Talk about an arc designed to confuse a general audience and the White Martians would be it. Ok so who are all these heroes I thought this was a Justice League movie? What? They are martians? White Martians? You mean there is more than one kind? Green? The Green martians are good guys? Wheres Batman??!!
Yeah! 'Cause that Avengers movie was TOTALLY confusing, I mean, CHITARI? Wormholes? Like, WUT? I just wanted to see Iron Man walking and talking with Thor...
It's called exposition. It's called plotting. The white martian storyline could be done. It's a question of SHOULD it be done.
Any DC story could potentially be described as "designed to confuse a general audience"--that's why they would be adapted.