Looks like things are heating up on the Justice League movie front. The big rumor of the day sheds light on the potential big bad of the film – Darkseid. The ruler of Apokolips who has bested Superman and even sent Batman to his doom and probably the only villain that can trump Marvel’s Avengers sequel and Thanos. The question is – can they tell this story in just one film?
Darkseid is one of the more complex villains in DC’s black book. Depending on how they handle this story, they could be in for a 2 to 3 film build up to an ultimate showdown. Unlike Marvel, DC doesn’t have a set of films introducing their main characters, but what they have is a rich cast that most people in the mainstream are familiar with. Even without Nolan’s Batman tying in, and speculation that the new Man of Steel film may serve as a precursor to Justice League, people know who Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are. You can round out the rest of the team with vignettes, or simply a strong script. It worked with Whedon’s Avengers – Hawkeye and Black Widow didn’t have their own prequels, but they fit into the main cast just fine.
Looks like DC and Warner Bros. are hedging their bets for the 2015 release of Justice League, and plan to go toe to toe with Marvel and Disney. Regardless, it’s going to be a great year for comic book fans as we continue to see some of our favorite characters brought to life on the big screen.
[via Latino Review]