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We’re at least two years away from seeing the long-brewing Justice League movie in theaters, but that hasn’t slowed the flow of rumors. Unfortunately, fans of Aquaman and Martian Manhunter may want to brace themselves before reading the latest one.
According to Latino Review, Warner Bros. has whittled the team’s core roster down to five names — and they’re the five you probably expect: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and The Flash. In addition, the website contends there’s the possibility of a cameo by Aquaman, Martian Manhunter or Hawkman.
That seemingly conflicts with the previous rumor, which placed the lineup at seven heroes (all of the aforementioned characters, minus Hawkman). Of course, maybe they’re both right: Aquaman and Martian Manhunter could have secondary roles, even joining the Justice League at the end of the film.
Focusing on just five heroes certainly makes sense, as that would allow screenwriter Will Beall leeway to develop individual storylines, giving each character more screen time. More importantly, in terms of the studio’s DC Comics franchise plans, it would put the focus on the three heroes who have already had films, as well as two more (Wonder Woman and The Flash) who have solo features in development.