The past few days have been hectic for fans of the DC Extended Universe. Out of nowhere, Warner Bros. decided it was time to drop one of the most anticipated trailers of 2017 - and they did not skip out on the fanfare. The studio debuted a slew of teasers housing each of the Justice League members except for a certain Kryptonian legend. The clips reached their climax yesterday when the full trailer for Justice League dropped, and even naysayers have admitted the footage was pretty dope.
As Justice League’s premiere date draws near, fans are expected to get more information about the superhero squad and their mission in the blockbuster. But, for now, they have been given a few juicy details about the film from director Zack Snyder himself. During a chat with USA Today, the man talked about his hopes for Justice League, and the director went on to tease the film’s heart lie with one cybernetic hero named Victor Stone.
When asked about the heroic newcomers in Justice League, Snyder said Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller each brought special elements to their work as Aquaman and the Flash. As for Ray Fisher, the actor’s work as Cyborg is said to give true heart to the blockbuster.
“You have Jason stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra, who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash,” Snyder said. “And Ray’s story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie.”
For fans of Cyborg, the comment is welcome if not a bit unexpected. Justice League houses a massive line-up of top tier DC Comics icons, and casual audiences may not be familiar with Cyborg - at least, not when compared with the likes of Batman. However, there will be plenty of backstory to explore with Cyborg. The story will feature Victor’s father and the Mother Box as they trailer featured the pair heavily. The hero is also one of the youngest on the team and still grappling with his overt powers; It’s not as easy for Victor to hide his prostheses and live a normal life like Bruce Wayne.
Hopefully, Cyborg will get his due time in Justice League and set up his upcoming solo venture for success. And, if fans are lucky, they will get to see the hero pop into a few DCEU titles between Justice League and his own movie as well. The Flash, perhaps?
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), 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 (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller)—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The cast also features Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J. K. Simmons as James Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Amber Heard as Mera, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, and Kiersey Clemons as Iris West.
The film is being directed by Zack Snyder, based on a screenplay by Chris Terrio
Justice League will open in theaters on November 17, 2017.