The first wave of info and an official logo (even a new-ish batmobile) for Zack Snyder’s Justice League have made their way online. And while we generally enjoyed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we can’t say we’re disappointed to hear about a lighter tone and characters being presented “in their glory” rather than in deconstructed (i.e. ruined) fashion.
But rather than bore you with our deepest thoughts and feelings (you can catch the next episode of the Everything Actioncast for that stuff), here are the details you came for, via the good folks at ComingSoon.net:
Production continues on the upcoming Justice League movie in London and new details on the 2017 sequel have made their way online.
JoBlo brings word that the film is no longer a “Part One” as Warner Bros. originally announced but instead a standalone movie with a “lighter tone” than the previous two films. The film’s basic plot surrounds the formation of the titular group, a wholly unique story line for a superhero movie, while also seeing them pursue three Mother Boxes on Earth. These Mother Boxes will also be just sitting on our planet waiting for the film’s main villain, Steppenwolf, to come and get them and have been for some time apparently as The Amazonians and Atlanteans will each have their own. For what purpose, only the plot knows.
Regarding the heroes that compose the team, Ben Affleck’s Batman will be gaining a new vehicle called “The Flying Fox” to transport his teammates in; a tank-like vehicle called “The Nightcrawler;” but also an updated armor and a new suit by the film’s end, whose differences will be unseen as they’ll be underneath his current costume. The Flash will have cobbled together his initial costume in the film with pieces of stolen tech, including heating tiles as seen on the bottom of the space shuttle. Cyborg’s costume will be 100% CGI and Wonder Woman’s is the same as seen in Batman v Superman. Willem Dafoe has also been confirmed to be playing the role of Vulko, an Atlantean that is Aquaman’s mentor.
Gizmodo also has a breakdown of a scene from the film featuring Bruce Wayne’s initial contact with Barry Allen and recruitment into the Justice League. The site reports Barry Allen returns to his ‘warehouse’-sized apartment to find Bruce Wayne waiting for him and holding a photo of the Flash video we saw in Dawn of Justice. The pair exchange dialogue:
“That’s a person who looks exactly like me but is definitely not,” Allen replies. “Hippie, long hair, very attractive Jewish boy. He drinks milk, I don’t drink milk.” he jokes as Wayne starts to walk over to a red suit standing in the apartment.
“I know you have abilities, I just don’t know what they are,” says Wayne.
“My special skills include viola, web design…” Allen rambles as Wayne examines the suit and notes it’s made of a very specific heat resistant material. “Yeah, I do competitive ice dancing,” Allen says.
“This is the stuff the space shuttle uses to prevent from burning up on reentry.”
“…Very competitive ice dancing?”
Just then, the film turns to slow-motion as Bruce Wayne hurls one of the razor-sharp, bat-logo-shaped throwing stars he used in BvS at Allen. Allen looks at it inquisitively as it passes him in slow motion then, with a profound realization, grabs it out of the air. Silence, surprise, and then: “You’re the Batman?”
“And you’re fast.”
“That feels like an oversimplification.”
Bruce tells Allen he’s putting together a team of people with special abilities because he believes enemies are coming. Barry immediately wants to be part of it, and Batman can’t help but ask why he’s agreed so quickly. “I need friends,” says Barry, just before holding up the throwing-bat/star. “Can I keep this?”
Finally, Ben Affleck confirmed that he will direct the upcoming solo Batman movie but that he won’t begin production on it until the script is ready.
Directed once again by Zack Snyder, Justice League will be released November 10, 2017.
Not bad. The JoBlo link details an encounter between Commissioner Gordon and members of the proto-JLA, which also sounds pretty solid… So be sure to check out their coverage.
And if you’re into the official stuff, here’s the official synopsis:
“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. 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—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
All in all, we’re left with some interesting details. What are your first impressions? Is there hope for Justice League to correct the course of the DC cinematic universe? Leave a comment and let us know.