Warner Bros today dropped a load of information about the upcoming Justice League movie, which isn’t due in cinemas till November next year. But given the amount of information that arrived today, we thought it would be a good time to do a round up of all the things we know about the film.
Justice League Movie Synopsis
First thing that landed was the official synopsis for the move, and it is as follows:
Fuelled 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 meta-humans 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.
So as you can gather by that, the death of Superman has a major effect on Bats, and leads him to form the Justice League. The movie is set a few months after the events of BvS.
Who is behind the camera and what’s the tone?
Zack Snyder will once again direct, and the script is being written by Argo & Batman v Superman scribe Chris Terrio. The producers ‘think’ this should be a lighter and more inclusive movie in tone than Man Of Steel or BvS. With younger characters like Flash and Cyborg involved, the plan to have a few more jokes in the script, and less angst and moping, which in my view, is a good thing!
Who is in it?
Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Ezra Miller as The Flash/Barry Allen, Jason Momoa as Aquaman/Arthur Curry and Ray Fisher as Cyborg/Victor Stone, although a lot of that character will be CGI. Despite appearing somewhat dead after his meeting with Doomsday, also expect to see Henry Cavill return Superman/Clark Kent.
Amy Adams will return as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Batman’s faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth, and Jesse Eisenberg is confirmed as reprising his role as Lex Luthor.
Joining the cast is a very buffed up looking J. K. Simmons as Gotham’s Commissioner Gordon, and Amber Heard as Mera, love interest of Aquaman.
Willem Dafoe, whose role hadn’t been announce up until this point, will be playing Vulko, an Atlantean politician, and close advisor to Aquaman.
Game Of Thrones actor Kristofer Hivju is set to play an ancient Atlantean king who is in possession of one of the three alien Mother Boxes.
Who is the main villain?
The ‘big bad’ for the film will be a character called Steppenwolf. If you’re unfamiliar with the name, he is uncle and lieutenant to the super-villain Darkseid, who is ruler of the planet Apokolips, and commands his military forces (the flying ‘Parademons’ you saw in Batman’s BvS dream sequences). Steppenwolf does actually show up in the deleted scenes of BvS on the DVD release.
No news on casting for the role yet, but it’s thought they do have a shortlist.
Where Do They Get Those Wonderful Toys?
If you’re building a super-team, it stands to reason that you’ll want some super gadgets to go with it! This are all supplied by WayneTech in this version, including things like The Flash’s costume! Batman has a few new vehicles himself, including the ‘Crawler’, which is a small 4 legged mechanical spider type vehicle, used to infiltrate nests of Parademons, and the Justice League’s group transport which is B52 sized aircraft known as the ‘Flying Fox’. A slightly tweaked Batmobile will also return, but it’s pretty much the same one we saw in BvS.
Costumes & Sets
The costumes we have seen the cast wear so far are getting some tweaks, will the Batsuit adding in a little more of a blue tone to it. He’s also got a ‘tactical Batsuit’ costume, which adds more armour and protection. The Flash’s outfit is apparently made up from 148 individual pieces, and is red and gold, as you’d expect! The Flash logo is at the centre, and the whole thing sounds like it’s built up in layers in some why. Could be very interesting to get an actual photo of it! As we mentioned earlier, Cyborg will mostly be CGI, using Ray Fisher for motion capture, and for the face. We’ve already seen Aquaman’s ‘costume’, which manly consists of a tattooed Jason Momoa, and let’s be honest, if you look like that, why cover it up! Alex Ross’s art work was apparently an inspiration for a number of the costumes.
When is the Justice League Movie released?
Justice League: Part 1 is due for release 17th November 2017, with Part 2 due on 14th June 2019.