Justice League: Everything You Need To Know!

The Justice League movie is coming soon! Better get clued up!

It's its own thing, but also a sequel!

Much like how the Marvel movies all work on their own but build a bigger ongoing story, Justice League is part of the DC Cinematic Universe, and continues the story begun with Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman. 

Justice League
Image by Warner Bros.

Batman and Wonder Woman are back!

The Caped Crusader (played by Ben Affleck) and Diana of Themyscira (played by Gal Gadot) are back, along with some of the pals they had in their own movies

Wonder Woman and Batman
Image by Warner Bros.

The Flash is there, but in a kind of confusing way!

The Flash is currently in his own TV show, but for some reason (probably a needlessly complicated one involving really boring contracts and stuff), the movie Flash is totally different. The TV one is played by Grant Gustin, the movie one by Ezra Miller, and they're just completely separate. 

TV Flash and movie Flash
Image by The CW / Warner Bros.

Aquaman and Cyborg are hitting the big screen!

After being briefly seen in Dawn Of Justice, it's time for these two to kick loads of (wet/robotic) butt! Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) is king of the undersea world of Atlantic, while Cyborg (Ray Fisher) is a super-intelligent half-robot!

Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg
Image by Warner Bros.

Superman is... Hmm. Superman is somewhere!

Superman, er, didn't have the best time at the end of Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. He, uh, look, if you've not seen it stop reading this bit and jump to the next one. But he died in it. However, in the comics, Superman is kind of the centre of the Justice League, and the actor who plays him, Henry Cavill, has definitely been seen on set, so some sort of resurrection might be on the cards!

Superman
Image by Warner Bros.

It's taken over a decade to happen!

Believe it or not, Justice League was initially meant to come out in 2007! It got as far as getting a whole cast and crew together, but was cancelled at the last minute and the whole idea was re-thought, which eventually led to Man Of Steel and the beginning of this whole series of movies!

The cast and crew of the cancelled 2007 Justice League film
Image by Greg Van Borssum

The Rock might – MIGHT – be in it!

It's not out of the question that The Rock might make a cameo as the villain Black Adam, ahead of a movie about the character that's happening in a few years time. Like, The Rock seems to enjoy being in stuff, and everything's better if The Rock is in it, right? 

Justice League plus the Rock's giant face
Image by Warner Bros.

There are loads of rumours about characters that might show up!

There have been rumours that Green Lantern, Darkseid and Deathstroke might appear – guess we'll only find out in the cinema!

Green Lantern, Darkseid and Deathstroke
Image by DC Comics

There was nearly a Martian in it!

Originally, rather than Cyborg, the film was set to include the green-skinned Martian Manhunter (aka J'onn J'onnz), but it was decided that this was a bit too silly. Sillier than a guy dressed as a bat? Sillier than an indestructible lady who's half god? Sillier than a dude who lives at the bottom of the ocean and looks like a wrestler? Dunno...

Martian Manhunter
Image by DC Comics

The big baddie is really big, and really bad!

The baddie in Justice League is Steppenwolf, an immortal extraterrestrial warlord who likes nothing better than walloping people with an axe. What a rotter!

Steppenwolf
Image by DC Comics

There are already sequels planned!

The makers of the movie are so confident about it that there's a sequel in the works, as well as solo movies featuring Cyborg and Aquaman, sequels to Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad, and a spin-off called Justice League Dark, about a gang of deathy, grim, kind of monstrous superheroes!

Wonder Woman II
Image by Warner Bros.

It's out on November 17th!

It's coming out for both normal cinemas and really massive IMAX screens, and look how nice this poster is!

Awesome Justice League poster
Image by Warner Bros.
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