The failure of Justice League and BvS shattered the hopes of more team-up films from the DC movie universe, but fans are finally moving on. The success of Joker has restored the expectations of fans, and we all are waiting for movies like Birds of Prey, Suicide Squad 2, and Matt Reeves’ Batman.
The original plans of the Warner Bros. Studios were to release Justice League 2 which would present Darkseid as the main villain. However, Warner Bros. dusted off the plans for a sequel and are now planning a reboot. And, there is a catch!
The upcoming Justice League Reboot will have not one but many antagonists – The Legion of Doom! The plans are still not concrete but its more than just a rumour.
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While things can always change, considering it’s still so early on in the development phase, WB wants to bring the Legion to the big screen. Furthermore, we’ve been told that the team’s roster will include:
- Luthor (albeit a recast version)
- Deathstroke (possibly recast)
- Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson)
- Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II)
- Reverse-Flash (presumably introduced in The Flash)
- Unknown Batman and Wonder Woman villains
This is a fantastic line of villains if the writing and script match up to the powerhouse names and hopefully, Warner Bros won’t disappoint. However, there are some issues with the timeline and team-ups would bring in some severe continuity issues. Like how would the recasting of Batman be explained? How would Robert Pattinson’s Batman team-up with Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman?
To further complicate matters, Jesse Eisenberg is reportedly leaving the role of Lex Luthor. He was last seen in the post-credit scene of Justice League movie escaping the prison and had organized a rendezvous with Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke. It seems that both the actors will be recast for the Justice League reboot.
In my opinion, things will be difficult for DC and Warner Bros. in future team-up movies and some truly skilled writing will have to be executed to avoid confusion among fans.