Last summer we got our first good look at what director Zack Snyder and company were putting together with their sizzle reel for Justice League that was unveiled at San Diego Comic Con. The tone was certainly a bit less dour than Snyder’s two previous entries into Warner Brothers DC Comics Expanded Universe film franchise. And that certainly seemed like an improvement for those who felt that Snyder was not really conveying the spirit of the original comic book source material.
Warners has just released the first official trailer for Justice League, and seems as if they are still working on bringing a lighter touch to the franchise. The clip reveals a few more humorous moments, but those stand in contrast to the dark, more brooding opening couple of shots. Will Snyder, and hopefully a very skilled editor, make all of this work seamlessly together? We’ll see next fall.
In the meantime, check out some of these action sequences that the trailer hints at. We still don’t have a look at the film’s main villain, Steppenwolf, but we do get to see some of his army of Para-Demons who we first glimpse in one of Batman’s nightmares in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Here’s the studio synopsis –
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League opens November 17th.