Ready to see The Avengers have its collective ass kicked at the box office? Well it ain’t gonna happen, but give Warner Bros props for trying as they bring Justice League to the big screen this November.
The film represents the first live action teaming of Batman (Ben Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and the resurrected-from-the-dead Superman (Henry Cavill). It follows the events of 2011’s Man of Steel and last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latter of which saw Superman (after battling Batman to near death, but saved by the fact that both of their moms have the same first name — not as facetious as it sounds) sacrifice himself to remove the threat of the monstrous Doomsday.
Speaking to our sister site, Empire, producer Deborah Snyder explained of Justice League, “The film is about the purpose of being a superhero. Superman’s death had such a strong effect on Batman, and he really regains faith in humanity and everything that’s good. This alien just gave his life for us. And it really changes who Batman is, and he also feels responsibility to honor him, because he didn’t feel like he did when he was living.”
One point emphasized by director Zack Snyder is that unlike his previously-directed Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which were criticized by many for its dark and gritty tone, Justice League is taking a different tact.
“The idea of bringing Superman and Batman into conflict meant that you really had to dig down on the darker parts of them to make them fight each other,” he told Empire. “This [Justice League] is about uniting the team, and that to me is a fun activity…. [The reaction] did catch me off guard. Not to give anything away, but death is darker than resurrection and team-building. It’s a different energy. I really wanted the tone of the three movies to be three different chapters. I do think that because of what fans have said and how the movie was received by some, we have really put the screws to what we thought the tone would be and crushed it even that little bit further.”
Justice League will be released on November 17th.
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