This article contains some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers.
This is the one that the DC Extended Universe is building towards. Five years after The Avengers showed us that it was possible to pull off a non-mutant superhero team on the big screen, we’ll finally see a Justice League movie. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has wrapped filming on Justice League, from a script by Batman v Superman‘s Chris Terrio.
The latest image (courtesy of Batman News) only gives us half the team, but it’s probably the single best look we’ve had at Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and Jason Momoa in full Aquaman armor so far.
This looks like it could be a shot from a trailer, and since the real trailer for this movie is long overdue, it might well be. Cyborg still looks a little off, but having one of his hands open up into some kind of bizarre weapon (probably sonic if the comics are anything to go by) is pretty cool.
Here’s an earlier look at the team courtesy of Entertainment Weekly!
Aquaman’s armor is a pretty bold choice, too, but it fits perfectly with the overall aesthetic of the DC Extended Universe so far.
Now, about that trailer.
Justice League Trailer
We’re still waiting on a new Justice League trailer, but the first footage arrived at SDCC 2016! This is our first glimpse of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman working together on the big screen.
Check out the trailer below:
You can see some other footage in this video from director Zack Snyder, who posted this awesome behind-the-scenes video which has lots of new looks at the characters in action.
It also looks like we’re due to get another Justice League trailer very soon, too.
Justice League Movie Release Date
Justice League is scheduled for a November 17th, 2017 release, with a sequel to follow on June 14th, 2019. The complete DC superhero movie release calendar can be found here.
Justice League Movie Villain
In order for the Justice League to form, they need a threat with power levels that only a team of heroes could take down, right?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made it pretty explicit that Darkseid is on his way to this world, and there were several visual cues for those who are interested. We broke those down (along with lots more comic references in the movie) right here. But he isn’t the villain of the Justice League movie. A deleted scene from Batman v Superman released online offered a look at a monstrous creature on a Kryptonian ship, who turned out to be another Fourth World related despot (and Jack Kirby creation), Steppenwolf.
Steppenwolf is basically Darkseid’s cousin, a powerful warrior from Apokolips who wields a pretty crazy energy axe.
The Wrap broke the news that Ciaran Hinds (you may know him as Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones which makes him a particularly cool choice for this part if it’s true) has been cast as Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf will be done via motion capture, and his casting has apparently been kept under wraps throughout the production, which recently wrapped principal photography.
We have reached out to representatives for comment or confirmation, and will update this if we hear anything.
Here’s what Steppenwolf looked like in that Batman v Superman deleted scene:
And here’s Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder. You may start your Photoshop engines accordingly…
It’s still inevitable that we’ll see Darkseid in these movies, and he’ll probably still be a presence in the first one. DC Comics used him as the catalyst for the formation of the Justice League in the current comic book series. He’s a pretty big gun to burn this early, though, so holding him back for Justice League Part Two sound about as logical as anything else we’ve heard.
Lex Luthor is now confirmed to appear, as well. Luthor was last seen at the end of Batman v Superman raving about a villain on the way. Whether he was talking about Steppenwolf or Darkseid remains to be seen, but given that deleted scene, it’s probably Steppenwolf.
It looks like maybe, just maybe, Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke will turn up in Justice League after all. Zack Snyder just posted a cryptic image of himself (wearing a Batman gauntlet) and working on storyboards for a scene that do indeed appear to contain Slade Wilson. See for yourself…
Published at Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:49:00 +0000