At least, that’s according to actor and executive producer Ben Affleck, whose Caped Crusader can be seen here rubbing shoulders with Ezra Miller (The Flash), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. If the action shot looks familiar, it should; Internet sleuths uncovered an early scan of Empire’s image just yesterday, sparking concern over Aquaman’s whereabouts. But if you’re tired of squinting into the darkness, don’t fret; the outlet has now premiered the official still for you to peruse.
There’s still no sign of Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven though, just in case you thought Aquaman was lurking in the shadows, or Henry Cavill’s Superman, who was last seen being laid to rest in Batman V Superman. Death tends to be a fleeting concept in the superhero genre and sure enough, Zack Snyder has been busy teasing how the Man of Steel fits into Justice League and its intricate story. That, and the amount of fun he’s having while exploring each character and their respective abilities.
“These guys – Aquaman, Cyborg, Flash – really are just fun to explore. They’re just so fresh. They’re on the edge of their powers at different times in this story and that’s really fun.”
Box office takings aside, 2016 will be a year to forget for Warner Bros. brass, who will look to execute the one-two punch of Wonder Woman and Justice League with aplomb. No mean feat, of course, and even if online rumors have labeled the former as a trainwreck, there remains a fleeting sense of optimism among fans that 2017 will be the year that the DCEU can really hit the ground running. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but be sure to leave your own hopes – and fears! – below.
Once envisioned as a two-part blockbuster, Justice League has now been consolidated into a single event film. And it’ll be with us on November 17th.