It’s a good day to be a DC fan, that’s for sure. All morning news has been emerging about Zack Snyder’s upcoming Justice League, with set visit reports shedding a massive light on what’s in store for us – not to mention we’ve also received the official logo for the film and a photo of the new Batmobile (all of which can be seen in the gallery above).
Now, we’re learning a bit more about the tone of the movie, and that’s thanks to two scene descriptions that have emerged today from Collider’s set visit report. The first one describes a meeting between Commissioner Gordon, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Cyborg, while the second one is a conversation between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen.
Nothing too significant is revealed in either, and they’re relatively spoiler-free. What’s notable, though, is that they both make it very clear that the film will be a lot lighter in tone than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, as from the sounds of it, there will be a lot of comedic moments to be found.
Check out the descriptions for yourself below and see what we mean:
“Standing on the dirty Gotham Police Station rooftop is Commissioner Gordon wearing a hat, tie, glasses and a long trench coat. He’s standing next to the Bat symbol and talking to Batman, Flash and Wonder Woman as smoke billows from nearby vents. As the camera slowly zooms in, I’m listening to the four of them talk about scientists disappearing. While it’s hard to figure out why they’re talking about missing scientists, it’s very much a comic book panel come to life with the way everyone is standing and framed to the camera. I’m smiling wide from ear to ear.
As I try and hear more of what they’re saying, all of a sudden Cyborg is walking across the rooftop towards our heroes saying that the head of S.T.A.R. Labs has been taken. As he gets closer he stands next to Wonder Woman and I watch as a huge smile appear on her face before turning back to the rest of the group. It seems like she’s extremely happy he’s joined them. I silently wonder if this is the first time all of these heroes have been together. As the group discusses the situation, they decide they’ll need to go somewhere to investigate. As Gordon continues to talk he turns and everyone is gone but the Flash. It’s like he didn’t get the memo that when Gordon turns to talk you need to quickly disappear. Flash says to Gordon, “Do they just do that?” Gordon says nothing as Flash speeds off. It’s funny to watch and I quickly realize the Justice League movie is going to be a lot more fun than I was expecting.”
“Towards the end of the day Snyder showed us an edited scene from Justice League without finished effects. The scene showed Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) arriving at his apartment only to find Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sitting in his second favorite chair. Bruce is telling Barry that he knows he’s special but doesn’t know how and Barry is trying to deflect everything being said with humor and well-written dialogue. Finally, Bruce has had enough and throws a Batarang at Barry who proceeds to slow down time using his super speed and catches the weapon. As he examines the weapon it dawns on him that Bruce is Batman. As he enters real time Bruce says, “so you’re fast.” Barry then says “so you’re Batman?” Bruce explains he’s putting together a group to battle what’s coming. Before he’s even four seconds into his pitch as to why Barry should join him Barry says, “I’m in.” Bruce is shocked and proceeds to smile, extremely surprised at what just happened. Barry then tells him “I need friends. Can I keep this?” As the scene ended all the reporters in the room were laughing. “
Both scenes sound quite humorous, and from the way Collider describes them, it’s easy to see that things will be a whole lot lighter this time around. And that’s obviously a good thing. One of the main complaints levelled against Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was how dark and serious it was. At least at this point, Justice League appears to be a lot more fun and after everything we’ve heard this morning, we’re starting to feel significantly more optimistic about the movie than we had been before.