The Justice League trailer finally arrived offering the first real glimpse into the epic scope and scale of the film, promising DC's greatest heroes teaming up to take on a global threat with the fate of the world in the balance. Fans have responded, voting it the 8th Most Anticipated Film on ComicBook.com.
The clips managed to give each character a brief spotlight, hinting at their motivations and greater team dynamic in the face of the invading forces of Apokolips and the Parademons.
But while the trailer made for some awesome moments and reveals of the overall plot of Justice League, there's one noticeable absence that is leaving fans scratching their heads and wondering:
Where is the Man of Steel?
Superman's demise at the hands of Doomsday was the obvious impetus for Batman bringing the team together.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, despite that tragic moment, ended with a hopeful moment for Wonder Woman and the Caped Crusader moving forward while also teasing that maybe Superman's situation was permanent.
Director Zack Snyder spoke about Superman's presence in the team and how the character will affect the film, the other members, and the entire planet.
"It's hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That's how I feel about it," Snyder said, hinting at the character's state in the new movie.
"It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need?" Snyder said. "All that comes into play. It's fun for us but it'll be interesting for audiences what we do with him."
The fact that Superman's death seems to be a temporary situation is obvious to almost everyone, as even those with a passing knowledge of comic book events could tell you about the time the character died.
But Snyder seems to be more enamored with the "how" of it all, hinting that Superman's eventual return will be more important than "why."
It's interesting that they've decided to leave him out of a majority of the marketing and promotional material for the film, given Henry Cavill's casting and obvious participation. We'll find out more when Justice League premieres November 17.
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In 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.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Ciarán Hinds, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
[h/t] USA Today