During the London press junket for the Justice League movie this past month, a wonderfully bittersweet Metropolis Post grabbed many a fan’s attention. We loved the inclusion of David Bowie and Prince and the prop’s comical National-Enquirer-esque title, “Did They Return to Their Planet? Mysterious Wave of Disappearing Heroes.” However, many of us overlooked the other article titles and taglines contained on the front page. In part because Batman v Superman’s newspaper, The Gotham Free Press, had some wonderful excerpts but no genuine tie in to the film aside from the main article. Lo and behold, one of articles featured in the Metropolis Post did actually tie in to an article in Batman v Superman.
As Lois is looking about the apartment of Wallace Keefe, played by Scoot McNairy, she finds several newspaper clippings pasted to the wall where one of the articles read “A Manufactured Supergerm That Could End Humanity Was Halted From Release By The Man They Call Superman.” This article ties back to the Metropolis Post piece entitled “Supergerm Could End Humanity”. A possible insinuation that without the Man of Steel present to prevent the outbreak of the Supergerm, it could wipe out humanity, some are also speculating that this may be in reference to Lex Luthor’s Amazo virus. Although it provides metahuman superpowers to an individual exposed to the virus, it could also brainwash or kill them.
Justice League is now playing in theaters.
Justice League (2017) Movie Synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.