Today, a plethora of information was given about the upcoming Justice League movie. Many news sites were given behind the scenes access, even getting to see a scene filmed in front of them, and another scene screened. Many have stated that these first impressions are very good. But what else has been learned?
First, it’s clear that the tone will be much lighter, which is due in no small part to the growing cast, including Ezra Miller as Flash and Ray Miller as Cyborg. Says Ben Affleck:
“There’s definitely room for more humor,” Affleck says. “DC movies are, I think, by their nature still a little bit more Gothic or more mythic rather than some comic book movies are, but [Batman v Superman] was a heavy, dark movie. It was really rooted in Dark Knight Returns, which is a heavy, dark book. This is not that. This is a step in evolution from that about bringing together all these characters, ones who had their origins and it’s about multilateralism and it’s about hope. It’s about working together and the kind of conflicts that you have trying to work together with others. It’s a world with all these other superheroes that exist.”
Also, the logo for Justice League was given, as well as a synopsis for the film. You can read it below:
“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.”
Finally, it appears this Justice League movie will indeed be a standalone film, unlike how it was dubbed as “Part 1”. Likely, this will be the same vein that Infinity War is doing in the Marvel universe. The world seems to have finally shaken the “Part” craze that started with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Justice League will arrive in 2017.