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There are some plot details for the Justice League movie that have been making their way around the internet that originated at Live for Films. I have to say that I think the details are complete bullshit. The thing reads like silly fan fiction that packs everything from the DC universe into one movie. If this are real, there's no way they are going to be able to effectively pull it off. I seriously doubt this is the real deal so I wouldn't worry.
The last we heard about Justice League was that Warner Bros. wasn't going to use the script written by Will Beall and that if Man of Steel does well, the studio will green light the project and bring on Zack Snyder to direct. The source of the plot details, who goes by the named of “Good Samaritan”, says that the script is now being written by a "pair of up and coming screenwriters and lifelong DC comics fans whose names are currently remaining unannounced."
So here it is, read it over and let's talk about it...
I can unofficially confirm that the movie WILL use Henry Cavill’s Superman, as well as an already established Batman (who has been left open enough to use Nolan’s John Blake if the situation were to arise *wink wink*), and will follow the two as they try to piece together the Justice League when a new threat shows up with Earth conquest on his mind.
Following the events of “Man of Steel,” NASA and Lex Luthor begin sending signals out into space to attract other alien beings which reach Apokolips, prompting an invasion of “Hunger Dogs” sent by Darkseid and lead by Kalibak, Orion, and the Female Furies.
Superman and Batman, knowing they won’t be able to fight them alone, recruit the help of Green Lantern, (who’s left open to be either Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan or John Stewart, either way they’ll be using the already established Green Lantern corps from the Martin Campbell film), J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter (who is confirmed as not being CGI), who comes to protect Earth after escaping from a prison on Apokolips because he knows the next planet on Darkseid’s mind will be Mars once he conquers Earth, the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash who will gain his powers in the first 1/3rd of the film, and Princess Diana of Themyscira, who is ready to leave Themyscira and refuses to continue standing by and not use her ability to help the Justice League when she finds out the world is in crisis.
This isn’t campy lasso using, invisible plane driving, star spangled banner Linda Carter Wonder Woman either, she’s got super strength and truly kicks ass.
As I don’t want to give away too much information, I’ll leave it as that but the movie will absolutely blow your mind, it’s filled with cameos of lesser known heroes and villains (like Lobo and the baddies Mongrul and Sinestro to name a few!) to establish them for the sequel, all while maintaining a consistent “grounded in reality” but not TOO realistic approach that fans like so much today.
The heroes save the day, and the army of “Hunger Dogs” retreat back to Apokolips, where a furious Darkseid punishes Kalibak while Orion begins to question his loyalty to his father. Darkseid then goes to the furthest depths of Apokolips to release a prisoner known only as “Doomsday” and sets the movie up immediately for a sequel following a quick glimpse of the baddest villain in the DC universe. Prepare to be rocked is all I have to say.
I have to say, this doesn't excite me at all. There's just way too much going on, and one too many origin stories for one film. Hopefully this isn't the plan because it would most likely suck. I personally think DC and WB should take their time with their properties, and make a couple more character focused movies like Wonder Woman and The Flash before they jump into Justice League. This whole thing just rubs me the wrong way.
What are your thoughts on these story details?