Everyone knew Warner Bros.’ Saturday morning panel at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) would provide some of the biggest thrills of an already very exciting week for pop culture. They started off by sharing the first trailer for Wonder Woman, and now they’ve shared nearly three-minutes of footage from Justice League.
Presented with a message saying it was cut together specifically for release during Comic-Con, the first look at Justice League provides the first clear shots of Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). We also see many shots of Batman (Ben Affleck) attempting to convince these three to work with him in preparation for the arrival of some great unknown evil. Check it out:
The absence of Superman (Henry Cavill) won’t surprise those who have seen Dawn Of Justice. The only question is when he will return, and based on this footage it seems Snyder may keep that under wraps until the second or third act. Smart.
Wonder Women looks increasingly bad-ass. 2017 is going to be good to Gal Gadot.
With a release date set for sometime in November 2017, it is a bit shocking to see Warner Bros. sharing so much footage this early. My guess is that they hope to beat any cell phone videos that may have captured the release, but they also may be hoping to prove the future of their expensive and extensive DC extended universe isn’t going to be as gloomy as what we saw in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. There are actually jokes in the footage above, not to mention a far brighter world.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“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.
If nothing else, it’s nice to know Jack White got a check for the use of “Icky Thump,” which sounds as good today as it did on the day it was released.