We already reported the rumors that the Justice League movie's villain will be Darkseid, the DC Universe's closest equivalent of Thanos (the likely villain of Avengers 2.) But now Latino Review, which was the source of the Darkseid rumor, has gone one step further — and their sources claim to know exactly which comic book storyline the Justice League movie will be based on.
According to Latino Review's sources, the JLA film will be based on Justice League of America issues #183-185, written by Gerry Conway, and published back in 1980. (And available in the DC trade paperback Crisis on Multiple Earths Volume 5.) Latino Review writes:
In a nutshell, plotwise, the three issue arc involves Darkseid planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that'll move Apokolips into the Earth's place. Sounds like some Armageddonesque end of the Earth as we know it kind of stakes fit for summer tentpole event film if you ask me.
Certainly sounds like the sort of inspiration you'd want to draw on for a big tentpole superhero film. We'll find out in 2015. [Latino Review]