Last week, Latino Review revved up the fan forums with an article claiming that the villain for the long-awaited Justice League movie adaptation would be none other than Darkseid. This made sense, of course, especially since DC Comics featured Darkseid as the villain for the first story arc in the relaunched Justice League monthly series that also ushered in "The New 52" era.
Well, the movie news site is back with a follow-up rumor, this time claiming that the movie's script by Will Beale will focus on the classic crossover storyline from Justice League of America #183-185 by Gerry Conway, George Pérez and Dick Dillin way back in 1980.
The three-issue saga was one of a series of annual team-ups with original superteam the Justice Society of America, but with the various New Gods characters added in as well. The storyline centered around the New Gods seek the aid of both the JLA and the JSA after the people of New Genesis have been kidnapped and enslaved by the minions of Apokolips, the world that is New Genesis' dark counterpart. Heroes from all three groups race to various locations to stop this, only to discover that the ultimate plan is the revival of their late leader, Darkseid. The Big Bad is restored to life, of course, and the heroes discover his plot to transport Apokolips into the Earth-2 universe to replace/destroy the homeworld of the Justice Society.
While I can't imagine the Justice Society characters will be part of such a crowded film, it'll be curious to see who makes the Justice League roster in addition to Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern. If this movie plot turns out to be legit, this also could be a way to potentially spin the New Gods off into their own film.
Before all this though, Justice League still needs to find a director in order to make the planned 2015 release.