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Rumor: See Who's In The 'Justice League' Movie Roster

It looks like Warner Bros. has 5 key characters in mind for their first Justice League film!

Speculating over the initial roster has been good fun and all, but now one website claims to know the final characters that made the cut for Justice League.

According to Latino Review, the initial team will consist of the following five characters: Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash.

Right now you're probably wondering, "What gives? Why didn't ____ make the cut?" Well, the website claims a cameo from Martian Manhunter or Aquaman is possible. A Hawkman appearance is also a possibility, but less likely.

Since the 2015 film is allegedly going with a Darkseid story, I'd wager that a cameo from J'onn J'onzz is most likely and, if we're lucky, there could be an Arthur Curry easter egg thrown in there (something as simple as a mention of Atlantis would be appreciated).

I'm surprised there's no mention of Cyborg since he's been a decent part of The New 52 and is even making an appearance in 'Injustice: Gods Among Us.' Oh well, I say the smaller the roster, the better. The general audience knows Superman and Batman's story very well by now, and Green Lantern's origin story was already thrown out there. This should give them more time to shed a little more light on Wonder Woman and The Flash without bogging down the primary story. The website also says Warner Bros. is still searching for a director.

Viners, are you happy with this potential roster? Sound off below!

Source: Latino Review

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Posted by Lvenger

@Captain13 said:

@Lvenger said:

Now to wait for Captain13, OutlawRenegade and Superdork to read this and make long posts on Cyborg like they usually do

LOL.

How is this for long?

This should be the roster:

Minus Joker and Green Arrow's corpse of course!

I thought you wanted MM in the JL film? Have you reverted back to Cyborg? Ah well I'll just copy what I've said to Superdork to avoid making different points:

Minus Cyborg. Guy's a Titan first remember? It doesn't make sense for him to be a Leaguer. I do hope this rumour turns out to be true as that would mean given the attention they've been giving Cyborg, they're setting him up to appear in the next film. Which I'm alright with. Of course this is just an unconfirmed rumour so should not be accepted as truth but given the history of the League, it makes far more sense for them to focus on the Big 5 rather than slot Cyborg in and have him suffer from the lack of character development Hawkeye had in The Avengers.

Posted by SUNMAN

meh

Posted by Superdork

@Lvenger said:

@Superdork said:

This should be the roster:

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Cyborg

Minus Cyborg. Guy's a Titan first remember? It doesn't make sense for him to be a Leaguer. I do hope this rumour turns out to be true as that would mean given the attention they've been giving Cyborg, they're setting him up to appear in the next film. Which I'm alright with. Of course this is just an unconfirmed rumour so should not be accepted as truth but given the history of the League, it makes far more sense for them to focus on the Big 5 rather than slot Cyborg in and have him suffer from the lack of character development Hawkeye had in The Avengers.

Lol. Haven't we had this conversation man? Okay, let's do it again.

First read Justice League issue 16, then come back to me. He's a necessary part of the team.

Here's a description of him showing why he's awesome.

@Captain13 said:

Cyborg's description extended:

Secret/Public Identity: Victor Stone

Profession: Adventurer; Ex-Football Player

Abilities: Plugged into every computer on Earth. Sonic Cannon. Enhanced speed and strength. Teleportation. Flight.

Cyborg is the ultimate combination between man and machine, but his creation came from a tragic accident. Victor Stone was a gifted football player who had trouble connecting with his scientist father. While visiting his father's workplace at S.T.A.R. Labs, an experiment went horribly wrong and destroyed much of Vic's body. Desperate to save his son, Vic's father used several experimental and extraterrestrial technologies that turned Vic into Cyborg. Now Vic is plugged into every computer in the world and is a digital and physical tank. Cyborg's communication grid makes him the heart of the Justice League.

Do you see high school, teen, or Teen Titans anywhere in there? No, because those things are not essential to his character.

/rant

P.S. You don't need to be part of the teen titans or to be a teenager to develop as a character. Hal Jordan grew up in Secret Origin, Superman grew up in Birthright, and Batman grew up in year one. Vic can still grow into a more mature, heroic person, which is clearly where his character arc in Justice League is headed.

And here's an interview between Goff Johns, Marv Wolfman (his effing creator!), and Mike Carlin about why Cyborg should be in the Justice League

-Geoff Johns: In the 80s, Marv and George tapped into something that--I assume--...was being talked about: artificial limbs and hearts. I assume that was getting big.

-Mike Carlin: That was the era when the six million dollar man concept was still pretty new. I think that the thing they did different--and better--was that he had a problem with being a half-machine. While he is alive, it's not the life that he would have chosen.

-Geoff Johns: He was a little bit rough and struggling with that balance. They created a character that's everlasting. I just think that he'll be more and more relevant as time marches on.

-Marv Wolfman: What I think you try to do when you create any character is make them real or as real as you can. You try to figure out what makes the character interesting.

-Mike Carlin: We all come from imperfect places. And it's sometimes hard to get away from them.

-Geoff Johns: Unlike a lot of other league members--like Green Lantern, who has his ring, and Flash, who got hit by lightning--or other heroes, who were altered by accident or gained their powers someway, all look the same. They have the choice to take off that costume, fade away, and take a break. But Cyborg never does. He never unplugs. He is Cyborg. And that makes him a very different character from the other ones.

-Mike Carlin: These were all different concepts for the DC Universe, and they did a good job. They didn't just go half way. They went all the way.

-Marv Wolfman: I didn't want him to be Inspector Gadget, so I didn't want everything popping out of him, and I didn't want him to be a Swiss Army Knife of superheroes. We just kept it down to a couple of things. It was there to mostly enhance his abilities. He was an athlete, so it could get him to jump higher [and] get him to run faster. It made him a little stronger. But we didn't take him into the realm of Superman because the one thing with Vic was that...--no matter what mechanical augmentation you gave the character--he had to remain human.

-Mike Carlin: The conflict that's built into Cyborg comes from even before he becomes half man and half machine. It's a conflict with his father--his father's vision.

-Marv Wolfman: It had to do with his father and mother doing inter-dimensional exploration. And through the accident of what happens, his body is somewhat destroyed. And his father has to rebuild him.

-Mike Carlin: His father is not a villain per se, but he is definitely single-minded, and--at the expense of his family--he is willing to cross lines.

--Geoff Johns: When DC was relaunching Justice League and Jim Lee and I were going to do the book, we looked at the original line-up. We were going to reset the team, so we wanted to do something different, so it wasn't going to be the same seven characters that are always on the team.

--Marv Wolfman: I always determined that there would be Black characters in any books that I created because why not? I mean I didn't see it as I have to do this. I just said look around you. There are every type of people. Why should a Black character be identified by race as opposed by who who they are.

--Mike Carlin: You need to have a computer guy in the Justice League, so it's a real natural progression. It's not something that's shoehorned in or nailed on or taped into place or held by band-aids. He belongs.

--Geoff Johns: He represented something very different. He was iconic, but he was a modern icon. Cyborg has become a source of information. He can get schematics, dossiers, or anything that can be found on a computer. No computer can keep him out. He can break through any wall or firewall. He's a force to be reckoned with. And that's our goal--to keep pushing him to be a force to be reckoned with.

I think that you're always going to have the most stories with Cyborg if you remain true to what Marv and George created as a half man/half machine. Because that man vs machine is an age old story. I don't think they realize that b tapping into technology--maybe they did-Cyborg's become even more relevant today.

--Marv Wolfman: I don't think we ever pushed Cyborg as far as I would today. I'm thrilled that DC thinks that Cyborg is as good a character as we knew he was. I'm glad that the people are making him even stronger and integral to all of the DC Universe. I'm really thrilled about that because it means that I've created an iconic character--not just in my own book--, but a character that's spun off into all these other titles as well.

--Geoff Johns: There is no other Cyborg. There's only one Cyborg.

http://www.comicvine.com/cyborg/29-2388/transcript-for-cyborg-his-time-has-come/92-743488/

Now, go home if you disagree with me, because I'm not debating this with you again. A lot of people in this thread want him to be in the film, so get over yourself.

Posted by Lvenger

@Superdork: OK that's just rude. Not going to flag you and I'm not devaluing your opinion but that's plain rude. Many people don't want Cyborg for very good reasons which I agree with and have discussed with you before. So get over your smug self satisfaction before accusing me of it. And I won't be giving you the pleasure of debating further as it wouldn't be fruitful debating someone like you.

Posted by Gambit1024

If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be surprised. I'm so used to seeing Aquaman and Martian Manhunter get the sh*t end of the stick, I ain't even mad.

Posted by Superdork

@Lvenger said:

@Superdork: OK that's just rude. Not going to flag you and I'm not devaluing your opinion but that's plain rude. Many people don't want Cyborg for very good reasons which I agree with and have discussed with you before. So get over your smug self satisfaction before accusing me of it. And I won't be giving you the pleasure of debating further as it wouldn't be fruitful debating someone like you.

Good. And I'll ask you to take that a step further by not trying to bait me into the same old conversation.

I won't be responding to your posts, so feel free to have the last word.

Good day, sir.

Posted by Lvenger

@Gambit1024 said:

If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be surprised. I'm so used to seeing Aquaman and Martian Manhunter get the sh*t end of the stick, I ain't even mad.

At least if this rumour is true Cyborg will be absent as a founder. Which is very good news IMO. Besides Aquaman and MM don't have the general appeal or household knowledge as the other 5 do. A shame but they could be introduced in subsequent films.

Posted by kid Apollo

im down with a smaller team, as cool as itd be to see a Jl army of characters, thats better left to the animated stuff.

but i have to say, a cameo by Aquaman would be dope, maybe have a scene or two of other heroes around the world battling whoever. more like the Hawkeye spot in Thor. not named or fully shown but enough hints that you know its him.

@SavageDragon: couldnt agree more!

Posted by Press Oblivion

No, I am not Happy.

Posted by ReVamp

Crossing fingers for Hawkman.

Posted by Press Oblivion

Lame

Posted by AtPhantom

@Superdork said:

@Lvenger said:

@Superdork said:

This should be the roster:

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Cyborg

Minus Cyborg. Guy's a Titan first remember? It doesn't make sense for him to be a Leaguer. I do hope this rumour turns out to be true as that would mean given the attention they've been giving Cyborg, they're setting him up to appear in the next film. Which I'm alright with. Of course this is just an unconfirmed rumour so should not be accepted as truth but given the history of the League, it makes far more sense for them to focus on the Big 5 rather than slot Cyborg in and have him suffer from the lack of character development Hawkeye had in The Avengers.

Lol. Haven't we had this conversation man? Okay, let's do it again.

First read Justice League issue 16, then come back to me. He's a necessary part of the team.

Here's a description of him showing why he's awesome.

@Captain13 said:

Cyborg's description extended:

Secret/Public Identity: Victor Stone

Profession: Adventurer; Ex-Football Player

Abilities: Plugged into every computer on Earth. Sonic Cannon. Enhanced speed and strength. Teleportation. Flight.

Cyborg is the ultimate combination between man and machine, but his creation came from a tragic accident. Victor Stone was a gifted football player who had trouble connecting with his scientist father. While visiting his father's workplace at S.T.A.R. Labs, an experiment went horribly wrong and destroyed much of Vic's body. Desperate to save his son, Vic's father used several experimental and extraterrestrial technologies that turned Vic into Cyborg. Now Vic is plugged into every computer in the world and is a digital and physical tank. Cyborg's communication grid makes him the heart of the Justice League.

Do you see high school, teen, or Teen Titans anywhere in there? No, because those things are not essential to his character.

/rant

P.S. You don't need to be part of the teen titans or to be a teenager to develop as a character. Hal Jordan grew up in Secret Origin, Superman grew up in Birthright, and Batman grew up in year one. Vic can still grow into a more mature, heroic person, which is clearly where his character arc in Justice League is headed.

And here's an interview between Goff Johns, Marv Wolfman (his effing creator!), and Mike Carlin about why Cyborg should be in the Justice League

-Geoff Johns: In the 80s, Marv and George tapped into something that--I assume--...was being talked about: artificial limbs and hearts. I assume that was getting big.

-Mike Carlin: That was the era when the six million dollar man concept was still pretty new. I think that the thing they did different--and better--was that he had a problem with being a half-machine. While he is alive, it's not the life that he would have chosen.

-Geoff Johns: He was a little bit rough and struggling with that balance. They created a character that's everlasting. I just think that he'll be more and more relevant as time marches on.

-Marv Wolfman: What I think you try to do when you create any character is make them real or as real as you can. You try to figure out what makes the character interesting.

-Mike Carlin: We all come from imperfect places. And it's sometimes hard to get away from them.

-Geoff Johns: Unlike a lot of other league members--like Green Lantern, who has his ring, and Flash, who got hit by lightning--or other heroes, who were altered by accident or gained their powers someway, all look the same. They have the choice to take off that costume, fade away, and take a break. But Cyborg never does. He never unplugs. He is Cyborg. And that makes him a very different character from the other ones.

-Mike Carlin: These were all different concepts for the DC Universe, and they did a good job. They didn't just go half way. They went all the way.

-Marv Wolfman: I didn't want him to be Inspector Gadget, so I didn't want everything popping out of him, and I didn't want him to be a Swiss Army Knife of superheroes. We just kept it down to a couple of things. It was there to mostly enhance his abilities. He was an athlete, so it could get him to jump higher [and] get him to run faster. It made him a little stronger. But we didn't take him into the realm of Superman because the one thing with Vic was that...--no matter what mechanical augmentation you gave the character--he had to remain human.

-Mike Carlin: The conflict that's built into Cyborg comes from even before he becomes half man and half machine. It's a conflict with his father--his father's vision.

-Marv Wolfman: It had to do with his father and mother doing inter-dimensional exploration. And through the accident of what happens, his body is somewhat destroyed. And his father has to rebuild him.

-Mike Carlin: His father is not a villain per se, but he is definitely single-minded, and--at the expense of his family--he is willing to cross lines.

--Geoff Johns: When DC was relaunching Justice League and Jim Lee and I were going to do the book, we looked at the original line-up. We were going to reset the team, so we wanted to do something different, so it wasn't going to be the same seven characters that are always on the team.

--Marv Wolfman: I always determined that there would be Black characters in any books that I created because why not? I mean I didn't see it as I have to do this. I just said look around you. There are every type of people. Why should a Black character be identified by race as opposed by who who they are.

--Mike Carlin: You need to have a computer guy in the Justice League, so it's a real natural progression. It's not something that's shoehorned in or nailed on or taped into place or held by band-aids. He belongs.

--Geoff Johns: He represented something very different. He was iconic, but he was a modern icon. Cyborg has become a source of information. He can get schematics, dossiers, or anything that can be found on a computer. No computer can keep him out. He can break through any wall or firewall. He's a force to be reckoned with. And that's our goal--to keep pushing him to be a force to be reckoned with.

I think that you're always going to have the most stories with Cyborg if you remain true to what Marv and George created as a half man/half machine. Because that man vs machine is an age old story. I don't think they realize that b tapping into technology--maybe they did-Cyborg's become even more relevant today.

--Marv Wolfman: I don't think we ever pushed Cyborg as far as I would today. I'm thrilled that DC thinks that Cyborg is as good a character as we knew he was. I'm glad that the people are making him even stronger and integral to all of the DC Universe. I'm really thrilled about that because it means that I've created an iconic character--not just in my own book--, but a character that's spun off into all these other titles as well.

--Geoff Johns: There is no other Cyborg. There's only one Cyborg.

http://www.comicvine.com/cyborg/29-2388/transcript-for-cyborg-his-time-has-come/92-743488/

Now, go home if you disagree with me, because I'm not debating this with you again. A lot of people in this thread want him to be in the film, so get over yourself.

Why the hell did I get a pm about this post?

Posted by josai21

Not sure if they will, but I'd love to see them incorporate the CW's Arrow into the DC Movie-verse. If not here in the first one then later on.

Posted by Lvenger

@AtPhantom: Apologies for that. I have no idea how you got a message about the rather rude argument that's just taken place. Maybe you'd posted something in one of the comments he took from and just deleated your words. That sometimes sends posts to other users. It's happened to me before.

Posted by SupBatz

Fine with me. Best they start small and don't cram up the film. If it succeeds and they go for a sequel then they can add in Aquaman or Cyborg or Martian Manhunter (or Hawkman/Hawkgirl).

Posted by AtPhantom

@Lvenger said:

@AtPhantom: Apologies for that. I have no idea how you got a message about the rather rude argument that's just taken place. Maybe you'd posted something in one of the comments he took from and just deleated your words. That sometimes sends posts to other users. It's happened to me before.

No need to apologize man, it wasn't your post anyway. I'm just curious as to how.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Gambit1024 said:

If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be surprised. I'm so used to seeing Aquaman and Martian Manhunter get the sh*t end of the stick, I ain't even mad.

Posted by Lvenger

@AtPhantom: Cool. That's the best explanation I can think of though.

@SupBatz said:

Fine with me. Best they start small and don't cram up the film. If it succeeds and they go for a sequel then they can add in Aquaman or Cyborg or Martian Manhunter (or Hawkman/Hawkgirl).

QFT

Edited by Jonny_Rogers

I don't know how reliable a source it was, but I read something different... 
What I heard was that the film essentially placed emphasis on the public reception of these 5 characters, but with the addition of Martian Manhunter and Aquaman. I can't remember the details, but I do recall the idea that Martian Manhunter would adopt the Nick Fury role after being sent to hide in the shadows of Earth for hundreds of years, providing the team with his experience and knowledge about Darkseid. The source also mentioned that Aquaman and Atlantis would play a significant role in the story, and that we were likely to see Easter Eggs or references to other supporting characters, both ones that are established in the universe (Lois Lane, Alfred, etc) and some that aren't (yet). Regarding how it fits into the current films, it also mentions that it will most likely feature actors that have already played specific roles (e.g, Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern), but will be changed and their history mostly put to the side to tell this story.

Posted by dondave

Don't mind the line-up but wish Martian Manhunter was among it

Posted by Mbecks14

I can accept this. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the Flash are the core of the JLA. I'm disappointed with no Aquaman and Martian Manhunter, but I guess it's better than nothing.

No Cyborg is a good thing. I love Vic but I'd rather see him as a Teen Titan.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

No Aquaman or Martian Manhunter :"(

Posted by SuperDoahBoy

@Lvenger said:

...it's more likely Hal will be the GL in JL. He is the most famous and well known GL.

Tell that to all the people that were surprised and/or disappointed that the GL movie wasn't about John Stewart. I've been saying for a while now that John Stewart needs to be the GL in the JL movie partially for that reason, but mostly cause diversity is one of the things that can help DC beat out Marvel. I'd be willing to bet that if the use of John Stewart turns out to be a success, like I'm sure it will, then Marvel would seriously reconsider giving Black Panther the movie he so richly deserves.

Posted by Vaeternus

I'm fine with New 52 JL Supes, Bats, WW, GL and Flash. With MMH having a cameo hopefully more...I couldn't care less about Cyborg especially in a movie like this, you have to show the primary, important guys first. Maybe he can show up in a sequel as a cameo or something lol

Posted by garrettsgonewild

They have to have the original 7!!!

Posted by The Stegman

Out of all of the rumors I've been hearing about the Justice League film, this is the best one. I think with such a small cast, it would be quite easy to include a backstory for each one, and gives the film more time to focus on plot development as well. However, I don't understand why so many here want John Stewart as the GL, he is easily the most uninteresting of all of Earth's Lanterns.

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Posted by Gambit1024

@Lvenger said:

@Gambit1024 said:

If this turns out to be true, I wouldn't be surprised. I'm so used to seeing Aquaman and Martian Manhunter get the sh*t end of the stick, I ain't even mad.

At least if this rumour is true Cyborg will be absent as a founder. Which is very good news IMO. Besides Aquaman and MM don't have the general appeal or household knowledge as the other 5 do. A shame but they could be introduced in subsequent films.

At least there's that, yeah. If we ever get a Titans movie, that's where he belongs.

For the latter part, that's kind of why I want them to make the cut. They've always had to step out of the way so the other characters, these five, could be in the limelight. Realistically, the chances of Aquaman or Martian Manhunter getting their own solo-films are slim to none. The JL movie is the only chance they have of making an appearance onscreen, and I hope WB takes advantage of it.

Posted by BobFromAccounting

I still think Superman and Batman shouldn't be in it. If they're there they'll hog the spotlight and make it even harder to properly establish the others in the space of one movie. They can join up in later installments.

Posted by ssj2DeadPool

@mk111: he could talk to fish dude

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@OutlawRenegade said:

rumor. not worth discussing. cyborg should be inbthe mivie becausevhe has a connection to Darkseid obviously.

as do Superman and Martian Manhunter

and if marvek knows that they need diversity, then dc should know that too.

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Posted by colonyofcells

Better to limit the number of characters for a first movie. The first Transformers movie had only 5 autobots and 8 decepticons. Using Superman and Batman to promote 3 other superheroes should be enough. Avengers movie was used to promote Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye. For more women, they can always use Black Canary and/or Zatanna in future JL movies.

Posted by OutlawRenegade

Needs more of this guy:

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Pepole need to stop saying "Aquaman can't be in the film because non-comic fans think he is a joke" because that logic is stupid

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I wouldn't be surprised if that is the rooster. But I have a feeling they are going to have one or two other heroes as a surprise on the team. Like Black Canary or Green Arrow

Posted by colonyofcells

My guess is they will use Aquaman and cyborg in the 2nd movie. Both Aquaman and Cyborg are too similar to Superman and WW and dc needs more work on differentiating the superheroes. Even Superman is quite skilled in kryptonian technology. In Marvel, Thor is god, Iron Man has tech, Hulk is the monster, etc.

Posted by egudino

We need a green lantern reboot or John Stewart to be introduced NO! Ryan

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

Posted by StrangeMan

How odd, in the last rumors they said that Aquaman and MM would be key characters to the story, and honestly, it would make sense, MM could give backstory and info about Darkseid and it would be kinda dumb if Darkseid launched an attack to Earth and he didn't attack Atlantis (maybe they could pull a "New Frontier" on us with Aquaman appearing at the end to help out, that would be neat), and besides, it's stupid on DC's part, they've been trying to make them relevant chararcters for years now and if they don't appear in the movie it would be pretty dumb.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

It doesn't matter if non-comics don't like him, it's not going to be the deciding factor of whether they see the film or not, nobody will say "Oh Aquaman is in this? I'm not gonna watch it" but everybody will say "What? Superman and Batman are in this? I'm in" all it takes is one scene of Aquaman leaping out the water and stabbing Darkseid in the face with a trident and pepole will eventually come around

Posted by comicfan11

If Aquaman is in the film  = Watch
If Aquaman has a cameo in the film = Watch
No Aquaman at all = Skip/Wait for the DVD/Wait for Avengers 2

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

It doesn't matter if non-comics don't like him, it's not going to be the deciding factor of whether they see the film or not, nobody will say "Oh Aquaman is in this? I'm not gonna watch it" but everybody will say "What? Superman and Batman are in this? I'm in" all it takes is one scene of Aquaman leaping out the water and stabbing Darkseid in the face with a trident and pepole will eventually come around

I think it's the film makers who also have the problem with Aquaman too. If they were willing to give Aquaman the right treatment they could bring non comic fans of Aquaman around. But I think film makers don't take a shine to Aquaman either. And the fact Superman and Batman as well as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash are together on screen should be enough to excite even the most ardent comic fan. Not going to see it because Aquaman isn't in it is, well a bit strange if I'm honest. It seems silly to boycott it because Aquaman isn't in it.

Posted by Mojo65

I guess that means Manhunter and Aquaman are the most likely additions for the second film too.

Posted by Reignmaker

Having a small 5-person team is the best rumor I've heard yet with this movie.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

It doesn't matter if non-comics don't like him, it's not going to be the deciding factor of whether they see the film or not, nobody will say "Oh Aquaman is in this? I'm not gonna watch it" but everybody will say "What? Superman and Batman are in this? I'm in" all it takes is one scene of Aquaman leaping out the water and stabbing Darkseid in the face with a trident and pepole will eventually come around

I think it's the film makers who also have the problem with Aquaman too. If they were willing to give Aquaman the right treatment they could bring non comic fans of Aquaman around. But I think film makers don't take a shine to Aquaman either. And the fact Superman and Batman as well as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash are together on screen should be enough to excite even the most ardent comic fan. Not going to see it because Aquaman isn't in it is, well a bit strange if I'm honest. It seems silly to boycott it because Aquaman isn't in it.

Aquaman is the character I like, if he's not in it why should I watch it?

Posted by Lvenger

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

It doesn't matter if non-comics don't like him, it's not going to be the deciding factor of whether they see the film or not, nobody will say "Oh Aquaman is in this? I'm not gonna watch it" but everybody will say "What? Superman and Batman are in this? I'm in" all it takes is one scene of Aquaman leaping out the water and stabbing Darkseid in the face with a trident and pepole will eventually come around

I think it's the film makers who also have the problem with Aquaman too. If they were willing to give Aquaman the right treatment they could bring non comic fans of Aquaman around. But I think film makers don't take a shine to Aquaman either. And the fact Superman and Batman as well as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash are together on screen should be enough to excite even the most ardent comic fan. Not going to see it because Aquaman isn't in it is, well a bit strange if I'm honest. It seems silly to boycott it because Aquaman isn't in it.

Aquaman is the character I like, if he's not in it why should I watch it?

Don't you like any of the other characters? Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman? And it would carry the same level of impact as the Avengers did. Also Hank and Janet weren't in that yet fans of those characters still saw the Avengers.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

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@Lvenger said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

If Aquaman isn't in this film I won't even watch it

It'd be extremely difficult to incorporate him in a way that won't make people think of at least one fish joke. He can appear in later dates and I know he's a badass under the right writer and treatment but for a film, I'm afraid he carries that legacy with him. It would be better to stick with these 5 and set up Aquaman for later.

It doesn't matter if non-comics don't like him, it's not going to be the deciding factor of whether they see the film or not, nobody will say "Oh Aquaman is in this? I'm not gonna watch it" but everybody will say "What? Superman and Batman are in this? I'm in" all it takes is one scene of Aquaman leaping out the water and stabbing Darkseid in the face with a trident and pepole will eventually come around

I think it's the film makers who also have the problem with Aquaman too. If they were willing to give Aquaman the right treatment they could bring non comic fans of Aquaman around. But I think film makers don't take a shine to Aquaman either. And the fact Superman and Batman as well as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash are together on screen should be enough to excite even the most ardent comic fan. Not going to see it because Aquaman isn't in it is, well a bit strange if I'm honest. It seems silly to boycott it because Aquaman isn't in it.

Aquaman is the character I like, if he's not in it why should I watch it?

Don't you like any of the other characters? Batman, Superman or Wonder Woman? And it would carry the same level of impact as the Avengers did. Also Hank and Janet weren't in that yet fans of those characters still saw the Avengers.

There are solo films that I can watch for those characters, Aquaman will never, ever be in a solo film, the only chance for that character to be in a live action movie is in a team one.

Posted by Mojo65

Makes sense really, focus on the most known but also get the second tier out there ( if they indeed have cameos, which I hope they do).

Posted by LordRequiem

Balls to Cyborg. I think that is a fine team. As much as everyone wants to see their own favourites it's probably always going to be the most popular ones. It's not like we'll ever see Wonder Man in an Avengers movie is it?

Posted by Gambit1024

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

There are solo films that I can watch for those characters, Aquaman will never, ever be in a solo film, the only chance for that character to be in a live action movie is in a team one.

Exactly my stance on the issue. If he can't get his solo film, then they at least owe it to us to put him in the JL movie. MM too.

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