Comic-Con 2017: WB Unleashes New Justice League Trailer and More News

Justice-LeagueBy Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS)

Saturdays in Hall H at the San Diego Comic-Con are almost always the prize fight of the con every year. Marvel usually has the final panel, but Warner Bros. bookends Saturdays as one of the first. That means they try their damnedest to unseat Marvel. And we, as fans, benefit.

This year they’ve unwrapped a new trailer for Justice League. Where Marvel likes to show exclusives only to fans in attendance, Warners has a history of releasing the footage as soon as fans have had a chance to watch it inside the hall. So, without further ado, here’s the new four-minute-plus trailer for Justice League:

That is one hell of a trailer! It’s pretty much comprised of all new footage and scenes we’ve never seen, which makes me wonder just what else is left to be shown. One thing that they definitely haven’t given us a good look at before this was Steppenwolf, who is briefly seen in this trailer arriving on Wonder Woman’s home island of Themyscira. He also name drops the Green Lanterns as not protecting the world. That begs the question of whether Hal Jordan and John Stewart even posses their rings, who were (finally) officially announced to be the starring characters in Green Lantern Corps.

There are also no shots of Superman who — despite being dead — is going to be in this movie. My best guess is that he’ll come back to life for the third act only, which is kind of disappointing, but makes sense in context of why Steppenwolf attacks Earth when he does.

Something should be said for Ezra Miller as The Flash. I can’t help but feel like he’s going to completely steal the show when this movie premieres, but it also makes me a bit bummed out that the solo film has been delayed until 2020. Having said that, Warners has announced the title of that movie as Flashpoint, which should make any DC fan perk up and notice. In the comics, Flashpoint is the event that rebooted DC with the New 52 when The Flash altered the past.

There was also a quick Aquaman teaser that was shown featuring a massive fleet of underwater ships. According to Jason Momoa, this fleet belongs to Ocean Master, confirming that he will be the antagonist of the movie.

Finally, there has been a pesky rumor that Ben Affleck doesn’t want to play Batman anymore. This has floated around since Batman V Superman premiered, surfaced again when Affleck dropped out of directing The Batman, and has made the rounds recently again. Panel moderator Chris Hardwick asked the actor if this was true, and here is how Affleck responded (via Slash Film):

“I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest f–king part in any universe. It’s f–king amazing and I still can’t believe it after two films… And Matt Reeves doing it, I would be an ape on the ground for Matt Reeves. And I think you’ll see why I’m so excited to be Batman.

There you have it.

Justice League will premiere in theaters on November 17, 2017, from Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon. Here’s the official synopsis:

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..

About Danny Santos

Freelance writer, filmmaker, actor, musician, and visual artist. Writing online professionally for 4-plus years and has produced and performed in over a dozen films and webseries. He has also been everything from a social media consultant to managing a JUNO award winning musician.