Justice League: First Official Trailer Unites Action And Story


The first official Justice League trailer has dropped, and it boasts amazing action scenes and a hint of narrative flow.

After teasing fans for two days, Warner Bros. has finally released the first official Justice League trailer. Showing off large action scenes, the new footage also gives fans a hint at what the story will be about and the team’s main goals—unite.

Look, I’m not one to want the whole story laid out for me in a trailer—what’s the fun in seeing the movie? However, after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s jumbled mess of a narrative, the new Justice League trailer’s focus on character goals is quite welcome.

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We know that Bruce and Diana are going around the world—trying to build the team. There’s a lot of conflict—kind of a trope now in team origin stories—but it seems they’ll eventually mesh well at the end.

I’m a DC fanboy (I will wholeheartedly admit that) who loves comics in general. Superman (who’s sorely missing from this trailer) will, in my eyes, always be the greatest superhero. However, I’m just as big of a fan of Marvel and their amazing Marvel Cinematic Universe. It just so happens that I have a bit more of an affinity for DC’s characters. It has nothing to do with the publisher.

I’m bringing up my preference because of what I’m about to say: I’m keeping my emotions tempered, and giving the evaluation of Justice League a “we’ll see when it comes out.”

I don’t want other DC fans thinking I’m a Marvel fanboy trying to troll them. I want to sound as objective as possible. Yes, the trailer looks great, but let’s see what the studio has learned in terms of story and character development.

I will definitely admit that upon first glance, things do seem a bit more fun—and they don’t venture into comedic or cheesy territory. We get a quick display of all our heroes’ powers and a glance of a few things they’ll be up against—Parademons!

Even though it’s great seeing my favorite superheroes in action, the best part of the trailer has to be naive Barry’s humorous interaction with the more seasoned Bruce:

Barry: What are your superpowers again?

Bruce: I’m rich.

Enough said. Now check out the official first trailer yourselves, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Next: Check out the first teaser from Comic-Con 2016

Production Details

Justice League—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."

Justice League has a United States release date of November 17, 2017

It will be directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio, and will star Henry Cavill as Clark Kent / Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne / Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen / The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone / Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Dr. Henry Allen, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and Julian Lewis Jones in an unspecified role.