El Mayimbe over at Latino Review has just revealed that the line-up for the upcoming Justice League movie due 2015 will consist of only five members: Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and The Flash.
This is pretty much the line-up that was expected, given that the film will need to introduce two completely new characters to cinema audiences, as well introducing the rebooted Batman – of which a solo film is expected in 2017. Whether the Green Lantern featured in the film will be Ryan Reynolds from 2011’s box office bomb remains to be known – although one would hope that it is, as Reynold’s was great in the role. However, with a director still not appointed I imagine that will be something which will be confirmed much further down the line.
I’m sure we’ll see the likes of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman eventually, but the first film will have its work cut out for it in establishing three new characters and giving them adequate time to develop – we hope – in order to successfully create interest among the general public for solo films.
Eyes and ears are firmly fixed on the happenings at Warner Bros. as the future of its DC properties rests squarely on this one film.