Now that it’s become clear that the follow-up to Man of Steel is not so much a Man of Steel sequel, but a Justice League prequel, we need to fill in a few roster spots between now and when the JLA hits the screen in 2017. Batman, Superman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman have all been cast for multiple films, so their inclusion in the team seems a done deal. That leaves three spots left if we’re going with the traditional seven-member team. Who should get the nod?
2. Flash – you run the risk (pun) of messing with your own TV show if you recast or pull Grant Gustin for duty, but Flash and GL are the two that HAVE to be on the team for it to really be Justice League.
3. Hawkman/Hawkgirl – I like the idea of including one of the Hawks. Hawkman/Atom have a good friendship that might be fun to include. It’s a different attitude than anyone else on the team; more brutal than anyone else on the team (depending how warrior-esque they make Wonder Woman). It’s also a nice visual and it’s a character that is never going to carry a solo movie or TV show.
4. The Atom – The shrinking powers give a different power set to the team and open up a lot of possibilities. Plus, she’s a scientist so that would come in handy. It would also give the team another woman (DC changed the sex of the character during the New 52 reboot.
Honorable Mention: Green Arrow, Aquaman, Zatanna, Dr. Fate and Captain Marvel (Shazam).