The cast of the Justice League would like to see more female superheroes in the sequel. Warner Bros. kicked off their unofficially titled DC Extended Universe with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. And while the studio expanded the newly-formed shared universe with David Ayer’s Suicide Squad and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, the story that Snyder began with his 2013 film, Man of Steel, continues with the upcoming Justice League adaptation.
The film unites the world’s finest heroes – Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – for the first time on the silver screen, with the superhero team going head-to-head with the villainous Steppenwolf and his Parademon army. The story will conclude the Superman trilogy that Snyder started while also acting as a launch pad for each heroes’ future solo movies, including James Wan’s Aquaman. It will also, presumably, set the up Justice League 2. And when that movie releases, the cast has a few ideas of who they would like to see join the team.
In an interview with MTV, the cast of Justice League said they would like to see more female superheroes in Justice League 2. Affleck chose Black Canary, because the team “could use more women.” Cavill selected Supergirl for the same reason but also because it would be “nice to have a bit of family for Superman.” Fisher wants Zatanna since “she can just come in and make crazy stuff happen.” Miller wants to see a female Green Lantern, saying, “There’s no reason why a woman can’t get the [Green Lantern] ring.”
Miller seemed to be unaware of the fact that one of the current Lanterns in DC’s Rebirth comics is female: Jessica Cruz. Considering that she was created by DC Films head honcho Geoff Johns, it’s possible that she could appear in Green Lantern Corps alongside Hal Jordan and John Stewart. As for the other characters, it’s possible that Black Canary could be used in Joss Whedon’s Batgirl film, with Zatanna making her debut in Justice League Dark (or is it still Dark Universe?). Supergirl, on the other hand, was first teased in the Man of Steel preview comic, which means her existence in the shared universe has already been confirmed; it’s just a matter of when she’ll show up. Perhaps in Man of Steel 2?
At the moment, Gadot’s Wonder Woman is the only female superhero in the shared universe (the cast of Suicide Squad are either villains or anti-heroes), and although there are plans to introduce more women superheroes, Justice League 2 should expand the team’s lineup accordingly.
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