There’s some fresh info (rumours) running through the movie mills about what DC/Warner are planning for their long-long-long-awaited Justice League movie. With Man Of Steel set to come out this year, you might be getting a solid release date by end of this year.
Earlier we got info that the movie will have Darksied a the main baddie whom Justice Leauge will be fighting. This sounds like attempt to juice out Thanos’s involvement in Avengers which normal movie going fans may or may not like. For those who don’t know, Darkseid (one of the “New Gods”) has an almost Shakespearean background: born to the royal family of the hellish world of Apokolips, Darkseid attempted to slay his own older brother and seized the “Omega Force,” a power which transformed him into a stone-like man who mercilessly rules Apokolips and is one of the most powerful beings in the DCU. The storyline that this movie is rumored to follow is Crisis on New Genesis which itself requires a lot of backstory
• Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.
• Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn’t really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.
• Wonder Woman: She has only been in man’s world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.
• Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynold’s character from the Green Lantern movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone.
• Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.
• Martian Manhunter: Alien who has lived on Earth in secret for over a hundred years who has knowledge of Darkseid and his reign.
• Aquaman: Will be the King of Atlantis who has a key role in the film.
• There will also be a heavy military presence in the film which in future rewrites could include characters featured in Man of Steel or even Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett) of which neither are included in the first draft.
• Alfred Pennyworth is in the film in a minor appearance.
• Lois Lane is also in the film in a cameo.
• Darkseid’s Elite will be featured who go up against the Justice League early on in the film.
There is some interesting stuff we can figure out from these rumors, and while there is still a risk that this movie wont stand in front of Avengers and will eventually become a rip-off there is nothing wrong in keeping high hopes.