Kick-Ass comic book writer Mark Millar adds his two cents about Warner Bros. Justice League movie currently in development. He says that the script that's being written by Will Beall is not an "Avengers knock-off," and that it's "dark and mature." I don't have high hopes for a Justice Leauge movie, in fact I don't have high hopes for any of the upcoming DC movies other than The Dark Knight Rise and Man of Steel. The only reasons I think those are going to be good is they were developed by teams of creative talent that brought us the first two Batman movies. They won't get Christopher Nolan to work on all of their DC properties. But here's what Millar had to say about the Justice League script,
A pal of mine is good friends with the new Justice League screenwriter and said his take on the team is incredible. Very real-world and not at all what you might expect. WB has a chequered history with their superhero characters. They're great with their boy wizards, but less consistent with their DC stable. But my chum said that this could be a thing of beauty and has been in the works for a little while now, not just an Avengers knock-off. Best of luck to them. The tidbits I heard sound quite dark and mature, which isn't what I expected. But word on Gangster Squad is great too so I feel this is in really good hands.
It's good to hear some positive stuff come out about this script, but I'll believe it when I see it. It's hard to imagine they will be able to pull this off, but ya never know... stranger things have happened. I imagine they want to take the same tone Nolan created for Batman and bring it over to the other DC properties because it worked for those films.
It's going to be very hard to show Marvel up, as Marvel has been slowly and carefully planning their movie universe, and it's paying off for them. Warner Bros. will never get to that level, but it doesn't mean they can't make some awesome movies! They just need the right teams of creative talent to bring them to life.
What do you think about what Millar had to say, and what are you own thoughts on Warner Bros. attempt to bring the other DC comics characters to life? How do you think they should handle it?