Rumor of the Day: DC trims big screen Justice League to 5 heroes

Marvel took years and numerous standalone films to set up their big screen team-up with The Avengers. But with a summer 2015 release date already pegged for Justice League, DC doesn’t have that luxury.

So to make sure they don’t try to cram too much into the project, Latino Review is reporting they’ve decided to trim the superhero roster for the first installment.

So who made the cut? Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and the Flash are at the top of the list. They arguably have the most name recognition, so its no surprise they could form the core of DC’s big budget gamble.

By that time we’ll have already seen Man of Steel, so it’s possible Superman could be the connecting link to introduce the world. Of course, that all depends on what they decide to do with the Baman-sized elephant in the room. Reboot of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy? A continuation? Who knows.

But don’t get too down Justice League purists. The report says we could still have cameos from Martian Manhunter, Aquaman and/or Hawkman popping up in the background. The most likely addition would be Martian Manhunter, since the film is rumored to deal with the intergalactic threat of Dakseid. 

Do you think its a good idea to focus on a slimmed-down roster? Or do you want DC to throw in as many heroes as possible?

(Via Latino Review)