by Ryan Rigley
With the news of Zack Snyder making “Superman vs. Batman” for 2015 and a movie based on “The Flash” scheduled for 2016, it seems like DC is finally taking those first few steps at tackling the highly-anticipated “Justice League” film.
Like Marvel Studios, it would appear as though DC plans on producing several separate superhero films before bringing all of their heroes together in “Justice League.” However, with only announcements for “Superman vs. Batman” and “The Flash” made at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, we can’t help but wonder when or if we’ll be getting those other superhero films. After all, there’s more than just Batman, Superman, and the Flash on the Justice League.
We’ve picked out five other Justice Leaguers that deserve a solo film of their own. Find out who they are after the jump!
A warrior princess from the Amazonian island of Themyscira, Wonder Woman is one of the core three members of the Justice League, right next to Batman and Superman. Why she hasn’t had her own feature film yet is beyond us, but perhaps it has something to do with the proposed CW series “Amazon” being shot down. Regardless, it’s fairly safe to say that without Wonder Woman there is no Justice League.
Like Superman, J’onn J’onzz is the last of an extinct alien species. Hailing from our neighboring red planet Mars, the Martian Manhunter has been a crucial member of the Justice League since its inception back in 1960. He has a number of awesomely inhuman abilities: telepathy, shape-shifting, and the power to phase through solid matter. His only weakness? Being lit on fire. His greatest passion? Oreos.
Largely considered a joke outside of his hardcover fanbase in the comic book community, Arthur Curry is the son of a lighthouse keeper and a royal outcast from the lost, underwater city of Atlantis. Although he’s primarily known for his ability to telepathically communicate with marine life, Aquaman’s powers rival that of his other Justice League teammates. He possesses superhuman strength, speed, and the ability to dehydrate his enemies by merely touching them.
Many centuries ago, an Egyptian goddes named Chay-Ara and her lover, Prince Khufu, were murdered by an evil priest named Hath-Set. However, due to the mysterious properties of the Nth metal knife used to stab the couple, Chay-Ara and Khufu have been reincarnated multiple times throughout the years as Hawkgirl and Hawkman respectively. Hawkgirl owes the majority of her superpowers to belt made of Nth metal, a substance found on the alien planet Thanagar.
Yes, we realize that there’s already been a “Green Lantern” movie. But do you realize just how many different Green Lanterns there are? 2011’s “Green Lantern” features Hal Jordan, the first representative of Earth in the Green Lantern Corps. However, since Hal Jordan’s induction into the Corps there have been a number of other Earth recruits, including Guy Gardner, John Stewart, and Kyle Rayner. That being said, if DC were to produce a new “Green Lantern” film, perhaps they’d have better luck with one of these other Earth representatives. After all, John Stewart plays a crucial role in the “Justice League” animated series. And might we suggest Cress Williams for the part?
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