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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 jinxuandi

If true (and it's still too early to know for sure), this is a good roster for a first movie. Disappointed at the absence of Aquaman, but you can't get everything.

Posted by Dedpool

Yeah having Cyborg would've made sense. Hell he's in JL: Doom too!! I think the line up is okay though. But J'onn J'onnz should have a bigger part. Should've gone with White Martians, sure it could've been compared to Avengers witht he invasion thing but other than that it would've been a whole differnt ball game.

Posted by Archi_M9

No justice league without Aquaman :(

Posted by NightFang

@jinxuandi said:

If true (and it's still too early to know for sure), this is a good roster for a first movie. Disappointed at the absence of Aquaman, but you can't get everything.

Agreed.

Posted by mk111

I'm kinda glad that Aquaman won't be here. What could he add to the film?

Posted by redscare

So DC added Cyborg to Justice League as an effort to show greater diversity and the cast of the movie is all white characters. Synergy... synergy...

Posted by MSchiwal

@redscare: unless they use Jon Stewart as the Green Lantern

Posted by JamesKM716

No Aquaman is kinda sad...

and i don't like that MM and Cyborg will be gone, but a smaller squad is probably the best bet...

Posted by War07

Good no Cyborg I want to see him in a Teen Titans movie!!!

Posted by guttridgeb

I hope this is wrong and Aquaman is in there. It would be the perfect opportunity to show the non-comic readers that Aquaman is actually pretty awesome.

Posted by Iron Fist Angel

No Aquaman = no watch.

Posted by mk111

@Iron Fist Angel:

But as comic fans, we HAVE to watch this film...

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@mk111 said:

I'm kinda glad that Aquaman won't be here. What could he add to the film?

Underwater awesomeness that's what!!!!!

Posted by AtPhantom

So what, they're going with a five man band thing?

Posted by mk111

@Smart_Dork_Dude:

I guess, but unless Ocean Master or Black Manta are in the film, underwater scenes wouldn't even be necesary.

Posted by whiteknight67

As long as Wonder Woman is in, it will be a hit no matter what...

Posted by SavageDragon

Gina Carano.

Posted by xAnimosity

I love Aquaman. But his mainstream treatment has always been full of jokes. So Warner might think he would ruin some of their chances at selling tickets in a first movie.

Posted by hyperman

I hope that one more girl will be included in the roster, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Zatanna or Vixen. 7 members and 2 girls in the team would be a bit different from The Avengers.

Posted by Outside_85

With that small a cast, at least use Steward as the GL.

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Posted by Miss_Garrick

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

wow, what a shocking spoiler. Dur-hey that those five are going to be in it! I would have thought that was a given, it's whether any other Justice League member, J'onn, Arthur, Cyborg etc, will be in it, that's the question.

Posted by cc1738

I want Aquaman in the freaking movie.

Posted by Azrael66

Please John Stewart as GL.

Edited by Lvenger

I would have thought it would be a given those 5 would be in the film but the rumour, which I stress is just that with no evidence or official source to back this up, more importantly shows that Aquaman and Cyborg won't be in the film.

If this turns out to be true, I'm mostly glad. Cyborg should not be a League founder and although he's growing in the New 52 now, he should never have become a Justice League founder. I'm very glad the rumour suggests he won't be a Leauge founder. If he shows up later as a JL member I'll be OK with that because although it ignores the Wolfman history of the character, he won't be responsible for founding the League. As for Aquaman, I'm not too sad about him being in the film. He could have worked given the right treatment and actor but it's not the end of the world that he's not in the film. And to those who say "No Aquaman=No watch" give it a break. That's just cutting off your nose to spite yourself. You may miss out on a great film and there's a chance Aquaman could come along later. All in all DC are fronting the film with their big 5 characters and it's fine they're leaving Cyborg and Aquaman out as they would have been hard to incorporate.

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

Posted by evilvegeta74

Want Aquaman in the movie and Cyborg!

Posted by Or35ti

This is good! introduce the others in the sequels. no need to rush things :)

Posted by k4tzm4n

@Miss_Garrick said:

"According toLatino Review, the initial team will consist of the following five characters:Batman,Superman,Green Lantern,Wonder Woman, andThe Flash."

wow, what a shocking spoiler. Dur-hey that those five are going to be in it! I would have thought that was a given, it's whether any other Justice League member, J'onn, Arthur, Cyborg etc, will be in it, that's the question.

That's exactly what this is discussing. It's claiming the latter WON'T be a part of the main roster and we can (allegedly) only expect a potential cameo from MM, Aquaman, and, apparently less likely, Hawkman.

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Posted by ENGLENTINE

@Iron Fist Angel:

c'mon, we know that is b.s.

they could use the Detroit version of the JLA and all of us would see it, if only to make fun and ask what the hell were they thinking?

The line up is good, however Cyborg or MM is almost guaranteed for diversity sake. Or Vixen to give it a little more cheese cake. Genelle Williams please

Until I hear WB announcement this is all more for the mill.

Posted by WildStyle

Pretty obvious roster choice. It's much easier juggling five characters instead of seven so I'd understand why they would go that route. However, I'd be very surprised if WB didn't decide to go with the New 52 line up given the recent marketing we've seen.

And let's be real folks, Aquaman isn't necessary in a Justice League film at all. Barely anybody would bat an eye if he didn't make the roster.

Posted by Perfect 10

avengers had five all white members and one girl so of course dc would do the same. i know it will never happen but let something different and take a risk

Posted by Frito

If true, this is a very good move. Instead of Aquaman, they could add Hawkman/Hawkgirl.

WB should really test the waters first and do research regarding Aquaman's popularity before putting him out there.

Aquaman has been written as the defacto leader, but he ain't that in the non comic book fans eyes. AC should get at least a cameo and or a movie once the movie succeeds. An Aquaman movie with Black Manta would be awesome.

Or maybe the impending alien invasion leads to a Throne of Atlantis storyline in the sequel. Atlanteans attack!

Posted by RedQueen

I'm glad they're going with as small a cast as possible. Leaves more time for character development, and it means that there's a possibility of expanding the group for JL 2, after what is presumably going to be the first "phase" of solo movies after the first film.

Of course, the absence of Aquaman is not going to do him any favours. If any character needs screen time for development it would be Aquaman.

Posted by Vaccine

Interesting. I guess a smaller amount of members in a team is a good idea. We wouldn't want to clog the whole movie with too many characters that can't get an equal amount of screen time.

Posted by PrinceIMC

I'm okay with the main squad being those five. I really hope for Aquaman and Martian Manhunter cameos though. As for Cyborg if they go for something similar to the founding of the Justice League in the new 52 he could show up at the end getting bonded to the Apokolips tech.

Posted by CptPanda29

Makes sense really, no one that hasn't read an Aquaman comic would take him seriously - even if he was a genuine badass.

Posted by darkwingdan

I was a disappointed at first to see Aquaman not make the cut, but it really does make sense. Warner Bros. has a lot riding on the success of this movie, and a smaller roster means you can have tighter storytelling. Also, lets not forget that in the eyes of the mainstream, general public that aren't visiting sites like Comicvine on a daily basis views Aquaman as a joke. So how do you deal with a character whose mainstream reputation could easily derail any success this movie could have? Simple: don't include him.

I really want to see Aquaman on film. Most of us know that he can truly be a badass, fun, interesting character. If him skipping out on this movie increases his chances of showing up on screen later in a well made movie, I'm for it.

Posted by pspin

That looks good. They should really try and avoid Aquaman for the first movie or two, he is far to much of a joke to mainstream audiences to have anything with him in it to be taken seriously.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@mk111 said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude:

I guess, but unless Ocean Master or Black Manta are in the film, underwater scenes wouldn't even be necesary.

Aquaman brings a necessary element to the team!! The ability to command sea creatures!!! Tell me having great whites leaping out of the water and chowing down on parademons wouldn't look cool!!!

Posted by Lvenger

@Azrael66 said:

Please John Stewart as GL.

I sincerely doubt it. Given the GL cartoon and attention Hal's been given by Johns in Green Lantern, The Sinestro Corps War and Blackest Night, it's more likely Hal will be the GL in JL. He is the most famous and well known GL.

Posted by OutlawRenegade

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

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

Posted by mk111

@Smart_Dork_Dude:

But...what if the climax takes place away from water? Or on Apokalips?

Posted by Lvenger

@OutlawRenegade said:

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

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

Its status as a rumour means it's not worth taking to be true based on a lack of a source to back it up. That doesn't mean it's not worth discussing as a hypothetical scenario. And where's the long post on why Cyborg should be in the film? This is it? Not quite what I was expecting.

Posted by Namor1987

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash & Green Lantern are household names even to mainstream viewers. LOL it only makes sense that'd they'd be the initial roster.

Posted by TDK_1997

Well that is a good rumor.

Posted by EmperorJosh

@redscare said:

So DC added Cyborg to Justice League as an effort to show greater diversity and the cast of the movie is all white characters. Synergy... synergy...

@MSchiwal said:

@redscare: unless they use Jon Stewart as the Green Lantern

It'll still be a train wreck if they decide to go with Common like they wanted to. I would say give The Rock a try at John Stewart. He cant be any worse than Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan...

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@mk111 said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude:

But...what if the climax takes place away from water? Or on Apokalips?

Two words: Tri...dent.

Posted by Superdork

This should be the roster:

Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Cyborg
Posted by GothamRed

So this may be asking to much at this point, but which GL and Flash? My guess is Hal and Barry, though they aren't my personal preference.

Posted by Captain13

@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!
Posted by Lvenger

@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.

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