Generally speaking when I do one of these “Film and Television” pieces for our Pop Culture focuses, I will link back to the last time that we discussed this particular topic. Since “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” has been getting quite a bit of virtual “ink” here on the website, I am just going to say to click HERE to bring up all of the posted content that ran before this brand-new Official Trailer. As you probably know, this version of the film will premiere on the HBO Max streaming service in about a month so let’s take a look at the trailer shall we? I will return at the close with some editorial opinion.
The Premise: Following the death of Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Batman and Wonder Woman recruit the Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to form the Justice League and protect the world from Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, who seek the three Mother Boxes.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta
J. K. Simmons as James Gordon
Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf
Joe Morton as Silas Stone
Joe Manganiello as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke
Amber Heard as Mera
Harry Lennix as Calvin Swanwick/Martian Manhunter
Kiersey Clemons as Iris West
Zheng Kai as Ryan Choi
Karen Bryson as Elinore Stone
Peter Guinness as DeSaad
Ray Porter as Uxas/Darkseid
Marc McClure as Officer Ben Sadowsky
Jared Leto as the Joker
Granny Goodness will also appear
Affleck, Cavill, Miller, Fisher, Manganiello, Heard, Lennix and Leto all participated in the filming of new footage in October 2020. The rest of the cast’s appearances are taken from pre-existing footage shot during the original production.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: So as you have probably noticed, this doesn’t seem to flow all that much like the film that we got a few years ago which was simply called “Justice League”. If you saw that original film you are likely still shell-shocked at the idea that a film with so many great superheroes and a couple of cool villains was a hot mess and really made fans feel that the DC Universe of film just didn’t “get it”. While not trying to sound over critical, a film with that many amazing characters in one place should have been not unlike the first “Avengers” film that Marvel Studios did and find people lauding how incredible it was as opposed to being a release that found many losing faith in the future. When this news began circulating more excitement was based around with upcoming “Wonder Woman 1984” film which sadly ended up being terrible. It was ponderous and all over the place which leaves me back on “ZSJL” – This film will be four hours long and I am modestly curious but not excited at all. I just hate the representation I see in Darkseid and after seeing how well we got Marvel’s Thanos, a little more work should have been put into this world crushing villain. Since I am a subscriber to HBO who has the Max streaming I will watch it and hope that it doesn’t feel like four hours. What do you readers think about this Official Trailer? Will you be watching? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time.
Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zack_Snyder%27s_Justice_League