How Many Sucks Does It Take To Get To The Center Of A Crapfest Lollipop?
As reluctant as I am to report on the wild speculation surrounding the George Miller live-action Justice League movie, my cynical and spiteful nature has got the best of me. The need to gloat about the possibility of this project getting tabled because of the writer's strike is overwhelming.
Nyeah nyeah, Warner Brothers. This is what you get for marginalizing women. Plllllbt. :P
Plenty of rumors on the intarwebs have been flying around for weeks about who's getting cast, who's been screen tested, who's thinking about getting cast, who's name was mentioned within 1000 feet of a casting office, and so on. Personally, none of the actors speculated about I have either heard of, or can see portraying the character they've been connected with. Don't get me wrong -- I like Adam Brody, but as Wally West? Seriously? You do know Wally West has red hair, right? I can't see Adam Brody picking up a bottle of Manic Panic Red and scampering off for a tights fitting.
On the other hand, I've got five fingers. And I'm high fiving whomever decided that the Da Vinci Code prequel Angels And Demons just wasn't strong enough, script-wise, to start production. Personally I find it hard to believe that the last script was "production ready" and this one is not up to the same "standard" of "quality," but then again: Ron Howard. (And, as fellow Geektress Laura has pointed out: "I don't need someone to explain the Darwin Fish to me for three pages.")
Thanks to the writer's strike, I think the studios are going to dodge a few bullets here. Some scripts need re-writes, which they won't get in time for already scheduled productions. In the case of the JLA movie, there's NO script (but, what's stopping them, right? It's already a prescription for suck,) and some of the cast's options might possibly run out. (Or so says The Hollywood Reporter.)
But again, this is all wild speculation. Warner Brothers could come out tomorrow and say they've cast the whole movie with A-list twentysomething actors. Maybe they'll say the script is but a dream, but the interpretative dances they've already choreographed are NOT. And then we get an entire superhero movie in pantomime. And that's STILL better than what they'll probably end up with.
If this film gets made, it will more than likely kill the live-action superhero drama for a great long while. Or at least until Brett Ratner dies. (Choked by his own ego.)