So after all these years, it’s finally happening. DC and Warner Bros. are bringing Justice League Of America to the big screen. Marvel have already set the benchmark with superhero ensembles, so straight away it’s an uphill battle. Rumours have been circulating for quite some time now in regards to what direction DC will take with their mammoth franchise. Will Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy be embraced or ignored? Will Ryan Reynolds get a second outing as Green Lantern? Who would be in the first ever ‘Justice League’ line-up? A few days ago, we just might have got our answers.
A roster list containing the characters in contention for a spot in the Justice League team was leaked across the internet, sending fan boys into a state of euphoria. Of course, it’s not been confirmed by DC so take it with a pinch of salt. This list has been updated from the initial scoop by Latino review.
Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.
Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn’t really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.
Wonder Woman: She has only been in man’s world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.
Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynold’s character from the Green Lantern movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone.
Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.
For fans, this is probably the most obvious line-up but that doesn’t mean it isn’t exciting. Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman have to form the basis of the league. Green Lantern is already established (even if it wasn’t the best movie) and The Flash will more than likely act as the comic relief. He’s also an easy character to introduce and doesn’t really need an origin story.
But even if Warner Bros/DC are sticking to just five original members, I’m sure they will want to include as many cameos as possible, whether to gauge interest for future projects or to flesh out the universe. Either way, one thing can be confirmed – DC will need to find a brand new cast. But who will play the new superheroes?
In this list, I will choose 7 characters that should appear and 7 actors who should play them. I have left Henry Cavill as Superman and Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern so all that’s left is the remaining 3 confirmed members as well as 4 characters who should appear in cameos. Let’s start with number seven, the magical Zatanna.
This article was first posted on January 30, 2013