Whether we're ready for it or not, the new live action Justice League of America movie will most likely head into production early next year. Thus, a firm cast needs to be in place soon. Here's what we know so far: Happy Feet'sGeorge Miller has signed on to direct the film, which will most likely come out in the summer of 2009. Christian Bale will not be playing Batman, and, as of right now, the same goes for Brandon Routh with regards to Superman. Warner Bros. would like to use the Justice League movie to help launch other superhero franchises like Aquaman, Wonder Woman and the Flash. As of right now, no one has been cast.

It will be important to have a few familiar faces in the line-up, and so far it seems Warners might be leaning towards casting a well known personality in the Batman role (Ryan Gosling's name has come up on more than one occasion). Just recently, Tom Welling was rumored to be up for the Superman part, however IESB claims to know that's not happening. With so much time between Superman films (we may not see Bryan Singer revisit the character until 2010), don't be surprised if Brandon Routh's name doesn't come up more than once. I have a feeling the other superhero characters will be played by relative unknowns (like Singer did with Routh in Superman Returns), and what they'll do is surround those unknowns with popular folks in the Batman and Superman roles since these will be one-off jobs, and those actors probably won't need to sign for multiple pictures. Then again, I could be wrong.

So, I ask you: Who would need to play Batman and Superman in Justice League in order to get you super excited for the film?

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