The Flash’s Speed Force is about to have some new competition when the Still Force makes its big debut in the pages of Justice League.
The new creative team behind Justice League — writer Scott Snyder and artists Jim Cheung and Jorge Jimenez — plans to reintroduce older concepts like the Hall of Justice and Legion of Doom to the title, while also making sure to add brand new ideas, like the Still Force, that will impact the larger DC Universe.
Snyder told Den of Geek the Still Force will “have a lot of influence on both where [Barry] goes as a character and also his past.” While the Speed Force is known for its accelerating a person’s speed, the Still Force will counter it by slowing everything down to a snail’s pace.
“The Still Force is an energy in the universe that’s trying to slow everything down entropically, trying to stop everything, trying to bring everything to a standstill,” Snyder explained. “And it has its own characters, it has its own figures that are connected to it who might not even know they are. And it’s a complete enigma to Barry at this point.”
Another interesting fact about the Still Force is it doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with speedsters. In fact, Snyder hinted at one of the newest members of the Legion of Doom being able to harness its energies.
“One of Barry’s greatest villains, Gorilla Grodd, might have a leg up on him when it comes to figuring out how to control this thing,” Snyder said.
The seeds of the Legion of Doom’s formation date back to Snyder and Greg Capullo’s Dark Nights: Metal and the breaking of the Source Wall, along with the weekly Justice League: No Justice miniseries. The villainous group’s lineup will consist of Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Cheetah, Gorilla Grodd, Black Manta and the Joker.
DC’s all-new series Justice League, by writer Scott Snyder and artists Jorge Jimenez, Jim Cheung and Mark Morales, debuts Wednesday, June 6.
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