There are only 24 days until Justice League opens in theaters everywhere. The film will represent the first time six major (possibly seven) of DC’s most popular heroes come together for a live-action adventure. Leading up to the film, Warner Brothers hopes to generate fan excitement by devoting a week to one of the heroes. As we reported yesterday, this week is “Wonder Woman and Cyborg Week.” So it only makes sense that we would get new images of Victor Stone (played by Ray Fisher) in action.
I say Victor rather than Cyborg, because these photos show us a little of his backstory as a star football player. The images were shared by Snyder on the mobile-based social media platform Vero. You can check them out below.
Even looking at this from the other side of the camera, the film looks visually stunning. I’m surprised and happy to see that the snow is practical. With all of the green screen in use, I would have assumed they would go CGI with the snow.
There are two more images. In the first one, we see director Zack Snyder and Ray Fisher probably looking at footage at a monitor in video village. They are joined by DP Fabian Wagner and Eli Snyder. The other image features Zack and Eli Snyder alongside several crew members.
These behind-the-scene photos really just give us another look at the scope of making a film as big as Justice League. As epic as it will be, it’s important to know a little bit about the back stories of our three new core heroes joining Batman and Wonder Woman. I really hope we get to know and like Cyborg even a little bit as there has been so much debate about everything from his look to him even being a part of the team.
Justice League opens on November 17, 2017. The superhero epic 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’
The early reactions to Wonder Woman are in, and everyone loves it! Twitter erupted with praise for the first-ever female led super hero film. This early praise bodes well for the future of the once murky DCEU. But if Wonder Woman is 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!