Warner Bros. has released the logo and synopsis for the first Justice League movie.
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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,” the synopsis said. “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—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.
In Batman v Superman, Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) was seen interacting with Steppenwolf. It looks like the Justice League movie will follow closely with the New 52 version of the team (something we have told you previously). In the New 52 Justice League, Steppenwolf and the parademons lead an invasion of Earth from a parallel dimension (something we did see in Batman v Superman during the nightmare sequence).
According to an article on Forbes, the parademons are abducting scientists, including Cyborg’s father, which prompts the team into action. There have also been reports that the script has been retooled quite a bit to lighten up the tone of the movie. In fact, the Forbes article tends to be very spoilery for many sequences in the movie, which includes a great interaction between Batman and The Flash.
Barry Allen returns to his home/headquarters, which is filled with computer screens and all manner of makeshift electronic hardware (some bearing the name and logo of Wayne Enterprises). To his surprise, he has a visitor waiting inside — Bruce Wayne, who seems aware of the fact Barry is the superhero known as the Flash. Tired of Barry’s joking denials, Bruce spins around and hurls a batarang at Barry. Instantly, time slows down as Barry looks at the batarang, processes the fact Bruce is Batman, and then easily plucks the slow-moving weapon from the air.
When Bruce begins his sales pitch by saying he’s putting together a team, Barry smiles and instantly replies, “I’m in!” There’s a moment when, like a fanboy meeting an idol for the first time, Barry holds up the batarang and asks, “Can I keep this?” Bruce’s sober approach and Barry’s playful enjoyment of the situation make it the superhero teammate equivalent of a meet-cute, their banter humorous and Ezra’s charm instantly winning you over.
There are many who really disliked the first arc in the New 52 Justice League, but it worked well with what DC Comics was attempting to do with the characters. To see the general themes and ideas from the series play out on the screen works for me.
What are your initial reactions to these reveals? Are you feeling better in the direction Warner Bros. is taking the franchise, or is this another nail in the coffin that was the DC Cinematic Universe? Use the comment section below to share your thoughts!
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