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Justice League solves casting issues

JusticeLeagueofAmerica.jpgThe Justice League of America film may have just taken an interesting turn. While we heard the rumour that Brandon Routh and Christian Bale wouldn't be taking up their respective superhero roles in the JLA film, we were still wondering how they could fit in all those big name superheroes and actors, and now that might be answered, CGI.

According to rumour, which has come from several seemingly important sources, the Justice League of America is going to be a CGI film. Now that would fix any problems with actors and budgets.

“...take this with a grain of salt, Imageworks are apparently in the running to provide services on the JLA film...the contract is for an all-cgi "photo-real" motion capture movie, much like the upcoming Beowulf.”

The rumour comes through various inside sources from IESB.

The JLA film is showing a 2010 release on IMDB which I think is far more likely if they are looking at motion capture, and it would also explain why the casting sessions seem to be right round the corner.

Any JLA fans upset that it could be CGI over real? I think perhaps it's better this way, after all getting new actors for the Superman and Batman roles would be tough enough to accept when we're seeing the other actors in their own films.



Nice. I've always been in two minds about the seeming aversion to animated features, especially for comic book franchises.

On the one hand the X-Men and Spiderman films for instance have all been pretty good, with the second of both being personal favourites (with the third of both being the weakest, in my opinion, for various reasons). And yet I can't help but feel there would have been noted potential for grander stories had they been animated - costs would have been far lower, there would have been far fewer limitations on what they could do effects-wise and they could produce them more quickly. On the other hand they would likely have attracted less box office revenue, which is of course the big thing with these ventures - there are of course pros and cons for either side of the argument.

That said certain franchises are more suited to one side than the other - Batman for instance is somewhat more grounded in reality than a lot of superheroes, and having it live-action helps to emphasise that (although the animated Mask of the Phantasm was still kick-ass), as well as the effects requirements typically being far more viable than what you might hope to see in a Superman or, even moreso, a Justice League film.

So yeah, I'm certainly not worried by the prospect of the film being animated, I think it opens up the door to getting a far grander story than we might have otherwise, and as you noted, probably somewhat sooner too.

That's my ramble over for the morning anyway, now what was I doing?

I was chasing this guy? :-P

Well, if its motion capture, you still need the real actors whom you are going to "capture", right? I dont see how the issue was solved, maybe it has changed, but not solved.

Not at all Tom, it's simple now, you can motion capture cheap actors, it doesn't have to be Routh and Bale onscreen because of the computer technology.

Also depending on the CGI style they use at the end of it, they might not even have to make the computerised faces look like Routh or Bale.

Demon, I think you're right, moving to CGI frees up the film to do so much more and on a bigger scale.


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