Mark Millar has been talking about the potential of the Justice League movie, saying that he does not believe it would work. Mark says that if a Justice League film was made, it would be a disaster and a complete waste of money, as the DC characters are simply out of date.
Millar told SciFi Now, “I actually think the big problem for them is the characters are just too out of date. The characters were created 75 years ago, even the newest major character was created 68 years ago, so they’re in a really weird time. Now the stuff I grew up with… I adored the DC stuff growing up but really, how do you do a movie about Green Lantern, his power is that he manifests green plasma from his imagination and uses them as weapons against someone?”
He added, “Even that in itself if you just imagine then watching a fight scene with a guy who’s like a hundred feet away making plasma manifestations fight someone – it’s not exactly raucous, getting up close and personal. The Flash has door handles on the side of his mask and if he doesn’t wear that mask, I’ll be pissed off, you know what I mean? They’re in a weird, weird situation – if you’ve got a guy who moves at the speed of light up against the Weather Wizard and Captain Cold or whatever, then your movie’s over in two seconds.”
Mark continued, “You can get away with stuff in comics that in live action’s just a bit sucky – the best one is definitely Aquaman. Aquaman can’t even talk under water. If you think about it in comics it’s fine, you just have a speech balloon, but how do you have Atlantis and people talking under water? Are they gonna talking telepathically? Is it going to be body forms? The actual logistics of each member of the Justice League is disastrous, and you put them all together and I think you get an excellent way of losing $200 million.”
The Justice League movie is still in the rather early stages, with no director and no cast yet to be brought on board. The screenplay for the Justice League film is being worked on by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). The Justice League movie will see Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash and is currently expected to be released in 2015.
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