestro Corps storyline to wrap it all up.

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