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JLA Update: Superman is Cast? Flash is Old?

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer


ImageSources: Dark Horizons, UGO

Two sources bring us mighty updates on the upcoming movie Justice League of America. Here are the scoops:

• Garth at Dark Horizons is reporting that Rupert Evans will play Superman. The 30-year-old Evans played a rookie agent in Guillermo Del Toro's Hellboy.

• The Flash will be the Barry Allen version of the Flash, not the younger Wally West incarnation.

UGO also offers a detailed run-down of the first 15 pages of the script, which I won't divulge here, except to say that I like the opening imagery.

I wonder, though, how the filmmakers will justify the galloping comic-book-ness of this screenplay.  Bryan Singer and his X-Men team were able to use the Marvel universe's more somber tone to make their movies more realistic, but how will a movie full of DC characters play?

I hope they just commit to it – commit to every detail.

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Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet, CC2KOnline.com, Offscreen, and Geekscape.net. He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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