Five years after The Avengers showed us that it was possible to pull off a non-mutant superhero team on the big screen, we’re finally seeing a Justice League movie. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder is currently filming Justice League in the UK. With a script by Batman v Superman‘s Chris Terrio.
Finally at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, DC Entertainment launched their first trailer for Justice League. This is our first glimpse of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman working together on the big screen. Check out the trailer below:
Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for the movie. If you’re wondering what this one is all about, it’s laid out pretty clear here.
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.
The trailer showcases what appears to be a Motherbox being buried out in the woods. So it’s probably safe to assume this big bad is the one and only Darkseid. That would also tie into Lex Luthor’s maniacal “pinging” at the end of Batman v Superman. This footage along with the hints that have been dropped thus far gives us a pretty strong idea of what to expect. Placing your bets on the New Gods is probably a pretty sure thing.
We get our first real glimpse of Aquaman and The Flash in action. Aquaman is menacing and angry, definitely, a darker version of the character. Even Aquaman’s costume, seen in the promo image, is dark as all hell. It almost looks darker than Batman’s. We’re definitely taking him more seriously outside of the green tights and bright orange, scaled shirt.
The best bit of the footage is from The Flash aka Barry Allen, who is charming and awkward. Sure, it’s a little bit of a bummer that we aren’t getting the Grant Gustin version of the character. But Snyder seems to have captured that adorable Flash spirit, in Ezra Miller so we’ll see how that pans out. That being said, the less we talk about his costume, the better. It’s weird and armored looking, almost a little bit Iron Man in design also, there’s a pretty intense crotch piece. Maybe it’ll look better when we see it in motion, but from the promo image, it’s a hard no.
There’s not much Cyborg in the trailer, no Superman at all, and very little Wonder Woman. All in all, this footage has us very, very excited for Justice League. It looks fantastic and like a whole lot of fun. Between this and the Wonder Woman trailer, DC’s Cinematic Universe appears to be headed in the right direction.