A new Justice League is forming. The line-up, consisting of Green Arrow, Katana, Martian Manhunter, the new Green Lantern, Stargirl, Vibe, Hawkman and Catwoman, will debut in a New 52-revamp of Justice League of America from Geoff Johns and David Finch in 2013.
“This is a very different kind of team book,” says Geoff Johns in a DC blog post. “On first glance, people might think the heroes of the JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA stand in the shadows of Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the JUSTICE LEAGUE, but [they] thrive in the shadows. They’re underdogs who have everything to prove and something to lose. They’re a team of unlikely heroes who will help one another discover they’re as A-List as anybody — yes, even Vibe. Though getting there won’t be easy. Why they’re formed, why each member joins, what they’re after and who the society of villains is they’re trying to take apart will all be clear in the first issue when it hits early 2013. David and I are really focused on delving deep into what it’s like to not be a member of the big seven and why, sometimes, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.”
Could this freshly announced title play into the Justice League film we’ve heard so much talk about lately? The description given in the Johns’ quote makes it sound ripe for adapting to film and this would remove the burden of having to find another actor to play Superman or Batman. That said, most will probably expect the classic Justice League, so they probably will go that route.