By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist December 13, 2012 at 1:46PM
So, about a week ago rumors surfaced that the brewing "Justice League" movie would have the God-like Darkseid as the villain of the superhero team-up movie. But just what will his nefarious plot be? Well, if this latest buzz is anything to go by, his scheme will certainly require a few hands on deck.
Latino Review is reporting that the script by "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall is taking its inspiration from the comics, specifically Gerry Conway's Justice League Of America 183-185 storyline in the 1980 run. So what does it involve? Well, Darkseid tries to destory Earth by using a special ray to move his home planet of Apokolips into its planetary orbit. So, yeah, it sounds suitably blockbuster-esque but also slightly ridiculous, and certainly not from the grounded world of Christopher Nolan's superhero approach.
Speaking of which, remember the rumor that Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be reprising his Nightwing/Robin/whatever role from "The Dark Knight Rises" in "Justice League" that was promptly shut down? Well, Movieline had the stones to ask Nolan directly about it and he said: "I can't talk about that. You know that." BUT WAIT, IF THERE WAS NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT WHY WOULD HE SAY HE *CAN'T* ABOUT IT. Sorry, just had to get that out of the way, but it will likely be the line used by many hoping for some kind of crossover or link between those two movies.
So there are your geek rumor mill updates for the day. Is this Apokolips storyline the way to go? Let us know.