A few weeks ago a gaggle (that’s a lot, for those of you not in the know) of Justice League movie plot details surfaced (read that here), and now here’s more. This comes courtesy of IESB, who quotes an upcoming Entertainment Weekly article. Or, to be exact, they summarize it, which saves us the time to actually have to read the darn thing because, let’s face it, we movie news guys are kind of lazy. As always, watch out for SPOILERS, because there are aplenty, but then again, you wouldn’t be reading sites like this one if you didn’t want to know, so why do I even bother? Continue on for more.
What we have seen remains faithful to the comic book that first appeared in 1960. All seven original members of the Justice League — Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, and the Martian Manhunter — are featured in an origins story about the superhero conglomerate. The plot revolves around villainous businessman Maxwell Lord and involves cyborgs called OMACs (One-Man Army Corps), who can take over humans and turn them into killing machines. There are epic battles between Superman and Batman, as well as Superman and Wonder Woman.
Superman – A.k.a. Clark Kent, new reporter. The morally upstanding Man of Steel battles Batman and has more to worry about than kryptonite.
Wonder Woman – A.k.a. Diana of Amazonian princess. Revered by the other supers for her beauty and ass-kicking abilities.
The Martian Manhunter – A.k.a. J’onn J’onzz, detective. His power to read minds comes in handy as the villain engages in some nifty mind control.
Green Lantern – A.k.a. John Stewart, architect. Designed the Hall of Justice. His emerald power ring shoots beams of energy.
Batman – A.k.a. Bruce Wayne. The most human in the bunch is mistrustful of others, which leads to quite a few problems for the clan.
Flash – A.k.a. Barry Allen, cop. The most enthusiastic superhero, Flash is happy just to be included, but his ravenous appetite leads to trouble.
Aquaman – A.k.a. Arthur, the Atlantean King. Not a fan of humans, Aquaman is more interested in helping his fellow heroes than lending a hand to land dwellers.
So they’re going to use the Barry Allen Flash. Eh, I wouldn’t necessarily go with that one, since a young and spontaneous Wally West would have provided more dramatics for the movie, not to mention get someone like, oh I don’t know, Ryan Reynolds to don the scarlet suit. Reynolds is always good in these smart-aleck sidekick roles, but with Barry Allen, well, Allen ain’t Ryan Reynolds, so that’s a bit disappointing.
The inclusion of Aquaman is funny, though. I never liked that character; he was always so damn lame.