Now that Warner Brothers has tossed out the Joss Whedon version of Wonder Woman and the David Goyer version of The Flash, both of which had been in development for about two years, Variety reports that Warner has commissioned a screenplay for The Justice League of America. No doubt the studio is impressed by the success that Fox and Marvel have been having with the X-Men (2000-2006) and Fantastic Four (2005-2007) ensembles.
It remains to be seen what, if any, connection this movie will have to the currently-viable Superman and Batman franchises — will they try to bring those worlds together, despite their vastly different tones, or will they create brand new, parallel versions of those superheroes? Will we see Christian Bale play Batman in one franchise, or Brandon Routh play Superman in one franchise, while other actors play those characters in this new franchise? The Variety story seems to imply that Warner still hopes to make a solo Wonder Woman movie, too. At any rate, I assume they won’t be bringing back David Ogden Stiers as the Martian Manhunter.