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Liam Dixon

DISCLAIMER: This article contains what could be major spoilers for Justice League Part's 1&2. Only look if you want to know!

Filming for Justice League is now underway and we are already receiving "leaks" about the films plot. This "leak" comes from Reddit, the same source who revealed Marvel's Phase 4 plans, so take this report with a grain of salt! Remember, these leaks could prove to be false, but if you wish to remain in the dark, please look away now.

Ares and Ocean Master will be the main villains for Justice League.

Yes you read that correctly, according to the report, Ares and Ocean Master will be the main antagonists of Justice League and not the heavily rumoured Steppenwolf. The report states;

The villains for Justice League are Ares and Ocean Master. Ares will be weakened after Wonder Woman but the recent conflicts with the Kryptonians and previous wars have re-powered him. He will spark a war between Atlanteans and the Amazons so he can reach the height of his powers. Ocean Master betrays Aquaman and takes the thrown and leads the attack on the Amazons.

This report, if it is to be true, would be a fantastic way to unite the Justice League. Batman and Wonder Woman are already attempting to set up a team, a team consisting of Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman. While Cyborg and Flash's bold and flamboyant personalities and motives to make their inevitable recruitment believable, I couldn't see Aquaman agreeing to be a member of a 'superpowered' team that was on the surface world. Having Ocean Master betray him and causing an all out war on the Amazons makes this conflict person, giving him a motive to join the team.

Also, frickin Ares!? In Wonder Woman!? That right there is - quite possibly - the best decision DC could have made with the Wonder Woman solo movie. Introducing Ares in Wonder Woman, only to bring him back as the main villain of Justice League is a fantastic move. Justice League will already be formally introducing Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and, possibly, Ocean Master, so having to introduce another main villain would probably confuse audiences and critics alike, and lead to Batman v Superman mark II. Trust me, no one wants a repeat of that.

Darkseid will be the Palpatine of Justice League

With two main villains as antagonists, and a possible war being the main conflict, what role will Darkseid play? Will he be the Doomsday of Justice League? No need to worry because the report has some details on Darkseid as well, and it is possibly the best case scenario.

Darkseid will still have a heavy presence in Justice League and will be the villain for Justice League 2.

This is the best thing for the already crowded Justice League. Hopefully "heavy presence" is an exaggeration, I would rather he play a role similar to that of Thanos in Guardians of The Galaxy. With Ares planting the seeds of war between Atlanteans and Amazons, it is very possible that he could be in league with Darkseid. This could work Darkseid into Justice League without forcing him, and set the plans for Justice League 2 where he will unleash his army upon earth.

Amanda Waller will appear

It appears that the rumours of Batman having an interaction with Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad are true, and will set up a confrontation between the two in Justice League. The report states;

Bruce Wayne and Amanda Waller have different views about metahumans. Bruce believes they can do good while Waller believes they are a threat and should be contained.

This heavily links to Suicide Squad, with Waller using El Diablo and Killer Croc in her task force. What is interesting to note is that the report states Bruce Wayne and not Batman. Will Waller reveal that she knows Bruce Wayne is Batman in Suicide Squad, mirroring their relationship in Justice League Unlimited?

Green Lantern will appear!

Yes that is correct, Green Lantern will appear, but not until the end of the film! The report - rather bluntly - states;

Green Lantern will appear at the end of Justice League

This does make a lot of sense. Having another leaguer debut in Justice League would be confusing and the movie would feel even more crowded. His inclusion at the end of the film is backed up by the possible war being waged by the Atlanteans against the Amazons. The Green Lantern corps would send the Green Lantern of earth back to his native land to help protect it. He would probably end up being too late, in great comedic fashion helping establish him as the comic relief of the League, along with Flash.

Now we have to remember that this is from Reddit and not a trusted news publication so please take this with a grain of salt. While this could be easily debunked, the reports actually work with previous rumours reported from major publications. The only thing that makes me sceptic about the reports is that there is no news on Willem Dafoe's character. He is the only member that has been cast and not had his role specified. If someone was to gain a full leak of Justice League, his character would be the most requested detail.

Whether these reports hold true or not, it has definitely got me on the early hype train for Justice League and the rest of the DCEU!


Who would you like to see in Justice League?