Comic scribe Mark Millar says JLA is dark and mature


With word of a screenwriter being brought on to make a Justice League of America film we all assumed that things were just getting underway on the project, but in fact Will Beall has been writing the screenplay for nearly a year now and renowned comic writer Mark Millar has heard a bit about it.

Posting on his forum at his personal site Millar said, “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.”

Sounds like Beall is taking his inspiration from Nolan’s Batman films and not the far more comic bookie other DC films. It’s a good call considering that those are WB’s only truly successful comic films as of late. Still, one has to wonder how a guy who can make green objects out of a magic ring fits into a grittier and real-world scenario. Should be very interesting. 

[Millar World, via /Film]

Matthew Razak
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