Warner Bros recently invited writers from Collider, SlashFilm, and Birth.Movies.Death to visit the London set of Justice League. The Batman v Superman follow-up promises to be a completely different experience than its critically-derided predecessor.
The Set Visit
Here’s some of what they learned:
- Expect a much lighter tone this time around. Ezra Miller’s Flash is infused with humor (one writer claims that he could likely steal the movie), and even Batman is a bit less grimdark than his last appearance.
- It’s no longer a two-part movie.
- The film revolves around Batman and Wonder Woman assembling the team.
- What big superhero film is complete without a MacGuffin? This time it’s three Mother Boxes — one for mankind, one for the Amazons, and one for the people of Atlantis.
- Expect a Lord of the Rings style history lesson on the Mother Boxes at the beginning of the film.
- Hans Zimmer meant it. He’s not returning to do the score, but Junkie XL is.
- Batman will be more of a detective in this story than he was in BvS. Plus, Affleck plans to include even more of the Dark Knight’s detective side in his eventual Batman solo film.
- Atlantis will be shown in different time periods.
- There will be two different batsuits in the film. The first is the one from BvS, with some minor upgrades like subtle armor plating underneath. The second is a new suit with more carbon fiber, more protection, and a new cowl.
- Steppenwolf, uncle of Darkseid and head of Darkseid’s forces on Apokolips, is confirmed to be the villain. They also confirmed that he was the hologram Lex Luthor communicated with in that deleted scene from BvS.
Warner Bros also released a new logo for the film. This one shies away from the monospaced block lettering of the Dark Knight Trilogy, Man Of Steel, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and moves toward something a bit more fun and comic book-ish:
Warner Bros also released an image of the new Batmobile from Justice League. Looking at it, it’s pretty much the same as the old Batmobile. But, as the saying goes, if it ain’t broke…
Here is the new synopsis for the film, recently released by Warner Bros:
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.
Will the WB and Zack Snyder learn from their previous mistakes? Will audiences be willing to give them a second chance? Justice League, starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, JK Simmons, Henry Cavill (spoiler), and just about every other actor in Hollywood, is due to hit screens November 17, 2017.