Latino Review is reporting that they’re hearing that George Miller, the man behind Mad Max, Babe and the huge hit Happy Feet, is being tapped to direct the Justice League movie.
All of this makes a lot of sense. Moriarty over at Aint It Cool ran a news item this weekend saying that Warner Bros execs were looking closely at the Justice League script, which had been done lickety-split. Miller just made WB a bunch of money with his CG penguin film, and they’re feeling pretty high on him. And the buzz going around is that the Man of Steel movie won’t happen but that the next Superman feature will essentially be this.
Will it be called Superman and the Justice League? Reports earlier this month has Kevin Spacey coming back as Lex Luthor in a Superman sequel… which this could possibly be considered. This would be a wise move for WB, as they get to claim they’re doing a Superman sequel while launching a new team franchise and possibly setting up a half dozen new single character franchises in one fell swoop.
What would this Justice League movie be? According to Moriarty’s scooper:
I know that Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Jon Stewart all appear in the script.
Maxwell Lord, OMAC, and someone named Talia (Al Ghul?) all appear. One of the OMACs is referred to as "Beta", so the story may involve the start of the OMAC project.
If Miller is being hired, expect information to start exploding soon.