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Justice League source material revealed? Plus, Chris Nolan reacts to Joseph Gordon-Levitt rumors

12.13.2012

There's been almost no detail spilled other than a release date of 2015 for the planned JUSTICE LEAGUE movie from Warner Bros.  Although screenwriter Will Beale has been tapped to conjure up a kick ass story for the film, the pic is still without a director or cast (that we know of, anyway), which leaves us very little to get jazzed for other than the hope that it will deliver a worthy team up of DC's integral superheroes. 

Now, Latino Review has the rumor of where the source material is being drawn from, specifically which comics.  The comics in question?  Justice League of America #183-185, which "involves Darkseid planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that’ll move Apokolips into the Earth’s place."

Latino Review broke the news that Darkseid would be the villain in the film (for those that aren't aware, think of him as DC's Thanos...or vice versa), so there's room to believe that their source may, in fact, be correct.  However, without a peep from official DC or Warner Bros. sources, it's hard to know what to believe.  Personally, I'm thinking they're still trying to figure out what the hell to do.  But, that's just me.

On another note, director Christopher Nolan was confronted by Movieline with the recent rumor of Joseph Gordon-Levitt portraying the Dark Knight and/or possibly showing up for a cameo in next summer's MAN OF STEEL.  Nolan, ever the cryptic deflector, said only this, with a "Cheshire smile": "I can't talk about that.  You know that."

Sometimes no answer is exactly the one we're looking for.  Nolan didn't outright deny Gordon-Levitt's involvement, but being the masterful rumor jouster that he is, the elusive director could be applying one of his esteemed magic acts by deflecting and misdirecting us.  At this stage in the game, Nolan must have this game mastered.  Still, with director Zack Snyder's recent comments about MAN OF STEEL being "on course" with the JUSTICE LEAGUE film, I have a very good feeling that we won't just be witnessing Superman's origin in the upcoming film, but will be directly led into the next big thing, aka JUSTICE LEAGUE.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for release sometime in 2015, while MAN OF STEEL starts bringing the heat on June 14, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Could Gordon-Levitt be making an appearance as John Blake instead of Batman in Man of Steel? Let your speculation rain from the clouds!
Source: Latino Review

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