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Who is making the final 'Justice League' roster?

Some DC Comics characters make the cut, others don't

By DonKaye_ParallelUniverse Jan 24, 2013 1:55PM
As Warner Bros. Pictures and its subsidiary, DC Entertainment, inch closer to bringing the Justice League to the big screen, word comes that the configuration of the team has been narrowed down to five core members.


Latino Review reported this morning that the long-in-development "Justice League" movie -- the DC Comics equivalent to "The Avengers" -- will feature a lineup that includes Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and the Flash. Additional characters that could make cameos in the film include Aquaman, Martian Manhunter and Hawkman.

Part of the rationale for this roster is simply the fact that Superman, Batman and Green Lantern have all been introduced in previous films, although it is unlikely that the Batman in "Justice League" will be the same Caped Crusader from Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" trilogy.

A Martian Manhunter appearance might be the most feasible of the rest, since the rumored villain of the movie, Darkseid, is a cosmic threat from outer space.

Although names like Nolan, Ben Affleck and the Wachowskis have been thrown around as potential directors, Warner Bros. has yet to place someone behind the camera for what is expected to be a major tentpole film for the studio. 

Likewise, with the probable exception of Henry Cavill as Superman -- since he's playing the role in this summer's "Man of Steel" -- none of the heroes have been cast yet. Joseph Gordon-Levitt recently dismissed talk that he would reprise his role from "The Dark Knight Rises," which ended with his character possibly taking over as Batman from a retired Bruce Wayne.

"Justice League" is tentatively set for release in summer 2015 -- where it will go head-to-head with Marvel's "The Avengers 2." 
151Comments
Jan 25, 2013 6:48AM
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Long over due! I've been watching the Justic League way more then the Avengers when I was little and my all time favor is still and always gonna be the Flash. As long as he is in the movie idc who else they put in it. But they should of made this movie years ago.
Jan 25, 2013 6:43AM
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For us "older" comic fans who never had a chance to grow up with with the technology of today... may I say  AWESOME!!!  As long as this is done to the same level as Most of Marvels Movies this is going to be the best Summer (2015)  The excitement is beyond words, while agree it would be nice to have seperate intros for Wonder Woman and Flash Hopefully Aquaman, I dont think it is necessary. CANT WAIT!!
Jan 25, 2013 6:37AM
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ITS ABOUT TIME THEY LEFT OUT BATMAN, THE SUPERPOWERLESS HERO, PLEASE, DOES ANYONE HAVE A UTILITY BELT.
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2 WORDS WONDER TWINS    LOL   :< )
Jan 25, 2013 6:31AM
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This Is Long Over Due.The Justice League Has Far More Better Characters Than The Avengers. A Lot Of  Us Depending On Where And How You Grew Up Opinions May Differ. My Clan Came Up With DC's Comics. So I Am For The Justice League.
Jan 25, 2013 6:27AM
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Aqua man was not one of the original core members. It was Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Wonder woman. Cyborg didn't come on the scene until recently when you consider the timeline of the DC franchise. Besides, with the exception of Batman, all of the other DC character movies sucked!
Jan 25, 2013 6:08AM
Jan 25, 2013 3:39AM
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I think Aquaman qould be cool as long as they stick to the comic version and not the Superfriends version.  Cause, seriously, Aquaman is no push over.  And keep show how he lost his hand.
Jan 24, 2013 11:20PM
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Aquaman haters need to actually read comic books instead of going on what they've seen in crappy cartoons. He survives at the freezing bottom of the ocean like it's nothing. He could tear Batman's arms off and fist the Dark Knight with them.
Jan 24, 2013 7:42PM
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   If they're gonna fight Darkseid, then they need all the strongest character for this galactic threat! They should have Superman, non-powered Batman-- b/c he's so popular, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, The Flash, and the half-robot guy-- who's name I forgot.

   Also, the Justice League will not be a theatrical threat to The Avengers. Since the Marvel characters have already been well-introduced, and with their next movie having the Marvel-equivilent of DC's Darkseid character in Thanos, as the bad guy!

   It will seem like two similiar movies competing the same time. My money will always be on The Avengers.

   Bring it on...!!

 

Jan 24, 2013 6:24PM
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green arrow would be a easy character to use in addition to the ones mentioned.
Jan 24, 2013 6:11PM
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Still think they should do the way the Avengers did it.  Several smaller one hero movies that introduce the characters and their back story . leading up to the big one.  
Jan 24, 2013 5:40PM
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Aquaman? Is he going to lure the bad guys to the docks where a giant squid can pull them into the water and drown them?
Jan 24, 2013 5:38PM
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Like how they gave away the ending of DKR. But Nolan's Batman can't exist in a Justice League world or else Superman would've shown up in DKR. Not sure if Cavill's Superman will fit either as Nolan is producing that. He seems to go with the one hero thing, no room for teams.
Jan 24, 2013 5:36PM
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This art depicts the ugliest Wonder Woman....EVER.
Jan 24, 2013 4:55PM
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As long as they don't include AquaMan I'll be happy
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