‘Justice League’ Now a Standalone Movie, Villain’s Identity Confirmed

By June 21, 2016

As production on DC’s Justice League movie continues in London now, following the disappointing reaction to Batman v Superman, a whole lot of new details have hit the web this morning from the film, which is set to be director Zack Snyder’s next installment in the DC Cinematic Universe. From the sounds of these reports too, it sounds like Justice League will be hoping to right the wrongs made in Dawn of Justice.

The first interesting piece of news comes from JoBlo as well, who reports that next year’s Justice League film will no longer be “Part One,” but will instead be a standalone movie that also comes with a “lighter tone” than the previous films in the DCCU. The first half of the film will reportedly be all about the formation of the Justice League as well, while the rest of the movie will be about those mysterious Mother Boxes that we’ve heard so much about, and saw a brief glimpse of in the Cyborg video shown in Dawn of Justice.

Also confirmed from the movie, is that the film’s main villain will be Steppenwolf as well, who is in possession of one Mother Box on Apokolips, and comes to Earth to find and capture the other two, one made for The Amazons and one made for Aquaman and his citizens of Atlantis.

In addition, it has been revealed that Willem Dafoe’s mysterious character will be none other than Vulko, an Atlantean who acts as a kind of mentor to Aquaman, and is one of three other major, confirmed Antlanteans to be appearing in the movie, along with Aquaman and his wife Mera, played by Amber Heard.

Keeping the movie as its own, contained story may end up being one of the smartest decisions that Warner Bros. has made with their DCCU in quite a few years if I’m being completely honest here. Now that we know the film’s main antagonist, and some of its other characters as well, the picture and direction that the DCCU is taking with Justice League is becoming more and more clear. Here’s to hoping though that, like some of these reports state, the film may be able to correct the ship after all. Consider our fingers very, very crossed.

Justice League will hit theatres on November 10th, 2017.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable