New Justice League fan art spotlights the Watchtower, as the League overlooks Earth from it. In light of the nearing release of Warner Bros' superhero team-up tentpole, there's already been much in the way of Justice League fan art produced - focusing on not only elements from the film, but also things that could make their way to the big screen down the line, in particular the Justice League sequel that's already being written.
On the heels of Superman's death in Batman V Superman, Justice League finds Batman and his newfound allies needing to band together in order to protect humanity from the looming threat of Steppenwolf, who is backed up by his army of Parademons. Darkseid's uncle (?) is brought to Earth by his relentless pursuit of the powerful Motherboxes: a means by which he and his nephew can execute their universe-altering plans. While the Watchtower won't figure into the Justice League movie's storyline (as far as we know), one fan has taken the effort to speculate about what that element could look like, in DC's big screen universe.
That is exactly what artist Messy Pandas did with his latest fan art. Posted on his official Twitter account, the illustrator imagined what the big screen version of the League (with Cyborg, Aquaman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and even Superman) would look like as they board the comic book-famous Watchtower. This version of the headquarters sees the team lined up and ready for battle, seemingly guarding the Earth from any and all potential threats. All things considered, the image (which you can check out below) could very well pass for an official Justice League banner, if you didn't know any better.
— MessyPandas (@MessyPandas) October 23, 2017
For the unfamiliar, the Watchtower was introduced to the DC Comics universe 20 years ago in the JLA #44. The headquarters uses advanced Martian, Thanagarian, Kryptonian, and Earth tech, making it a collaborative effort from some of the most notable races in the mythos. Originally a structure erected on Earth's moon, it was later transformed into a space station that orbits the planet, with a supplementary Bruce Wayne-sponsored ground base in Washington D.C. called The Hall. As to what is inside the building? Aside from being the team's safe haven and outpost, it also has a special aquarium for Aquaman, personal quarters for our heroes, a museum-like room to showcase their achievements and honor their fallen allies, an armory, and even a training area.
Of course, should the Watchtower ever make its way to the big screen, it seems safe to assume that it won't happen until the second Justice League movie, at the earliest. Having said that, Justice League will not scrimp on the high tech gadgets and nifty weaponry, with Batman's Batcave serving as the base of operations for the League for the time being.
Source: Messy Pandas
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