The League Unites This November!
Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment released the first official trailer for the highly anticipated film, Justice League. The movie stars Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman), Ezra Miller (Barry Allen/Flash), and Ray Fisher (Victor Stone/Cyborg), who together form the Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder (“Man of Steel” and “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice”) with the screenplay by Chris Terrio (“Argo”) and story by Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio, unites this group of superheroes together for the first time on big screen. Scroll down and check out the synopsis, official movie poster and character posters and official trailer below.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
If there’s one thing that DC Entertainment has proven over the last year, is they know how to hype up their audience for new trailers, photos and posters. Although Synder has always been good at amping up the anticipation for all of his projects. And the anticipation for this film is high, as it’s going to be the first real test for the DCEU. DC and Warner Bros. have been dealing with some harsh criticism over the last year as both audiences and critics have been split on reviews of Batman v. Superman and Suicide Squad. Now all eyes are on the reception of the two DC releases of 2017: Wonder Woman and Justice League.
This trailer does exactly what it needs to do: Gets everyone exciting without actually answering any questions. One of the things that Warner Bros. failed at with Suicide Squad’s was to actually release too much and answer too many questions. So there were basically no surprises in the film. Hopefully, they learned from their mistakes. What we see, is just a continuation of what we know, that Bruce and Diana are putting together a team of heroes to defeat an enemy that’s come from far away. It answers nothing, except for giving us our first glimpses of a few more important characters in the DCEU. Queen Mera (Amber Heard), Commissioner Gordon and Henry Allen. We also get to see the suits for Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg in movement and in action, which we’ve only had pictures of before. The trailer comes to an epic climax thanks to the rock classic “Come Together”, carrying on the theme of unity that this film has been pushing so hard since promotion for it began.
Despite the deep criticism the DCEU has gotten so far, it seems Zack Snyder remains immune to it, refusing to change the theme and tone of the vision that he laid out in Batman v. Superman. There has been a lot of speculation about why DC Entertainment decided to give us a team film so early before all the solo stories have been released, like the formula set by the MCU. Personally, I enjoy this way much better. Not only do we get a glimpse of three main heroes of the DC verse before they star in their own film, now I’m even more excited to see those films because I have seen them in action already. I think the DCEU is in good hands so far.
Make sure you watch the trailer below and check out the new individual and team posters!
“I believe that an enemy is coming from far away. I’m looking for warriors, this stranger. Others like him. I’m building an alliance to defend us.” – Bruce Wayne