“Hi, Japan. We’re The Justice League.”
And so a new promotional video aimed at Japanese audiences begins. The new 60-second video which appears on The League’s Japanese Twitter account, features Gal Gadot, (a bearded and smiling) Ben Affleck, Jason Mamoa, Ray Fisher and Ezra Miller as they talk about their roles in the highly-anticipated superhero team-up due on November 17.
The video tweet, as you can see below, is a combination of the stars, in good spirits, resembling a Comic-Con panel and clips that we have already seen from the film. Each star introduces who they are in the film and a tidbit about the character they play.
— 超人級ヒット！ジャスティス・リーグ 公式 (@justiceleaguejp) September 26, 2017
It’s interesting to note that Affleck reiterates that Batman is a changed hero from Batman v Superman, where some fans praised his performance (myself included) and others were turned off by The Bat’s willingness to use guns and kill. It’s also very clear that Warner Brothers is pushing Gal Gadot, after Wonder Woman, as she is front and center in the video. Missing is Henry Cavill as it would seem Warner Brothers is still doing everything they can to keep Superman under wraps.
From a marketing standpoint, it’s an interesting idea to introduce foreign audiences to The Justice League as there may not be as much familiarity with characters such as Cyborg or stars, Miller and Mamoa, playing Flash and Aquaman. I am curious as well if this is just something that was filmed for Japan or other countries as well.
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 (and Joss Whedon) Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Julian Lewis Jones and Ciarán Hinds.
Justice League opens November 17, 2017. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more updates as we receive them.