Rumor of the Day: Will this be the plot of the Justice League pic?

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

That big-screen Justice League flick might still be looking for a director, but writer Will Beale is hard at work on the script—and rumor has it this is the storyline he's adapting.

Latino Review reports that Beale is looking to some classic 1980s Justice League comics for inspiration, specifically Justice League of America issues 183-185, written by Gerry Conway and illustrated by George Perez.

The storyline centers on a plot by Darkseid to destroy the Earth, which at least meshes with other rumors that have hinted Darkseid could be the story's Big Bad.

Here's Latino Review's description:

"In a nutshell, plotwise, the three issue arc involves Darkseid planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that'll move Apokolips into the Earth's place. Sounds like some Armageddonesque end of the Earth as we know it kind of stakes fit for summer tentpole event film if you ask me."
Of course, this is still a rumor at the moment, but it only makes sense that Warner Bros. would look to a classic Justice League comic storyline to launch the film. Christopher Nolan had great success adapting classic Batman tales with a new twist in his Dark Knight saga, and it stands to reason they'd emulate that model moving forward with something of this scope. There are a lot of good stories to build on, and it gives the fans a familiar thread that doesn't feel like the series has been gutted for the big screen.

Have you read this comic arc? Do you think it'd be a good fit for the first big-screen Justice League adventure?

(Via Latino Review)