Throughout the current DC Comics film universe, the Zack Snyder-influenced film has been action-packed and honored these comic book legends. One thing that was constant was the bleak, grey tone with the heroes providing the light in the darkness. After the criticism of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, a shift of tone was needed to ensure the survival of this universe. With Wonder Woman critical success earlier this year, it’s safe to assume that DC has seen the light.
While the first trailer from San Diego Comic-Con guaranteed the action and the individual heroes uniting to fight a common enemy, this final trailer continues that promise, but also taps into the emotions behind the film.
The new footage features the return of Superman (Henry Cavill), even though it seems to be in a dream sequence with Lois Lane (Amy Adams). Included are new glimpses of epic action and, surprisingly, a couple amusing dialogue exchange between the heroes. This may (or may not) show new director Joss Whedon’s influence. Whedon took over the remaining directorial duties after Zack Snyder left to attend to a family issue.
The biggest question for this new trailer would be whether or not fans would be able to get a sense of Whedon’s fingerprints. While its unknown what precisely is firmly from Whedon here, the new trailer is a tone shift from the San Diego Comic-Con trailer. Following a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes, we see a flashback opening between Lois and Superman along with a collection of scenes as our heroes unite along with the damage that their enemies could inflict upon the world. We’re also gifted a few quippy exchanges, and even Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) giving a wry smile.
This superhero mashup also includes Batman (Ben Affleck), along with Wonder Woman, introducing The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) as they unite to fight a new threat. The film also stars Jeremy Irons, Billy Crudup, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, J.K. Simmons, and Ciaran Hinds.
Go All In when Justice League opens November 17.