As if lackluster cast and not a whole heap of hype weren’t enough woes for the upcoming Justice League of America film, now production delays threaten to pull it completely from the schedule. According to IESB.net, George Miller’s upcoming comic book adaptation featuring the likes of Superman, Batman and the Green Lantern, is suffering heavy delays due to a shaky script, a striking writers guild and a spiralling budget, with a whispered rumour that the delays are just the tip of the iceberg. IESB’s inside source reports that
“Justice League is indeed in danger of not starting production on time and maybe even getting scrapped altogether … The concerns are that the script is not ready to go in front of cameras, and also that the budget is getting a bit out of control, the WGA strike has proven to be Kryptonite to Superman and friends.”
In addition to these problems, there’s also the positive press another movie featuring one of the masked crusaders is gathering. The Dark Knight‘s viral advertising campaign (beginning here), which has been progressing over the last few months, has had an impressive impact on the online community at large, causing quite the stir and getting a lot of attention for the movie. So, it’d be understandable if Christopher Nolan (the movie’s director) and his team wanted to protect the Batman image for their movie, which explains why some high level executives, including the new big boss Jeff Robinov, aren’t too sure whether JLA‘s timing is quite right. So whether it’s just temporary or for good, there’s no good news for the Justice League — at least, not at the moment.