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While it's a no brainer that the heroic lineup of Warner Bros.' upcoming "Justice League" will include Superman (presumably Henry Cavill), Batman (possibly Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Wonder Woman, it's not yet clear who among DC's roster -- which also includes Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkman, Cyborg, and more -- will also make the cut.
It's been widely reported that Darkseid will act as the film's primary villain, but rumors continue to fly about the good guys. Cosmic Book News is reporting some story and character tidbits as revealed by an unnamed source.
According to their report, Superman will be the same character from the upcoming "Man of Steel," and director Zack Snyder will act as a consultant on "League."
In "Legaue," a new Batman (not Christian Bale) will be a main character who is wary about his ties to the group and finds its other heroes to be too powerful for their own good.
Wonder Woman will also be a part of the team. The in-development "Wonder Woman" solo script (by Michael Goldenberg) will supposedly take place before "Justice League."
The story continues, saying that Green Lantern will essentially be the Ryan Reynolds character from that film, only with a more serious tone. Furthermore, the Flash will be depicted as a "flashy" hero who craves public adoration and media attention, while the Martian Manhunter will be an Earthbound alien who has experience with the powerful Darkseid. Meanwhile, Aquaman will be shown as the King of Atlantis and have a key role, while Alfred Pennyworth and Lois Lane (Amy Adams?) will have small parts. Lastly, the film's military characters may tie into "Man of Steel" or even include "Green Lantern's" Amanda Waller (played by Angela Bassett).
None of this is official, but it all makes sense, especially since DC and WB seem to be closely following Marvel's movie playbook which led to the gargantuan box office of last year's "The Avengers."