BATMAN:TAS Writer Paul Dini Not Interested in Penning Live Action JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

BATMAN:TAS Writer Paul Dini Not Interested in Penning Live Action JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie

Alongside Bruce Timm, critically acclaimed writer Paul Dini (Batman: TAS, Batman: Arkham Asylum) has been a main pick to write the live action Justice League film. But when asked if he would like to, he stated that he's not particularly interested. Hit the jump to find out why!

Paul Dini, critcally acclaimed writer/producer of much loved shows such as Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Batman Beyond, Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, as well as monumental games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman Batman: Arkham City, has been one of the many fan choices to pen the live action Justice League script. After reports claim that the Script By Will Beall Had Been Scrapped by WB Fans went with the direct method by taking to twitter and straight up asking Paul if he'd be interested in writing the JLA film. Unfortunately, this is what he had to say.

So the search for a Justice Leaugeue writer continues (if you believe the words of BadAss Digest). Lets all just hope that when, or if, someone finally gets chosen, it's someone who cares about these characters and not just a money howl. For the latest on Justice League, make sure to check back here at CBM.
Posted By:
Member Since 3/26/2011
Filed Under "Justice League" 2/8/2013 Source:
DISCLAIMER: is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
1 2 3
n1ghtw1ng2832 - 2/8/2013, 4:35 PM
Paul Dini needs to write this movie! Either him or Geoff Johns!
Jollem - 2/8/2013, 4:36 PM
write the characters/movie unexpectedly then, mr. dini. non-cookie-cutter style
jazzman - 2/8/2013, 4:42 PM

hell no to Geoff Johns to do a JLA script remember he was involved in the Green Lantern movie
jerryblake - 2/8/2013, 4:43 PM
I got nothing against Dini, but was he really up for the task ?
Fanboys dream. Wake up. Animation is not the real movie.
0bstreperous - 2/8/2013, 4:44 PM
Paul dini is a fat idiot has anyone read his comics? Bruce timm was the master mind Dwayne McDuffie was good for diversity curt gedda Dan riba and stan berkowitz were geniuses

Paul dining thinks he's the messiah for creating Harley Quinn give me a brake arkham city was a video game that would not work

Paul dini is talentless
Jollem - 2/8/2013, 4:44 PM
dini knows the characters and the world very well. i think that's why a lot of people want him for the job
0bstreperous - 2/8/2013, 4:45 PM
I agree with obstreperous
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 4:47 PM
Bruce Timm should atleast produce this. I know animation is different than live action, but he's been on fire with animation, and I'd love him to transition to help with DCmovieverse.
jerryblake - 2/8/2013, 4:47 PM
At the end of the day WB will hire Johnatan Nolan or David Goyer to do that. Trust me on this.
ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/8/2013, 5:02 PM
not surprised.


when the greatest hope for justice league is the director that causes lil fanboy bitches to get their panties in a bunch... Nolan. wb should bribe that sexy english mother[frick]er to do it or get bale to kidnap his kids, whichever works. nobody else wants the gig.
jerryblake - 2/8/2013, 5:10 PM

There a good chance that WB will hire Goyer for the job. I really doubt that MOS will bomb at the box office. They probably team him up with J.Nolan. Not my first choice but still ... It's better than go for c movie writer.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 5:13 PM
JJ Abrams!!!!!
SageMode - 2/8/2013, 5:26 PM
LOL. And the search continues................
Kjo0212 - 2/8/2013, 5:28 PM
Sad....seems like no one wants this. In the right hands it could be amazing but I was thinking that bealls script of what everyone said it was comprised of sounded a lot like transformers 3 and the avengers mixed .... Doom was amazing and I think a storyline like that would work and be more unique
Mechagino - 2/8/2013, 5:31 PM

Why is it Geoff Johns gets flack for that BUT NOT STAN LEE whenever there's a bad Marvel movie that he was a producer for?

And don't give me that "Because's Stan Friggin Lee" bullcrap excuse.
jerryblake - 2/8/2013, 5:32 PM
Unless the movie will have a really good plot - it will end up as medicore.

No for Darkseid as the villain, no for alien invasion.

SageMode - 2/8/2013, 5:39 PM

Captain Sensitive as usual. Whining from my comment. Smh.
CaptainObvious - 2/8/2013, 5:40 PM
Just because something has already been done before doesn't mean it can't be done in a new, refreshing way.

There have been many stories and characters reinterpreted thousands of times and some of them do work.

The Avengers wasn't the first superhero team movie and it won't be the last.
SageMode - 2/8/2013, 5:45 PM

THE AVENGERS was the first superhero crossover team movie where each character had a well established solo outing on their own before joining the team.
CaptainObvious - 2/8/2013, 5:46 PM
@SageMode- So what? Just because it has been done once doesn't mean it can't be done again.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 5:57 PM
Guys, they haven't said, and it seems like JLA will be its own movie, leading to solo films. Man of Steel's Superman will hopefully appear, but other the that it seems like it will be its own film leading to spin offs.
SageMode - 2/8/2013, 5:58 PM

Are YOU stupid? My explanation was for comparison to the JL. Which makes it different from team movies like FF, X-Men, Red, and Watchmen and a little more difficult to do.

Nice try, Captain Sensitive. Lol
jerryblake - 2/8/2013, 6:00 PM
ouch ... looks like a war have just begun.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 6:17 PM
Levitikuz: speak for yourself bro. If Hulk, Cap, Thor, and Iron Man are b list characters, then what in the blazing blue hell is an A list character?
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 6:27 PM
Levi: Well you have fun with that.
SageMode - 2/8/2013, 7:22 PM

You little ranting temper tantrums are amusing while at the same time irrelevant to what i said.

Please continue. Im having a blast. LOL.
CaptainObvious - 2/8/2013, 7:24 PM
Well, to be fair, Thor is based on a god from Norse mythology, so alot of people knew who he was. Captain America is about as old as Batman and Superman even though his popularity faded after WWII. Iron Man was a C-list character until the movie came out and became as popular as Spider-Man.

However, I do agree with nobody outside of the geek community caring about Black Widow and Hawkeye. But once The Avengers came out and did wonders at the box office, it's safe to say that the general public knew who they were to an extent.
CavEl - 2/8/2013, 7:26 PM
I like the DCAU, I really do, but are you guys seriously asking WB to get animation writers to pen a 250 million dollar movie?!!

Are you guys nuts!!! Wow, why not just dump 250 million dollars into the ocean because that would be a smarter use of that money.

The last time WB got a comic writer and some animation/TV writers to work on one of their movies we got Green Lantern! Give this shit to David Goyer and Duncan Jones already!
CavEl - 2/8/2013, 7:29 PM

WB...this is your director! And David Goyer is your pen-man!!
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:29 PM
Iron Man is, and has been one of Marvels biggest heroes. Calling him a C list is just wrong.
CavEl - 2/8/2013, 7:36 PM
@ Paragon - Iron Man was a D-Lister, IMHO. I only knew him from his crappy animated series, but I couldn't tell you what Iron Man's secret ID was if you asked me prior to 2008.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:38 PM
Not to be insulting, but I must be conversing with people in there teens.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:41 PM
A founding member of The Avengers, who's had atleast one series that is on going about since he was created is a B, C, or D list character. Child please.
CavEl - 2/8/2013, 7:45 PM
@ Paragon79 - Unless you followed Marvel comics, I doubt you knew who Iron Man is if you were born in the 90s. I think he made an appearance in Spider-Man the Animated Series, but I'm not sure.

Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:52 PM
That's my point exactly. Just bcuz people who don't follow comics, and watch movies about them, only learn about the character from the movies, doesn't lower the characters standing in comics.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:54 PM
By that logic, only characters that have graced the silver screen are A listers.
Paragon79 - 2/8/2013, 7:56 PM
Also, it's not just people that follow Marvel...I'm more of a DC fan, but I'm still aware of Marvel characters.
0bstreperous - 2/8/2013, 9:34 PM
Im no inside stock trader but I look at the effort and lack of thought or energy they put into their body of work and I would not be surprised if they go belly up

And this is from a guy who thinks Jl season two was perfection incarnate
0bstreperous - 2/8/2013, 9:34 PM
*DC puts in their work
1 2 3

Please log in to post comments.

Don't have an account?
Please Register.