Justice League of America Plot Confirmed!

Also: Jeff Robinov seeking Wonder Man?

by | October 9, 2007 | Comments

We still don’t know who will be starring in it, but the storyline for George Miller‘s Justice League of America movie has been revealed.

A recent issue of Entertainment Weekly contains an article about the production, including a plot summary, obtained from “an early version of the script,” that breaks down as follows:

Seven original members of the Justice League — Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and the Martian Manhunter — are featured in an origins story about the superhero conglomerate. The plot revolves around villainous businessman Maxwell Lord and involves cyborgs called OMACs (One-Man Army Corps), who can take over humans and turn them into killing machines. There are epic battle scenes between Superman and Batman, as well as Superman and Wonder Woman, and League could spawn a slew of additional franchises if it’s successful.

The production is apparently still on track for a February 2008 start and a summer 2009 release.

In related news, IGN Movies has obtained confirmation from Jessica Biel‘s reps that she is really, honestly, seriously no longer in negotiations to play Wonder Woman in JLA — which isn’t really news, per se, but it sort of dovetails with the hubbub surrounding a recent decree rumored to be made by Warner Bros. president of production Jeff Robinov. Read on:

We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead.

Robinov’s reasoning for this, apparently, is that The Invasion and The Brave One didn’t perform well at the box office, and they had female leads, ergo female-led films are box office poison. It’s innovative thinking like this that earns Robinov the big bucks, folks.

Anyway, one of the sticking points in the Biel negotiations was supposedly a guarantee, or lack thereof, that she’d star in a Wonder Woman spinoff. Now, as Comics2Film points out, Robinov’s comments would seem to indicate that Warners has given up on the project entirely — or, at the very least, that women need not apply for the starring role.

Source: IGN Movies

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