With all the talk during the week about Jimmy Olsen/Jenny Olsen in Man of Steel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt denying he’ll be playing Batman in the future (link) it’s the turn of the Justice League movie to grab some attention…
Over at aintitcool they’re saying the hero line-up for the Justice League’s first movie has been finalised and it’s Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash.
So that means that Martian Manhunter, Aquaman and Hawkman are all out for the first adventure, although Latino Review is claiming that Hawkman and Aquaman could pop up in a cameo capacity ala Hawkeye in Thor.
This means that Man Of Steel, if successful, will be the only pre-cursor to the Justice League onscreen. And Warners are working on standalone adventures for both Wonder Woman and The Flash, so we can assume these will come after the League’s debut.
Since the Superman origins will undoubtedly be retold in Man of Steel and the Batman origins have been done twice in the last couple of decades, it makes sense that the other League members will now get their own movies. Does this mean Ryan Reynolds’ Green Lantern will be in this movie continuity? Unlikely we think, but again, do we need the origins retold?
So, ultimately does this mean that we’ll be introduced to characters in the Justice League movie who are already established with their origins told in our second meeting (A New Hope, anyone?)? It’s odd and feels like maybe DC are looking to cash in on Avengers. We hope we’re wrong, but it’s all a little… bizarro.