Now that Justice has well, dawned, we’re finally getting the League together. The Justice League teasers are out, with the world premiere of the trailer set to follow on Saturday. Zack Snyder’s film is the continuation of the DC Extended Universe which began with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
A poster was also shared, featuring the metallic silver logo in the shape of a shield. The letters “JL” makes sure there’s no mistake about what we’re looking at. A small star bursting with light is set at the center, and the only piece of text is the word, “Unite.”
So far, Warner Bros. has released the teasers for three of the League’s members: Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and the Flash (Ezra Miller.)
All three follow the same pattern. They start off with short clips of the heroes, both in their costume as well as in their civilian outfits. Those clips are interspersed with the words “Unite The League”, flashing one by one.
The clips are then topped off by one big display of each hero’s respective powers or skills. Batman is shown driving the Batmobile and gunning down an unseen enemy. Aquaman plunges his trident into the ground, parting a huge, incoming wave of water. The Flash shows off some of his super speed amidst streaks of electricity.
All teasers end with a shot of the whole group – including Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), standing side-by-side.
Lightening Up The Mood
The one thing that seems to set the Justice League teasers apart – as well as the very first teaser trailer, revealed late last year – is the sense of fun surrounding the film.
Almost every piece of promotional material for Dawn of Justice was dour, dark, and gloomy. Justice League, however, makes has been using a rock n’ roll soundtrack, giving it a much lighter vibe. It invites less foreboding, and more anticipation. The earlier teaser also didn’t shy from giving the Flash a comical moment or two, lending a lightheartedness to this team-up film that’s been unusual of Zack Snyder’s DC films so far.
The trend seems to follow criticisms that the earlier films had been too dark; the end result was Dawn of Justice failing to match its extremely high expectations, despite grossing $872 million. It was initially expected to hit at least a billion. Even the trailer for Wonder Woman, set to precede Justice League by coming out this June, allowed a joke or two.
Justice League will hit theaters November 16, 2017.