Featuring an organised group of villains like the Rogues would make sense, as Suicide Squad already demonstated how the Flash going up against regular people one-on-one is HORRIBLY unfair/potentially boring, what with his defeat of Captain Boomerang happening so fast the villain literally had no idea what was going on.
Providing it’s balanced well, and the Rogues keep the level of comradery demonstrated in the comics and in their appearance in JLU, I think that it could work better than some of the prior attempts at multiple supervillains in one film (see Batman and Robin, the Amazing Spider-man 2, Spider-man 3 etc.), if only because working as a group is something built into the characters.
Plus the Rogues could act as a template for the DC cinematic universe introducing the Legion of Doom in later film as a reaction to the Justice League by the world’s supervillains. Although, admittedly, a team-up between Jared Leto’s Joker and Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor would be… yeah… the possiblity of being able to mix and match different rogues galleries could be fun the future.
Like how the Light worked in Young Justice, as the best example of supervillains who are both competant and organised in recent superhero fiction. Hydra over in the MCU not really counting as it wasn’t so much a supervillainous organisation, so much as it was a Neo-Nazi one with a few supervillains in it.
My whole deal with Jared Letos Joker, as much as I actually dug him, was that… Honestly? I feel like it might be too early to introduce him, for one thing, I would have preferred, I dunno, he was the villain of a Batfamily movie, only his nemesis is Barbara as opposed to Bruce.
But mostly, I feel like the movie could have been different and more interesting if Eissenbergs Luthor has gotten involved.
I mean, imagine Waller and Luthor teaming up like in JLU. And I squeeze at the idea of Eisenberg and Davis playing off each other and being harsh allies.
I dunno. If I had written it, I would have kept Joker as a small cameo and put Lex in there.
I truly do believe Lex has become my favourite thing about the DCEU.
Also, imagine the power play dynamics between Lex and the Squad?
Hey probably weird question but - for those who have seen JL and JLU - does anyone else feel like the time period its set in is a little off?
Like, for the most part it seems contemporary like around the time it came out (early 2000s), but in any episode that has military appearances (bar time travel episodes), it seems like it’s more set around the 70s? Like a lot of the artillery and weapons and even the uniforms to an extent look like they’ve stepped right out of the Vietnam war?
Like maybe that’s just how things come across with the cartoon’s design or maybe it was intentional because the timing of the shows release was a bit too close to the more modern conflicts?
Idk but it throws me for a loop a lot when I’m watching
Are you taking requests? All I could think about today was my favorite JLU episode Flash and Substance. Specifically this line from Captain Cold "If I don't visualize a mortgage payment soon, the wife will have me bagging groceries for a living." I was thinking maybe Barry accidentally hopping universes again and running into a certain wife by accident, maybe with E1 Cold along for the trip?
Since I know absolutely nothing about JLU and I’m not a particular fan of Captain Cold (sorry!) I’m going to throw this out to my readers. Anybody want to pick this up and run?
like okay Wally West is my flash, he’s the flash i grew up with watching
Justice League Unlimited. but DAMN I love barry allen. I love him SO MUCH. like I love how Grant has brought him to life, and i can’t wait to see how Wally does in CWs the Flash because like it’s gonna be so good.
and i need to rewatch JLU just to see if i still prefer Wally.