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.
This new photo features Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
Justice League is out November 17, 2017.
Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ezra Miller, also known as, Batman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and the Flash. Together they’re 5/6 of the Justice League, and in their civilian identities the five actors have spoken out against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and their support of Rezpect Our Water.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suing the federal government over the fact the Native American tribe was not consulted properly concerning the project which spans four states. The tribe fears the pipeline will contaminate their drinking war and damage their sacred lands. The pipeline would also run through recently discovered archeological find including grave markings. Less than 24 hours after a finding was submitted with the court to stop the construction, Dakota Access desecrated and destroyed that site.
So far, over 260,000 have signed a petition voicing their opposition to the pipeline which will damage the Standing Rock reservation and has been the subject of protests. The fight also crosses comic companies. Rosario Dawson, who plays Night Nurse on Marvel’s live-action Netflix shows, has voiced her opposition to the pipeline as well as Mark Ruffalo who plays the Hulk. The rest of the Avengers have been quiet on the issue.
Momoa has stated on Instagram “Sacred Aquaman is pissed” regarding the situation.
The protests have turned violent with protestors and private security having clashed. Protestors have had dogs attacking them as well as being pepper-sprayed.
A judge has granted part of an emergency request to halt construction of a section of the pipeline in North Dakota. Further rulings are expected Friday.
Is it history if it hasn’t happened yet? Today, DC Comics launched their post-Convergence plan which will see 24 brand-new series joining their current 25 series that’ll continue. DC in their announcement has said diversity, in characters, stories, and creators is a focus this go around, and that’s evident by their choices.
One of the characters getting their own series is Cyborg, who will star is Cyborg. The series will be written David Walker with art by Ivan Reis. Walker should be noted is an African-American creator.
Cyborg debuted in DC Comics Presents #26 in 1980. Created by writer Marv Wolfman and artist George Pérez the character was primarily known as a member of the Teen Titans and has been a staple in the various cartoon depictions of those characters. He was thrust into the spotlight with DC Comics’ relaunch with the New-52 where he became a founding member of the Justice League.
In a revised origin, Cyborg is Victor Stone a high school student and football player who is hurt in an explosion and is fused with an alien technology by his father to save him.
The character is coming to movies with actor Ray Fisher taking on the role. He’ll first be seen on screen in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will eventually get his own movie in 2020.
Variety is reporting that theater actor Ray Fisher will be fitted up with some future tech to play Cyborg in the upcoming Batman/Superman movie. That’s an addition of yet another DC Comics character to the cast which already includes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as Lex Luthor.
The movie is currently slated to be released May 6, 2016, but that might change as the film faces tought competition in Captain America 3. Expect more additions to the movie as DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. work to build their own cinematic universe.