The appearance of the Justice League is not only surprising, but it answers the question that many fans ask when there is some kind of dangerous global crisis that somehow does not not capture the attention of the DC Comics superhero team. Granted, they show up late, but at least we know they tried to get involved in what could have been a disastrous scenario for the citizens of Earth.
Oddly enough, Gunn’s inclusion of the Justice League actually led to major conversations in the upper echelons of Warner Bros. Pictures. The filmmaker explained to Variety:
“I didn’t have a conversation. I just wrote it and gave them the scripts. I don’t think they really realized what they agreed to until they saw what I had filmed, namely the Justice League there. And then I thought about all that and, you know, what does that mean for the DCU and all of that became huge talking points up to the highest levels of Warners. And to their credit, they let me off the hook.
Getting away with it, however, required some surprising help from Marvel Studios. Why would Marvel help DC Comics shoot something? Gunn has a perfectly reasonable explanation for this:
“Marvel owed DC, because the ‘Peacemaker’ team shot my screen test for Chukwudi [Iwuji] for ‘Guardians Vol. 3.’ And then we had Ezra with the ‘Guardians Vol. 3’ crew.”
So this is it. Chukwudi Iwuji landed his role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ after the ‘Peacemaker’ team helped shoot his screen test, so Marvel Studios returned the favor by shooting Ezra’s cameo Miller during production of “Guardians Vol. 3”. It’s effective cinema there.
In the meantime, if you’re wondering why Batman and Cyborg aren’t here to help the Justice League, there might be a good reason for that, too. Gunn said: “You know, I don’t know what I can – there are reasons for that, but I don’t really know if I can say what those reasons are. It might have to do with future things. “
Peacemaker doesn’t have much use for Batman, so we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a theory that he had sex with bats somewhere. As for Cyborg, we don’t know where Peacemaker stands with this half-robot dude. Perhaps the absence of the two has something to do with the time-travel shenanigans of “The Flash” movie that’s on the way. Stay tuned.