Four Justice League of America Casting Confirmations Arrive Early
Warner Brothers is expected to officially announce the cast of George Miller's Justice League of America in the coming week, most likely at Wizard World in Texas. However, multiple websites including IESB and AICN are reporting a few names so far, most of which have been confirmed by numerous sources, although it would be wise to still take all of this as a rumor. It looks like Justice League is finally really getting underway and things are on the move, which may be a bad thing. I almost don't want this to get started, but why not get it over with quicker. So who are the youngsters that have been cast?
Not all of them are young, but it's obvious that the story within this Justice League is focusing on younger heroes with a very young cast. Without further ado, here are the casting announcements that should have official confirmation arriving very soon.
Adam Brody (In the Land of Women, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, "The O.C.") will play The Flash / Wally West.
Rapper Common (Smokin' Aces, American Gangster, Wanted) will play Green Lantern / John Stewart.
Scott Porter (Music & Lyrics, Speed Racer, TV's "Friday Night Lights") will play Superman / Clark Kent.
Teresa Palmer (The Grudge 2, December Boys) will play Talia Al Ghul, the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul.
We're all familiar with Superman, so no need for extra explanation on him. Talia Al Ghul is the the daughter of Ra's Al Ghul, who you may remember from Batman Begins. Ra's was played by Liam Neeson and was the one who tried to destroy Gotham City. In the Justice League world, Ra's was introcued in the "Tower of Babel" storyline and is one of the major villains of the DC comics universe. Talia is described as "not quite heroine nor villainess but more of an anti-hero" and is also a love interest of Batman.
Wally West is the human identity of The Flash, a superhero with incredible super-speed abilities, including breaking certain laws of physics and time travel. The Flash was originally introduced in 1940 and has had four different character versions, the original being Jay Garrick. Wedding Crashers' David Dobkin is directing a spin-off movie (it's not confirmed that it's a direct spin-off) following Justice League, and he's already made it known that he's choosing the Wally West version.
The Green Lantern, one of the most popular superheroes amongst comic book fans, possesses a power ring that gives the user great control over the physical world. The character was originally introduced in 1940 and like The Flash, also has a spin-off movie in the works under director Greg Berlanti. The Green Lantern's power is only limited by the bearer's imagination and willpower.
We'll bring you the news the moment it drops on the remainder of the cast and whatever other details are released. With that, I think it's time to go revisit that Justice League vs Avengers article. What do you think now, is Justice League looking any better?