This year’s San Diego Comic-Con ain’t devoid of DC Comics news, as this is their SDCC to win. Warner Bros. and DC dropped a sneak peek, Saturday, at Justice League, the first film bringing together DC superheroes onto one screen a la Avengers.
You can view the sneak peek riiiiiight here!
I spent time trying to focus on a lot during this four-minute trailer. There’s no question that Wonder Woman is DC’s breadwinnner, and the trailer leading off with her slo-mo dodging a bullet seems to prove that. There’s a lot of cautious optimism after this extended look into Justice League, especially knowing how director Zack Snyder mangled Batman v Superman. It’s well-known that he’s since stepped down from JL, due to a family tragedy. However, his imprint lasts on this film, it seems.
This trailer is flashy and all sorts of packed with our five heroes, Wonder Woman, Batman, Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg. I’m sold on WW and Batman, on the fence with Aquaman and not on board with Flash and Cyborg. That’s a shame, because for Justice League to work well, they need to do a good job with every hero throughout the long runtime of almost three hours. Cyborg seems very one-dimensional, while Ezra Miller’s Flash doesn’t convince me in the slightest. Flash’s overly-futuristic suit doesn’t help, either.
I loved seeing more of Jeremy Irons as Alfred J. Pennyworth, though.
Here’s the thing that’s keeping me cautiously optimistic: I felt awesome after watching the BvS trailer. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind that I would see that film opening weekend, and it would willingly take my money. I walked out petrified at what I had witnessed. With Justice League, I’m reserving my hype and recognizing that, yes, this trailer looks fun, but nothing other than Wonder Woman has proven DC and Warner Bros’ worth in this new era of superhero films.
P.S. Can the final cut of JL please address that horrible green screen during Jason Momoa’s Aquaman sequence at the end of the trailer?
Justice League will debut in North America on Nov. 17, 2017.