Matt Groening's at times eerily prescient and long-running animated sitcom The Simpsons may have years ago accidentally hinted at Joss Whedon’s involvement with the Justice League movie.
While Joss Whedon has never been a guest on The Simpsons, he was referenced in the season 25 episode “Married to the Blob,” in which Springfield’s Comic Book Guy marries manga artist Kumiko. The episode is littered with comic book Easter eggs and references, including a flier for the meeting of the “Just Us League” featuring a visit from Whedon (postponed indefinitely).
Sure, it may be a bit of a stretch to call this a prediction and seems more like the show’s writers trying to squeeze two jokes into a single shot, but in retrospect, the coincidental juxtaposition could be viewed as a hint at something that would be realized only recently.
Whedon is filling in for director Zack Snyder on reshoots and post-production for the Justice League movie. Snyder decided to leave the project early to be with his family following his daughter’s suicide.
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In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash – it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, based on a story by Snyder and Terrio, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J. K. Simmons.
Justice League opens in theaters no November 17, 2017.