We’re still not 100% sure what to expect from ‘Justice League’, directed by Zack Snyder, due in theaters this coming winter. But at any rate, a new image has been released that… well, doesn’t shed that much more light on the movie’s plot, but does offer a better look at the heroes, minus Superman, who is presumably still “dead” at whatever point this is in the film.
Here is the new image featuring Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as The Flash and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. If you’d like an even closer look, click the image below:
In the picture, it looks as if the heroes are about to disembark some sort of aircraft… and kick some butt.
But this offers perhaps the best look at some of the heroes costumes.
Batman appears to be wearing the much discussed “tactile Batsuit.” If you look at the group shot, this armor makes him almost as bulky as Aquaman. He appears to have goggles, but they look to be resting on his forehead. Personally, I’m not that big a fan of Batman wearing armor. I mean, sure it makes sense in a grounded, realistic sense, but comics are rooted in fantasy and I’m used to Batman kicking but in a form-fitting leotard. His costume in ‘Batman V Superman’ was actually a nice compromise between the two concepts.
This isn’t BAD by any means, but it’s a bit of a cheat.
Wonder Woman looks pretty much exactly the same as she did in ‘BvS’ and what we’ve seen of ‘Wonder Woman’, so not much to comment on. I hate to keep belaboring this point, though, but Batman and Aquaman’s new armor sort of emphasize just how little Wonder Woman is wearing. But since Gal Gadot has gone on record to defend her costume, who am I to complain?
Cyborg looks okay and is mostly CGI. But let’s start with those tiny knees. You ever see a guy who is built like He-Man on top but has tiny spindly legs? That. For a character that is so tough, he doesn’t have much of a base supporting all that hardware on top.
And about that… man, is that fussy. Just ALL those wires and such running everywhere with the facets in the metal plating, especially on the chest and legs… the original Cyborg design by his co-creator George Perez is a fussy, busy design and I have always looked at it and thought “I would hate to have to draw that panel after panel!” In more recent comics, his design has been simplified.
This goes in the exact opposite direction, like “You think the comic book version has too much going on? I’ll show you!”
Hopefully it’ll look better in motion.
Speaking of being over-designed, The Flash has a lot– possibly too much– going on. That chunky armor looks like it would really impede his super speed powers.
Remember the 90s Total Justice toy line, in which Flash was given a suit of cumbersome armor to supposedly make him run faster? This reminds me of that.
Back to the movie costume, what’s with all those crisscrossing wires all over it? Do they serve a purpose?
I suppose they had to differentiate the movie Flash from the one on TV, whose suit at times looks a bit cheap. I’m just not sure this is quite right. The character should look a little sleeker. I’m not talking spandex, but… just something less chunky than this.
Also armoring up is Aquaman, but that could be cool here. In his brief cameo in ‘BvS’, he appeared shirtless which is how all the toy versions of him were rendered, which drew comparisons to his 90s comic book look, with the hook hand and such.
Though more detailed, this suit actually seems to recall his classic comic look, especially if the torso part is rendered in gold to mimic the comic version’s orange top. (The picture is a bit too dark to quite tell.) But it also looks as though his lower half is, in fact, green AND he has the classic A logo belt buckle.
Out of all of them, Aquaman’s suit looks the closest to how a movie version should look. It builds off the comic book version, but is more detailed, but still captures the essence of the character, much like Wonder Woman’s. This armor has a more gladiatorial feel to it, versus the high-tech look of Batman, Cyborg and The Flash. Once again, this is as it should be.
But once again, we’ll have to wait and see how these various designs look in motion on the big screen.
Well? What do you think of the ‘Justice League”s new looks?