The Justice League are finally set. And they are ready to blow your mind! With just a few (and some are really hoping for) short months away, fans have started to develop DC fever. Cyborg, Aquaman, and the Flash join Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman for the first time on the big screen this November. And the party is just getting started.
Comic enthusiasts at the San Diego convention, some staying in line overnight, packed themselves into and out of Hall H Saturday, July 22 for the much anticipated preview and to see the cast. The cast members who attended the panel were Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller with Chris Hardwick as the Master of Ceremonies. Fans were teased earlier in the week with the unveiling of the new Batmobile and with rumors of Ben Affleck’s Batman being “quietly ushered out” and plans of going in another direction. The rumor was quickly put to rest as Affleck said “I AM the Batman.” And also expressed how much he’s anticipating Matt Reeves’ vision of the upcoming Batman solo movie.
The panel started with Jason Momoa coming out and introducing the Aquaman movie. After air-guitaring his trident and waves to fans, it was time for the rest of the league to come to the stage. But they didn’t come up to stage through the side as usual. Ben, Gal, Ezra, and Ray surprised the room by coming through the crowd high fiving fans as they approached the stage. This cast is having a good time and it’s spreading to the fans.
Unlike last year, Zach Synder was not in attendance to show off his work along with the cast. And fans on social media expressed how much they still appreciate him. And from what fans see in the trailer, they are still looking forward to the finish product. Also unlike last year, there was no surprise visit from Superman Henry Cavill. According to IMBD, he does return as Superman/Clark Kent. How much we actually see of him in the almost three hour movie remains the mystery.
Fans loved seeing the cast, but the highlight of the panel: the trailer. Packing into just over four minutes of footage, fans see plenty of action, special effects, humor, along with easter eggs and theories to keep you guessing until November. And Warner Brothers is not letting anything get out!
Here’s what we do know from the trailer. Wonder Woman can kick some butt (Who knew, right?). Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons come to Earth to look for three artifacts called Mother Boxes. Steppenwolf has met the Green Lantern Corp. Steppenwolf has destroyed other worlds. The Amazonian Army fights the Parademons. Aquaman knows how to use a Parademon as a surfboard. The Flash gets to be in his first battle. J.K. Simmons (Spiderman, Whiplash) and Ciaran Hinds (Rome, Game of Thrones) join the cast as Commissioner Gordon and Steppenwolf. Alfred is visited by someone who was foretold to him.
Here are some additional notes to add to your theories. According to IMBD: Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Martha Kent, Antiope, Queen Hippolyta, and Superman (of course) make a reappearance. Alongside those characters: Billy Crudup (Watchmen, Alien: Covenant) as Henry Allen, Amber Heard (Magic Mike, The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spiderman, Murder on the Orient Express) as Nuidis Vulko, and Kiersey Clemons (Dope, Neighbors: 2) as Iris West join the cast.
Here’s a look at The Justice League. Coming to theaters this November.