Warner Bros. and DC Films will be holding the premiere for Justice League on November 13th, just four days before the movie opens in theaters, on Friday, November 17th.
The premiere date was confirmed in a contest announcement by iHeart Radio's JAM'N 94.5 in Boston, which will be flying some lucky winners out to Los Angeles for two days, in order to attend the Justice League premiere.
This is a significant reveal, for a couple of important reasons:
- The Justice League premiere will provide the first wave of critical reviews and reactions to the film, helping to answer the looming questions of whether DC and WB actually pulled together a quality film, after a turbulent production.
- The date of the premiere being that close to the release date may spark some fan concern that the movie isn't that good, and the studio is hedging its opening weekend bets by restricting the window of time for bad reviews to come out.
The latter point may seem a little cynical, but it doesn't help things that we're just now learning (at the time of writing this) that Warner Bros. won't be holding a US press junket for Justice League:
There will be no U.S. junket for #JusticeLeague, per WB— Aaron Couch (@AaronCouch) October 20, 2017
No one knows where Justice League's final theatrical cut stands right now, with Avengers director Joss Whedon presumably hard at work finishing up final post-production, after some extensive reshoots. But the film business is one where uncertainty quickly leads to doubt and stigma - two things that DC Films definitely didn't need hanging over this project.
Justice League will hold its LA premiere on November 13th; catch the film in theaters on November 17th.