‘Justice League’, the movie DC fans had been waiting for since the animated series ended and ‘Man of Steel’ (2013) hinted at a possible DCverse, released last year opening to average reviews and less than glowing box office returns. The tale of DC’s much awaited superhero team-up having a troubled production from the beginning due to studio interference and Zack Snyder later stepping down from directing responsibilities following a family tragedy were commonplace not just for the fans closely watching every development on the film, but the common movie-goers as well. It was perhaps this, or the shaky start the DCEU has had, that made a potential audience lose faith in the final product.
As for me, I ended up enjoying the film, but alas, I had hoped it to be so much more. The team-up of DCs most iconic superheroes played by a string of talented actors had to be nothing short of spectacular. However, fans awaiting the film ever since its announcement were left bummed as WB’s ‘safe’ approach to mega-budget DC films left us with a mediocre film, one that will sadly, soon be forgotten. What won’t be, is these characters’ legacy and mythos, for irrespective of films, the source material these characters stem from is immortal.
That being said, here we take a look at the powers of all the members present in the cinematic version of Justice League and rank them from weakest to strongest, and determine whether they hold a light to how strong these characters actually are in the comics. This is going to be rather fun.
Perhaps the only list in the world that would put Batman in the last place, that goes without saying since he is the only character in the film version of Justice League who is not a metahuman. Certainly, given enough prep time, Batman would eventually beat them all (well, also because he is Batman) as he did Superman in 2016’s ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and numerous other comic book arcs.
In fact, in a few others, Batman has potentially fatal information on all members of Justice League, in the case of a contingency. However, given a fair fight, the character, not being at the mercy of some brilliant writing will fall in front of a stronger metahuman, leave alone the wrath of a god. Sorry Batman, being rich isn’t a superpower, albeit very cinematic!