“It’s true,” Lois Lane says in a leaked audio file from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League‘s post-launch content. “Green Lantern has returned and is fighting for us against Brainiac.
A hero we believed was lost, like the Flash before him, has been rescued from Brainiac’s corruption. He is probably unaware of his role in the events of the past few weeks. That means, like Flash, Lantern is now under ARGUS’ control, and he’s probably not recovered from his… experiences.”
Suicide Squad Post Launch Leaks
In the controversial film Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman all perish. To be fair, that is in the name. However, these fatalities may not be as irreversible as previously imagined.
Not only did a Lois Lane broadcast leak but so did a voice line from the Flash himself: “Folks, I got stopped when we went rogue. I even get villains involved, so why am I back? Bruce stated, “Waller hates us.”
It then turns to a synthetic voice explaining how Brainiac’s resurrection “did a number” on his nervous system and how healing will take time.
Some interpret Flash’s mention of Bruce to suggest Batman is still alive, but he might be referring to him in the past tense. Regardless, if the current popular theory holds, all save Wonder Woman will return.
Before the game’s release, there were rumors that the Justice League would appear in post-launch story material. The expectation was that it would be a different version of the squad plucked from the multiverse, similar to Joker. However, it is now suspected that the League we battled and defeated were clones.
There is already proof of this in the game. For starters, when Brainiac takes over Flash, he returns with his missing thumb intact; Green Lantern’s ring does not fly away to find a new owner, nor does his construct vanish; and Superman miraculously returns after being wounded with kryptonite by Wonder Woman.
All of the League’s ‘possessed’ members appear to be imposters, with Waller and ARGUS assisting in the recovery of the genuine team.
However, Wonder Woman was murdered by Superman before she could be possessed, thus her return is unlikely until Rocksteady comes up with another explanation. Resurrections are common in comic book games.
Then there’s Tim Drake, who is assumed to be dead after we discovered his mask in a pool of blood. Most of the League may return, but there are still casualties.