I’d really love it if Justice League turns out to be a good movie — it would be a wonderful treat to see the DCEU finally resolve their problems so apparent in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad. But I remain apprehensive, and for good reason: Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder is at the helm of this adventure, and the DC films have yet to set up all these characters in a coherent way. The best we’ve had are lengthy sequences in Batman v Superman where Batman and Wonder Woman watch a bunch of QuickTime videos of the Justice League characters in action.
But I will give Justice League the benefit of the doubt! At the very least, it seems like Snyder and company are pushing hard for a “fun” tone here, as opposed to the grim and dour tone set by Batman v Superman. There’s a new trailer for Justice League to give us all a glimpse of what’s to come, and while it’s still a bit bleak, there’s room for lightness here — like when Barry “The Flash” Allen asks Bruce Wayne what his super power is, and Wayne replies “I’m rich.” One curious element of the trailer, and most of the marketing so far: they’re hiding Henry Cavill’s Superman, who “died” at the end of Batman v Superman. I’m sure he’ll pop-up in future trailers, of course.
Justice League, starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J. K. Simmons, opens November 17. Watch the new trailer below.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.