While any major Hollywood blockbuster is bound to have a dozen or more producers credited, a blockbuster on the size and scope of Warner Bros.'s just-announced film adaptation of Justice League will come under such scrutiny that any new piece of information is news.
And so it's interesting that, buried in a statement about the home entertainment release of The LEGO Movie, one of its producers (Dan Lin) is named as a producer on Justice League.
Lin, whose previous credits include The Departed, Sherlock Holmes and Terminator: Salvation, has never directed a comic book movie before (although obviously he's had Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in LEGO). He did produce the Warner flop Gangster Squad, penned by onetime Justice League writer Will Beall (whose draft has reportedly since been scrapped).
From a story by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, “The LEGO Movie” was produced by Dan Lin (“Justice League,” “Gangster Squad,”) and Roy Lee (“The Grudge”), with Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Kathleen Fleming, Allison Abbate, Zareh Nalbandian, Jon Burton, Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Seanne Winslow, Matt Skiena and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers, and John Powers Middleton as co-producer.
A little digging reveals that Lin has not had anything to do with the Warner Bros. Television or Warner Bros. Home Entertainment projects that are Justice League-branded. Barring some other, new and as-yet-unannounced Justice League project (like an animated series or feature film) to which he's attached, it appears that this was a bit of a stealth announcement of Lin's involvement with the Zack Snyder-directed superhero team-up film.
Lin already has a full slate over the next few years, according to his IMDb page; he's serving as a producer on Sherlock Holmes 3, Death Note, The LEGO Movie 2 and the latest iteration of Stephen King's It.
The LEGO Movie will be on Blu-ray and DVD June 17. Justice League is expected along in 2018.