Alaina Huffman auditioned for Smallville without being aware of which role was being cast, and was offered the part of Dinah Lance/Black Canary. When the producers informed her of how major this character is to the DC mythology , Huffman used various comic books and online sources to learn more about her character.  Approached by the producers, Phil Morris auditioned twice for the role of John Jones/Martian Manhunter, and then waited three weeks before receiving confirmation of the role.  Morris relished the new design of the character, stepping away from the cape and tights, and going with a more contemporary look. He classified John Jones as Jor-El's "tool, security force, his guardian, and his protector". The actor has stated that he would like his character to lead the future Justice League on the show, as he sees John Jones as a natural leader. 
Released in 1987 by designer Rick Priestly , Warhammer 40K began as a role-playing game, with each player’s actions being overseen by an umpire, before becoming one of the most profitable wartime strategy games in tabletop history. Inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost , the story follows the Imperium of Man, a theocratic regime which has settled millions of worlds across the galaxy, taking them all by force in the name of the immortal God-Emperor of Mankind. Through corruption and greed, the Imperium grows a large collection of enemies, all threatening to bring an end to their reign.