First and foremost, it stars an entire roster of DC heroes alongside Bats, Superman and Diana Prince of Theymiscra – namely Aquaman, The Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg – to fend off a cosmic entity known as Steppenwolf, while the trailers released thus far have showcased a lighter side to the DC Extended Universe.
Indeed, providing there’s some truth to those reports claiming Joss Whedon was brought in to supervise extensive reshoots on Justice League – reshoots designed to lighten the film’s tone and “rework the dialogue” – there’s a good chance November’s ensemble movie will be markedly different to the po-faced Batman V Superman right across the board, which was Warner’s launch pad for the DCEU after the somewhat divisive Man of Steel.
On the tricky topic of humor, Ben Affleck spoke to People about all things Justice League and how the mega-budget crossover has allowed for more comedic interplay between its costumed leads.
That quote arrives in tandem with an all-new action shot for Justice League, which finds Diana, The Flash and Ben Affleck’s Costumed Crusader, who may be donning the cape and cowl for the final time, scoping out their surroundings.
This is a step in evolution to bring together all of these characters who have had their origins. It’s about multilateralism, and it’s about hope and about working together and the kind of conflicts of trying to work together with others. Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie and there’s also more room for humor.
Justice League is due to arrive on November 17th. Further down the pipeline, Warner Bros. has also reserved space on its bustling slate for Aquaman (December 2018), Wonder Woman 2 (December 2019) and Shazam!, the latter of which purportedly ties into the events of Flashpoint.