It has been a long wait for DC Comic fans but the live-action packed Justice League movie is finally happening. The upcoming American superhero film is based on a DC Comics superhero team with the same name. After teasing a full-length trailer in San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Justice League immediately became a conversation starter. With much controversy and a polarizing debate accompanying their first three cinematic franchise i.e. Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: dawn of justice & Suicide squad, Warner Bros. Pictures have brought in the bucks for Justice League.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspiration from Superman’s apparent selfless deed, Bruce Wayne recruits the assistance of his new-found ally, Diana Prince,to confront an even much greater enemy. Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly together to find & recruit a team of meta-humans to help him stand against this newly awakened threat in the wake of Superman’s “death”. But despite the formation of this unpredictable league of heroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and the Flash–it may be already too late to protect the planet from an attack of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is a direct sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and it brings back the trio of Ben Affleck who plays Batman, Gal Gadot as the Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as Superman. They are joined by a squadron of DC Comic favorites Jason Momoa who plays Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Ezra Miller who plays the Flash.
Yes! Batman has restored faith in humanity’! This means that we will no longer be seeing a broody Bruce Wayne that Ben Affleck portrayed previously. Affleck said that he (Batman) will no longer be extreme in that cynical way. The new Justice League trailer is absolutely packed, serving us with plenty of Wonder Woman action, more of the Flash and Cyborg as well as a look at Steppenwolf the baddie. Justice League’s core heroes are Batman and Wonder Woman although Cyborg, The Flash and Aquaman are all marking their full debuts.The trailer also teases the return of Superman, who is expected to come back later in the movie.
Justice League isn’t all about superheroes. Other new characters who will be joining the cast are JK Simmons who will act as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard will play Mera- Aquaman’s wife, Connie Nielsen will play Wonder Woman’s mum. Willem DaFoe is on board as well and his character has been confirmed; he will be Aquaman’s long-time Atlantean Advisor Nuidis Vulko.
The movie is drawing a lot of excitement and fans are even more curious about the costumes. On set visitors got a peek of the costumes, including Mera’s and Aquaman’s. While Aquaman’s costume look like what we have seen before, Mera was seen wearing a type of chain-mall which blends perfectly with her skin but it almost looks like scales. Cyborg will be on computer generated imagery and Ray Fishers will be in PJs. Flash’s outfit is the most interesting because it comprises of some ceramic plating that’s found on space shuttles to shield heat re-entry. Electrical coils and wires were seen wrapped around his suit and they are seemingly put there to help conduct electricity that The Flash produces when he runs. Reports also suggest that this won’t be his only costume and he will be draped in a sleek outfit that is designed by Wayne-tech at the end of the film.
The trailer didn’t show much about Superman because his character is expected to return later in the movie. Snyder suggested that Superman will likely have a longer hair. Batman will be rocking a suit that is similar to the he used in BvS but this time it will have an added plating underneath it. He will also be wearing a modified version of the heavily armored suit that he whore on BvS Final battle but this time it will be weighted differently depending on which parts of his body are more worn down.
In justice League, Batman will be responsible for piloting two new vehicles: The Night Crawler which is a subterranean vehicle that has four-spider-like legs instead of wheels. Dark Knight will use Night Crawler on the underground tunnel connecting Gotham and Metropolis to battle the Para-demons. He will also pilot Flying Fox, a large plane that can carry all the Justice Leaguers in addition to his Batmobile.
A few lucky journalists at the premier’s trailer were shown a complete scene from the film – the scene shows Bruce Wayne confronting The Flash for the first time. Another film that was still being filmed showed the Flash, Batman, Cyborg and Wonder Woman meeting with Commissioner Gordon on a roof top. For spoiler’s sake, we will let you find out more about these thrilling scenes by yourself. However from the proceedings, it is safe to say that the movie features a lighter tone .There is a scene that shows wonder woman smiling and even Batman getting a little bit humorous in which Affleck said “That sort of Bruce Wayne, wry, ironic gallows humor comes out”. The Flash is abundantly humorous and provides a lot of comic relief as the above mentioned scenes end with him delivering some charming remarks. Snyder’s DC Comics superhero film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was heavily criticized for its oppressively grim & gritty dismissing tone. Snyder told reporters that the movie made him to seriously reconsider the direction of his next film. Expect a lot of light moments and humor in Justice League. The team has even been vocal about the efforts it has put to add more humor to the upcoming film.
Justice League is set to debut in November 17, 2017 in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D in movie theaters. The movie is shaping up to be the biggest cinematic event to date and one of the top download movies 2017 in the superhero universe. It is currently enjoying a rating of 4.19 out of 5 on ComicBook.com’s anticipation. Highlights from the trailer and anticipation list ranking show that Justice League is definitely a must watch movie in 2017.