Mark Millar is a well-connected man, it seems. The “Kick-Ass” and “Wanted” scribe, a fixture in the comic book movie scene these days, doesn’t just have the inside scoop on adaptations of his own properties — he apparently knows what’s going on in the DC Universe as well.
SlashFilm picked up on a nice, meaty quote from Millar posted at his online home Millar World. Apparently, Millar has “a pal” who is “good friends with the new ’Justice League’ screenwriter,” Will Beall. From what he’s heard of Beall’s take on the team, it’s “incredible.”
So sayeth Millar:
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.
A “very real-world” take on “Justice League,” eh? Sounds like there could be room for Christian Bale’s Batman if there are enough dollar signs involved—and assuming Bane doesn’t break him to death in “Dark Knight Rises,” of course.
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