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Diane Lane Says Justice League Is Worse Than Avengers

Diane Lane as Martha Kent in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was quite an event, but Justice League officially marks the first big superhero team-up in the DC Extended Universe. Even though Justice League's story and tone will be unique, the comparisons to the The Avengers are inevitable, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe 2012 blockbuster proved that these team-ups can work on the big screen. In fact, Diane Lane, who will reprise Martha Kent in Justice League, doesn't believe that DC and Warner Bros' fall offering will be better than The Avengers. When recently asked if she could give any spoilers about Justice League and if she thinks it will be better than The Avengers, Lane answered:

No, and no. Short but honest, I hate to disappoint.

Diane Lane recently appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen alongside Jim Parsons, and during the After Show Q&A portion, she gave the above response to a caller. To be fair, it's possible that Diane Lane mis-answered or was kidding, but as you can see in the clip below (at the 1:48 mark), Lane took a moment to think before responding. It looks like she's definitely sure about how she thinks Justice League will compare to The Avengers, i.e. it won't measure up. Maybe she'll change her mind when the final cut has been put together and she can see it in an early screening. Still, there might be some Warner Bros execs who aren't pleased about her Justice League response, but since she also didn't divulge any spoilers, maybe they won't make a big deal out of it. You can see more from the episode, below.

Diane Lane has been part of the DC Extended Universe since the beginning, debuting as Martha Kent in Man of Steel and returning last year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In the latter movie when her son Clark was struggling with his life as Superman, she told him that he could be whoever he wanted to be, pointing out that he didn't owe the world anything. Later on, Martha was kidnapped by Lex Luthor, but saved by Batman before Anatoly Knyazev could kill her, and during Superman's funeral, she gave Lois Lane the engagement ring that Clark planned to give her. How exactly Martha fits into Justice League remains to be revealed, though she'll be one of the many supporting characters from the heroes' personal lives. Warner Bros already has a number of DC movies in development (including Aquaman, which is currently shooting), but Justice League's critical and commercial performance will definitely dictate how the franchise is handled in the years after.

Justice League hits theaters on November 17, and in case you end up sharing Diane Lane's opinion about the movie, the Avengers saga in the MCU will continue on May 4, 2018 with Infinity War.

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