Watch: Justice League in 2 minutes

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Mar 26, 2021, 6:00 PM EDT (Updated)

The most legendary team in all of comics is about to finally make the leap to the big screen this week with the highly anticipated release of Justice League. But the movie is only the latest chapter in the story.


Ever since the superteam banded together to stop Starro the Conqueror in the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28 back in 1960, they've been the DC Universe's first line of defense against evil and have counted nearly every iconic DC hero among their ranks. The size of the team, its members, mission statement, and base of operations have all been in constant change over the course of the team's many decades in comics, but no matter what, they've always been in a league of their own.

If you’re preparing yourself for the movie's big premiere and want to know more about the Justice League's history but don't have time to binge-read 57 years' worth of back issues, don't worry! As long as you have 2 Minutes to spare, SYFY has you covered.

In our latest In 2 Minutes video, Jackie Jennings runs you through the bare essentials of the world's greatest superteam, from their origins all the way through their recent reboot that inspired the film. So be sure to check out the video above so you can bug all of your friends this weekend by wondering why the movie isn't about Aquaman leading a team of nobodies out of a bunker in Detroit.


Art by Kevin Maguire