About a year ago, rumors surfaced that Superman: The Movie actor Marc McClure – who played Jimmy Olsen – would be making a cameo in Justice League. Now, it looks like recently-revealed footage from the movie’s ad campaign have shown where we’ll be seeing McClure make his appearance.
In some recently-released Justice League footage from the Cyborg promo, a shot of a police officer in a state of shock is shown before he’s rescued by Victor Stone himself, who arrives in the nick of time to save his life from an exploding tank. As it turns out, a fan recently put two and two together and realized that this is actually McClure’s cameo:
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The DCEU’s version of Jimmy Olsen was killed off by terrorists at the beginning of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice after he used a tracking device to tip Superman off to his and Lois Lane’s location, which is something that proved to be contentious with fans. So having a different version of Jimmy Olsen be saved by another superhero seems like something to make up for it.
Justice League unites on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Julian Lewis Jones as King Atlan, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Michael McElhatton is also in the movie in an unspecified role.
The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’
The early reactions to Wonder Woman are in, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This early praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DCEU. But if Wonder Woman is successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.
It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.
The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.
Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!