Fan Favorite Friday Flashback: “Justice League” 2001 and 2017

"Justice League" (2017) title card [Warner Bros. Pictures]

You can’t save the world alone

On November 17, 2001, the secret origins of the Justice League (JL) was first revealed on Cartoon Network, as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, and Hawkgirl come together to save Earth from an alien invasion.  Becoming more than SuperFriends, they become the greatest force for good against the forces of evil that ranges from Lex Luthor, the Injustice Gang, the Secret Society, Gorilla Grodd, and so on. 

The popularity of the animated JL led to Justice League Unlimited (2004-06), which not only features the original members but fellow heroes such as Green Arrow, Supergirl, Mr. Terrific, and Steel being initiated into the League against rising threats that includes the Cadmus organization and the Legion of Doom. 

Then, on November 17, 2017, Justice League (JL) was brought to life on the big screen.  The film is after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, where the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) made the ultimate heroic sacrifice in the climactic battle against Doomsday.  The death of Superman has plunged the world into despair and hopelessness. 

In honor of Superman’s legacy and what he stood for, Batman (Ben Affleck), with the help of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), decides to put together a team of metahumans that includes the Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).  The six of them must learn to come and work together united against an invasion led by Steppenwolf.

You can watch the animated Justice League and the live-action JL – especially the MUCH better Zach Synder’s Justice League epic – in entirely on Max.

video by Warner Bros. Pictures

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