The world was introduced to the first iteration of the Justice League back in March 1960 in The Brave and the Bold #28, and since then, the superhero team has become one of the most beloved properties in comic book history. Although individual members of the League have been adapted to film and television since the group’s conception, Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s recent pic is the first time that DC Comics’ greatest heroes have come together on the big screen.
Surprisingly, with five decades worth of source material, the biggest influence on Justice League comes from the New 52 reboot of the title, which kicked off in 2011. Written by Geoff Johns, the storyline saw Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman and Green Lantern come together to face Darkseid and his army of Parademons – which no single hero could have tackled alone.
When it comes to Justice League the movie, there are several moments that are ripped straight from the New 52 story but, inevitably, changes had to be made to fit in with the established DCEU continuity. So, without any further delay, let’s dig into the most significant changes that Justice League made while adapting the source material, with the first example featuring everyone’s favorite power ring wielding smart ass.