With only a little over three weeks until it opens, Warner Bros. and DC have released three new TV spots for Justice League, the highly anticipated film that brings together some of the most popular and legendary heroes in the DC Universe. For the most part, the spots feature the same footage that we have seen before, except for mostly a couple of quips here and there. For example, in the first spot called, “Save One,” we get a little more interaction between the Flash and Batman, as well a quick glimpse of the former in action. You can check it out below.
With this Flash-centric spot, it seems that the marketing department at Warner Brothers is intent on driving home that our heroes are fun and Batman has his utility belt loaded with one-liners. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but be slightly irritated at the Jason Mamoa eye blink.
In the next spot titled, “On My Lead” is much of the same footage we have seen already intercut with the phrase, “Justice is served.”
Did you catch that thing sliding toward us? I think it’s a parademon. Here, we still get a retread of the story that we know so far – Steppenwolf is leading an army of parademons to earth to recover the Mother Boxes.
And finally, here is the third. Called, “Stronger Together,” the spot continues the film’s theme that we are better off together if we work together.
I think the last one is my favorite as it features the grandeur that I believe Justice League must deliver in order to be successful. That is the real difference between Marvel’s heroes and DC’s. DC has an epicness to it. It’s like watching or reading about modern-day gods. Also, with it being “Wonder Woman and Cyborg Week,” it would have been nice to see new footage of these two. None of these spots feature Superman so that says to me, having been an advertising creative director, that word really came down from the marketing heads to sell this film as fun and keep a lid on Superman.
I guess we will have to wait until November 17 to see if the Boy in Blue comes back in a Black Suit or flannel.
Justice League features a cast that includes Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (Batman), Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent (Superman), Gal Gadot as Diana Prince (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa as Orin/Arthur Curry (Aquaman), Ezra Miller as Barry Allen (The Flash), Ray Fisher as Victor Stone (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Robin Wright as General Antiope, J. K. Simmons as Commissioner James ‘Jim’ Gordon, Joe Morton as Dr. Silas Stone, Amber Heard as Mera, Julian Lewis Jones as King Atlan, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West. Michael McElhatton is also in the movie in an unspecified role.
The Top 10 Episodes Of ‘Justice League’
Wonder Woman is breaking record after record, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DC Extended Universe. But with Wonder Woman being this successful, it means that the next film in DC’s slate has even more work cut out for it. Justice League will be the ultimate test of whether the DCEU can truly handle an ensemble super hero cast.
It’s always difficult to juggle a couple of heroes on screen, let alone six or seven. Hopefully director Zack Snyder did his research in determining how to get the formula right. Assuming he did, he almost certainly watched Cartoon Network’s Justice League. As the final series in Bruce Timm’s DC Animated Universe, Justice League brought together Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl for the first time on screen. The series was bold, dramatic and inventive. It placed character first, often only focusing on only 3 or 4 heroes per episode in order to give them maximum character weight.
The formula worked amazingly, giving us some of the greatest storytelling ever seen in television animation. It also led to acclaimed spin-off Justice League Unlimited, which added dozens of heroes to the roster. The spin-off series was much more serialized, improving the storytelling but losing some of the great character focus. That’s why it’s the original Justice League series that provides the best example of how to tell a story with seven DC characters. It’s the example we hope Zack Snyder looked to for inspiration.
Before we look to the future of the Justice League, let’s have a look back at the past. These are the top 10 episodes of Justice League. Click next to get started!