Zack Snyder Talks Justice League Roster


Zack Snyder talks about his line-up for the upcoming Justice League movie

Batman v Superman is out, and love it or hate it, the DC movie train chugs along. The next time we will see the trinity teaming up will be next year with other super heroes in next year’s Justice League: Part One, which is also being directed by Zack Snyder, and starts filming next month.

Of course, the Justice League has been around for decades, with many roster changes over the years. We currently know the line-up for Justice League in the DC movie universe consists of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Aquaman, Flash & Cyborg. Certainly a classic line-up, though missing some well-known Justice League members. Director Zack Snyder talked about his decision on who to have on the greatest DC superhero team of all time:

"I thought long and hard about who to bring in, like who the Justice League would be made up of, and to me those are the heavy hitters right now. Of course, there’s room for some more, and I absolutely had to keep some back for the next little shock of awesomeness. Those guys felt like the guys who needed to surface."

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While what you saw in Batman v Superman is certainly a great line-up, a couple of key Justice League members are notably absent. Namely Green Lantern & Martian Manhunter (and I wouldn’t mind seeing Shazam or Hawkgirl in the line-up either). We do know Green Lantern exists in this DC universe, there’s a whole movie about Green Lanterns coming in a few years. However, it’s been implied that he might not be in either Justice League film.

But there’s no hint of Martian Manhunter anywhere. Is it because he’s already on Supergirl? Because though DC claims their DC & TV universes are separate, we’ve seen plenty of instances where shows can’t use certain characters because their are movie plans for them. There obviously seems to be exceptions to  this rule. Even if he hasn’t been seen, Superman exists on the Supergirl show and may show up someday, albeit with a different actor playing the role. And there is a movie Flash and a TV Flash. Justice League can probably totally work with it’s current line-up, but it will still feel incomplete. Justice League: Part One starts filming next month and is set to release in theaters in November of next year.

h/t CBM