Here’s How Superman Is Resurrected In Justice League


Justice League‘s review embargo has nearly expired, so by this time tomorrow we’ll have a decent idea whether it’s any good or not. But, as more and more people catch preview screenings, we’re starting to build up a picture of what actually happens in the movie. On that note, we now have the answer to one of the questions we’ve been wondering for months: how does Superman come back to life?

Word is that his resurrection comes courtesy of a number of factors, namely the genesis pool from his Kryptonian ship, an Apokoliptian Motherbox and a spark provided by The Flash. Once they got this figured out, the League get out the shovels for some good old-fashioned bodysnatchin’ and exhume his corpse. Thankfully, his Kryptonian DNA means he hasn’t decomposed, so they bring him back to life. Unfortunately for the team, though, Superman is a little grumpy and confused about being returned to the world of the living, something not helped by Cyborg’s defence systems zapping him.

There follows that cornerstone of the superhero team-up, the misunderstanding resulting in a fight. And so, Superman does battle with the rest of the League and in the process, he almost crushes Batman (to be honest, he kinda has it coming). Mercifully for our characters, Lois turns up and the Man of Steel quickly remembers who he is and stops fighting (it’s possible she yells “MARTHA” at him, too, I dunno) and steps up to the plate for the final battle with Steppenwolf.

Those who’ve seen the film don’t sound particularly enthused about the way this all plays out. Apparently, the characters just sort of realize they can bring Superman back, and the idea of them digging up his corpse sounds a little bit gross. On top of that, he’s only in the movie for 15 minutes or so (including a couple of minutes in a flashback at the start).

We’ll get to see all this for ourselves in a couple of days, but for now, the fan reaction is a little mixed. No one has outright said that Justice League is amazing – even the most positive review comes with some serious caveats (mainly effects and editing from what I’ve seen), but let’s stay optimistic. After all, how bad can it really be?