DC scraps Justice League movie, fires diss at The Avengers


10th October 2010

Ooh, superhero bitch fight! DC Comics' Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns has announced that the touted Justice League movie has been completely scrapped, and that The Avengers smell and are stupid and gay.

No matter what you think of Marvel's recent output, you have to admit, they've really got their shit together when it comes to organisation. Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Captain America and more all share the same cinematic universe, with more expansion still to come. The forward-planning involved in plotting The Avengers and its spin-offs is second to none.

Then, there's Marvel's rival, DC Comics. If I could find that animated gif of the monkey sniffing its finger and falling out of the tree, then I'd post it.

Save for Batman, their one successful franchise, DC's movies are a bloody shambles. Superman's recent history has been a disaster of almost Nuclear Man proportions, and don't even get me started on their 'lesser' heroes. Hands up who's looking forward to The Flash? Or Wonder Woman's new TV show? Let's say The Green Lantern is innocent until proven shitty. And Aquaman? (*doubles over with laughter*)

Despite all evidence to the contrary, DC still think they're the bees' knees, and Geoff Johns has been singing his costumed heroes' praises at the New York Comic Con. When asked about the Justice League movie in the works, ComicBookMovie reported Johns' response:

"I'm going to speak frankly: I think our characters are bigger than Marvel's." He said that he'd rather spend time building each character on his or her own rather than "smashing them together."
If you'll remember, director George 'Mad Max and Happy Feet' Miller almost got a Justice League Of America movie off the ground in 2008, until one morning, he woke up and realised his hands were shaking with the sheer horror of what he was about to unleash on the world.

OC twerp Adam Brody was down to play The Flash, no-mark Scott Porter was Superman and Armie Hammer, the 'twin' from The Social Network, was cast as Batman. Say what you will about Marvel's recasting policy, but at least they didn't have the same character played by two different actors in two completely separate movies at the same time.

While I agree that, individually, Batman and Superman are probably the best-known and richest superheroes (no time for that debate right now; my cape's at the cleaners), the sheer hard graft that Marvel have invested in making sure The Avengers doesn't look like a superhero boy band shouldn't be ignored.

And hell, even if it turns out to be terrible, I'd rather have my superhero mega-franchise as one giant turd, rather than a pebble-dash attack of diarrhoea sprayed all over the toilet bowl.

That's the one.

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