Hitting this past Sunday on the last day of NYCC, Warner Bros latest Justice League trailer is action packed.
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Looking very solid there is Justice League. Loads of action, some nice effects shots of (presumedly) Apokalyptian tech oozing over the Earth, and heroes and Parademons galore. It hits the spot, especially if you’re a DC fan who’s been waiting to see all this on the big screen. I’m not crazy about Aquaman’s comedic moments, though that might change if actor Jason Momoa is able to deliver a character to back them up.
Outside of King Arthur though, what I dug most here was the tone.
It’s been no secret that audiences (mostly) prefer lighter fare in their superhero movies. That’s not me in any way, and I was worried that Justice League might have adopted too much of the Marvel approach, especially with Avengers director Joss Whedon brought in to finish it up. That doesn’t look to be the case though, and I’m pretty happy about it.
Not that I don’t think there’ll be some comedy. I assume that there’ll be light moments in it with DC movies now under the gaze of Geoff Johns. And that’s a good thing. Wonder Woman, after all, worked very well indeed. Flash’s humor seems to work really well here. Though the story looks like it keeps an overall heavy tone, with high levels of action. That’s checking all the boxes for me.
Plus I have a feeling that there are a whole mess of surprises in store here.
Unlike with Batman v Superman, it seems that Warners is keeping any truly revealing aspects of Justice League under wraps till the bitter end. That’s a great thing, and probably more of DC Comics’ Johns’ influence showing. I mean, we still really don’t know the role that Superman will play in this story. Heck, we haven’t even gotten a solid look at Steppenwolf, and he’s the main villain! Love that. Keep the lid on most of this stuff, and hopefully knock fans out of their seats when the flick hits theaters. After the company’s complete inability to keep a secret with BvS, I’m actually quite satisfied with being kept in the dark this time around.
Justice League lands in theaters on November 17th.