On Saturday, all DC fans collectively said: “Hallelujah!” The official trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League came out during the DC FanDome. The 2 minute 43-second clip was aptly set on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah song and it was GLORIOUS. While fans were busy admiring the trailer, most missed the signs of a possible Justice League sequel.
Snyder had given quite a few glimpses of his Justice League before DC FanDome gave us the official trailer. The WarnerMax branding of the trailer assures fans further that this iteration of JL is without any WB executive pressure.
Watch: Zack Snyder’s Justice League| Official Trailer
Zack Snyder Justice League Trailer
The trailer opens with the never-seen-before Darkseid in his full glory. The scene has the same background as Stepphenwolf’s introductory scene from the theatrical version. All the footage is never-seen-before and it tells us how much the movie was tempered with. Next comes Batman’s sacrifice and his last screaming shot which is supposed to wake up the Mother Box, followed by a blink and you’d miss Joker Easter egg in the ruins of the nightmare sequence.
The trailer continues with shots of Diana finding the arrow in an old Amazonian temple, followed shots of a Batman affected by Superman’s death. The trailers also give us a good look at villains Steppenwolf and Desaad for the first time. It also gave a lot of context about Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg’s stories.
During the panel, Snyder also discussed the outline of each character. Emphasizing on Cyborg’s more integral place in the story he said, “Cyborg holds the team together. I’m excited for fans to see how that’s realized.” Snyder then answered what themes he looked to adapt for Justice League.” He further teased Flash’s possible time travelling capabilities, “You’re going to see something with Flash you’ve never seen before.”
The Justice League trailer is everything that fans could have hoped for. Its authentic, it takes the story forward and gives us a good hint at the villains’ stories without spoiling anything much. Snyder confirmed that the Justice League will be split in four parts — one hour long each.
A Sequel On The Charts?
While the event gave us a good look at what Snyder and team have in store for us, the director has affirmed that none of Joss Whedon’s work would be used in any aspect at all. The trailer further gives us hope in the form of Ben Affleck’s Batman and a baritone voice that Darkseid hasn’t faced. But let’s not forget that Zack Snyder wrote the JL in two parts for a reason. The official synopsis of Zack Snyder’s Justice League says,
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.
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While the synopsis clearly mentions ‘it may already be too late to save the planet’, the presence of the nightmare sequence further confirms the defeat of the saviors. Zack also mentioned during the panel that the story is about how these otherwise ‘loner’ characters come together and find a home, a sense of belonging. Saving the day in one go seems like a very easy thing to do and very Whedon-like. Furthermore, the WB Studio would like to milk the fame of the director’s cut for another season on HBO Max. While there is no official confirmation or even rumors about any Justice League sequel, industry experts won’t rule out a possibility. Not even Zack Snyder himself!
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