This last summer it was announced that Warner Bros. was finally going to move forward with a live-action Justice League movie after The Avengers did so freakin' well at the box office. Gangster Squad screenwriter Will Beall was hired to write the script for the film, and other than the involvement of the main superhero characters there hasn't been a lot of information on the film. But! Thanks to our friends at Latino Review we've got some pretty awesome info to share with you! They've been able to uncover who the villain of the film will be!
The Avengers will be facing off against the Mad Titan, Thanos, in the sequel in 2015, but the Justice League will be taking on a God. The site reveals that the main villain of the story will be Darkseid!
How badass is that?! It makes complete sense that they would bring in an epic villain like this to take on the Justice League team. To make the story interesting it would have to be Gods fighting Gods. If they ended up fighting against some mere mortal like Lex Luthor, I'd think it'd be over pretty quick. There needs to be a real threat, and Darkseid is it.
Darkseid was created by Jack Kirby in 1970 and first appeared Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #134. Here's a little information on the character for those of you not really familiar.
Darkseid is the ruler of Apokolips and Darkseid's Elite and was a major player in the cosmic war that was the Final Crisis. Unto the hell that is Apokolips came Darkseid, malice personified, a merciless tyrant who demanded unwavering devotion and abject fear from all his subjects. A being of unparalleled strength, Darkseid nevertheless preferred not to sully his gloves with combat unless provoked to action. His eyes emitted the formidable Omega Sanction, ray beams that could disintegrate, teleport, or resurrect depending on the dread lord's wishes. His sole mission in life was to find and gain control over the Anti-Life Equation which would give him the means to usurp all free will in the sentient universe.
He should give the Justice League a run for their money, but of course in the end, they will win. Marvel Studios seems to be doing almost everything right. All Warner Bros. has right now is The Dark Knight, and it has yet to be seen how good Man of Steel will be. Both Green Lantern and Superman Returns were pretty disappointing for me. I don't think Justice League will end up being as good as what Marvel has and will accomplish, but I'm sure it will be entertaining! At least I hope it is! I really do want them to give the fans something incredible, I want them to succeed at this! It won't be easy though. The studio still has yet to find a director to bring the film to life.
Latino-Review is always spot on with their news scoops, and I trust that this is some good solid intel. What do you think about Darkseid being the main villain in the WB's Justice League movie?