The upcoming Justice League movie is currently in production in London and we’re expecting a big piece of news to drop about the DC film on Tuesday. However, as we wait, a particularly interesting ‘leak’ hit the darkly spoilerific corners of the Intersphere over the weekend armed with a pretty major reveal.
According to a 4Chan Reddit thread, the Justice League will be battling Ares and Ocean Master in the first film as a raging war between Wonder Woman’s Amazons and Aquaman’s Atlanteans takes centre stage. Ocean Master, a prominent supervillain throughout Aquaman’s comics history, will reportedly betray The King of the Seven Seas in order to take the Atlantean throne for himself, setting off a major conflict with the Amazons in the process.
Interestingly, as has been previously reported, Darkseid —the DC equivalent of Marvel’s Thanos— will not be the main villain in the first Justice League movie, but will still hold a ‘heavy presence.’ The thread also asserts that Green Lantern will appear at the end of the film, before headlining Green Lantern Corps in 2020. The DCEU is yet to cast this role.
The two other, non-Justice League points from the discussion are:
- Joker and Black Mask will be the main two antagonist in the solo Batman film. Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon will appear.
- The following films are in development: Suicide Squad 2, Man of Steel 2, Birds of Prey, Crime Syndicate and New Gods. The Cyborg film has been cancelled.
The thread also mentions that Ben Affleck’s solo Batman movie, believed to be going by the working title of simply The Batman, will feature both Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon, while the villains will be The Joker and Black Mask. We recently reported that Affleck’s script would be ‘an original’ Batman story so we’re definitely taking the Batman villains part with a mega grain of salt.
Justice League hits theatres on November 17th, 2017. Stay tuned to SquareEyed on Tuesday as we reveal another major piece of Justice League news.