Justice Society Of America - Explained

Slated to appear in The Rock's Black Adam movie, what do fans need to know about the JSA?

Justice Society of America Alex Ross
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DC film discourse might all just be 'Justice League' this, and '#ReleaseTheSnyderCut' that, but there's another super-team fans may want to keep an eye on.

The Justice League's forebears, the Justice Society of America, have been slated to appear in Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's long gestating Black Adam film when it finally releases December 2021. Word of their involvement comes straight from Johnson himself, who revealed that they'd have a part to play while speaking to Screen Rant in November.

Dwayne Johnson: "JSA. We will introduce you to that, the world to JSA."

News of the JSA's involvement is sure to get longtime DC readers excited, with the group being comprised of some of the more beloved if not overlooked DC superheroes of the company's Golden Age back in the 1940s. Later incarnations have brought together all of the DC universe's different generations under one banner, but the JSA are still largely synonymous with the publisher's WW2 era comics.

Given word that Black Adam will be an origin story, the team's involvement actually makes a lot of sense. Not that fans less familiar with the team won't need clueing up on who they are though. Heck, even longtime readers have found the JSA's history rather convoluted, which makes their position in recent DC media all the more intriguing.

So, from its beginnings to their middle and end, here's everything DC fans need to know about the Justice Society of America...

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