‘Justice League’ Script Is Terrible; Warner Bros. Is Looking for a New Writer

Insiders claim that Will Beall's screenplay is being scrapped, with some wondering if this superhero ensemble will ever happen.
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‘Justice League’ Script Is Terrible; Warner Bros. Is Looking for a New Writer

Warner Bros. may start fresh with a new script for Justice LeagueLast month, a report surfaced that claimed the fate of Warner Bros.' DC superhero ensemble Justice League rests on the success or failure of the studio's summer tentpole Man of Steel, featuring iconic DC Comics character Superman. Today, a new report reveals that the gestating project has another big problem: The script is terrible.

The studio is reportedly scrapping the screenplay written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). The screenplay in question supposedly features the villainous Darkseid, with several heroes having been added and removed from the story multiple times. The exceptions are the primary heroes Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash. Some insiders even believe that the project will never come to fruition, while others think the studio is just waiting for the right script.

Warner Bros. has yet to find a director for Justice League, primarily because of their lackluster screenplay. We reported in October that the studio had set a 2015 release date, although, if they in fact are starting fresh with a new writer, it seems unlikely that they will hit this intended release date.

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 11th, 2017.

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  • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

    the gaingster squad screenwriter sucks

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    • dfella • 2 years ago

      they need nolan man...pay da man to get his attention, jus like they did n getn bay to da another transformers we he said he was done..money talks n a lot of ways my friends..if not this sh*t is gonna fukn folp big time..

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      • jimthar • 2 years ago

        so are they planning on bringing bale, cavill, and reynolds in for this or are they gonna f*ck it all up and recast it?

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        • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

          Pah...meh......

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          • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

            @Roberto-Mata They should have Joss Whedon write it!

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            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

              @zeus Why? Do they not like Joss Whedon or something?

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              • bryanyentz • 2 years ago

                Hahahahahah...

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                • ROFLitschristian • 2 years ago

                  They really are in a jam with this one. So many people want them to take the Avenger approach. However, doing that is only going to "justify" that Marvel has the upper hand on DC, and fanboys will brag that they beat out DC for years. Plus, not every DC character is really interesting enough to have their own film - Wonder Woman, Flash, etc. I think it's best to just leave it to the many cartoon series.

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                  • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                    @skywise Too late. Darkseid sees all

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                    • space101 • 2 years ago

                      Honnestly, I really don't give a crap about this movie... I got a good feeling it's gonna turn out terrible...

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                      • evilwhitemale • 2 years ago

                        @bruce_ha There are many issues here. First, several of these characters are just terrible to begin with. Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern... GARBAGE! And second, they don't fit in the same universe the way Marvel characters do. We have now been introduced to a very serious, and realistic version of Batman. Pairing him up with Superman makes absolutely no sense outside of a cartoon. This film will be a disaster if it's produced.

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                        • skywise • 2 years ago

                          *waves jedi hand* You will not see any typos or spelling errors...

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                          • skywise • 2 years ago

                            It was alwasy a silly idea to try and do Justice League right out of the gate with no individual back stories for threse characters. Even if they manage to get the action and the story right people are going to be left feeling cold because there will be no room for REAL character development for each of the heros. If they are trying to make this the movie from which they spin out their other characters like WW or Flash, they not only have to give us the origins (short form i guess) but they have to make these characters feel real enough to care about.

                            Hell even the evengers had issues in the character development department but you know what? They did not really need that becasue they had the entire phase I to prepare of for the nosebleeding action of the avengers.

                            This is not surprising news. What will be surprising is if they actually find a script that works and a final product that doesnt suck.

                            Even more surprising is people seriously suggesting that Joss Whedon wright anything for DC (since he is essentialy heading up the entire phase II Marvel effort).

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                            • pack-rulz1978 • 2 years ago

                              This could actually be a GOOD thing as it reveals perhaps the brass at Warner Bros is actually using their brains with caution in developing this properly instead of striking while the superhero iron's hot via The Avengers success. If they bother to take the time to plot out the story pieces & fit them together like Marvel did, it has a better chance to succeed. First, give us a serviceable Wonder Woman & Flash movie to help set things up better and then start leading into the ensemble flick, the RIGHT way to do it and why Marvel's still kicking their butt at the box office.

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                              • moviemouse • 2 years ago

                                i bet marvels feeling pretty smug rightt now lol

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                                • bruce-ha • 2 years ago

                                  @evilwhitemale It doesn't matter what the source material is, if handled right anything could be made into an amazing movie.

                                  Just look at what Chris Nolan did.

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                                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                    There are three options: Don't make it, get Joss to write it but not film it, let me write it mate or get Nolan to write it.

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                                    • evilwhitemale • 2 years ago

                                      It's gonna be terrible no matter what. These characters work together for silly cartoons, not feature length films. With more serious takes on Batman and Superman now established, Justice League will just be silly.

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                                      • Roberto-Mata • 2 years ago

                                        @zeus@themoviefanatic The Wachowski Brothers, Jon Nolan , Ben Affleck or Whedon could write a fantastic script, but WB chose to do the film the easy and fast way, with the Gangster Squad writer. This film as I see it will never be done.

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                                        • TheObserver • 2 years ago

                                          It took marvel 4 years and 4 movies to lead to the avengers and build the hype and DC is trying to replicate that with just one movie, and with one of the least interesting character in DC ? (imo).. how presumptuous

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