With Zack Snyder’s Justice League just around the corner, fans knew that they were all but guaranteed to see some new footage, and probably even a new trailer, at the Warner Bros. panel at Comic-Con 2017. So we’re not surprised that that’s exactly what they got, but we are pleased as punch that the trailer is at least a full minute longer than the trailers we’re typically used to, and that it premiered online almost immediately.
The Justice League sneak peek begins with an extended Wonder Woman fight, which makes sense since she’s the breakout star of the DC Extended Universe so far. But as the action ramps up we see more and more of newish characters like The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), whose relative inexperience compared to Batman and Wonder Woman appear to play an important part in the team dynamic. The Flash is playing up how friendly he wants to be, but also how out of place he feels, and Cyborg is highlighting the fact that even though he was quite literally made for battle, he’s never been in one before.
Frustratingly we still see almost nothing of Justice League‘s villains, which makes you wonder if Warner Bros. is hiding something, or if they’re just not that interesting. The trailer also ends with a very vague tease which doesn’t quite have the zing they were probably hoping for, but does raise questions about who else might pop up in the movie (unless it’s just Superman, who we all expect to come back by now, since they even put his logo on the Justice League poster).
But the thing that doesn’t work at all, sadly, is the trailer’s depiction of a world without Superman. Crime rates are up, and people are talking about how Superman inspired them, even though it was an important plot point in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that nobody was looking up to Superman, that everyone on Earth was afraid of him, and that he hadn’t yet embraced the altruistic nature of the classical version of the character. So it feels like they’re jumping the gun a bit, doesn’t it?
Watch the trailer above and let us know what you think. Justice League opens in theaters on November 17, 2017.
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