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Mark Millar calls “Justice League” an “excellent way of losing $200 million”

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Photo: "Justice League Unlimited," courtesy Cartoon Network

Fox's Marvel consultant does not think Warner Bros.' "Justice League" movie is a very good idea.

Mark Millar isn’t afraid to voice his opinion, but he’s out saying some things that likely won’t make Warner Bros. very happy. The Marvel consultant at Fox and established comic book writer has explained in very great detail why he doesn’t think a “Justice League” movie is going to work.

“I actually think the big problem for them is the characters are just too out of date,” Millar told SciFi Now. “The characters were created 75 years ago, even the newest major character was created 68 years ago, so they’re in a really weird time.”

Of course, some of the characters work just fine on their own. Christopher Nolan proved Batman can still work with his “The Dark Knight” trilogy, and Zack Snyder is likely hoping the same can be said for Superman in “Man of Steel.” But what about the failed “Green Lantern” movie or hoped for “Flash” one? Millar doesn’t think they can work in the modern day.

“I adored the DC stuff growing up but really, how do you do a movie about Green Lantern, his power is that he manifests green plasma from his imagination and uses them as weapons against someone? Even that in itself if you just imagine then watching a fight scene with a guy who’s like a hundred feet away making plasma manifestations fight someone – it’s not exactly raucous, getting up close and personal,” Millar said. “The Flash has door handles on the side of his mask and if he doesn’t wear that mask, I’ll be pissed off, you know what I mean? They’re in a weird, weird situation – if you’ve got a guy who moves at the speed of light up against the Weather Wizard and Captain Cold or whatever, then your movie’s over in two seconds.”

He continued, “You can get away with stuff in comics that in live action’s just a bit sucky — the best one is definitely Aquaman. Aquaman can’t even talk under water. If you think about it in comics it’s fine, you just have a speech balloon, but how do you have Atlantis and people talking under water? Are they gonna talking telepathically? Is it going to be body forms? The actual logistics of each member of the Justice League is disastrous, and you put them all together and I think you get an excellent way of losing $200 million.”

Warner Bros. reportedly wants “Justice League” out in theaters by 2015. Its character roster is said to include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Martian Manhunter and Aquaman, with the villain being Darkseid.

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