Bleeding Cool has a very unexpected name being attached to Warner Bros’ Justice League movie, thanks to what sounds like a very awkward undercover comic store incursion by some WB marketing people:
The biggest give away for the [comic store] staff was when they asked what impact films had on comics sales. The staff replied that it was very little, unless it was an unknown character. Their immediate response was “Oh, like Jonah Hex” which didn’t fit with the rest of their limited knowledge – and they didn’t seem aware that the Green Lantern and Jonah Hex movies were not well regarded.
The staff explained how Marvel could make a movie out of any character but because it would tie into the bigger picture, it stood a greater chance of success. The interlopers were really interested in what obscure characters there were realated to the league… and then they asked the big one.
“What would fan reaction be to a Justice League movie with Frank Miller’s name attached?”
On the one hand, you can definitely understand Warners’ excitement about getting the guy who did The Dark Knight Returns and Sin City to do their big superhero movie. On the other, that’s also the guy behind Holy Terror and The Spirit movie. Potential for complete and utter disaster: Vast. Then again, they also put the guy who did Watchmen and Sucker Punch in charge of Man of Steel…