Justice League ended with a pretty exciting credits scene for fans. We see Deathstroke board Lex Luthor’s boat and Luthor proposes an idea, “shouldn’t we have a league of our own?”.
In the comics, Lex Luthor and other DC villains form a group called the “Legion of Doom”. Aquaman villain Black Manta, Wonder Woman villain Cheetah, and The Flash villains Captain Cold and Gorilla Grodd have all been part of the group. It’s easy to see where Warner Bros. would’ve gone with this if Justice League was a bigger hit. It’s not hard to imagine Lex Luthor popping up in the credits of Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984, and The Flash to recruit villains for his “league” to take on the Justice League.
But of course Justice League wasn’t a hit, and Walter Hamada was named President of DC-Based Film Production in January of this year to help turn things around. According to Revenge of the Fans, Hamada has scrapped plans for the Legion of Doom. He wants to focus on creating good standalone movies first, and then worry about potential crossover movies later.
This is just a rumor, but it’s not hard to believe this is true. We’ve heard from reliable sources over the last few months that standalone movies are the future of DC. I could’ve told you after the opening weekend numbers from Justice League came out that we’d never see that post-credits scene pay off. As Batman News sister site Superhero News wrote at the time, That ‘Justice League’ post-credits scene isn’t a promise.
What do you make of the rumor that plans for a Legion of Doom crossover have been scrapped? Does it make sense to you? Are you upset it doesn’t appear to be happening? Let me know in the comments below.
SOURCE: Revenge of the Fans