I was actually thinking the official League itself might be formed post-disaster occurance; the initial collaboration would be more a temporary 'I'm kicking butt here. You're kicking butt here. Let's kick butt togethers!!!'
Post by Hal Jordan on Jun 11, 2011 11:01:56 GMT -5
In the DCAU the Watchtower was provided by Batman (he called it a line in the Air and Space budget).
Assuming you wanted to keep Wayne Enterprises as a more 'realistic' company, it would be unlikely that Bruce would be able to provide a fully fledged space station - at least not without everyone noticing and bankrupting his company in the process. However maybe Wayne Enterprises built a smaller space station or other orbital structures at some point that have fallen out of use. I could see Bruce donating the basic structures to the newly formed League as a base - between Hal, Clark and John using these structures to make a far larger base would be easy. Bruce might decide to do this so he could keep an eye on all these super-powered people, who I would imagine he would see as a potential threat. If he's providing the base he would always be in a position to check up on them, both openly by being there and also by having backdoors into the computer systems he can use.
Maybe if things start to go badly and the hero's need to retreat for a while Bruce might bring up the old station as a viable staging area in the short term. This would probably be enough to bring up the idea of turning it into a larger and more permanent base once the current crisis is resolved.
Post by Hal Jordan on Jun 11, 2011 11:59:59 GMT -5
Long term it might be interesting if someone discovers Bruce left some backdoors into the Watchtowers systems, and has been keeping an eye on the league from the start. Or alternatively if he is forced by circumstances to reveal that these backdoors exist.
I can see the league getting embroiled in arguments about trust, especially if the Batman hasn't been as forthcoming as the rest of the league.