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I'll just...uh, stop myself there. Sorry - but we need to get down to business. Today, it is very particular business that we shall indeed be getting down to. So tell me, fellow creators and fans, what are your thoughts on the two words "Justice League"? I would guess either 'AWESOME', or maybe 'Yeah man they're so cool', ranging to 'meh' and even 'pfft, they're just an Avengers rip off.'
(N.B.: for those out there assuming they are indeed an imitation of Marvel's super squad, the Justice League came 3 years beforehand in 1960.)
Currently, there's a bunch of buzz around this lot due to their confirmed, upcoming big screen presence. The arrival of 2016's Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice will draw into it a variety of big-name DC superheros, including Wonder Woman, Aquaman and perhaps a pre-ring Green Lantern.
An Aquaman official poster was recently released bearing the title "Unite The Seven", hinting strongly at the idea of a Justice League forming on the big screen during 2016.
But what about the small screen? The screen we all willingly stare at weekly for updates on our favorite series-based characters? Well, unfortunately, there is not yet any kind confirmation that the Justice League is on its way to our TVs. Sadness.
I have a pretty solid set of strong hints that highly suggest that the Justice League will in fact turn up next to Stephen Amell's Green Arrow & Grant Gustin's Flash. So, without further ado, here's why:
Have you seen the Central City PD's wall mural?
This plaque is prominently featured in the lobby of Central City's very own police department. I mean, wouldn't it get strange looks if it was in... I don't know... a restaurant?
The Central City PD is where Barry Allen actually works (when he's not, yaknow, casually sprinting faster than sound) and where his practically-dad Joe West also occupies himself as a detective. Now look closely at the picture.
Obviously, the main characters detailed are Greek/Roman gods. Now look again. The main characters detailed share a striking resemblance to some heroes already known in the DC TV universe. From left to right we see Hephaestus, Hermes, Hera, Zeus, Hades, Apollo, and Poseidon reigning over the room.
In terms of superheroes, from left to right I see Green Lantern, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Green Arrow and Aquaman. As far as we know, this is merely an 'easter egg' as most of those heroes have been confirmed to not show up in the TV world for a long time. Batman and Superman were recently confirmed as not even being eligible for a TV presence yet. Still, the founding seven members are depicted and if nothing more, this is a hint at something that may well happen.
Wayne Tech exist in the CW Universe
This is the "newspaper from the future" displayed to Harrison Wells/the reverse Flash/Eobard Thawne when he asks for his AI, named Gideon, to show him the future.
Now, ignore the amazingly eye-catching headline and look to the bottom left where it says "Wayne tech/Queen Inc Merger Complete." Wayne Tech is the company owned by Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman himself. Inevitably, this is a future newspaper that may well have its timeline rewritten in upcoming Flash episodes, but until then this is a strong hint that more heroes are on the way. Even if that's not until April 25th, 2024.
Gideon hints at Barry Allen being a founding member of ............
Warning: spoilers for Season 3 Episode 20 ("The Trap") of The Flash below.
In the latest episode of The Flash, we saw Barry Allen & his scientist friends Caitlin Snow and Cisco Ramone discover Harrison Wells' secret lair - the time vault.
As if the name wasn't strange enough, inside there is an artificial intelligence designed by Barry Allen himself... in the future.
When the scarlet speedster himself enquires as to how the AI Gideon knows who he is, she begins to tell him who he is. Her description (before being interrupted) goes a little like this:
... you are Barry Allen. Also known as the Flash, founding member of the-
And that's as far as she gets before the humans annoyingly jut in. But this means that the Flash actually founds something. Given the above easter eggs, I strongly think that this will be either the JLA, or the Justice Society of America.
But what do you guys think? I would be mega excited to see the Justice League brought to TV. heck, the Arrow/Flash crossovers were some of the best episodes of anything I've ever seen. Don't forget to leave your thoughts in the comments - or take the poll!
(the last step to writing a good post is apparently encouraging responses - but don't tell anyone I told you that ;) )