It’s been a long time since the last Justice League trailer was first seen, but DC/Warners have finally given us an extended look at the film courtesy of a San Diego Comic-Con “Sneak Peek”:
No, we don’t know what sets a “Sneak Peek” apart from a trailer, either, although best guess is that this isn’t intended to be shown to the general public in cinemas – it’s purely aimed at the nerds.
That being the case, it’s pretty densely packed with stuff. So let’s run through it all in a quick bullet point stylee, otherwise we’ll never have time to cover everything:
- If you thought that a Zack Snyder DC team movie might be in some way restrained, then we don’t know what you were thinking. But this trailer gives us the clearest indication yet that the film is massive. We go to Gotham, Metropolis, Themyscira, Atlantis, London and (we assume) Apokolips (or somewhere else Steppenwolf and his Parademons are hanging out). And nothing is done small – it’s all writ large, with ridiculous levels of imagery being thrown at the screen. Some of it’s even in colours other than blue.
- There is a lot of Snyder Blue, mind.
- But also a fair amount of red.
- It’s pretty clear that DC know that Wonder Woman’s presence is going to sell movies from now on.
- There’s an awful lot of Alfred. Hard to complain about that.
- “Exploding wind-up penguins” is a nice gag, although let’s not even start trying to get our head around which previous Bat-movie-stories might actually now be canon and which might not. I do hope the plot of Batman ’66 actually happened to Batfleck, though.
- The world is mourning the loss of Superman, a character who even Batman describes as making people “see the best parts of themselves”. This isn’t really in line with how he was portrayed (or viewed by others) in either Man of Steel or Batman v Superman, but if we’re striking some of that stuff from the record for the sake of making him a more properly heroic figure, then that’s fine by me.
- The costume may be terrible but there’s a good chance Ezra Miller will steal the film.
- And if he doesn’t, Jason Momoa might.
- Ray Fisher probably won’t, but at least Cyborg gets to do and say something in this one.
- When Steppenwolf is listing the Earth’s lack of protectors, in addition to “no Kryptonian” he mentions “no Lanterns”. Wonder if the question of exactly why the Earth isn’t being protected by the Corps will actually come up at some point?
- It’s hard to really get a handle on what Steppenwolf will be like from the glimpses we get here. And I still feel that he’s a smokescreen for an inevitable third-act Darkseid reveal. Well, I hope so, anyway.
- I think Bruce is looking at a hologram of Superman here, but the lighting on the leg makes it look at a half-glance like it could be Supergirl:
- This, too, is almost certainly Superman:
- Well, it could be Supergirl. It could even be Shazam! But no, it’s almost certainly Superman.
- Unless it’s Joss Whedon.
Justice League hits theatres in November. But you knew that, right?