JUSTICE LEAGUE is here !! (almost)
For years we’ve been living in our Marvel Universe and everything seems blissful… until now
DC has teamed up with Warner Bros., for what we know will be an epic movie, Justice League!
They began their incredible journey in 2013 with Man of Steel and continued with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. DC’s ultimate goal is to make a Justice League film — and we are now inching closer to the release date (November 17, 2017)
Justice League will deal with the team forming, as Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) seeks to recruit more metahumans to defend our planet in the wake of Superman’s “death” in Dawn of Justice. The trailer that Zack Snyder brought to San Diego Comic-Con suggested that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Batman will recruit Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) for a team whose mission will involve Motherboxes, parademons and a villain.
He might have failed the Man of Steel in life, but he won’t fail him in death. Batman briefly returned for Suicide Squad (where he jailed both Deadshot and Harley Quinn), but it’s Justice League that will find him traveling around the world to recruit the metahumans he learned about to form a team to protect Earth.
In addition to appearing on camera, Ben Affleck is also an executive producer on Justice League. That means he’ll have creative input behind the scenes to make this movie the best it can be.
She may not be mentioned in the title of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but Wonder Woman, played by Israeli Fast & Furious star Gal Gadot, proved to be an integral player. Wonder Woman’s solo movie, released in June 2017 got us more excited for Justice League movie.
Wonder Woman seemed amenable to assisting Batman in helping protect the world to make up for Superman’s absence, but when Justice League kicks off, that’s when her Amazon warrior skills will be most valued, regardless of what the threat is. Following this, Wonder Woman will return for future Justice League movies, and by then she’ll likely have a closer relationship with her fellow superheroes.
The Stanford Prison Experiment‘s Ezra Miller made his debut as the Scarlet Speedster in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, then appeared briefly in Suicide Squad, as well (in a scene we later learned was shot by Zack Snyder on the Justice League set.)
Now, he’s ready to join the team full time.
Miller will play Flash as the eager comic relief, quick to join Bruce Wayne’s team (no pun intended) because he “needs friends.” Following Justice League, Miller’s Barry Allen will lead his own movie in March 2018 (which is rumored to include Cyborg) The hero’s expected to race back for future Justice League movies, and could start teaming up with heroes in their DC solo movies, as well.
In the comics, Cyborg, was classically known as a member of the group known as the Teen Titans, but ever since DC Comics rebooted its universe with The New 52, that story has changed. The character — real name Victor Stone — is now a full-fledged member of the Justice League, and that version of the narrative is being adapted for live action. Broadway actor Ray Fisher was cast as Cyborg, and we saw him in action in the first Justice League footage.
Cyborg was the subject of one of Lex Luthor’s metahuman files. Just like his comic book counterpart, his body was almost destroyed in a tragic accident, and his father, scientist Silas Stone, was at a loss as to how to heal him. He finally found the key in a Mother Box, an alien supercomputer used on New Genesis and Apokolips, which reformed a new body for Victor and turned him into Cyborg. Now Victor has all sorts of high tech tools and weaponries on his person, but the Mother Box in his system may hold the key to defeating whatever threat the Justice League has to defeat in the near future. Following the Justice League movie, Cyborg will lead his own big screen adventure in April 2020.
Undoubtedly the hottest member aboard the Justice League Movie Jason Momoa a.k.a. Aquaman.
He has spent an unfortunate number of years as a punchline in the comic book world, his powers mocked for being more limited than some of his fellow heroes, but DC is on the path of completely turning that reputation around. The Aquaman books in the New 52 line are considered some of the best titles in the series, and the character has been reinvented to a certain degree to be much more of a badass. The next big step for improving his image is finally getting him on the big screen, and we won’t have to wait long for that (July 2018)
Former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa debuted as DC’s (eventual) King of Atlantis in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where we saw footage of him destroying a remote-controlled camera underwater before swimming away at super sonic speed. We’ll see him fully in action for Justice League, during which we’ll also get our first look at Atlantis, and some of its denizens. Amber Heard has been cast as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest and queen, while Willem Dafoe has been confirmed as Vulko, a confidante for Momoa’s warrior.
Following Snyder’s Justice League, Aquaman will star in his own solo movie and then he’ll be back for future Justice League movies. As you can tell from the image of him in the JL movie, movie Aquaman looks much more intense than his comic book counterpart, and Momoa has promised that once this iteration of the character is seen on screen again, no one will make any more Aquaman jokes.
See you at the theaters in November. I’ll be the one drooling at Aquaman 🙂