Two Familiar Faces Will Be Popping in to See How ‘Justice League’ Is Going
With Justice League looming ever closer by the day, the cast list has been gathering previously seen members of the DC cinematic universe back for another go at it. Not only will Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the rest appear in the movie, but they’ll also be joined by more secondary characters from other films in the series. Previously, Jesse Eisenberg confirmed that his Lex Luthor would be returning for the new film, and he’ll be joined by Connie Nielsen’s Hippolyta from next year’s Wonder Woman solo run.
In an official press release for the movie (via Collider), Eisenberg and Nielsen’s characters are among those confirmed to return. Luthor’s reappearance was hinted at during the ending of Batman v. Superman (and we finally got to see that iconic bald head of his), and he said back in May that he was “in wait” for the call from Zack Snyder. We haven’t seen Hippolyta in the franchise yet, and won’t until Wonder Woman hits theaters, but it’s probably a safe bet that she’ll have a smaller role than Luthor.
Will Lex be the main villain of this one? Hopefully they can find something more interesting than Doomsday for the big bad, but if he’s back, that can only mean trouble for our heroes. Maybe his role will be to recruit more nefarious players into the game if he’s no longer the evil focal point. With these two big additions, Justice League is racking up quite a number of characters, and it remains to be seen whether the movie can handle them all. We have five metahumans (let’s be real, Superman makes six), plus a bunch of background characters, villains, police commissioners, and everyone in between.
Here’s Justice League’s synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.