Warner Bros. Stepping Up DC Adaptations - Screenwriters Wanted for Aquaman & Adam Strange

Warner Bros. Stepping Up DC Adaptations - Screenwriters Wanted for Aquaman & Adam Strange

WB plans new film developments for DC characters such as Adam Strange, Aquaman, Flash, and Green Arrow.

By JD22 - Jul 19, 2009 10:07 PM EST
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Source: Hollywood Reporter

This comes after it was revealed that the WB quietly hired three of DC’s biggest writers(Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman) last fall as consultants and writers for their upcoming superhero projects.

It is now being reported that WB is currently seeking pitches from screenwriters on big screen adaptations of Adam Strange and Aquaman. Aquaman is currently on track to be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. Also in the pipeline: "Bizarro Superman" being written by "Galaxy Quest" scribes David Howard and Robert Gordon; a sequel to "Constantine," with Goldsman and Erwin Stoff producing; two concurrent Green Arrow projects, an origin story and a prison-set one titled "Super Max"; and "Shazam," which was set up at New Line but has moved to Warners, with Pete Segal attached to direct.

With all these properties gaining the attention of both DC and WB, is it safe to say that these properties could be the next major superhero products to come out of the WB/DC moviemaking machine? Do you think this is a 'stepping up' to compete with Marvel Studio's future film agenda?

Also with Geoff Johns, Grant Morrison and Marv Wolfman working with WB/DC, will this give us more adapted films, or could it cause some conflicts of interests on certain projects?
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longbowhunter - 7/19/2009, 11:48 PM
With Geoff Johns onboard I feel we'd really see something worth watching. I'd love to see all these movies get made. Two Green Arrow films would be a wet dream. Also back in '89 there was a 5 part Aquaman miniseries writen by Keith Giffen I'd love to see made in to a movie. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
ThisFan - 7/20/2009, 12:49 AM
i would like to see green arrow but dc has many movies id like to see more
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 3:29 AM


Cant wait!
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 3:37 AM
BIZZARO SUPERMAN is quite bizzare lol? But cool! Maybe that's the one they've gotta rush out before another SUPERMAN!?! Very cool!!!

AQUAMMAN FLIPPING COOL TOO! Though i hope DI CAPRIO doesn't think he's playing AQUAMAN lol? Hope not. SHAZAM back in action! VERY COOL!!! SUPERMAX Yeahhhh!! Thought i was the only one talking about that lol! ; D

Damn, two GREEN ARROW projects in the works?? Man i was just talking about that the other day! About SUPERMAX and a YEAR ONE movie! Twilight Zone lol!

Constantine 2 COOL! First one wasn't too bad though i hope they keep in more closer to the comic book in the second!

EvilEd2000 - 7/20/2009, 6:43 AM
What's Bizarro Superman gona be all about? If it's a stand alone sorta thing and Bruce Campbell has the title role I'm sold
superdog - 7/20/2009, 6:59 AM
Me am bizzaro, me luv Lois, superman am bestest friednd so I am must kill him:)......does anyone else notice how bizzaro and supermike sound exactly the same?
comicb00kguy - 7/20/2009, 7:13 AM
Bringing in Geoff Johns is a good sign to me. This shows that Warners may finally be getting serious about doing their superhero movies correctly. Johns is an excellent student and source of DC history, and a very talented writer.

I would enjoy seeing a Bizarro v. Superman movie. Only problem is that means we'll have to tolerate Luthor for the umpteen zillionth time, but at least he'd only be a supporting character. I'd love to see this script in the hands of Johns or Morrison. Either one would make this a Superman movie worthy of comparison to the first two.

Green Arrow could make for an interesting movie. It would be interesting to see who they'd put him up against. I'd hope that we're allowed to see his gadget arrows. Those are always a lot of fun. I'd love to see some kind of crossover appearance by Green Lantern involved here. Those two always made an excellent team, and it could help pave the way nicely for a future JLA movie at some point.
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 7:16 AM
Guys i don't think its gonna be a SUPERMAN VS BIZZARO movie!? Just BIZZARO! But it sounds friggin' cool though!

Supermike will luv this news lol! : D

Damn, this is the movie WARNER BROS should be doing with SUPES =

dancingmonkey08 - 7/20/2009, 7:19 AM
Im sorry but most of these movies sound rubbish.

Bizarro Superman would be a great idea AFTER they have made a good Superman movie first.

I dont like reboots but Constantine should be rebooted to be a lot more like the comic and Keanu Reeves should NOT return. Get someone British for the role.

Aquaman is great and all but he should only be put in a Justice League movie without a movie of his own.

I do like the sound of the two Green Arrow movies. They will be awesome. An origin story and then superhero in prison movie would be great. And then they could have a third one where he meets the Black Canary. Shazam is also a brilliant idea.
superdog - 7/20/2009, 7:19 AM
I doubt bizzaro would feature superman. Especially if they don't know who's gonna play superman. I suspect it would be bizzaro only. Maybe bizzaro world and they do it comedy style. I wonder if a bizzaro movie would satisfy the judicial ruling to develop a superman movie by 2011?

Osiris@ he is a retard but I think bizzaro might actually be smarter than supermike
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 7:28 AM
Yeah SUPERDOG @ That's what im thinking! ; )

Oh and supermikes an A$$hole!!!
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 7:30 AM
Whatever happened to THE WONDER TWINS??? ; D

That was gonna be a movie lol!
SpideyWidey - 7/20/2009, 7:37 AM
Until the cameras start rolling, I dont believe a word of any of this. These movies can take forever to get off the ground.
IronMarvel - 7/20/2009, 7:41 AM
I bet only one of these movies at best make it to the big screen. They shud be focused on rebooting Superman and making wonder woman and batman 3. And Shazam would be pretty cool. I think they shud do the opposite of marvel. Instead of making individual films and eventually making them into an awesome ensemble movie like marvels doing, they shud start with Justice league and work backwards with the characters who the audiences like the most. Not that i dont love marvels way of thinking cuz the movies are awesome and avengers is gonna rock but I just think it wuld be better for DC to start backwards. Agreed?
ThunderCougarFalconBird - 7/20/2009, 7:43 AM
superdog - WB won't want to loose the Superman rights. They will find a loop hole, probably something like having a movie in "production" by 2011 to keep the rights but it will be a long production.

A JL movie can't work in the foreseeable future. Batman will need rebooting to be able to fit into the JL world. Well, maybe not, the next film could introduce a wider universe of superheroes but Nolan will have to have his ass kicked out for it to happen. Then we need someone to jump off the Superman fence! I don't care which side he lands on just make a decision!
superdog - 7/20/2009, 8:16 AM
They could technically do a justice league without batman. He's usually portrayed as a part time member. They could make some references to him. I'm. Not saying they should do it that way, but they could. The jla working backwards idea would be similiar to the x-men movies. Make a group movie then split off. Justice league origins: the wonder twins.....lee777 would love it.
Supermike - 7/20/2009, 8:30 AM
As long as their not live action that great but even then people with common sense are going to get sick of these movie because let be truthfully here there all the same from Batman&Superman to Spiderman& X-men

I just think its very immature and fact I feel berated by DC comics that their doing these there name is DC comics not DC movies
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 8:37 AM

A$$HOLE!!! ; D
superdog - 7/20/2009, 8:38 AM
1. Your an asshole
2. You are calling someone ELSE immature? Hilarious
3. Your an asshole
AshleyWilliams - 7/20/2009, 8:39 AM
some good news finally
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 8:39 AM
Superdog @ Lmao!
Shadowelfz - 7/20/2009, 8:52 AM
If they make an Aquaman movie before the Flash or Shazam I will be pissed. Plus I really dont like the Supermax idea for Green Arrow. It sounds terrible. Other than that, this is good news.
dancingmonkey08 - 7/20/2009, 8:56 AM
Howlett04, no way for another Batman reboot!

Set the Justice League movie after Batman 3 (if it ever gets made!) and introduce Batman into a more comic book world with superhumans through the Justice League movie. They could also fix the fact that Nolan said there were no other superheroes in his film universe by saying that Batman was the first superhero to appear.

For a JLA movie, they would also have to introduce someone new to take over from Christian Bale as Batman as he is Nolan's bitch and wont do a movie without Nolan directing it. Let Christian and Christopher finish their awesome trilogy that made Batman one of the best comic book movie characters again. They should have the movie end with Batman as a heroic vigilante again that people see as a hero who saved Gotham from crime and not as the villain he was seen as at the end of the Dark Knight. This would mean the rest of the JLA wouldnt try to kick Batman's ass the minute they would see him.

He would fit into the JLA's world as a superhero (ok, the one non-superpowered superhero) and they could use the actor who portrays Batman in the Justice League movie to be Batman in another Batman trilogy that could be sequels to Nolan's trilogy. They could keep the realistic portrayal of Batman and Gotham itself in a new trilogy but they could add the fantasy of bad guys that wouldn't fit in Nolan's movies such as Bane and Penguin and they coud resurrect characters such as Ra's Al Ghul and pretend that Two-Face has secretly been locked in Arkham since the Dark Knight
Supermike - 7/20/2009, 8:57 AM
Superdog we get it your jealous of me because Im everything your not

I'm a mature man
I have a real Job
Im smart
And people like me more then you

But you need to stop acting like your two years old

AshleyWilliams - 7/20/2009, 9:12 AM
every one's allowed a opinion
Supermike - 7/20/2009, 9:16 AM
At these rate DC comics and Marvel will become like MTV and CMT where they stop doing what they Originally did and keep driving away their fans by making stuff that has nothing to do with their product
GUNSMITH - 7/20/2009, 9:28 AM
Shadowelfz - 7/20/2009, 9:29 AM
Supermike your either the most delusional human being on the planet or your trying to be funny. Either way nobody is laughing. Your trolling. This is obvious to anyone with an average IQ. We get it. Its not funny. Just stop.
RedDevil - 7/20/2009, 9:30 AM
If Geoff Johns will be workin the green lantern and flash stuff then marvel better watch out
jallanr - 7/20/2009, 9:36 AM
woa leee i wuz jus talkin about a year one and super max green arrow movie the other day too! scary...hey, r u the guy i was talkin about it with? lol jus kiddin! anywayz, im really excited about these, especially shazam, i was so upset when i heard it was cancelled. Aquaman could be awesome, but he is also kinda a cheesy character, but i like him :) rather see a namor movie from marvel, but oh well. Bizarro woud be awesome!!! and ive never seen the first constantine, so i don`t know much about that. oh ya, adam strange would be awesome too!

woo hoo!
jallanr - 7/20/2009, 9:39 AM
oh ya, did anyone else hear who the writers of the super max green arrow movie were hopin to get to play mr. oliver queen?...Brad Pitt. wut y`all think about that?

woo hoo!
superdog - 7/20/2009, 9:41 AM

1. your not mature...your an asshole
2. your only job is.... being an asshole
3 your not smart....your an asshole
4. nobody likes you....cause....thats right you guessed it.........YOUR AN ASSHOLE
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 9:54 AM
What's all this talk about A$$HOLES???

: D
LEEE777 - 7/20/2009, 9:57 AM
JALLANR @ Lol! ; D

Hey,, did you just make that BRAD PITT thing up?? : /
Bandrews1 - 7/20/2009, 9:59 AM
It looks like DC finally trying to step their game up.
groundrunner15 - 7/20/2009, 10:02 AM
Johns is apparantly a producer for The Flash movie!
CorndogBurglar - 7/20/2009, 10:02 AM
supermike, your such a dumbass. so let me get this straight, you don't mind if DC makes animated movies, but live action is dumb because they aren't called DC movies?? a movie is a movie whether its animated or live. and how do you get a job sounding like that?? "me likey animated movie film for kids! live action movie dumb. all real men agree with me!" christ...
CorndogBurglar - 7/20/2009, 10:19 AM
@teabag LMAO
CorndogBurglar - 7/20/2009, 10:20 AM
@ teabag if he doesn't like movies, then why is he on this site??? lol
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