First Justice League Movie Trailer Unites The League & Brings The Fun

Justice League Trailer

On the anniversary of the most controversial superhero film of all time, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. has officially launched the marketing campaign for the highly anticipated Justice League movie. Fans have been begging for a trailer for months now and WB has finally given into their demands. The trailer, which you can watch above, unites all of our heroes and we’re pretty excited about it.

Justice League has a lot riding on it. It has to be a critical and financial success to get rid of the stigma that has been pulling on the coattails of DC Films’ success. This is partially faulted to DC’s pushing of a darker, more adult superhero film and not everyone wants to see their favorite heroes given that treatment. Justice League has been said to be a rebirth of hope and will introduce a fun/lighter tone and hopefully that change will turn the tide of the critical perception. We recently got the chance to speak with some of the folks behind Batman v Superman and here’s what they had to say about that:

And the interesting thing is, on Man of Steel, in [Zack Snyder’s] head he had the storyline treatment of where they were going to go, and at the beginning of BvS it was even richer and deeper. The arc was BvS was the midway point and the darker movie. Hence what happens at the end; the whole tone of it was darker. If you play your story all at one level, there are no peaks and valleys, there’s no life. The great stories, the Greek tragedies, even life we have to be knocked down before we can build our way up. Justice League was always the rebirth of hope and the rise. People try to say that it’s a response to the backlash, and I’d definitely say that criticisms were heard, but it’s not like we threw everything out and started with a blank slate. It’s a bit like Star Wars. Empire Strikes Back? Dark movie! But then Returnof the Jedi is the rise and the rebuilding of hope.

What did you guys think about the trailer? Are you excited about DC’s venture into fun?

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.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Nudis Volko and Cieran Hinds as Steppenwolf.

Justice League hits theaters November 17th, 2017!

10 Defining Quotes From The DC Extended Universe

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DC Extended UniverseEarlier this week, we here at Heroic Hollywood gave the 20 defining quotes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not to be outdone, we also wanted to take a look at the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) and some of the best dialogue/monologues within their films that have so far helped shape their cinematic universe.

Now keep in mind, the DCEU is still in its sophomoric phase. There are only three films in the can — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad — so we’re going to try our best and refrain from the usual “Marvel vs DC” trope. The films in the DC Extended Universe have their share of highlights and great moments that do a great job at bringing some of our all-time favorite comic book characters to the big screen (and even introducing us to new ones). This list will be strictly for the DCEU, and not feature unconnected films or DC TV shows (Sorry animated movies, Nolan-verse, Arrow-verse and Gotham, maybe we’ll take a look at those as well).

Here are a few of the top DC Extended Universe quotes. Click Next to see…

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  • singsingjohnny

    SWEEEEEEEEET.

  • Kevin Murphy

    Cool!

  • Ruben C Barron

    Nice song choice. Still don’t like Cyborg’s design, but there’s still lots of time before release.

  • Daniel

    This. Looks. Amazing.

    Not digging the Beatles cover, though. I get it—they’re coming together—just not a fan of rock music in movies. Hopefully it’s just in the trailer and not the film.

    But other than that small complaint I can’t wait.

  • ProjectBlue

    Looks good, they should try to monetize their trailers as so far seems like the only thing they’re good at

  • pj jp

    JL looks like a movie made by a director who can only make one type of movie but was asked to add parts from another type of movie he can’t make.

    It’s going to be terrible. I could tell that since comic con but this confirms that.

    It could however be super fun, which wouldn’t be the worst redeeming quality

  • Math

    I don’t like the music put on the Justice League trailers. It doesn’t fit. It ruins the vibe. The trailer looks good, but the music just kept taking me out of it. I doubt that type of music will end up in the final film though (at least I really hope not), so I’m not all that worried about it… it’s just giving more signs of WB are repeating themselves and following the formula they laid out for themselves. It’s not because it worked great on the Suicide Squad trailers that you have to now put pop music on every trailer and in every movie. Anyway, it’s a small detail in the bigger picture so we’ll wait and see how the film turns out.

    It doesn’t really bother me, but for something that’s suppose to have a fun/lighter tone, everything sure looks dark and grim.

    Anyway, the trailers for BvS and SS looked so good and the movies ended up being a mixed bag… does that mean that if the trailers are the mixed bag that the movie will turn out great? I sure hope so.

  • Maxi Iroh

    Didn’t like the choice of music, but i get why they did it, otherwise, amazing trailer.

  • unpaidpundit

    I’m not sure why people don’t like the song. Is it too obvious? I thought this looked great. Warner may succeed in making Aquaman badass, after all.

  • Keiran S-C

    its looking awesome but fingers crossed they can keep the serious mature atmosphere from MOS and BVS i dont want a comedy fest with these awesome characters.

  • pj jp

    these characters all seem to exist in such a green-screen world. Natural light doesn’t seem to exist on D.C. Earth..