Justice League Movie Dead; Wonder Woman Still Alive!
A number of new updates on a few projects have hit today given producer Joel Silver's apperance at the Speed Racer press junket in Long Beach, California. Although I'm out here enjoying the sun as well, a few other sites picked up some interesting updates on two high profile projects: Justice League and Wonder Woman. First things first, Justice League is dead - Joel Silver confirmed it. He said its been "tabled," which means it may still be around, but not at the moment, because it's not in the way of Wonder Woman. As for that movie, Silver says it's still on with new writers and maybe even the Wachowskis.
First up, Devin at CHUD brings us the best news of the day - Justice League is "tabled." While this doesn't mean it is 100% canceled, it does mean that it won't be happening anytime soon and if it ever does happen, it will most likely have a new script, a new cast and/or a new director. Unfortunately that's the only update on that project there is, because Joel Silver isn't actually producing it. Wonder Woman is his movie and he also has an update on that one.
A Wonder Woman movie was first announced a few years ago, but it hasn't gotten too far. Now Silver tells Robert at IESB that screenwriters Matthew Jennison and Brent Strickland, who originally pitched a WWII based Wonder Woman, are officially attached and working on a new script. However, this isn't going to be set in WWII at all, instead it's a new story "involving Paradise Island and her background." And that's not all, Silver hinted that Andy Wachowski had an idea of "how to open" the Wonder Woman film. What that means exactly, no one knows.
If you don't know, Joel Silver never seems to provide straightforward answers and always just throws around a few small ideas. This time these small ideas actually meant something for both movies. Unfortunately the Wachowskis involvement should be taken with a grain of salt - this doesn't mean they're involved or directing or writing or anything. As of now, all that means is they have an idea - what that turns is to is yet to be determined. Same with Justice League. While it seems pretty legitimate that the film has been canceled, it's not confirmed and all that could change depending on many different things.
We'll be sure to update you on both of these projects as soon as we hear more. For now, it sounds like Justice League is safely no longer in our sights and Wonder Woman may be turning into something a bit more incredible. But that may be just Silver trying to build interest in his projects…