A couple of weeks ago, Latino Review revealed that Will Beale's script for "Justice League" would feature Darkseid. Now, the site has an even more detailed scoop that hints at what the New God might be up to in the film.
According to sources, Beale has gone back to the original source material to find inspiration for his script. Specifically, he went all the way back to a three-issue run written by Gerry Conway in 1980.
Just as the script is purported to revolve around Darkseid, so too did this story arc, which saw the New God attempting to destroy Earth by knocking it out of orbit. He then planned to move his home planet of Apokolips into the void.
Sounds like grand, comic-bookish stuff, which is exactly what a "Justice League" film will need to be if it's to contend with the likes of "The Avengers." Whereas Christopher Nolan has spent the better part of the past decade figuring out how to ground a superhero like Batman into reality, Beale seems to be taking the opposite approach.
That doesn't necessarily mean that Nolan's Bat-universe will be cut off from the crossover. A recent rumor insisted that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Batman in the upcoming team-up (seemingly taking a cue from the end of "The Dark Knight Rises"), but Gordon-Levitt's reps immediately denied the speculation.
Nolan himself was only recently questioned about it, however. When asked by Movieline if there was any truth to the rumor, he coyly responded "I can't talk about that--you know that," all while flashing a bit of a smile.
Could Nolan simply be having some fun with the idea? Sure; while he repeatedly insisted that his films would have nothing to do with the "Justice League" film, Warner Brothers ultimately has the final say in how its characters will be utilized.
At any rate, expect questions like this to persist for a while; though Beale's script has been turned in, WB is still seeking both a director and a plan, particularly as it relates to whether or not the film will be connected to next summer's "Man of Steel."
Like Nolan, that film's director, Zach Snyder, has been a little coy on the subject of connecting his film to the crossover. Fans can rest assured that this question will at least be answered when the film debuts in theaters next year.
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