Quantcast
Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 2 years 22 weeks ago

Exclusive: Matthew Vaughn Wanted For Justice League Movie; Rian Johnson, Sam Mendes & Gary Ross As Well

Body

5252 Yesterday saw the news surface that J.J. Abrams had been named to director Star Wars.

Then it came out that Matthew Vaughn was in the running and even pitched Chloe Moretz as the lead.

Our DC Entertainment source has provided us with some information that Vaughn previously turned down the Justice League movie when offered last year to focus on Star Wars.

But now that Disney has gone with their #1 choice, Warner Bros. and Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment are definitely interested in Matthew Vaughn.

Our DC Entertainment source also provided us with three other names that they are interested in: Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Rian Johnson (Looper), and Gary Ross (The Hunger Games).

We are also told Peter Jackson was a contender, but when The Hobbit was turned into three films that put an end to Jackson directing the Justice League movie.

We are also told Christopher Nolan and his Syncopy Films WILL NOT be producing Justice League. 

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder (Cruel & Unusual Films) MIGHT be credited as Exec. Producers; our source speculates that Snyder will be consulting the project in some capacity.

We're also told Legendary Pictures will be co-financing the Justice League film's budget of around $250 million.

Will Beall has written the script for the Justice League movie which has a 2015 release date.

More From Cosmic Book News:

Munn learned some new tricks and posted them on Instagram...
Check out some great stuff from Stan Lee.
Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! Confirms title.
Features backpack styling and features 13 different designs.
Check out Paul Rudd using the Ant-Man powers for the first time...
Director Paul Feige tweets out a first look pic...
Kevin Feige slips; James Gunn confirms on Twitter.
Feed goes live at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Affleck has some fun on the set of The Accountant with co-star Seth Lee.
Tony Jaa also thinks they should make a Hellboy 3...
Includes all 13 episodes from the first season, plus deleted scenes and Comic-Con panel.
Michael B. Jordan's Human Torch in action and more.
This action-packed adventure game brings the LEGO Batman experience to fans on the go.
Watch the first ever kill from MTV’s new Scream TV show before the series premiere...
What happens when you cross the Wizard Of Oz with The Avengers 2?
Watch ten minutes of B-roll footage and more...