DC and Warner Brothers are putting a lot on the line for the new Justice League movie, but the success of Wonder Woman has helped them figure out what it is fans what, as we can see in this new trailer for the big team up film.
You might notice there’s a lot more Wonder Woman in there, and that’s no surprise given the film’s commercial and critical success. It looks like we’ll be making a trip back to Themyscira as well as Gotham and the underwater kingdom. The world is in mourning after the (what is going to be temporary) death of Superman when Steppenwolf, uncle of Darkseid, makes his way onto the scene. Now Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman have to come together and save the Earth. But the big question is who is Alfred talking to right at the end? Is there another superhero besides Superman that we’ll be adding to the mix?
The trailer also has a lot more humor and a lot more genuinely interesting character moments. The Flash shows a lot of kind-hearted naivety, saying how’s never really gone to battle, and with the old joke about how everyone just disappears. There’s also a quick reference to the Lantern Corps, so we know they will be coming back to the mythos soon, as well as expanding the universe even further. Hopefully, the script is strong enough to support all that background and still make a compelling action narrative.
As for the poster…well, see for yourself:
I can tell they’re going much more for a comic vibe with the imagery but the integrating of the super symbols into tag line is just too cheesy. I think they’re radically trying to shift direction (with the help of Joss Whedon) and this poster is yet another sign that the movie we’re going to get is less gritty and more witty. Still, we’ll have to wait until later this year to see if it pays off.
Justice League premieres in theaters on November 17, 2017.