Trailer Time: Justice League Trailer #2 *Will it Come Together?*

The first trailer for Justice League released way back last summer at Comic Con was, I thought, a positive step forward.  It had some funny moments, introduced the team, everyone looked good, and even as someone just coming off Batman vs. Superman letdown, I was liking it.  Eight months later, the second trailer….doesn’t really do much more.  Most of it is spent re-reintroducing the team, and it doesn’t clearly outline the threat or much of the plot.  It’s a lot of super-fast “moments” without context (unless you’re hopelessly geeky like me and I know that oh hey there’s Mera or that’s Barry talking to his imprisoned father).

Justice League, Batman, Ben Affleck, JK Simmons

It’s not enough to say the film is in trouble; it’s just not that impressively assembled a trailer.  NO DC HATE: I am not saying I dislike anything I’m seeing; I’m saying it was put together poorly.  Caveat for Batman/Aquaman who really just need a movie for themselves, and the four seconds I got of JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.  My love for Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman is reaching “I need a t-shirt” levels.  Plot synopsis below.  Justice League Part 1 is coming in November.

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.

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot will be reprising their roles as the DC Trinity, Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.‘ Justice League, and joining them are Jason Mamoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, and Ezra Miller as The Flash. Amber Heard is set to play Queen Mera in the film as well before moving to the solo Aquaman movie in 2018, with Willem Dafoe appearing in a mystery role, and J.K. Simmons playing Commissioner Gordon.

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Justice League will debut in theaters on November 10, 2017.
Justice League

 

4 thoughts on “Trailer Time: Justice League Trailer #2 *Will it Come Together?*”

  1. Dave, it’s not going to come together. It’s going to be the Batman and Wonder Woman show. Superman will be resurrected in the last half hour. The other three will be ciphers. If we knew them going in, even the act of giving them limited screen time would have produced meaningfulness. But Justice League is going to kill off their solo movies instead of building audience interest. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? A little too ironic.

    Peace, man. Don’t spend too much time focusing on the DCEU, because it is not going to change and become better.

  2. I actually think the movie is in good shape. Batman v Superman had segments in 15-20 minute incredments where it was a decent movie. Ending withheld and ‘same mother name’ fight scene withdrawn – it’s a decent flick. But what we also saw – was a movie that the heroes didn’t look like they were having fun. Now we finally get to see the characters in a brighter more optimistic light and they’re having some fun as a team.

    1. I think we got that though from the first trailer. What is needed is some education about what this “threat” is because it wasn’t parsed out beyond Jesse Eisenberg wailing bing bong bing bong in BvS. Most people have no idea who the New Gods are, and if it was Darkseid being used, there might be enough popular awareness to get away with showing just his glowing eyes, but people don’t know what Mother Boxes are and they think Steppenwolf is a band. That being said, I really do want a Batman/Aquaman road trip film now. Just them….traveling America….in a Bat Tank. It’s all I ask.

      1. Actually prefer when the director treats his audience like they have some intelligence and don’t need to explain everything. Warner Brothers knows that their audience is comic book fans. I think comic book fans get a little annoyed when this material gets completely dumbed down. I think we’re moving in a good direction but I’ve been wrong before with trailers.

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