Chalk this one up to the rumor mill, but if true, could be pretty damn awesome. An unconfirmed source has hit the interwebs with news of Warner Bros. new JUSTICE LEAGUE script (by two unannounced up-and-coming screenwriters) that has replaced the tossed Will Beall version. The description below goes into great detail about how WB plans to implement Henry Cavill's Superman and an "established" Batman, as well as utilizing elements established in GREEN LANTERN (namely the Corps itself, if not Hal Jordan).
Grain of salt, folks:
I can unofficially confirm that the movie WILL use Henry Cavill’s Superman, as well as an already established Batman (who has been left open enough to use Nolan’s John Blake if the situation were to arise *wink wink*), and will follow the two as they try to piece together the Justice League when a new threat shows up with Earth conquest on his mind.
Following the events of “Man of Steel,” NASA and Lex Luthor begin sending signals out into space to attract other alien beings which reach Apokolips, prompting an invasion of “Hunger Dogs” sent by Darkseid and lead by Kalibak, Orion, and the Female Furies.
Superman and Batman, knowing they won’t be able to fight them alone, recruit the help of Green Lantern, (who’s left open to be either Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan or John Stewart, either way they’ll be using the already established Green Lantern corps from the Martin Campbell film), J’onn J’onzz the Martian Manhunter (who is confirmed as not being CGI), who comes to protect Earth after escaping from a prison on Apokolips because he knows the next planet on Darkseid’s mind will be Mars once he conquers Earth, the Barry Allen incarnation of the Flash who will gain his powers in the first 1/3rd of the film, and Princess Diana of Themyscira, who is ready to leave Themyscira and refuses to continue standing by and not use her ability to help the Justice League when she finds out the world is in crisis.
This isn’t campy lasso using, invisible plane driving, star spangled banner Linda Carter Wonder Woman either, she’s got super strength and truly kicks ass.
As I don’t want to give away too much information, I’ll leave it as that but the movie will absolutely blow your mind, it’s filled with cameos of lesser known heroes and villains (like Lobo and the baddies Mongrul and Sinestro to name a few!) to establish them for the sequel, all while maintaining a consistent “grounded in reality” but not TOO realistic approach that fans like so much today.
The heroes save the day, and the army of “Hunger Dogs” retreat back to Apokolips, where a furious Darkseid punishes Kalibak while Orion begins to question his loyalty to his father. Darkseid then goes to the furthest depths of Apokolips to release a prisoner known only as “Doomsday” and sets the movie up immediately for a sequel following a quick glimpse of the baddest villain in the DC universe. Prepare to be rocked is all I have to say.
In all honesty, this sounds pretty great, but being that it's completely unconfirmed I won't get too worked up. It's well in line with the rumor that both Cavill and potentially John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) or Christian Bale would be back for the film, but even those are shaky. I have no doubt that WB is exploring all options (why wouldn't they?), but it's probably way too early to call for sure. But, definitely not too early to speculate, am I right?
JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for release sometime in 2015. Maybe.