DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. dropped a full trailer and poster for their hugely anticipated Justice League film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and reaction has been hugely positive so far.
Capitalizing on the recent mega-success of “Wonder Woman”, the first DCEU project to be met with universal praise after their initial projects drew a more mixed reaction, this trailer emphasizes an optimistic, classically heroic tone, focusing on its characters and their mission to save the world from a mysterious and apocalyptic threat. “Justice League” is directed by Zack Snyder, although the director and guiding creative force of the DCEU was forced to leave the project following a family tragedy. Joss Whedon stepped in to conduct some substantial reshoots and additional filming, and though it’s impossible based on this trailer to authoritatively assess Whedon’s impact vs Snyder’s, the jokes on display certainly feel more typical to Whedon than Snyder, even as the gigantic and bombastic action sequences evoke Snyder’s strengths as a filmmaker. This combination may wind up delivering the kind of film that audiences fell in love with in the case of “Wonder Woman.” If Justice League can merge the grittier tone and loftier aspirations of the established DCEU with an inspiring heroism that some fans and critics thought was absent from earlier projects, then they could deliver the super-hero universe fans have been dreaming of since childhood.
DC and Warners also released a new poster for the film, one which emphasizes this united spirit and optimistic tone though its tag line and pops of bright colors:
Starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Oscar-winner Chris Terrio. The film also stars Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, JK Simmons, Ciarán Hinds and Henry Cavill.
Justice League will save the world when it opens in theatres November 17, 2017.