The Justice League movie has a strong ensemble cast including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder-woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). The movie is directed by Zack Snyder and written by Chris Terrio based on the characters of DC comics. The story of Justice League will follow the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and mark the Phase 1 of DC Cinematic Universe. The movie will assemble the greatest DC superheroes under one roof against the larger threat who is Dark Seid.
Here’s the synopsis of JL:
“In Justice League, 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 meta-humans 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”.
At the end of the Batman v Superman, the Man of Steel was dead, while Batman and Wonder Woman had begun to assemble the Justice League, an elite team of superheroes to fight a supervillain Steppenwolf who has been awakened in the wake of events. The Steppenwolf is basically the military general of Darkseid who have sent parademons to interrogate/kidnap Batman and Earth’s scientists to retrieve Apokoliptian Motherbox which is the most powerful object in the realm.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and DC Entertainment recently joined forces to launch a massive global merchandising program inspired by the DC’s superheroes uniting this year to save the galaxy from an evil force hell-bent on destruction in an upcoming epic action-filled Justice League movie hitting theatres worldwide on November 17, 2017.
They have a host of exclusive retail offerings inspired by the film including toys, collectibles, apparel, accessories, books, home décor etc. that fans can buy to show their support and allegiance towards DC and spread word of mouth around everywhere.
The merchandise will be available at top retail stores including Walmart, Target, Amazon, Gap, Hot Topic, Party City etc. with an array of global, regional and local partners.
This is what Pam Lifford (President, Warner Bros., Consumer products) had to say:
“The most celebrated DC Super Heroes are uniting on the big screen for the first time ever in what is a truly epic entertainment experience. We are eager to expand the fan experience by fully immersing them in all things Justice League. With a multi-faceted program featuring the highest quality product, WBCP is delivering fans what they want to help get in on the action as they Join the League.”
But that’s not the big highlight of the story. Although Mera (Princess of Atlantis) will have a small role in Justice League, she has found her way into DC merchandise which is a sign of growing recognition of female superhero characters and demonstrates that they can no longer be excluded from the scheme of things.
Wonder Woman, of-course has inspired a lot of cool stuff like toys, dolls, action figures, cosplays etc. This provoked Marvel fans to start a hashtag called #WhereisBlackwidow, #WhereisGamora.
Mera will be next seen in Aquaman after making a debut in Justice League. The movie is under production for quite some time now, currently shooting in Australia.
Till now, there is no official synopsis released by the makers. James Wan, the director of the movie, has said that it will be a “coming of age” story which would also touch upon 1980’s classic romance elements much like “Romancing the Stone”.
There have been selected glimpses and images coming out of the sets. The latest is from Amber Heard who is playing Mera (Queen of Atlantis) with Jason Momoa and director James Wan. Previously also she shared pictures of her in Mira’s suit with a sneaky shot of her and Aquaman filming in an exotic location. Although, the set-pieces are guarded, it’s hard to hide from the locals if you are using giant outdoor water tanks in a coastal town.
Recently, a brand new photo was released online which has Amber Heard’s character Mera running across rooftops. Although, the image is blurred it’s clear that it’s really her due to the distinctive red hair.
She seems to be chased by Atlantean soldiers but we don’t know why. Fans can speculate all day and come out with new theories.
Many local news channels have posted pictures of tanks used on the set. But the more fabulous pictures are of Jason Mamoa himself having the time of his life.
According to News.com report, Mamoa can be seen with fish-scale tattoos, several buildings are prepared to shoot Curry family flashbacks featuring his brother Thomas Curry played by Temuera Morrison (another Australian actor). The set images are also indicative of the huge budget estimated to be over $160 million. Well, it remains to be seen if the movie lives up to the massive hype. The movie is expected to be released on December 21, 2018.
We wish DC all the very best. CHEERS!