'Justice League' Movie: Warner Bros. Hires 'Gangster Squad' Writer To Resurrect Superhero Supergroup

"Justice League" is the stuff of almost-movie legend. Back in 2007, Warner Bros. had planned to make the DC Comics superhero supergroup a reality with director George Miller and up-and-coming stars like Adam Brody as The Flash, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman and a then-little-known actor named Armie Hammer as Batman.

Of course, there were many problems: The 2007-2008 writer's strike, an issue with Australian tax breaks, and the fact that Christopher Nolan had already made a Batman movie with Christian Bale in the lead role -- meaning Warner Bros. and DC Comics would have two different Batmen and two different lines of continuity.

Now, with "Marvel's The Avengers" breaking box office records, Warner Bros. is happy to report that it is planning a "Justice League" movie once again. Per Variety, "Gangster Squad" screenwriter Will Beall was hired to work on the future blockbuster last year, in preparation for "The Avengers" and its box-office domination to renew interest in superhero super teams. (No trend-chasing at WB, folks!)

Should this project come to fruition, it would be a way for Warner Bros. to reboot the Batman franchise after "The Dark Knight Rises." It would also allow flagging DC heroes like Green Lantern (last played by Ryan Reynolds in 2011's infamous bomb) to have a second chance at movie-screen life.

No word yet on when any of this would start, but if it does happen, expect next year's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," to play a potential role.

For more on "Justice League" and Will Beall's connection to Warner Bros., head over to Variety.

[via Variety]

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