It will be a while until the next big superhero team movie in the DC cinematic universe comes out and there may have been some shake-ups in the DC movie universe but that doesn’t mean we have to wait for news. Justice League won’t hit theaters until November 2017, but Warner Bros. released both the synopsis and the logo for the film today. The logo, which is classy and simple (though some may call it boring, but we wouldn’t do that), stands in contrast to the synopsis, which is much more dramatic and teases big things to come.
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.
We’re a bit confused about the lack of a Superman mention in this plot, although considering – spoiler alert – he died in the latest DC film, they might just want to preserve the surprise of his return for a little while longer. But as all fans of the comic books will know, there really is no Justice League without Superman, so there is no doubt that he will be back.
With a number of outlets such as Slashfilm and Collider getting access to the set recently, we have learned a few more details about the approach that the makers are taking for the upcoming film. So what have we learned from these visits? Steppenwolf will be the villain, but no information has been released on who they cast for the role yet. Furthermore, Justice League will be just one film instead of two according to Debora Snyder. Willem Dafoe will return to the superhero genre to play Vulko, an associate of Aquaman.
And, what will probably please those of us who like our superheroes not gloomy and actually enjoyable, Ben Affleck told reporters that “there’s definitely room for humor,” elaborating that the movie is “about hope and about working together and the kind of conflicts of trying to work together with others. It’s a world where superheroes exist, so there’s comedy in that necessarily, trying to work with other people and people trying to accomplish goals together is the root of all great comedy in my view.” For more on the set visits, check out the links from Collider and Slashfilm above.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.