Comic-Con 2016 is in full swing and some of next year’s biggest movies are debuting exclusive footage at the annual gathering in San Diego. Unlike previous years when low-grade fan footage briefly appears online, this time round all the major studios are releasing their promo material officially. The first footage of Justice League has arrived, and I still don’t know what to make of it. So, why not check out the sizzle reel before reading any further.
Well, that was something. Batman v Superman was a mess, I hear good things (well, slightly less negative things) about the ultimate edition, but it was hardly the home run that Warner Bros had hoped for. However, all the trailers for Suicide Squad have been fun and suggest that the DC movie universe won’t be all doom and gloom. As far as I’m concerned, my interest in Suicide Squad outweighs my dislike of BVS so I’m still willing to give this iteration another go.
Our first look at Justice League is certainly lighter than BVS, I mean that literally as you can actually see people’s faces and everything. The scene with Bruce Wayne trying to recruit young Barry Allen (The Flash) seems to be trying a tad too hard to replicate the chemistry between Tony Stark and Peter Parker from Civil War. That said, maybe Zack Snyder has learned from his mistakes from BVS and Justice League will be you know, fun.
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, J. K. Simmons, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe. Justice League arrives in cinemas November 17, 2017, Warner Bros also released the first official synopsis to further whet your appetite.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.