The post-credits scene of last month’s Justice League appeared to set up the Injustice League as potential villains for the DC superhero team, as Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor proposed an alliance with Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke.
While the Injustice League is well known to comic book fans as the villainous counterpart to the Justice League, older DC fans may be more familiar with the Legion of Doom – the group of supervillains who originated in the 70s animated series Challenge of the Super Friends. And, if a rumour from El Fanboy is to be believed, Warner’s new focus for the DCEU is to build the Legion of Doom throughout its slate of upcoming releases.
The outlet claims that Warner Bros. is looking to tease the formation of the Legion of Doom over several movies, with a source suggesting that: “They’re working on something cool for SDCC [San Diego Comic Con] 18, related to LOD. They want to continue planting seeds and building momentum for the team. Things will be generally quiet on the DC front until Aquaman hype begins, but I can tell you that there will be another LOD tag at end of that.” Apparently the plan is to build the Legion of Doom over several movies, using them as the “connective tissue” of the next few films and culminating with an appearance in either Flashpoint or Justice League 2.
Now, it’s possible that this is merely speculation based upon the post-credits scene of Justice League, which pretty much spelled out that a supervillain teamup is on the cards. And, if that is the case, it’s not unreasonable to think that we will get a few more hints of the team coming together throughout the next wave of solo films. So, let us know which villains you’d like to see joining up with Lex Luthor and Deathstroke in the comments below…
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