Superman is still “dead” at the beginning of the new UK trailer for ‘Justice League’ which features some new footage, including a brief clip at the end which underscores the early buzz that Ezra Miller’s The Flash steals this film, with his wide-eyed exuberance. As we quickly learn, Amy Adams’ Lois Lane is not the only one mourning the loss of the Man of Steel as a news report details that crime and terrorism are on the rise following Superman’s death in ‘Batman V Superman’. So even without Steppenwolf‘s arrival, Batman and Wonder Woman must unite the other superheroes of the world– The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg– to help balance the scales.
At this point, with so many main characters, it’s probably a given that the plot isn’t much more complex than the world’s few super beings gather to stop Steppenwolf and his Parademons, a threat too powerful for any of them to stop on their own. And most likely, even their united strengths may not be enough.
A lot is riding on ‘Justice League’. Yes, ‘Wonder Woman’ was a huge smash but prior to that, Warner Brothers’ DC Extended Universe was on shaky ground. But ‘Wonder Woman’ was basically its own entity with just a slight connection to the DCEU and the goodwill it garnered won’t necessarily carry over to ‘Justice League’. But hopefully the combined guidance of Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon will add up to a fan-pleaser.
Though there is still an embargo in place, some have seen the movie (or at least an early cut) and reportedly they have been impressed. (The film could still be tweaked depending on these reactions.)
Are you excited for this new film? Or are you still wary?
‘Justice League’ stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Ciarán Hinds, Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa, with Amy Adams, Billy Crudup, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Joe Morton, Connie Nielsen, J.K. Simmons and Robin Wright. ‘Justice League’ assembles in theaters on November 17, 2017.