During the Warner Brothers Pictures presentation at San Diego Comic Con, fans of the DC Extended Universe were treated to an exciting, explosive and energizing trailer for Justice League.
Expanding on the first trailer released at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, we see more interactions between Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
The trailer also ties back to previous DCEU films Man of Steel, Batman v Superman and Wonder Woman, by bringing back characters Alfred (Jeremy Irons) and Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen). We are also introduced to fan favorite Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons), and have our first look at Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hindis), a military commander of the evil overlord Darkseid.
As well, there were several new announcements for upcoming DCEU films following Justice League, which releases in theaters November 17, 2017.
The next films on the DCEU slate are Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, Wonder Woman 2, Green Lantern Corps, Batgirl and The Batman. Speaking of the latter movie, Affleck shot down recent rumors that he would be stepping down as Batman after Justice League.
Shazam will follow the adventures of Billy Batson, a kid who says a magic word and becomes the grown-up superhero Shazam. Justice League Dark is about a team of mystical heroes, such as John Constantine, Zatanna, Deadman, Swamp Thing and Madame Xanadu, who take on supernatural threats.
Flashpoint is speculated to be a soft reboot of the DCEU, similar to how it created the New 52 relaunch in the comics. Batgirl is directed by Joss Whedon, who stepped in to oversee reshoots on Justice League, following the tragic passing of director Zack Snyder’s daughter.
Nick Corbin is a filmmaker and writer who hails from Boise, Idaho. When he isn’t busy acting, or writing a screenplay for his own production company, Nick can be found consuming any geek media he can get his hands on. To start a conversation, ask him about the latest cosplay he is working on.