Media outlets have been reporting today of what was revealed to them during a set visit in London on the production of Warner Bros and DC’s Justice League. For those that have not yet seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, you might want to keep out from this article as there will be SPOILERS ahead.
The official synopsis for Justice League is as follows:
Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Reports indicate that the film (which will now be a standalone film, hence why ‘Part One’ is not on the films logo) will be explaining the three Mother Boxes (which appeared Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ deleted scene titled ‘Communion’) and who controls them. The boxes are scattered around the planet, with one being held in Atlantis, the other with the Amazonians and finally man. It’s been reported that the film will open up and explain the history behind the Mother Boxes, which leads into the confirmation of the films villain.
It was revealed during the set visit that Steppenwolf will be the main villain in Justice League, though he won’t be the only villain as the Parademons (that appeared in the Batman’s Knightmare sequence in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) are set to have a major role as Darkseid himself will have a looming presence in the film (Heroic Hollywood explain that Darkseid will appear in the opening prologue). As of yet no one has been cast in the role of Steppenwolf though the media were told that the role is expected to be cast soon.
Back in April it was announced that Willem Dafoe was joining the cast of Justice League, though the role was kept under wraps. It’s now been officially confirmed that Dafoe will be playing the role of Nuidis Vulko, an Atlantean who is a royal advisor to Aquaman and is also the chief scientific advisor of Atlantis and in the comics has ruled Atlantis in Aquaman’s absence.
Junkie XL will be back after his work on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to compose the score for the Justice League film and I wonder if he’ll be creating separate themes for The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to carry on in their own standalone films? After all, the highlight from BVS would be the ‘She with You?’ score composed for the Wonder Woman reveal. Ben Affleck’s role as Executive Producer was explained during the press set visit as to mainly have oversight on what Batman does through the course of the film as it was finally confirmed that Affleck will be directing the Batman solo film, once the script is right.