The division between Henry Cavill's Superman and Ben Affleck's Dark Knight drove much of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. But it was the self-sacrifice of the Man Of Steel to save the world from the menace of Doomsday that reawakened hope in Batman that directly feeds into the events of the new Justice League movie.
For starters, his demise signals to a greater alien presence — represented by Steppenwolf from the planet Apokalips — that Earth is ripe for an invasion and takeover. That, in turn, leads Batman to bring together Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) to fight him. Eventually helping out — and in case you haven’t heard it, beware of spoilers — will be Henry Cavill playing the resurrected Man Of Steel.
A very enthused director, Zack Snyder, had this to say about Justice League, per the film's press release:
“Just the idea of getting the Justice League together on the same playing field, taking their place in the cinematic landscape as a team and embarking on an amazing adventure… the mere concept of it was awe-inspiring.”
Adds producer Deborah Snyder, “These characters all have such unique personalities and such different powers and abilities, and the chance to pool them together to see how powerful they can be as a unit was such a thrill. Not to mention the urgency of their mission. There’s no time to practice. It’s game on from the moment they come together, because this is an extremely formidable enemy.”
So, how will Justice League play out? If we know anything about anything, it's that the film will be completely badass. But, for now, we figured it'd be best to introduce you to the superhero team that makes up the film.
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