The Justice League movie is in the pre-production stage, it boasts a huge cast including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder-woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The movie is directed by Zack Snyder which entails both an opportunity and a great risk as he is considered to be an amazing visual director but a weak storyteller in the Hollywood circles.
It is probably a last attempt to build DC Cinematic universe and chart out a strategy to compete against Marvel studios which seemingly is already way ahead of DC in the superhero game.
DC is focusing on an ensemble movie immediately after a few stand-alone superhero projects such as Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, the upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
The story will follow the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and mark the Phase 1 of DC Cinematic Universe. At the end of the Batman v Superman, the Man of Steel was dead and Batman had begun reaching out to the super-powered people to assemble the Justice League.
Batman and Wonder Woman will assemble an elite team of superheroes to fight a supervillain Steppenwolf which has been awakened in the wake of events. But Steppenwolf is only the beginning of a much larger threat which has been hinted in the Batman v Superman movie, and it’s none other than the ruler of Apokolips Darkseid. At this point, no one knows how will he appear and how the story will unfold.
According to The Wrap’s journalist Umberto Gonzalez who visited the sets of the movie, the supervillain Darkseid “will be seen but not heard”. He will show up but will not be the overarching villain. He further claimed that he will feature in the flashback sequences at the beginning of the movie. Well, let’s wait and see.