It’s been known for a while that Henry Cavill’s Superman would be making a dramatic return from the dead in next month’s Justice League. Exactly what role the Man of Steel will be playing, though, is still open to speculation. Outside of one trailer’s quick look at Clark in a dream sequence, we’re yet to see anything of him. Now a new piece of music from the film’s soundtrack may have hinted at Superman’s return.
The track, titled Friends and Foes, includes an easter egg from Justice League composer, Danny Elfman. That easter egg? An homage to the classic John Williams theme to Superman: The Movie. Listen to the track below – the Superman segment can be heard at around 0:22.
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Fans will surely be thrilled to hear this throwback to the classic Superman movie in Justice League. The extract, however, sounds a little more ominous than fans may remember. With all sorts of rumors swirling around Superman’s resurrection in the film, might this be an indication that the last son of Krypton has gone over to the dark side?
Interestingly, this isn’t the first Justice League reference to Superman: The Movie we’ve seen. The trailer scene that showed Clark and Lois reunited in what appears to be a dream, closely resembled a scene from the classic movie – right down to Clark’s fashion sense. Perhaps DC are hoping a few nods to the most beloved big screen take on the character can help their modern Man of Steel recover from the negative fan reaction to his last two movies.
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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.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League hits theaters on November 11, 2017.
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Superman, the quintessential superhero, seems to get a lot of guff from fans. The world’s most powerful Boy Scout can be a boring character when he’s not handled properly (I’m looking at you Snyder), but when he’s being guided by someone who truly understands him and his emotional complexities, fans should expect an amazing story.
Yeah, Superman can punch his way out of simple problems, but when the audience gets to see him think or deal with personal vulnerabilities we develop a special bond with the character. To follow someone who has to be careful about sneezing in public in case they knock someone over or can’t help his friends move furniture in case it betrays his strength can be extremely interesting.
Superman represents hope and believing in yourself. While it might seem like Superman can do anything, his stories really teach audiences that if they believe in themselves their ability to do good is unlimited. Even the world’s most powerful person has emotional problems, and to see him try to overcome his pain serves as a nice reminder that all of us are strong, no matter how low we may feel in a particular moment.
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