Perhaps some eagle-eyed fans caught the reference early on back at comic-con in the trailer for Justice League. But after a new photo of Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash) surfaced earlier in the week, the homage to Superman: The Movie became undeniable. Granted, most people were focused on the monitors in the background displaying Barry’s suit and an episode of Rick and Morty. As it turns out, a reference to one of the most praised superhero movies of all time was front and center.
In the image, Barry is sporting a red flannel jacket and a green hoodie. Miller’s dark hair, a departure from the blonde Barry everyone knows from the comics, also helps with the comparison to a younger Clark Kent (played by Jeff East). You can see below, that one fan took it upon themselves to show the characters side by side with a countdown to Justice League for those not keeping track of the calendar.
It’s no secret, that the next installation in the DCEU would be lighter in tone. The addition of Joss Whedon late in production pointed to that as well as the Superman themes found in Wonder Woman.
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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, 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 will be released in theaters on Nov. 17.
5 Things We Want To See From Superman When He Returns In ‘Justice League’
The DC Extended Universe is having a massive year with the overwhelming success of Wonder Woman and the immense hype for the release of Justice League. The upcoming superhero team-up epic is what Warner Bros. has been building towards for the past few years and it is the first time we will the see the League assembled on the big screen. It echoes similarly to when The Avengers first teamed up 5 years ago. Justice League is going to be a huge event with several iconic DC heroes, but the character that most people are waiting to see is the Man of Steel himself, Superman.
At the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Superman makes the choice to sacrifice himself. With him currently being gone and set to make his return in Justice League, there are things that fans would like to see from Kal-El. Henry Cavill’s Superman has so far been the most divisive DCEU character. There are a lot of things that need to be embraced and altered when he returns so that he feels like the Superman from the comics that fans have been clamouring for ever since his debut in Man of Steel.
Here are 5 things we want to see from Superman when he returns in Justice League. Click Next to continue.