The deluge of Justice League content – both official and unofficial – continues unabated.
In the past 24 hours alone, we’ve caught wind of Ben Affleck and his “more traditional [and] heroic” Caped Crusader, fan theories involving Green Lantern, and a poster that brings together the entire squad – yes, even Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel is featured in the latest Justice League one-sheet.
That’s a trend which continues tonight, as we now have even more promo art for the upcoming blockbuster and again, Superman finds himself included. Granted, nothing here is going to stop the presses, as it’s simply just the titular heroes striking a pose – poses which are fairly similar to what we’ve seen in previous photos, no less – but it’s still nice to get another look at the team and if nothing else, it’s a sign that the floodgates are about to open up in regards to the marketing campaign.
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Not only that, but the inclusion of Superman here is welcome, too, as we know he’ll be sitting out of much of the film. In fact, his absence will seemingly cause a rippling effect in Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s DC tentpole, with the recent theatrical trailer teasing a world that has fallen into chaos since his ultimate sacrifice at the tail-end of Batman V Superman.
Crime rates are through the roof, and Ben Affleck’s brooding Dark Knight has been licking his wounds – both physical and emotional – in the shadows. But there’s a new threat emerging on the horizon – the cosmic horizon, that is, and it comes in the form of Ciaran Hinds’ Steppenwolf, who’s bound for planet Earth in search of the Mother Boxes.
Justice League zooms into theaters on November 17th. Further down the pipeline, Warner Bros. has also reserved space on its slate for Aquaman, Wonder Woman 2 and Shazam, the latter of which is eyeing a production start in early 2018. Word is that an April 2019 release is on the cards, but one way or another, there’s no place for Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.