What Comic Book Storyline Will The JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Be Based On?
The latest rumor behind Warner Bros.' highly anticipated Justice League movie is that a certain 1980 comic book story arc will be the basis of the 2015 superhero ensemble's plot. Hit the jump for more details.
Another week, another Justice League movie rumor. The folks over at Latino Review - who recently broke the report that Darkseid will be the villain in the DC Comics superhero team-up, which is targeting a 2015 release - have apparently revealed which comic book storyline will inspire the screenplay written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). According to the site, the script is inspired by Justice League Of America #183-185, which was published back in 1980. The storyline, which was written by Gerry Conway and drawn by George Perez, features the JLA teaming up with the Justice Society Of America and involves Darkseid "planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that'll move Apokolips into the Earth's place". No word on just how much the movie screenplay will take from the storyline (for example, Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer took elements from various Batman comic books for The Dark Knight trilogy, though they never fully adapted a single story).
Despite Latino Review usually being reliable (especially with their Marvel movie scoops), it's best to take this news with a grain of salt, and add it to the pile of other Justice League movie rumors that have yet to be confirmed. It was recently reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be reprising his role as John Blake and don the Batman costume for the superhero ensemble, but was since shot down by his reps. Then, Christopher Nolan refused to comment on the possibility of a JGL as Batman cameo in next year's Man Of Steel, which may lead into Justice League as previously suggested by director Zack Snyder. Currently, the search is still ongoing for a director to helm the highly ambitious project. What do you think of this news? Be sure to share your thoughts below.
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