Justice League is almost in cinemas, so we thought we’d take a look at everything that has been officially released on the movie so far.
The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) has tried to fast-track the successful formula Marvel have adopted so convincingly over the last decade. It has had less favourable results, with a darker tone and a desire to let effects do most of their talking.
Man of Steel was DC’s big new hope, bringing in Henry Cavill to the iconic role and delivering another origin story that was to set up this ongoing universe. It had its problems but Cavill made for a solid choice as Superman and the film had some good ideas, even though the finale was a CGI onslaught. It was also a crying shame that Superman wasn’t given at least one sequel to properly cement his status at the top of the DCEU tree. Instead, Batman v Superman came next.
It seems Zack Snyder took everything people didn’t like from Man of Steel and amplified it in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This was a really mixed film. Check out our detailed look at the highs and lows of this movie in the article below.
After the less than favourable reviews (and that hilarious Ben Affleck meme), DC were kind of on the ropes. Financially committed to a universe of films that hadn’t struck a chord with audiences yet, Suicide Squad was next up to bat.
This one had really split audiences. I was in the minority and really enjoyed the film. You could see where the film was spliced together from re-edits and reshoots. It would have been great to see director David Ayer’s original vision to compare it with, but I liked Suicide Squad for what it was and this at least sparked interest in the rest of the DCEU.
Wonder Woman was the saving grace though. Touted as one of their lesser films, DC were cautious over the film and hardly promoted it. Thankfully the Gal Gadot-led action blockbuster was a huge success, finally giving the DC Extended Universe a real movie to champion.
This takes us to Justice League, a film that a few years ago would have had fanboys and girls from around the world foaming at the mouth. But given its troubled past, the lead-up to this Superhero showdown is far more subdued than it really ought to be.
Let’s take a look at what we know so far about Justice League.
What is Justice League about?
After the death of Superman (Henry Cavill) at the hands of Doomsday, the world is facing an uncertain future. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diane Prince (Gal Gadot) feel that a threat is building against humankind so go about assembling a team of meta-humans to help protect the world. They seek out Barry Allen (Eza Miller), Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) to unite against a devastating threat from Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), which was teased in a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice deleted scene.
Who stars in Justice League?
Ben Affleck reprises his role as Batman, Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill is Superman, Eza Miller is The Flash, Jason Momoa is Aquaman, J.K. Simmons is Commissioner Gordon, Ray Fisher is Cyborg, Ciarán Hinds is Steppenwolf, Amber Heard is Mera, Jeremy Irons is Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor and Amy Adams is back as Lois Lane.
When will Justice League be released?
Justice League opens in the UK and USA on 17th November, 2017. France, Finland, Brazil, Sweden and Colombia are the first countries to get the film on 15th November.
Who directs Justice League?
Zack Snyder is the director, with Joss Whedon coming onboard to do some reshoots after Snyder had to take leave of the project due to a family tragedy.
Who wrote the screenplay for Justice League?
Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio worked on the story, with Terrio and Joss Whedon credited for the screenplay.
Watch the official Justice League trailers released so far
Watch the official Justice League clips and featurettes released so far