No More Justice League Movie?

Comic book movies are at an all time high. Every Marvel Comics character from Luke Cage to Daredevil seems to have their own cinematic franchise, or at least have a movie in development. DC has so far lagged behind Marvel when it comes to making their characters come to life on screen.

Whilst Marvel have been whopping out properties such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Thor and The X-Men in recent summers, DC have rarely ventured beyond the likes of Superman and Batman. Whilst these two properties usually equal cinematic gold, DC’s lesser-known properties such as Jonah Hex, Swamp Thing and Catwoman have all been met with universal panning. Will DC’s cinematic slump change forever when one of their most popular B-list characters, the Green Lantern, hits cinemas in just two days time?

If early reviews are to go by then The Green Lantern is set to be the summer’s first major blockbuster casualty. Major outlets such as Empire Online, Total Film and Digital Spy have all given the film negative reviews. With major critical panning only two days before release, and only a 31% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, things aren’t looking good for Hal Jordan and The Corps. What will the repercussions be though if Green Lantern bombs this summer?

1) No More Sequels.

If audiences don’t flock and see a film that cost an estimated $150,000,000 to make, chances are Warner Bros will drop their losses and not risk producing another mega budget box office flop. Especially since Harry Potter is set to break box office records this summer, whilst safe-card properties such as The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: Man of Steel hit screens next year. It will be a great shame if Green Lantern flops, as rumour suggests the film was heavily setting up a sequel, which may now never see the light of day.

2) No DC cinematic universe

Considering how high the budget was for this film, I don’t expect DC to venture into other B-list properties if Green Lantern flops. What also suggests DC might just stick to the likes of Superman and Batman, is the recent cancellation of the Wonder Woman television series. Whilst I’m happy to see more Batman and Superman films, I can’t help but wish for the likes of The Flash, Green Arrow and Aquaman to one day hit cinema screens.

Do you think Green Lantern is doomed? Are you bothered that we may never see The Flash or Wonder Woman in film? Please leave your comments below and let me know what properties you’re hoping to see after Green Lantern.

The Justice League Cartoons

This is the ultimate collection of superheroes – the Justice League cartoons present the adventures of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl and the Martian Manhunter as they face numerous evil characters that seek to bring chaos to mankind. The Justice League is lead by Superman, however he only leads by example, and the League members are always excellent team players. Here are some of the leading Justice League characters

Superman – one of the world’s favorite superheroes, Superman comes from the lost planet of Krypton. He has incredible strength, the ability to fly and different other powers, such as x-ray eyes. Superman is the natural leader of the Justice League.

Batman – while he has no superpowers, Batman more than makes up for this with his sharp intuition, brilliant intelligence and a combination of acrobatic and technological aids that make him one of the most efficient Justice League members. Batman rarely joins missions “out in the open” and prefers to aid the League from the shadows.

Wonder Woman – born as a princess on her native planet of Themiscyra, she still has an aristocratic presence. Her powers include superhuman strength and speed, plus the ability to fly. Her delicate physical appearance should not be a reason for underestimating – she can fight side by side with any of the Justice League members.

The Flash – the fastest creature on Earth, the Flash can move at the speed of light, a gift that makes him extremely efficient in fighting crime together with the other Justice League characters.

Green Lantern – as part of the intergalactic space organization, the Green Lantern Corps, John Stewart has a special ring which he uses to project laser-like beams and create force fields. He is trained as a soldier and has the tactical sense that supports many of the Justice League’s strategies.

Hawkgirl – born on Thanagar, Hawkgirl has the ability to fly and is skilled in close combat techniques. She can also communicate with birds and has a heightened sense of intuition and amazing observational skills.

Martian Manhunter – as the only survivor of an ancient Martian race, J’Onn J’Onzz is a skilled telepath. His versatile shape shifting powers recommend him as an excellent ally for the other Justice League characters.

The JUSTICE Card in the Rider Waite Smith Deck of Tarot Cards

In the Justice card in the Rider Waite Smith deck of Tarot Cards, you can see a figure in long red and green robes, seated between two pillars, with a veil behind. The figure is wearing a crown and is holding a sword in one hand and a set of scales in the other hand.

This is a powerful card and the person drawing it needs to have strength and courage in whatever they are undertaking.

Colours of the Justice Card

The Colours are mostly strong red, which is the colour of external power. The green cloak represents compassion and love, which are also important in matters of justice.

The curtain behind is a deep purple, which is a mixture of strong red, representing the material outer world and blue, which is a colour of inner emotions.

Symbols of the Justice Card

The sword is double-edged and as such can fall in either direction. The scales of justice suggest balance and fairness. The Crown represents authority of some sort, mostly in the external world. The pillars represent duality and balance and the veil between them indicates that there is much more to this person or this situation than is being revealed.

Meaning of the Justice Card Upright

This can be a legal or official situation for someone. It may be to do with mediation or discussions and may or may not involve courts. The person may need to seek advice from someone who is balanced and impartial in their advice.

Unless indicated otherwise by surrounding cards, the situation will usually turn out for the highest and best good. The phrase “Justice will be done” comes to mind, although that may or may not be in favour of the person drawing this card.

As a person, it can be pointing to someone who has a real sense of justice and fairness and a huge desire to champion the underdog, or to support a cause they have a complete passion for.

There may be a need to look at your situation and ask yourself whether you are being really objective and balanced in your approach.

This is a card of logic. There is no place for emotion with this card.

Meaning of the Justice Card Reversed

The Meaning of the Justice Reversed is an injustice or a miscarriage of Justice or someone who is not being fair or objective in their dealings. They may be trying to misuse their power or authority or trying to bully others by threats of legal proceedings. The scales of Justice can tip either way and, although you would hope that the proceedings would be based on logic, that is not always the case.

In the Reversed position, the figure is propped up on her his or her sword and so runs a great risk of falling on it and doing themselves some serious damage.

You can now prominently see the yellow sun at the bottom of the card. Yellow is the colour of the solar plexus and can be the centre of the ego. If the Reversed card points to a miscarriage of Justice, it may be that the root cause is ego and personal prejudice.

If the Justice Reversed points to legal and official matters, it may not necessarily be the case that the decision has been incorrect, however the person asking the question is likely to feel very strongly that they have been severely wronged.

The surrounding cards will probably give a lot more information as to what has happened and what needs to be done in way of next steps.

Amanda Goldston

Tarot Author and Coach

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