IESB reports on Warner Bros. desperation to get a tentpole franchise in place for the rapidly-approaching 2009 season, in the wake of the collapse of the 'Justice League' movie.
Once such savior might be the 'Supermax' movie, which frans know was David Goyer and Justin Marks' "Green Arrow fights for his life in supervillain prison" movie. According to IESB, the movie is now referred to as 'Green Arrow', and not 'Supermax'.
'Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam' is also rumored to be a contender for a franchise launch next year, with director Peter Segal having developed it over the past year, and soon to be clear of 'Get Smart'.
Furthermore, IESB hears that 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' has a workable script (also from Justin Marks) and could get the greenlight for a 2009 target.
IESB's sources also claim that 'Justice League' isn't dead altogether. However, rather than rushing it for the 2009 season, the studio has now resolved to move it forward at a more delierate pace and aim for 2010 or 2011. Writers are currently working on the script, although its unclear if its the original writing team of Kieran and Michele Mulroney or somebody new. Further, director George Miller's involvement in the film is no longer certain.