Rounding up the latest news from the “black capes”…

— Supervillains to save JLA? It looks as if its up to the super-villains to save the Justice League. Actually, it’s a movie about a prison full of super-villains who try to lay the smackdown on an incarcerated hero. And it’s being tapped to pinch hit for the stalled-out JLA movie in the Warner Bros summer line-up for 2009. Originally called “Supermax,” it’s now being renamed “Green Arrow.” Also slated to prop up the tent for WB while it re-tools the JLA movie: Shazam, He-Man, and Johnny Quest.

[IESB.net] First, let’s take a look at a major problem facing WB in 2009. Usually a studio like Warner Bros. likes to have 2 to 3 tent pole films scheduled for release during the summer (or films they considered to be tent poles even if the box office results didn’t agree)….

But, the only one real tent pole Warner Bros. has in production for the summer of 2009 is McG’s reboot of the Terminator franchise Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins starring Christian Bale…

Studio sources have told the IESB that for the last few months WB execs have been in a mild state of panic not knowing for sure which films they could greenlight and get ready to go come that looming summer date… So which WB films are contenders to get on the fast track for Summer 2009? Read more here.