George Miller, director of the upcoming Justice League of America, considers Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the other members of the league to be directly tied to the ancient Greek gods, according to a report in Neos Kosmos.
"The Justice League superheroes are in fact related to ancient Greek gods and that will be my reference point," Miller says.
Miller wouldn't be the first person to make this connection. When comic-book legend Grant Morrison took over writing duties on the Justice League of America comic, he explicitly drew parallels between the Justice League and the Olympian gods. Superman, Batman and Aquaman were connected to the three brothers who ruled the Greek gods, Zeus, Hades and Poseidon, with other members of the league being linked to the remaining gods in the pantheon.
Before the WGA strike began, Justice League of America was scheduled for a 2009 release date, though the strike has delayed production. A cast list for the film, while rumored, has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros.