Henry Cavill and Ryan Reynolds to Return as Superman and Green Lantern in 'Justice League'?

'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder is consulting on the Superman character in Warner Bros.' superhero ensemble.
Henry Cavill may return as Superman in Justice League
Henry Cavill may return as Superman in Justice League
2015 is already shaping up to be an epic year at the box office, with Marvel's The Avengers 2 and DC's Justice League tentatively set to arrive that summer. Little has been confirmed for Justice League, which is being written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad). A new report has surfaced today that reveals which superheroes will be present in this massive ensemble, including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern. Take a look at these new details, which indicate that Henry Cavill and Ryan Reynolds may reprise their roles as the Man of Steel and Green Lantern.

  • "Superman is essentially the same character from Man of Steel, and Zack Snyder is consulting regarding the writing of the character.
  • Batman: The strategist of the group. Batman doesn't really want to be involved with these super powered beings he considers too powerful. Easily the most complex written.
  • Wonder Woman: She has only been in man's world a few short months. The Wonder Woman script Michael Goldenberg is developing will be set before the Justice League movie.
  • Green Lantern: Will be Ryan Reynolds' character from the Green Lantern: movie, but will be freshly written with a more serious tone.
  • Flash: The most popular hero in civilian eyes who loves media attention, but when called upon is very serious.
  • Martian Manhunter: Alien who has lived on Earth in secret for over a hundred years who has knowledge of Darkseid and his reign.
  • Aquaman: Will be the King of Atlantis who has a key role in the film.
  • There will also be a heavy military presence in the film which in future rewrites could include characters featured in Man of Steel, or even Amanda Waller (Angela Bassett) of which neither are included in the first draft.
  • Alfred Pennyworth is in the film in a minor appearance.
  • Lois Lane is also in the film in a cameo.
  • Darkseid's Elite will be featured who go up against the Justice League early on in the film."


None of this has been confirmed by Warner Bros. at this time. The studio has not found a director yet.

Justice League comes to theaters in 2018 and stars Gal Gadot.



Sources: Cosmic Book News

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  1. stabalice83

    I think they should just make animated Batman films for a while and release them to theatres not just direct to dvd. Make 'Knightfall' and 'no man's land' into 2hr animated epics

    2 years agoby @stabalice83Flag

  2. DBLOC

    I'd rather see a Superman/Batman story arc that introduces Justice League rather then jump right into it...DC already has two of the most iconic heros in modern times and those two alone would be enough to jumpstart a JL movie. Oh well...let the "experts" handle it.

    2 years agoby @DBLOCFlag

  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian LOL, expect it to happen on MAD

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  4. Geekster

    NO Supes...no...JL....no substance....reboot Supes....Wanrer can suck ....ass!

    2 years agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  5. Geekster

    Nice to know finally Wonder Women is making her screen debut soon :P

    2 years agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  6. Geekster

    This is sounding to be a watcher- and Lantern was not all that bad, just Campbell was not the Director the series needed....Ryan R can act and if not the second Lantern should be Idris Alba!

    2 years agoby @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-KillerFlag

  7. Brizzy

    @rjh094 We allready know all of these heroes. EVERYONE knows all the heroes in the justice league, that's why it doesn't matter. It was different with the avengers, almost noone knew about these new marvel heroes. (Compared to the justice league, the avengers were unknown.)

    2 years agoby @BrizzyFlag

  8. phatalphd

    Im hyped up, can't wait to see what they do with this! Im kinda more excited to see the unknowns in this flick! like flash and Aquaman?? Always loved aquaman, so I hope he does make it in.

    2 years agoby @phatalphdFlag

  9. Raoul Duke

    Where is Bruce Timm in all of this? Give him the reins and let him make sense of all this mess.

    2 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  10. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ejk1 Always have the right thing to say :)

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  11. Dmu009

    Sounds risky.

    2 years agoby @dmu009Flag

  12. Sean

    @christopher-lino That's what i am thinking as well.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  13. ROFLitschristian

    I all want is the old narrator to say, "MEANWHILE, AT THE LEGION OF DOOM..."

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  14. rjh094

    This is a bad move. They need their own individual movies & then come together. Trying to introduce new heroes & explain why their important in 2 hours isn't smart. Character development is key.

    2 years agoby @rjh094Flag

  15. Ecam94

    No. No. No. I will watch man of steel and any individual sequels it may have, but justice league is a bad idea. Period! The executives at DC are just trying far to hard to compete with marvel (marvels films aren't that good anyway) ergh! Ill never watch this movie. Ever!

    2 years agoby @Ecam94Flag

  16. Daniel Cantu

    If a Green Lantern should be made it better.... never mind just don't make another Green lantern it's bound to fail again.

    2 years agoby @Deadpoolx11Flag

  17. Mr.K

    Don't really care for this movie anymore. It's bound to fail.

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  18. ejk1

    Right lineup, for the most part. On one hand, it's odd that Aquaman has a vital role for a cosmic tale, but on the other it makes perfect sense, as Johns has a lot of pull and is currently making Arthur Curry a major force in the DCU.

    While I'm not sure Reynolds was needed (personally, I think Jon Stewart would be a better fit), Cavill is a must. This is not the same situation as the Hulk. Any human can play Banner, because the Hulk is computer generated. However, Superman must be a constant, and not in flux. Two Supermen in two years would be confusing, and potentially disastrous. Let's face it, if they were thinking of replacing Cavill at this point, it would be detrimental to Man Of Steel. Why would anyone care about it if he was just going to be replaced for JLA? It may also mean that the film is in fact a disaster itself, and WB/DC is jumping ship early by announcing a new Superman for the ensemble film. Luckily though, WB/DC is sticking by its guns, if not by name, at least by "essentials." While the studio is not giving Cavill or Man Of Steel the big stamp of approval at this point, they have not backed away from either, which can only be seen as good news.

    It also sounds like the film may be hedging towards using Wally West instead of Barry Allen, which is another move I approve of. GL is not supposed to be comic relief, unless perhaps it is Guy Gardner, but Wally West certainly provides the humor. West is also much more popular with the fans than Allen, and his name recognition will go beyond Allen's, as it is West that was used in the JL cartoons and in the ongoing Young Justice show. Many people that do not read comics yet watch those shows could have a Flash they are familiar with instead of a stranger.

    WW's story sounds ridiculous. Her film should be made before JLA, because what they have planned for her in the JLA film sounds more like a plot for a stand alone origins tale.

    As far as the JLA/ Avengers comparisons, in the words of some famous comedian: "Bitches, please!" That is the most aggravating and nonsensical thing about this. JLA could very well prove to be a great film. It could also end up as the biggest flop of this decade. That is something that cannot be said about Avengers. It's a proven entity, whether some like it or not. Personally, I'm going to root for both films to succeed.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  19. Kevin Barnett

    RYAN REYNOLDS?????? BOOOOOOO!

    2 years agoby @Kevin-BarnettFlag

  20. MovieManiac

    I don't really care for his movie that much. I don't like the way DC set it up at all.

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  21. Replicant

    This looks like a rumor list written by what some fanboy would want to see. This isn't news...

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  22. The Real Goku

    Drop Martian manhunter

    2 years agoby @therealGokuFlag

  23. Writer220

    I hope this is true, if not then it'll fail for sure.
    It would be nice to see Bale in it but I guess he'll just refuse.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  24. justatadmatt

    Would like this to be true, despite reports.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  25. AYLAGA5

    if this isnt true, please Will Beal take note of it.... Cuz trash or not this is money!

    2 years agoby @aylagas55Flag

  26. Christopher Lino

    Sadly I'm far more excited for The Avengers 2 because under the direction of Whedon, Marvel has their act together.

    I feel that Warner Bros doesn't know what to do with with their properties.

    I'll go see Justice League if/when it comes out.

    2 years agoby @christopher-linoFlag

  27. Roberto Mata

    Now, this is how they should do the characters, Justice League is shaping up to be better than The Avengers!

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Trash news or not, but it sounds like the right idea. Though I find it odd that Martian Manhunter knows "something" about Apokalypse and Darkseid.

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. Playswith Squirrels

    This is already well known to be trash news because of the site reporting it. Shame on you guys for reposting it for the page hits.

    2 years agoby @Playswith-SquirrelsFlag