Press set visits are hitting the web for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Warner Bros is not hiding anything from that day under embargo.
Warner Bros today let loose the embargo for the Justice League set visit that took place in London. We weren’t there unfortunately, probably because our invite was lost in the mail right? Regardless, the press have released an insane amount of coverage. Warner Bros have also released the official synopsis and logo (which you can see below) for Zack Snyder’s 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 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.
Now instead of just repolishing and rephrasing everything the press has written, we’ll give you the highlights and let you adventure onto their sites accordingly if you want to find out more. From Collider’s set visit, here’s some of the best excerpts from ‘Justice League’: Over 60 Things to Know About the ‘Batman v Superman’ Follow-Up:
Standing on the dirty Gotham Police Station rooftop is Commissioner Gordon wearing a hat, tie, glasses and a long trench coat. He’s standing next to the Bat symbol and talking to Batman, Flash and Wonder Woman as smoke billows from nearby vents. As the camera slowly zooms in, I’m listening to the four of them talk about scientists disappearing. While it’s hard to figure out why they’re talking about missing scientists, it’s very much a comic book panel come to life with the way everyone is standing and framed to the camera. I’m smiling wide from ear to ear.
As I try and hear more of what they’re saying, all of a sudden Cyborg is walking across the rooftop towards our heroes saying that the head of S.T.A.R. Labs has been taken. As he gets closer he stands next to Wonder Woman and I watch as a huge smile appear on her face before turning back to the rest of the group. It seems like she’s extremely happy he’s joined them. I silently wonder if this is the first time all of these heroes have been together. As the group discusses the situation, they decide they’ll need to go somewhere to investigate. As Gordon continues to talk he turns and everyone is gone but the Flash. It’s like he didn’t get the memo that when Gordon turns to talk you need to quickly disappear. Flash says to Gordon, “Do they just do that?” Gordon says nothing as Flash speeds off. It’s funny to watch and I quickly realize the Justice League movie is going to be a lot more fun than I was expecting.
This was the first scene shown to press, and something straight out of a Geoff Johns DC event book that plays on a classic DC trope of Batman always disappearing without seemingly being too on the nose about the joke. It seems like Batman and Wonder Woman lead the Justice League, offering a great feminine/masculine dynamic to please everyone. And who knows, maybe those Tumblr shippers from the Justice League Unlimited days might have more material to work with now.
- Below are the highlights from Collider’s “60 things to know” bullet point list.
- Even though when Warner Bros. announced Justice League it was talked about as two parts, the production is acting like Justice League is one movie. Deborah Synder said it’s not a two-part movie.
- The movie’s MacGuffin are the three Mother Boxes and who controls them. There are three and they belong to mankind, the Amazonians and in Atlantis with Aquaman and his people. Each looks similar but they are distinctive by color (red, silver and brownish) and the symbols and shapes of the designs on the boxes themselves.
- Steppenwolf is the villain, but they haven’t closed on the actor’s contract yet so they couldn’t reveal who will be playing him.
- Willem Dafoe plays Vulko. He’s from another generation than Aquaman. He has more layers to his costume.
- Justice League is about the purpose of being a hero. Batman was hit hard by the death of Superman and he feels like he didn’t honor him while alive. He wants to make it up to him and also protect the planet from an incoming threat.
- Justice League is going to appeal to a younger audience. Snyder went on to say “Justice League is much more inclusive. I think also you have these two very young characters, Flash and Cyborg. And you know, they’re definitely lighter. I think they’re going to appeal to a younger audience.”
- One of the things fans have wanted to see is Batman using his detective skills. Affleck says in Justice League “the world’s greatest detective aspect of Batman is more present in this story than it was in the last one, and will probably be expanded upon further in a Batman movie that I would do. I think all the great Batman stories are, at their heart, detective stories.”
- BVS was dark and gritty but that’s not Justice League, according to Affleck. He told us the film has “room for more humor. It’s not going to be – DC movies I think, by their nature are a little more – gothic, or mythic rather, excuse me, than some comic book movies are. But that movie was very dark and heavy because it was really rooted in Dark Knight Returns which is a heavy, dark book. And this is not that.”
- The producers wouldn’t comment on the way Superman is in the film. But based on what I saw and learned I’d say Superman isn’t in the first half of the film and might not be returning until close to the third act.
- Justice League is manufacturing all their costumes in-house and 3D printing is a huge part of making the costumes. The big challenge of creating them is making sure they not only look great but they’re functional for fighting and maneuverability.
- Justice League has to dress 3,000 extras and it has 200 speaking parts.
- The production spent six months working on the costumes in research and development before any of the actors got involved.
- Producer Debbie Snyder confirmed Amber Heard is still playing Mera in Justice League.
More can be read such as 3D Printing, Batman’s new vehicles and Ben Affleck’s thoughts by clicking this link.
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