During their panel in Hall H and San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, Warner Brothers and DC Films publicly unveiled the first footage for 2017’s Justice League film, which we have at the bottom of this article.
In June, Warner Brothers unveiled footage to a small group of press on the London set of Justice League. That scene starts out with Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen heading into his apartment. It’s dark and seems to be part of what looks like a warehouse. It’s unconventional – high ceilings, looks old, and is powered by a circuit breaker when Barry arrives to flip its switch. When that switch is flipped, dozens of lights and TV screens hanging from the ceiling are turned on. More importantly, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is sitting in Barry’s apartment waiting for him.
“Barry Allen… Bruce Wayne,” Bruce says to a stunned Barry. “You say that is if it’s normal to have a complete stranger sitting in my second favorite chair,” Barry responds to several laughs from the select press members watching. Bruce quickly reveals a print out of a screenshot from the convenience store surveillance footage which served as one of The Flash’s cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce questions Barry about what he’s doing in the moments caught on camera, but Barry insists, comedically, that is someone who looks exactly like him but is definitely not him – just an “attractive Jewish boy.”
Bruce is obviously not convinced, as he throws a Batarang at Barry, also throwing the scene into slow motion with a couple flashes of light and wind accompanying the scene. Barry steps to the side, looking at the Batarang that would have otherwise hit him in the face, and realizes Bruce Wayne is Batman. He catches it (the Batarang was not added into this part of the scene yet so Miller merely performed the motion of catching it) and looks back to Bruce. Time reverts to normal speed and Barry tells Bruce, “You’re the Batman,” to which Bruce responds, “And you’re fast.” Another comedic dime rolls out when Barry tells Bruce he thinks that way of thinking is an “over-simplification.”
Bruce reveals to Barry that he’s recruiting people like him and Barry signs up immediately, with zero hesitation. After a pause, he tells Bruce he “needs friends” and asks to keep the Batarang.
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.
Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.
Justice League is set for release November 17, 2017.
Given what happened with Batman v Superman, do you think that WB and Zack Snyder have turned things around based on this early trailer? What are your thoughts on Ezra Miller as Barry Allen?
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