After this morning’s release of the Justice League trailer, Zack Snyder is now revealing a little more about the film. While we’ve seen very little of Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg prior to Justice League, Snyder says each of those characters are integral.
“The thing that’s awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven’t seen in the movies before on the big screen. It’s kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters. It is a process to make a team out of this group of individuals, but for the greater good maybe they can put their differences aside.”
And aside from their brief cameos in BvS and Suicide Squad, he’d be correct. Fans likely know the least about Cyborg, with him receiving less coverage thus far. Yet Cyborg fans need not worry it seems.
“They’re each such awesome personalities in the movie. You have Jason stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra, who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash. And Ray’s story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie.”
Interesting that Cyborg becomes the heart when fans seem to be at issue most with his design. I personally haven’t liked his CGI look since it was revealed last year, and it doesn’t seem to have changed much. I think they went with too many polygons for Cyborg and could have done a more simplistic metal design which would have translated better on screen. Regardless, Snyder seems excited and continues with extra information on the more well-known League members.
“[Batman]’s been a loner for certainly his crime-fighting career, maybe with the exception of Robin. When we meet him in BvS, he’s definitely at this low point of isolation. That was always our intention, that Justice League would be this continuation for Batman to evolve into a more complete hero.”
Wonder Woman will be the only other character besides Superman to have a solo film before Justice League, and Snyder says it’ll help us get to understand her more.
“[Wonder Woman will] flesh out and realize (her island home) Themyscira and embrace canon with her and get all the elements to mash up that I love from the original stories. But also we’ll see that dovetail into not only the why of BvS, but even now the why of Justice League and who she is finally realized. We know now where she comes from.”
And as Superman’s been missing from the majority of the marketing after his death in BvS, Snyder remained fairly secretive about him.
“It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need? All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him. It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it.”
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