Director George Miller to Helm "Justice League of America"

Variety reported today on the announcement of George Miller as the director of Warner Bros.' "Justice League of America," based on the hugely popular DC Comics title. Miller is best known for directing the films "Happy Feet," "Babe," and as the creator of "Mad Max."

Likely to feature the characters of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash and Aquaman, the project is complicated by virtue of the fact that many "Justice League" heroes have other films in development, but Variety reports that the next installment of the Superman franchise has been sidelined in favor of the George Miller film. Additionally, "The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale have indicated that they would prefer Warner Bros. delay production on the team-up film until they've completed their Batman projects.

"Justice League of America" is in the preliminary casting phase, and sources close to the film have indicated that Bale and Brandon Routh, star of the revived Superman franchise, are not likely to appear in the film.

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