While George Miller and Warner Bros. duke it out with the Australian government over tax incentives, here’s something for you to mull over: Juno director Jason Reitman told Howard Stern this morning that he turned down the Justice League movie.
Honest to blog!
Here’s Slashfilm with the quote: “I had to sign something, they send me the script and it comes on this spy paper which can’t be xeroxed. They have a time when I have to have the script back to them and the script is fine and I could be spending. … What am I going to do with Justice League of America? So, basically I’ll make a movie that is not as good as X-Men, then I’ll be the guy who made a movie not as good as X-Men.”
Also, for those playing at home: If IMDB is to be believed, we’ve moved from Justice League of America to Justice League Mortal to Justice League Is Mortal. There’s an old superstition about renaming a boat bringing bad luck. I’m pretty sure the same holds true for superhero movies.