Earlier this week, movie-fan website darkhorizons.com reported that Happy Feet director George Miller appeared on an Australian morning show and said he was no longer involved with Warner Bros.’ Justice League movie. Today, the site retracted the story, noting that a representative from Kennedy Miller Mitchell has officially denied the report. Miller is apparently still very much involved with the superhero flick, as well as a fourth installment in his Mad Max saga.
The Justice League movie has been the subject of countless online rumors since it was announced in February of 2007. The project was put on the development fast track but stalled with the WGA’s writers’ strike. A number of names have been tossed around the web as possible cast members, but no casting choices have been officially announced. With the popularity of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. may have some difficulty selling an actor other than Christian Bale as Batman. Recasting the Man of Steel will be a bit easier since Superman Returns starring Brandon Routh didn’t perform to the studio’s expectations.
Created by Gardner Fox, the Justice League was first introduced in The Brave and the Bold comic book in 1960. The original lineup included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter. Other crime-fighters that have joined the League over the years include Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Zatanna. The concept was first brought to the screen as the Super Friends animated series (1972-1985), and inspired Cartoon Network’s much-praised adaptation Justice League (2001-2004) and Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006).