The Justice League movie has a strong ensemble cast including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder-woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), 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 a terrifying adversary Steppenwolf.
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.
The marketing campaign for upcoming DCEU’s Justice League has entered in its last leg and studio is leaving no stone unturned to create buzz around it. There is a new trailer out which is probably the last one featuring the entire Justice League kicking parademons’ ass and it’s just insanely awesome. The trailer began on a very somber note but soon entered into high-octane action arena as David Bowie’s “Heroes” tug heart strings. But amidst all this we saw the most devastating and terrifying power of Steppenwolf who is the big villain of the movie.
Well, he can apparently turn different life-forms into parademons as one of the warrior transformed into an evil being. From General Zod in Man of Steel to Ares in Wonder Woman, we have not seen anything like this. He is like Night King who can convert fallen men into white walkers.
Don’t worry if the movie follow the comic-book route, the Amazonians and Atlanteans will be able to repel Steppenwolf to be able to add thousands of parademons to his army. But humans will face the most number of casualties as they will be soft targets for Steppenwolf to recruit. Moreover, the Man of Steel is dead and could be resurrected in the later half of the movie.
Zack Snyder spoke about the ancient prologue of Justice League where empires of Earth join forces to resist Steppenwolf and Apokolips. It seems that Justice League may add more to the overall narrative of DC movie universe. In the new promos and TV spots, the battle between Earth and Apokolips, where Wonder Woman’s aunt can be seen slaughtering parademons but also her father Zeus himself may appear in the movie.
It is possible that we may see massive battle scenes including armies of mankind, Apokolips, the Amazons, the Atlanteans fighting for land and honor. The biggest question is given the run-time of Justice League, should it even consider bringing old gods into the narrative as Justice League itself is outlandish enough.
Till now, the center of attention has been Ben Affleck’s Batman as he is responsible for putting together an elite team of superheroes to protect the planet from the ultimate destruction. This was also reflected in the first line of old synopsis.
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”.
But in the new synopsis, the role of Wonder Woman is shown to be prime. Here’s the new official synopsis:
“Once again, Wonder Woman must demonstrate her ability as a fierce warrior. Facing a great enemy, she and Batman join forces to recruit a group of meta-humans to stand against this newly awakened threat. Having formed an unprecedented League of heroes, they set out to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.”
DC fans are really looking forward to a grand, fun-filled, action-packed Justice League to be released on November 17, 2017. Moreover, the test screenings have been extremely well-received and some people are calling the movie “EPIC”.