The JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie: Facts, Rumors, & Fiction - What We Know So Far
Facts, rumors, and fiction regarding the upcoming Justice League film that we have heard, read and seen so far for one of the most anticipated comic book movies ever
Now I grew up a DC fan. I was a 90’s baby. I also grew up on Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, Static Shock, and Justice League. I’ve always loved to see what the Justice League movie would look like on the big screen. I’ve watched countless fan made trailers. Now I also love Marvel. I have a lot of respect for what they did with their movies and I loved The Avengers. I’m sure a lot of Marvel fans dreams were realized when they saw The Avengers fighting together on the big screen. It seems WB’s wants to do the same with the Justice League. Fans have wanted this for years. I believe it the movie is done right, it could be better than the Avengers. A lot of rumors, facts, and bull have been revealed about the Justice League movie. Some fans believe the rumors. I think we need to take a step back and look at what are fact, rumor, and fiction.
Henry Cavill Will Be Superman In The Justice League Movie – FACT
It seems like WB’s wants Man of Steel to be the first movie of their DC Movie Universe. Henry Cavill stars as Superman and signed on for at least 3 movies and they added on 3 more to a total of 6 movies as Superman for Cavill.
Ryan Reynolds Will Return As Green Lantern – RUMOR
We really have no idea on this one. After the disappointment in 2010’s Green Lantern, WB’s still doesn’t have an answer of what to make of the movie. I’ve heard and read reports that Green Lantern will be rebooted, reports that Reynolds will be back. We don’t know.
Christian Bale Will Return As Batman – FICTION
I would love nothing more than for Bale to don the cape and cowl once more and return as Batman, but that fantasy won’t happen. Bale has said he is done with Batman and that he would only do Justice League if Christopher Nolan was involved and Nolan told WB’s he doesn’t want any part of the Justice League movie.
We Don’t Know The Villain Of The Film – FACT
We don’t know much about the film but one of the film’s mysteries is who the villain is? The fan favorite seems to be Darkseid which makes sense. Whoever the villain is, they need to be deadly enough to crush Superman but can still be beaten by the Justice League. It shows how Superman needs help.
LOBO Is The Villain – RUMOR
When fans hear Lobo may be in the Justice League movie they freaked out. I’m cool with Lobo but since the script is done, there is no way they will put Lobo in it if the script is as good as they say. Lobo will at the most be a cameo, wouldn’t mind him have a small fight scene with the JL but he is the villain. It hasn’t been confirmed nor denied.
Lex Luthor Is The Villain – FICITION
Lex will most likely not be in the JL movie as the main villain. He doesn’t even seem to be in the Man of Steel so there is no way he will be introduced as the villain in the JL movie. He could be the villain in a sequel but not now, not yet.
People Who Are Involved
Will Beall Wrote The Screenplay for The Justice League Movie – FACT
On June 5, we heard that Will Beall will be writing the screenplay to the Justice League movie. After he wrote it he showed it to acclaimed comic book writer Mark Millar who wrote Kick-Ass, Wanted, and many other comics. Millar said this about the Justice League screenplay that Beall wrote:
“His take on the team is incredible. Very real-world and not at all what you might expect. WB has a chequered history with their superhero characters. They're great with their boy wizards, but less consistent with their DC stable. But my chum said that this could be a thing of beauty and has been in the works for a little while now, not just an Avengers knock-off. Best of luck to them. The tidbits I heard sound quite dark and mature, which isn't what I expected. But word on Gangster Squad is great too so I feel this is in really good hands.”
A List of Directors WB’s Is Looking At Includes Snyder, Affleck, and others – RUMOR
On August 29th, a list of directors were revealed that included Ben Affleck, The Watchowskis, Ratner, Zack Snyder, Ruben Fleischer and McG. We honestly don’t know if this source is credible. We heard Affleck was involved and approached but a couple days ago he said he wasn’t approached or asked. This list could just as well come from a fanboy. It could be true, it could be false, and that’s why it’s a rumor.
Christopher Nolan Is Involved In The Justice League Movie – FICITION
Even if Nolan was on as a producer and nothing more, I would feel a whole lot more confidence in the Justice League movie then I do now. Nolan singlehandedly not only brought the Batman movie franchise back but made it the top dog. His Batman trilogy is the best comic book trilogy ever and doesn’t look like anything can top it (for now). Now that Nolan brought back Batman he looks to do the same with Superman. WB’s has been impressed with Nolan’s work that they asked him to direct JL and he said no. He went on to say he’s not involved in the Justice League movie.
Movies To Be Part Of This World
The Snyder Superman Series To Be A Part Of JL And Batman To Begin His Series After JL – FACT
As I said it seems that the people in WB’s will have Snyder’s Man of Steel be a part of this universe and any future movies from Snyder’s Superman. It was also confirmed that the first we will see of the rebooted Batman will be in the JL movie. This is good because we know Batman. We don’t need another origin story about Batman. I’m excited to see how Batman is. I hope the next Batman’s suit is either based off the New 52 design or the Arkham Asylum or Arkham City game design.
Wonder Woman And Flash To Be Released After Justice League – RUMOR
Listen Wonder Woman and Flash have been in development for years. While yes I would love to see a movie about Wonder Woman and Flash, it doesn’t seem likely. Wonder Woman movie got a screenwriter in Michael Goldenberg. As of right now WB’s is trying to figure out how to make solo movies for both characters but as of right now it seems like the only chance we will see these characters is in the Justice League movie, for now.
Aquaman Will Have A Solo Movie – FICTION
To all die-hard comic book fans of Aquaman I’m sorry but I did this as a little joke. I love the New 52 Aquaman and hope they do something around that but as of right now there is no news that Aquaman will even be in the Justice League movie. I hope one day he gets a movie and some respect to the mainstream because he is viewed as a guy who can only talk to fish.
If one were to just look at what has been shown soon far as fact, then this movie is off to a good start and looks to be good. Every bit of new info posted that are rumors aren’t always true. How many times have we seen new information that Joseph Gordon-Levitt being Azrael or that Spider-Man will cameo in the Avengers. Thoughts?
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