'JLA' coming to a halt?

A new report suggests that Justice League of America will not begin filming on schedule...if at all.
"Justice League is indeed in danger of not starting production on time and maybe even getting scrapped altogether," a studio source told the IESB's ROBERT SANCHEZ last week.

As anyone knows, who's faithfully followed the movie updates, there have been numerous unofficial delays on commencement of production on George Miller's Justice League of America. But prep on the sets has continued, and, until this new report, there had been nothing which addressed the aforementioned delays.

Then, Sanchez received corroboration from a WB insider, who reported on Monday that "Justice League has been pushed back to at least April or May and possibly a start date as late as June or July...that is of course if the movie doesn't get scrapped altogether."

So, what's the problem? A pile of things, if the IESB source is to be trusted: an oversized budget, a "mediocre" cast, and an unsatisfactory script--which can't be remedied while the WGA strike continues. Additionally, studio execs are sensitive to rumblings that Christopher Nolan's people are miffed at the positive buzz for The Dark Knight being diluted by JLA.

In the meantime, the suits have extended their holds on the "apparently locked" cast, though The IESB's Sanchez wishes they hadn't bothered.

"This cast does not inspire anyone and really makes you wonder if Warner Bros. is that desperate for cash that they would be willing to risk destroying a franchise in the making," he fumed. "'C & D' list actors for the greatest Superheroes that have ever been created? With the exception of Adam Brody, Teresa Palmer and Common this cast sucks 100%."

Sanchez's feelings aside, what is the health of the JLA production, realistically? According to his source, "This movie could be huge, but right now it's plagued with a couple of big issues and the WGA strike isn’t making things easier."

[Thanks to STEVE YOUNIS at Supermanhomepage for the link.]
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