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  • In January 2008, Warner Bros. announced the film was on indefinite hold, allowing options to lapse for the cast. The studio felt the script needed perfecting, which was impossible because of the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike.
  • At one point, Warner Bros. considered making this film in motion-capture animation.
  • Marit Allen was originally hired as costume designer, but she died in November 2007.
  • In September 2007, George Miller had signed on to direct, but by 2010, he finally left the project.
  • In October 2007, George Miller had cast the Justice League completely, with D.J. Cotrona as Superman, Armie Hammer as Batman, model Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, rapper Common as Green Lantern/John Stewart, Adam Brody as the Flash/Barry Allen, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, Hugh Keays-Byrne as the Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) Tereasa Palmer as Talia al Ghul, and Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord. However, the film was shelved during production.
  • This film took one decade to come to fruition. A Justice League film entitled "Mortal" was scheduled to be released in 2007, but it got shelved.
  • When Gal Gadot was asked by a reporter about how she would get Wonder Woman's breasts from the comics, she answered, "Wonder Woman is Amazonian, and historically accurate Amazonian women actually had only one breast. So, if I'd really go 'by the book,' it'd be problematic." Gadot practiced Kung Fu, Kick Boxing, sword fight, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Capoeira as part of her physical preparation for the role.
  • Chris Terrio finished writing the screenplay as of July 2015.
  • Pre-production of this film started in January 2016.
  • Back in 2007, Jason Reitman was the original choice to direct the film, but he turned it down, as he considered himself an independent filmmaker and preferred to stay out of big budget superhero films.
  • Ben Affleck was considered to direct this film.
  • Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski were, at one point, considered to direct this film.
  • This film marked the second time J.K. Simmons and Willem Dafoe appeared in the same comic book franchise, after Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007).
  • Ben Affleck and J.K. Simmons previously appeared together in the films Extract (2009) and The Accountant (2016).
  • This movie brings together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and Cyborg. Mera shows up in the film, but is not on the team.
  • As an April Fool's Day joke, production said Zack Snyder had left the project and that George Miller would be taken up the directing duties. The feedback was quite positive. However, when Joss Whedon replaced Snyder due to the death of Snyder's daughter, feedback was sincerely sympathetic.
  • The first official footage for this film was shown at San Diego Comic Con on July 23, 2016.
  • This was Zack Snyder's first film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. This was chosen because Snyder had a great experience with filming the IMAX sections of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and he "sort of fell in love with [the] giant, less rectangular aspect ratio" of 1.85:1 as opposed to the 2.39:1 aspect ratio used in his previous films.
  • An episode of Rick and Morty (2013) can be seen playing in the background behind Bruce Wayne in Barry Allen's place. The scene shows Rick & Summer defeating the Devil, which mirrors the actions of the League in this film, as Steppenwolf is an allegory for Lucifer.
  • This film will be released on the 25th anniversary of The Death of Superman comic, which was released November 17, 1992; and the 16th anniversary of Justice League (2001) which premiered its first episode November 17, 2001.
  • This film is being released on the same day the animated series Justice League (2001) first aired sixteen years earlier.
  • Hans Zimmer stepped down from composing superhero movie scores. Composer Junkie XL, who composed with Zimmer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), composed Justice League (2017).
  • Ben Affleck and Ciarán Hinds appeared in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
  • Jason Momoa, Michael McElhatton, and Ciarán Hinds appeared in Game of Thrones (2011).
  • Zack Synder cites Seven Samurai (1954) as an influence on the film.
  • Kristofer Hivju was rumored to appear as an Ancient Atlantean King.
  • This is the third live-action appearance of the Justice League after the failed TV pilot Justice League of America (1997) and Smallville (2001).
  • This movie was initially going to be split into two parts: Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, with an alleged singular continuing story line. But by the time filming the idea of the film being in two parts seemed to have quietly gone away, and it is now rumored to be two self-contained movies with two related but separate plots.
  • Laurence Fishburne was asked to reprise his role as Perry White for a cameo, but scheduling conflicts with other projects made him unavailable on the day filming was supposed to take place.
  • Billy Crudup plays Barry Allen's (The Flash) father Henry in this film. However, before appearing in the DC Universe, Crudup initially auditioned for and was a top contender for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins (2005) before Christian Bale was cast. Crudup also portrayed a DC Comics superhero in the film, "Watchmen."
  • The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons; and two Oscar nominees: Amy Adams and Diane Lane.
  • Willem Dafoe and Diane Lane previously appeared in Streets of Fire (1984).
  • Director Zack Snyder and his wife producer Deborah Snyder stepped down from finishing the film, after the suicide of Zack Snyder's daughter in March 2017. They tried to remain on the film as a way to work through the difficulty, but decided after two months to step away from the project to spend time with their family. Joss Whedon, who had signed on for Batgirl, took over as director, managing additional scenes that need to be included in the final cut. Warner Brothers have stated that Joss will direct and write in the same style as Zack so there won't be any tonal shifts or obvious changes in style. However, Joss Whedon controversially fired Zack Snyder's composer Junkie XL, and replaced him with Danny Elfman.
  • This is Danny Elfman's twelfth time scoring a superhero film, after working on Tim Burton's Batman films, Barry Sonnenfeld's "Men in Black" films, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man films, Hulk (2003), Wanted (2008), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
  • Ciarán Hinds portrays Steppenwolf in motion-capture. Hinds was unfamiliar with using the technology and got advice from his friend Liam Neeson, who had earlier done motion-capture acting in A Monster Calls (2016).
  • This is the third comic-book film saga for Ciarán Hinds, after Road to Perdition (2002) and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011).
  • Danny Elfman took over from Junkie XL, who originally replaced Hans Zimmer. Zimmer had announced his retirement from the "superhero business" and left to work on Tomb Raider (2018).
  • The line-up in this film is based on the founding members from the New 52 origin story (with the exception of Green Lantern). During the Silver Age origin story, Martian Manhunter was one of the founding members. He was replaced with Cyborg (who was previously known as a founding member of the New Teen Titans) in the New 52 version.
  • Joss Whedon took over for Zack Snyder, as Snyder left the project for reasons pertaining to his family. Whedon's changes included replacing Junkie XL with Danny Elfman as composer. Whedon and Elfman previously collaborated on Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
  • Willem Dafoe previously appeared in American Psycho (2000), opposite former Batman Christian Bale and current Joker Jared Leto.
  • Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe have both appeared in the Jack Ryan film series. Dafoe was in Clear and Present Danger (1994) while Affleck was in The Sum of All Fears (2002).
  • The second time Ezra Miller and Billy Crudup have worked together. The first was The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015).
  • Extensive reshoots in London and Los Angeles in mid-2017 added a cost of approximately $25 million to the film's budget. Henry Cavill worked on the reshoots and M:I 6 - Mission Impossible (2018) at the same time. He had to sport a mustache for his role in the latter project, however Paramount refused to let the actor shave it off for the time he played Superman again. This meant that Cavill's facial hair had to be digitally removed in post-production.
  • Michael McElhatton and Ciarán Hinds have both starred in Game of Thrones (2011) and films about the King Arthur legend: Ciaran Hinds in Excalibur (1981) and Michael McElhatton in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
  • Ben Affleck's third time playing Batman/Bruce Wayne (following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Suicide Squad (2016)).
  • Ezra Miller is the youngest cast member of this film.
  • Danny Elfman used a bit of John Williams's Superman score in the film for a Superman scene.
  • Both Jesse Eisenberg and Kiersey Clemons were set to appear as Lex Luthor and Iris West but their scenes were apparently cut.
  • Wonder Woman stands atop a statue of the Greek goddess Themis, or Justitia to the Romans, better known in modern society as Lady Justice.
  • In addition to Danny Elfman bringing back the original 1978 Superman score/theme, Elfman also brought back the score/theme for Affleck's scene(s) as The Batman from the 1989 film Batman. It's unknown whether or not Matt Reeves plans to continue to use the famous Batman 1989 theme/score for his upcoming "film noir" style The Batman Trilogy.
  • As seen in many clips from the recent Justice League trailers, many of the scenes show the sky being illuminated in a Red hue. This is interesting seeing as a Red Sky is a sign of a post "Flashpoint" timeline in many of the aftermath stories in the comics. This includes post-Flashpoint Paradox comics like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Justice League, where a butterfly-like effect occurs changing the past creating an alternate 'present' & this of course includes The Flash comics. A "Flashpoint" storyline has been announced as the movie for "The Flash" by DC/Warner Bros. - taking place of what was originally planned to be a semi-traditional origin story for Barry Allen becoming "The Flash." Ezra Miller is set to star as well as appearances by Cyborg, Henry Allen, & Iris West. The actors appear to be the same as set up in the previous Snyderverse films.
  • The members of the Trinity (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman) have appeared in 2 movies each before Justice League. Apart from Batman v Superman which had them together in a live action movie for the first time, Superman was in Man of Steel, Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman, and Batman in Suicide Squad (cameo).
  • At the Kent farm, Clark is dressed in a red checked flannel shirt. This was his outfit from Smallville (2001).
  • This is the shortest DCEU film to date.
  • Due to the running time backlash of past DC movies, Warner Bros demanded a film under 2 hours without credits. The final running time for Justice League is 119 minutes.
  • Was sent to theaters under the name Harwood.
  • Zack Snyder stated that Justice League was always going to be tonally different than Batman v Superman. During the time Warner Bros. invited journalists and bloggers to visit the set, Zack Snyder also stated it was going to have a shorter runtime too.
  • This is Billy Crudup's second comic book character, he previously played Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen.
  • This is the fifth film in the DCEU.
  • The scene in which Barry Allen/The Flash is grumbling that Bruce Wayne/Batman is sitting in his second favorite chair is an inside joke about "Sheldon's Spot" from The Big Bang Theory (2007). Sheldon is a big fan of The Flash and The Flash also wears t-shirts with Sheldon's quotes in TV series The Flash (2014).
  • Ben Affleck stated the scene where he exposes himself to Alfred was coined on Joss Weadon's First day of production.
  • Billy Crudup also starred in Watchmen (2009), based on the DC Comics graphic novel of the same name. Crudup portrays Dr. Manhattan, the most powerful being in existence. Watchmen was also directed by Zack Snyder and while the story took place in a parallel universe to the main DC universe, it appears the current DC comic book Rebirth line of comics combined the Watchmen universe with the current DC main universe.
  • Elfman confirmed that he would be using the Batman theme music from the 1989 film for Batman in the film, and would also use briefly John Williams' Superman theme during "a dark, twisted moment" in the film. Gary Clark Jr. and The White Stripes have also been featured in the Justice League album.
  • The Green Lantern who fought Steppenwolf thousands of years ago sports a cape. This is a homage to Alan Scott, the first Green lantern in the comics, and foreshadows Green Lantern Corps (2020).
  • Barry Allen says he knows sign language, specifically gorilla sign language. One of the Flash's most famous enemies is Grodd, an intelligent telepathic gorilla.
  • One of the Gotham scenes during the prologue has a building with "Janus" written on it. This refers to Janus Cosmetics, run by Batman's enemy the crime boss Black Mask. Black Mask is set to appear in Gotham City Sirens.
  • Joe Morton ([link=nm0608012) portrays a character that shares one striking similarity with Joe Morton, his character from Terminator 2 (1991). In Terminator 2, Miles Dyson is to blame for Judgement Day based on his influence in Terminator development. In Justice League (2017), Silas Stone is responsible for recreating his son, (Justice League (2017)), into a cybernetic organism. Both of Morton's characters created pivotal androids, it just happened 26 years apart.
  • Marc McClure who played Jimmy Olsen in the 1978 Superman has a cameo as the officer at the prison.
  • The superheroes are never actually referred to as "The Justice League" in the movie.
  • Bruce Wayne is said to have been operating as Batman for twenty years when the movie takes place.
  • Ciarán Hinds is the third actor from the Harry Potter franchise to join the DCEU, following David Thewlis (Ares) and Ezra Miller (Barry Allen/Flash). Gary Oldman was another actor to have starred in a DC, as Jim Gordon in the Dark Knight trilogy, but the movies were set in a different universe.
  • In earlier drafts of the script, Victor Stone was supposed to have suffered his severe injuries as a result of Doomsday's rampage through Metropolis in 'Dawn of Justice'.
  • Joe Morton who plays Silas Stone in this film and the father/ creator of cyborg, also starred in Terminator: Judgment Day. In both movies he uses futuristic technology that in turn lead to the creation of Cyborgs with metal parts and red eyes. The terminators themselves in Judgement Day and Cyborg his son in Justice league
  • Danny Elfman used a little of his own Batman (1989) score with some key Batman scenes

Spoilers

  • link=nm0147147] started working out for this film on February 5, 2016 and announced it on social media by posting a shirtless picture of his physique for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), saying that he was setting that physique as a "minimum goal" for his third go-round with the character.
  • After The Flash (Ezra Miller) cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), he warns Bruce Wayne, "You were right about him," and, "Lois is the key to everything," leading to speculation that a rogue Superman may be the main threat in the Justice League: Part One, as well as an introduction to Darkseid.
  • 4chan Users leaked that Green Lantern will appear at the end of the film. In the comics Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) was a founding member of the League, but will not be a main part of the film as the previous attempt of adapting Green Lantern to the big screen with Green Lantern (2011) ended in disaster. Instead Green Lantern's first main appearance will be in the announced Green Lantern Corps (2020)
  • Justice League is filming in the UK. And Joe Manganiello hopped on over to the UK recently. He was previously heavily rumored to be in talks for the role of Deathstroke. Manganiello just started following Zack Snyder and David Ayer on Twitter.
  • As stated by Zack Snyder, the mythological birth of Doomsday will be explained in the film.
  • link=nm0811583] stated that the film will be inspired by Jack Kirby's "New Gods" comic series (1971-1984). This series saw the introduction of the space tyrant Darkseid.
  • link=nm0811583] deliberately had the story leave out Superman for the most part: "It's hard to have a Justice League without Superman. But his sacrifice is, in a weird sort of way, the why of the Justice League. So what do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need? All that comes into play."
  • Green Lantern will appear in a post credit scene.
  • The film is rumored to have more than one villain Steppenwolf has been confirmed but there is a rumor that the film will also have a rogue Superman and an introduction to Darkseid.
  • After a few years of speculation, it appears that Steppenwolf seems to be (one of) the main villain(s) of the film. Steppenwolf will be working with/for Darkseid who is planned to be a future main villain for either Man Of Steel 2 or a future Justice League sequel. "Darkseid" is considered to be the DC Comics equivalent to Marvels "Thanos." In fact, Thanos was created specifically because DC Comics created Darkseid. Several fans have pointed out Superman stories from the comics where after he is ressurected - he is under mind control /led to believe & see an alternate present where he believes Lois is dead. This of course makes Superman lose control and become evil with his unlimited power. This story is one of the main plots of "Imjustice: Gods Among Us" video game as well as different various post "Death & Return of Superman" comics. In the comics and the video game - Superman is led to believe The Joker killed Lois, and proceeds to rip Jokers heart out with his bare hands before taking his pain out on the world. This causes the Justice League to try to stop him and find out if Superman can still be saved. It's unclear if either Steppenwolf, Lex Luthor, or Darkseid will be behind the mind control & Superman Ressurection or not.
  • Superman and the Flash engage in a race to save people. In the comics, the two heroes often competed to see which one was faster.
  • At the end of the film Superman and The Flash have a race to decide who is faster. This is a direct reference to Superman No. 199 where both of them have a race to decide who is the fastest man alive.
  • After the credits, there is a scene where Lex Luthor is asked to turn around. When he does, it is not him. Deathstroke arrives at a yacht having been invited by Lex Luthor. Deathstroke tells Lex that he better not be wasting his time to which Lex replies "Shouldn't we create a League of our own?" hinting at the creation of The Legion of Doom or Injustice League.
  • Lex Luthor's appearance in the post credit scene with Slade Wilson/Deathstroke is inspired by the notorious image of the Lex Luthor mugshot; including a navy suit and blood red polka dot tie.
  • When The Flash and Cyborg are digging up Superman's coffin you can see the tombstone next to his reads Kent, referencing that he was buried next to his father who died in the Man of Steel movie.
  • When the Justice League wins, Cyborg shouts his Teen Titans (2003) catchphrase: Booyah.
  • Victor Stone became Cyborg after suffering near-fatal injuries in an explosion. In the comics Stone got his injuries from a lab accident.
  • When Aquaman heads back to Atlantis at the end of the film, he swims past a blue whale and her child. This is a reference to the Man of Steel scene in which two similar creatures swim past a floating superman, reminding him of the calming advice his mother gave him when he was a child.
  • In the prison the guard presses a red phone on his smart phone, possibly a nod to the 'Bat-phone' in the Adam West Batman film and tv series
  • After Clark is exhumed from his coffin, he is dressed in his standard comicbook atire: blue suit, white shirt, red necktie.
  • In the Kryptonian ship base, while checking Barry Allen's credentials, the name Wesley Shipp comes up on the screen. John Wesley Shipp played the original Flash in the CBS series.
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