Various comic book series featuring the Justice League have remained generally popular with fans since inception and, in most incarnations, its roster includes DC's most popular characters. The Justice League concept has also been adapted into various other entertainment media, including the classic Saturday morning Super Friends animated series (1973–1986), an unproduced Justice League of America live-action series (for which the pilot film exists), the animated series Justice League (2001–2000) and Justice League Unlimited (2004–2006). A live-action film was in the works in 2008 before being shelved. On June 6, 2012, Warner Bros. announced a new live action Justice League film was in development with Will Beall hired as screenwriter. However, the project was scrapped again. After the success of the Superman reboot Man of Steel, a sequel titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Zack Snyder will direct and Chris Terrio, who also wrote for Dawn of Justice, is eyed by Warner Bros. to pen the script for Justice League.
Super Friends TV (1973-1986)
Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was based on the Justice League of America (JLA) and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.
The name of the program (and the JLA members featured with the Super Friends) have been variously represented (as Super Friends and Challenge of the Super Friends, for example) at different points in its broadcast history. There were a total of 109 episodes and two backdoor-pilot episodes of The New Scooby-Doo Movies, with Batman and Robin appearing in "The Dynamic Scooby Doo Affair" and "The Caped Crusader Caper."
Justice League of America TV (1997)
Justice League of America is an unsuccessful 1997 television pilot produced by CBS and directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá, based on a team of fictional DC Comics superheroes from the comic of the same name. The film centers on a female meteorologist who gains superpowers and is later inducted into the "Justice League", while the city of New Metro is held for ransom by a terrorist armed with a weather control device. Justice League of America has never been aired in the U.S.
Justice League TV Cartoon (2001-2006)
Justice League is an American animated television series which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. It is part of the DC animated universe. The show was produced by Warner Bros. Animation. It is based on the Justice League of America and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. After the second season, the series was renamed Justice League Unlimited, and aired for an additional three seasons. In January 2009, IGN named Justice League Unlimited as the 20th best animated television series of all time.
Justice League Unlimited (2004-2006)
Justice League Unlimited (JLU) is an American animated television series that was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and aired on Cartoon Network. Featuring a wide array of superheroes from the DC Comics universe, and specifically based on the Justice League superhero team, it is a direct sequel to the previous Justice League animated series. JLU debuted on July 31, 2004 on Toonami and ended with the episode aired May 13, 2006. It was also the final series set in the long-running DC animated universe, which started with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010)
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths is an original direct-to-video animated superhero film released on February 23, 2010. It is based on the abandoned direct-to-video feature, Justice League: Worlds Collide, which was intended as a bridge between the then-concluding Justice League animated television series and its then forthcoming sequel series Justice League Unlimited. Crisis on Two Earths was reworked from the Worlds Collide script to remove references to the TV series' continuity.
The premise of Crisis on Two Earths is borrowed from the 1964 Gardner Fox-scripted Justice League of America #29-30 entitled "Crisis on Earth-Three!" and the 2000 Grant Morrison JLA: Earth 2 graphic novel, with a heroic Lex Luthor from an alternate universe coming to the Justice League's universe for help against the Crime Syndicate. The film is the seventh of the DC Universe Animated Original Movies released by Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Animation. The two-disc special edition also includes an animated short featuring the Spectre.
Smallville: "Absolute Justice" s9/e11 (2010)
"Absolute Justice" is the 11th episode of the 9th season of the CW series Smallville, and the 185th episode of the overall series. The episode originally aired on February 5, 2010 in the United States, and was initially slated to be 2 individual episodes before it was ultimately turned into a 2-hour, single episode. Glen Winter directed the first half of "Absolute Justice", which was originally known as "Society". Tom Welling directed the second half, which was called "Legends". Comic book scribe Geoff Johns, who first wrote the season 8 episode "Legion", wrote both hours of "Absolute Justice".
In the episode's narrative, Clark Kent (Welling), Chloe Sullivan (Allison Mack), Oliver Queen/Green Arrow (Justin Hartley) and John Jones (Phil Morris) meet a team of superheroes, called the Justice Society of America, who operated during the 1970s. The Justice Society is being hunted by an assassin known as Icicle (Wesley MacInnes). Icicle was recruited by the organization Checkmate, which is being headed by Agent Amanda Waller (Pam Grier). Clark, Chloe, Oliver and John team up with the Justice Society members to battle Icicle.
The introduction of the Justice Society was developed to be relevant to the series, primarily being used to teach the new generation of superheroes (Clark, Oliver, and the rest of the team) a lesson about family and leadership. Johns modeled his vision of the Justice Society after the film Watchmen, where a group of superheroes come out of retirement. Johns also included references to other Justice Society members throughout the episode. "Absolute Justice" is Smallville's highest-rated episode for season 9 in total viewers, adults 18-49, and men 18-49. The episode received generally mixed reviews from critics; while praise was given to the guest characters' back stories, criticism was dealt for what was perceived as a poor choice of a villain.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)
In the aftermath of Justice League: War, the world is at peace or so it seems. When Atlantis attacks the Metropolis for the death of their king. But the Queen has different plans and requires the Justice League to find her lost son. But while they search for him, Atlantian troops; lead by Ocean Master, continue their assault. Who will win?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind. The film introduces Batman, Wonder Woman, Alfred Pennyworth, Lex Luthor, and Doomsday to the DCEU.
In June 2013, it was announced that Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer would both be returning for a Man of Steel sequel, which was being fast tracked by Warner Bros. Christopher Nolan is involved in an advisory role as executive producer. In July 2013, Warner Bros. announced that Superman and Batman will meet for the first time in a cinematic format in the film which will be the follow-up to Man of Steel and a reboot of the Batman film series, set for release in 2015. Goyer and Snyder will co-write the story, with Goyer writing the script. Cavill, Adams, Lane, and Fishburne will reprise their roles. According to Snyder and Goyer, the film will take inspiration from the comic The Dark Knight Returns. However, later, Snyder clarified that the film would not be a strict adaptation of the story and instead be original. Goyer stated that Superman and Batman would face off. On August 22, 2013, it was announced that Ben Affleck was cast as Bruce Wayne / Batman. On December 4, 2013, it was reported that Gal Gadot was cast as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, marking the first appearance of Wonder Woman in a live-action theatrical film.
It was announced that Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons were joining the cast as Lex Luthor and Alfred Pennyworth, respectively. Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, and Jason Momoa were cast as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Barry Allen / The Flash, and Arthur Curry / Aquaman respectively; appearing briefly in roles which will be expanded upon in future DC Extended Universe films.
In January 2014, it was announced that the film had been delayed from its original July 17, 2015 release date to May 6, 2016, to give the filmmakers "time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story". It got moved again to March 25, 2016. In May 2014, the film's title was revealed to be Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Suicide Squad (2016)
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency and rescue the world from a powerful threat. The film introduces Deadshot, Joker, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, and the Suicide Squad to the DCEU.
In February 2009, prior to the development of the DCEU, Warner Bros. Pictures was developing a Suicide Squad film, with Dan Lin producing and Justin Marks writing the script. On January 1, 2014, Bleeding Cool's look at Marks' script showed that Deadshot was the lead character, with Rick Flag, Captain Boomerang, Vixen, Multiplex, Mindboggler and Amanda Waller appearing as members of the team.
In September 2014, David Ayer signed on to direct and write the screenplay for the DCEU film. Charles Roven co-produced the film. In November 2014, it was confirmed that Margot Robbie would appear as Harley Quinn, and in the following month, the rest of the cast was announced — Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. It was announced on December 16, 2014 that Viola Davis was cast as Amanda Waller. Tom Hardy had to drop out as Rick Flag because of scheduling issues with his film The Revenant. In January 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal was being eyed to replace Hardy as Rick Flag, but declined. Joel Kinnaman was chosen later on to replace Hardy. On February 13, 2015, "multiple individuals with knowledge of the project" told The Wrap that Kinnaman was cast in the role, though Warner Bros. did not comment on this. It was also reported that Jay Hernandez was in talks for a role, in which he was later confirmed to play El Diablo. In March and April 2015, it was reported that Scott Eastwood was cast in an unspecified role and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc and Raymond Olubowale in an unknown role. On May 3, 2015, Ayer tweeted out the first cast picture confirming the characters predominately featured in the film: Rick Flag, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, El Diablo, Killer Croc, Katana, Slipknot and Enchantress.
Suicide Squad was released on August 5, 2016.
Wonder Woman (June 2, 2017)
Diana of Themyscira, an Amazonian warrior who also is the demigoddess daughter of the god Zeus, uses her talents and abilities in order to help humanity during World War I. The film introduces Steve Trevor, Queen Hippoylta, and General Antiope to the DCEU.
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film is directed by Patty Jenkins, with a screenplay by Allan Heinberg and a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs. Gal Gadot stars as the titular character with Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya in supporting roles.
Wonder Woman is the first live action theatrical film starring the character, following her first live-action theatrical appearance in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The film is set in 1918 (with brief references to Diana in the present) and tells the story of American pilot Steve Trevor, who crashes offshore of the Amazon island of Themyscira, and is rescued by its Princess Diana. After he tells Diana about World War I, she leaves her home in order to end the war (against the wishes of her mother, Queen Hippolyta), becoming Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the process.
Wonder Woman was released in the United States on June 2, 2017, in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D. It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Gadot and Pine's performances and has grossed $240 million worldwide.
"The Justice League" Part One
In Theaters November 17th, 2017
In Justice League, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team consisting of The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
Motivated by Superman's selfless sacrifice, Batman and Wonder Woman assemble a team consisting of The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth. The film introduces Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, James Gordon, Mera, Nudis Vulko, and Iris West to the DCEU.
The new Justice League film will be starring: Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), and Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg).
Flashpoint (March 16, 2018)
In July 2013, it was reported that Greg Berlanti, who is involved with The CW's The Flash series, was developing a Flash film for Warner Bros. In October 2014, The Flash was announced, and that Ezra Miller would portray the character as Barry Allen. In April 2015, a story treatment for the film was being written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The studio was also courting the duo to direct, but signed Seth Grahame-Smith as screenwriter and director in October after scheduling conflicts with Lord and Miller. Grahame-Smith dropped out due of creative differences in April 2016, but the studio retained his script. In June, Rick Famuyiwa was hired to direct the film. In July, Kiersey Clemons was cast as Iris West. In August, it was revealed that Ray Fisher will return as Victor Stone / Cyborg. In September, Billy Crudup was cast as Barry's father, Henry Allen.
By October, Famuyiwa also left the project due to creative differences. In January 2017, Joby Harold was hired to do a page-one rewrite of the script. In May, the studio had Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn, and Sam Raimi on a shortlist of possible directors for the film. Later that month, Raimi and Marc Webb had dropped out from the running. In June, TheWrap reported that Lord and Miller were again in negotiations to direct the film. In July at San Diego Comic-Con, the title for the film was revealed to have been changed to Flashpoint, based on the comic book series of the same name. The film's plot takes place after the events of Justice League.
Aquaman (December 21, 2018)
In June 2014, Jason Momoa was cast as Arthur Curry / Aquaman. By August, Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad were writing competing scripts for the character's solo film. Aquaman was announced in October. In June 2015, James Wan was hired as director, as well as to oversee the screenplay by Johnstad. In July 2016, Beall returned to write the script, based on a story treatment by Wan and Geoff Johns. In December, Patrick Wilson was cast as Orm Marius / Ocean Master, the half-brother of Aquaman. In January 2017, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was cast in the role of villain Black Manta. In March, Nicole Kidman confirmed that she will play Queen Atlanna, Aquaman's mother. In April, Dolph Lundgren was cast as the villain King Nereus. Heard and Dafoe will reprise their roles from Justice League. Other cast members include Temuera Morrison as Aquaman's father Tom Curry, and Ludi Lin as Murk, an ally of Aquaman. Principal photography began on May 3, 2017, in Queensland, Australia. Aquaman is scheduled to be released in North America on December 21, 2018.
Shazam (April 5, 2019)
Shazam is being executive produced by Toby Emmerich, and screenwriter Darren Lemke of Jack the Giant Slayer and Turbo has been hired to write the script. Dwayne Johnson confirmed the project and his attachment on August 20, 2014, officially announcing his casting as Black Adam on September 3, 2014. Emmerich told Entertainment Weekly in an interview that the film will have a tone unto itself separate from the concurrent Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film that was much darker in tone; with a sense of fun and humor, but with real stakes and an anti-hero version of Black Adam. In October 2014, Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema scheduled the Shazam! film for April 5, 2019.
"Justice League" Part 2
in Theaters June 14th, 2019
The Justice League sequel will be starring: Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Henry Cavill (Clark Kent / Superman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry / Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman), and Ray Fisher (Victor Stone / Cyborg).
In October 2014, Warner Bros. announced the film would be released in 2 parts as the 5th and 9th installments of the DC Comics' shared universe films, with Part One releasing in 2017, and Part Two in 2019. Snyder will direct both films. A Justice League movie sequel was scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019, but has since been delayed to accommodate the release for a standalone Batman movie that will be directed by Ben Affleck.
Wonder Woman 2 (December 13, 2019)
By June 2017, Geoff Johns and Patty Jenkins had begun work on the story treatment for a Wonder Woman sequel. By July, Johns announced that he is working on the script for the film. That same month, the sequel was officially announced at San Diego Comic-Con. Wonder Woman 2 is scheduled to be released in North America on December 13, 2019.
Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
Cyborg appears in the DC Extended Universe played by Ray Fisher. He first appears in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in a brief sequence of footage that is viewed by Wonder Woman. The footage depicts Cyborg's origin story. Fisher will reprise the character in the Justice League films, the first set for release on November 17, 2017, its sequel set for June 14, 2019, along with The Flash in 2018 and a Cyborg solo film scheduled for April 3, 2020. Cyborg's look will be 100% CGI.
In April 2014, Ray Fisher was cast as Victor Stone / Cyborg. In October, Warner Bros. announced the character's solo film, titled Cyborg.
Green Lantern Corps (July 24, 2020)
This Green Lantern Corps film was announced in October 2014, and is scheduled to be released on July 24, 2020. The title of the film was announced at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 11, 2015 as Green Lantern Corps.
A live-action reboot of Green Lantern titled Green Lantern Corps has been announced to be part of the DC Extended Universe, intended as the 13th installment, for a July 24, 2020 release date. The movie will reportedly feature numerous Earth Green Lanterns as the main characters. It was also announced that Hal Jordan may appear in a Justice League sequel.
In January 2017, David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes were hired to co-write the screenplay, based on a story draft by Goyer and Geoff Johns. Goyer will also be involved as a producer.
The Batman (2020?)
In July 2015, it was revealed that Ben Affleck was in talks to direct, star and co-write with Geoff Johns a screenplay for a stand-alone Batman film. In January 2016, Affleck hinted that he was inspired by his Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder to possibly take on helming the film. In March 2016, Johns claimed that the appearance of Robin's suit covered in graffiti from Dawn of Justice would be explored later and the identity of the deceased character was intentionally unspecified.
Following the release of Dawn of Justice, William Morris Endeavor's co-CEO Patrick Whitesell confirmed that Affleck had written a screenplay for a standalone Batman film that he hoped would be optioned by Warner Bros as well to direct. Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara confirmed in April 2016 that the studio was moving ahead with Affleck's stand-alone Batman film, which the actor would star in and direct. In May 2016, Jeremy Irons confirmed that he was "tied into The Batman", while Affleck stated that his solo Batman film would borrow from the comics, but mainly be an "original story". Affleck was officially confirmed as the film's director at Comic-Con 2016.
In August 2016, Jared Leto expressed his hope that his version of the Joker would pop up in Affleck's Batman solo film. In August 2016, Deathstroke was teased via Twitter by Affleck through test footage. DCEU co-runner and producer Johns has since confirmed that the character will be played by Joe Manganiello. In October 2016, Affleck revealed the film's working title to be The Batman. Manganiello revealed to Entertainment Tonight in an interview that filming will start in spring 2017 while Irons has stated it may be filmed in summer 2017. In December 2016, Affleck confirmed that the film is on track to begin shooting in spring 2017.
Justice League Dark (2020?)
In January 2013, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was working on a film with the working title Dark Universe, based on the DC Comics superhero team Justice League Dark. Del Toro was then searching for a screenwriter for the film. He revealed Dr. Alec Holland / Swamp Thing, John Constantine / Hellblazer, Jim Corrigan / The Spectre, Boston Brand / Deadman, Zatanna Zatara, and her father Giovanni Zatara would be characters in the story, which would center around Constantine recruiting several of these characters.
The film would not be an origin story, with each character already established and elements of their backstory coming into play throughout the film. In May 2013, del Toro revealed that his script features Constantine, Swamp Thing, Nimue Inwudu / Madame Xanadu, Deadman, and Zatanna as the team, with others "in the mix." He also revealed that he was still waiting for the go-ahead from Warner Bros.
Del Toro revealed in an interview that he hopes the DC Extended Universe will become as cohesive as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and he added that if there was any correlation to that universe and this film, he would honor it. In November 2014, del Toro confirmed that the script was complete and that he had handed it in to Warner Bros. to be reviewed. In December 2014, del Toro revealed that the film would be a part of the DC Extended Universe. In June 2015, del Toro left the project.
Though many of the characters of the Justice League Dark team began under DC's Vertigo imprint and Vertigo characters have been moved to Warner's New Line Cinema division (such as The Sandman), the Justice League Dark characters remain under Warner Bros. and the studio hopes to include them in future DC Extended Universe titles despite del Toro's exit. Test footage for Swamp Thing was released online in July 2016. In August 2016, it was reported that Doug Liman had been hired to direct Dark Universe.
Gotham City Sirens (2020?)
In May 2016, it was reported that a Harley Quinn-focused spin-off film, which will feature other DC Comics female characters, was in development. Robbie will reprise her role as Quinn and serve as a producer as well. As of September 2016, Robbie's newly created studio LuckyChap Entertainment will help develop the upcoming film. In November 2016, it was confirmed that Christina Hodson will serve as the screenwriter the film. In December 2016, it was announced that David Ayer will direct the spin-off film, entitled Gotham City Sirens, from a screenplay by Geneva Robertson-Dworet.
On September 2, 2009, Warner Bros. announced that Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action feature film of Lobo. Variety described the premise: "Lobo is a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible, and heavily-muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenage girl to stop the creatures."
Ritchie was scheduled to begin production of Lobo in early 2010. In January 2010, it was reported that Ritchie had left the project in order to pursue working on a sequel to his hit film Sherlock Holmes instead. In 2012, Deadline.com reported that Brad Peyton would write and direct the film. In July 2012, Dwayne Johnson announced via Twitter that he was in talks with Joel Silver and Brad Peyton to portray Lobo. As of February 18, 2013, Johnson had left the project. Johnson has since signed on to play the DC Comics villain Black Adam in the upcoming film Shazam. In March 2016, Jason Fuchs was reported to be signed on as screenwriter for a film featuring Lobo.
Man of Steel 2 (2020?)
In October 2014, a Man of Steel sequel was reported to be in development. In June 2016, Russell Crowe confirmed that a Superman trilogy was originally planned before it was scrapped due the announcement of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In August 2016, The Wrap reported that the studio announced that the sequel is now in development as a top priority for the studio and getting the character right for audiences is of tantamount importance. In September 2016, Cavill's manager Dany Garcia (who will be producer of Shazam) announced that Henry Cavill would be taking a more active role as a producer for the film, through his company Promethean Productions. While promoting Arrival, Amy Adams confirmed work has begun on the screenplay.
Suicide Squad 2 (2020?)
In March 2016, it was reported that a Suicide Squad sequel is in development. Ayer has expressed interest in making it R-rated. In December 2016, it was reported that development of the sequel was ongoing.
In March 2016, it was announced that Warner Bros. would bring Ayer and Smith back for a sequel, to be shot in 2017. The following month, Ayer expressed an interest in making the sequel R-rated. Fukuhara has stated that she wants to explore Katana's backstory in the sequel, and Courtney has stated about his hopes of reprising his role as well.
In addition, it was later announced in September that Warner Bros. was planning a film focusing on Harleen Quinzel / Harley Quinn, with Robbie serving as executive producer and Christina Hodson serving as the screenwriter for the solo film. In December 2016, The Hollywood Reporter stated that Ayer was in discussion to direct Gotham City Sirens, a film based on Harley Quinn and other female villains. That same month, it was also revealed that the studio is looking to produce a solo film focusing on Floyd Lawton / Deadshot, which would potentially star Will Smith.
In January 2017, it was reported that Dwayne Johnson will feature in his own film, as the anti-hero Black Adam. Johnson has since revealed that Black Adam will debut in the franchise sooner than expected and that there will be a Black Adam and Superman fight in the DCEU, though he cannot state where and when.
By February 2017, Warner Bros. was developing a film centered on Dick Grayson / Nightwing, with Chris McKay and Bill Dubuque signed on as director and screenwriter respectively. In discussing what he is looking for in casting the character, McKay cited the level of physical activity the actor will have to endure, including martial arts, gymnastics and stunts as what will be required for the role.
In March 2017, Joss Whedon was hired to write, direct and produce a Barbara Gordon / Batgirl film. According to Entertainment Weekly, the film will draw inspiration from The New 52 comics by Gail Simone. In April, Whedon stated that he was drawn to the character because of her choice to become a vigilante, even though she did not have a childhood tragedy like Bruce Wayne / Batman had, and that the damaged aspect of the character will be explored in the film. In July, Geoff Johns stated that Whedon will begin production on the film in 2018. At the San Diego Comic-Con, the title was announced to be Batgirl.
In December 2016, it was announced that Warner Bros. are developing a Deadshot solo film as a spin-off of Suicide Squad.
Hall of Justice
The Hall of Justice is the headquarters of the Super Friends, in the eponymous animated series. It has subsequently been incorporated into the DC Comics main shared universe, the DC Universe as the new headquarters of the Justice League.
The Hall appeared in the very first episode of the Super Friends series, which premiered on September 8, 1973. It was originally drawn by Al Gmuer, background supervisor for Hanna-Barbera for more than 30 years. Gmuer modeled the fortress after the art deco Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Ohio, a train station turned museum.
The Hall, located in Metropolis, serves as the central meeting point for the Super Friends. Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet and the Batmobile would often be spotted resting on the front lawn, near the large fountain and sculpture that were ever present. The Hall contains the TroublAlert, a computerized monitoring station that would warn the heroes of a new threat. The Hall also houses a giant computer that the Super Friends use to analyze clues. By the mid-1980s, The Hall of Justice had a major remodel, larger and more dome-like, with a general pentagon shape, although the entrance resembled the earlier version; at the same time the Super Friends changed their superhero team moniker to the Super Powers Team.
In the episode "Universe of Evil", the evil Super Enemies from a parallel universe meet in a 'Hall of Evil'. It was identical in appearance to the Hall of Justice, with the addition of a gargoyle-style head above the front entrance.
Originally, pre-Crisis On Infinite Earths, the Hall of Justice was located in Gotham City in the Super Friends comic book series (outside of then-DC continuity, although they did try to tie-in the Super Friends comic series to Earth-One on several occasions, as witnessed by several later instances in other mainstream DC books, such as Justice League of America (1960-1986 series, Vol.1) #135, and an issue of DC Comics Presents, featuring the Global Guardians).
Following the events of the Infinite Crisis and One Year Later, the Hall of Justice is truly introduced into DC Comics continuity in Justice League of America vol. 2 #7 (May 2007). After the previous Watchtower was destroyed and the League had disbanded, one year later, the JLA reforms and with it a new Satellite Watchtower is constructed in space, along with an updated version of the Hall of Justice on Earth. The newest Hall is located on top of the location of the former bases of the Justice Society of America and the All-Star Squadron, previously known as the Perisphere, which existed there during World War 2. The Hall was designed by John Stewart and Wonder Woman and was financed by Batman. Unlike the Super Friends' Hall, it is not designed to be the central headquarters for the heroes, but rather more a museum of sorts to allow the public to witness firsthand what the heroes do. There are many exhibits, including trophy rooms of weapons used by villains and heroes (all of which were dismantled and made useless by Batman). It does have a primary meeting hall in which many JLA meetings are held, with Black Canary as chairperson. The Hall also works as a transfer station for the heroes in which it is connected, via "slideways" teleporters, to the League's orbiting Satellite Watchtower, which is considered a more secured location for the JLA to assemble.
The Hall of Justice is then appropriated by the United Nations as the headquarters for the new Justice League International, shortly after the events of Flashpoint, in which a new continuity, aka 'The New 52', has been established. This causes public outrage, with many citizens taking offense to the idea of superheroes from foreign countries using an American landmark as their base of operations.