‘Justice League’ To Take Inspirations From ‘The Magnificent Seven’

During a press set visit of next year’s Justice League, director Zack Snyder revealed that the big screen ensemble of DC’s elite will somewhat feel like the 1960 classic The Magnificent Seven, in which a hired gunslinger recruits six other gunmen to protect a small village from bandits.

At the end of Batman V Superman, Bruce Wayne tells Wonder Woman that he has similar plans – he wants to recruite the ‘metas’ (Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg) to form the Justice League, and it looks like we’ll be seeing that process in the movie.

“I think a sort of ‘Magnificent Seven’ aspect of the movie, the team building part of the movie,” Snyder told Comicbook.com and other press. “You guys know I’m a fan of ‘Magnificent Seven’ or of team making movies. It’s fun for me to finally get to this point now in the progression of these two movies where we are building a team and making the ‘Justice League’, if you will.”

On a side note: a Magnificent Seven remake starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Vincent D’Onofrio, Matt Bomer, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard, Haley Bennett and Cam Gigandet will be released this September.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.