Yesterday, we brought you the news that Warner Bros. was finally committing to a full-length and live action Justice League film, and that despite the proximity of this news to the release of The Avengers, Warner Bros. and DC has been developing the film for some time. Gangster Squad writer Will Beall is penning the scrip; moreover, comic book writer Mark Millar (Spider-Man, Wanted, Kick-Ass) has stated that the script is surprisingly dark and mature.
While the script apparently isn’t complete yet, Millar apparently shares a mutual friend with Beall, and has caught a few of the script’s story elements, which he calls both “dark and mature” and “very real-world.”
Miller discussed the upcoming film on his own site, Millar World:
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.
While it needs to be stated that Millar didn’t read the actual script, and that, further, whatever state the script is in now, it will certainly go through several more iterations before the studio sets a director, cast and begins shooting the epic superhero team-up. That said, it’s interesting to hear that Warner Bros. is going for the “dark and mature” take on the tale, which falls more in line with Christopher Nolan’s take on comic books, rather than, say, the playful take Marvel has used with its adaptations. More on this as it develops.
What do you think of the Justice League news?