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 below, 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!