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Justice League's Ending Explained

Wonder Woman was also changed for the better by her experience with the Justice League. Batman had forced her to confront the century she had chosen to not engage in her role as protector and beacon of hope to the world. Wonder Woman accepted the leadership of the League and the responsibility that comes with it when she led them into the final battle with Steppenwolf. After foiling a robbery at the British Museum at the end of the movie, Wonder Woman met with the public for the first time, accepting her role as an ambassador for both the League and the Amazon way of life. It was time at last for the world to get to know Wonder Woman.

Justice League possibly marks the last time for a few years fans get to see the modern incarnation of Wonder Woman. Unless she cameos in either Aquaman or Shazam, the next time we see Diana will be Wonder Woman 2, which is rumored to take place in the 1980s. (However, Wonder Woman 2 could also have modern day framing sequences like the original film.)

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The Kent Farm was bought by a Kansas bank after Clark Kent's death, but Bruce Wayne bought it back for the Kents (by buying the bank itself) to help make up for his actions in Batman V Superman. Lois Lane (Amy Adams) returned to the Daily Planet in her role as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter while her fiance Clark, now back from the dead, also returned to Metropolis. Clark had a new look, or rather, returned to a more classic look, wearing a suit and tie. Upon catching a new crisis with his Super Hearing that would be a job for Superman, Clark ducked into an alley and opened his shirt to reveal his S shield. The Man of Steel truly has returned - the brightest symbol of hope in the DCEU.

Justice League dodged the tricky matter of how Clark Kent could turn up alive after his death, and the coincidences of him dying at the same time as Superman and now returning at the same time Superman has returned. Most likely, this issue will be avoided entirely as there is no official announcement yet for Man of Steel 2 or Justice League 2, which would be our next opportunities to see Superman on the big screen.

Barry Allen visited his father Henry (Billy Crudup) in prison with great news: Barry now has a permanent job as a forensic scientist in the Central City Police Department. Barry had spent several years holding down odd jobs while designing his persona as The Flash and searching for a way to free his father from prison. Newly confident now that he has successfully done battle and experienced world saving victory as The Flash, Barry is now Central City's superhero defender. The Flash's planned solo feature, Flashpoint, can't arrive fast enough.

In the mid-credits scene, The Flash also met Superman for a friendly race to determine which of them truly is the Fastest Man Alive. If Barry lost the race, he would have to buy brunch for the entire Justice League. We'll have to just imagine who won the race unless the sequel reveals who is really the fastest.

Aquaman had spent years bitter about his Atlantean origins, never understanding why his mother Queen Atlanna abandoned him on the surface world. Aquaman's brief interaction with Mera (Amber Heard) in Atlantis dropped seeds about the answers the King of the Seven Seas will find in his own feature film in 2018. As for Cyborg, he reconnected with his father and received an upgrade on his mechanical body. Cyborg no longer hides in the shadows now that he's part of the Justice League.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

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The Justice League would naturally create a cause and effect, as the forces of evil would rise to meet this heroic imbalance. After being transferred from prison to Arkham Asylum at the conclusion of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, we learned in the post-credits scene that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has escaped. Luthor meets with Slade Wilson AKA Deathstroke (Joe Manganiello) on board his luxury yacht to discuss Superman's rebirth, the Justice League and their future plans. "Shouldn't we have a league our own?" Luthor muses. And with that, we now have the promise of a brand new threat to face the Justice League in the sequel - an Injustice League!

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Key Release Dates
  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) release date: Jun 05, 2020
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