It sure is a busy day for the fans of the live-action comic book presentations as not only has Netflix begun streaming “The Punisher” but today is the day that the DC Extended Universe goes “All In” as Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg stand united as The Justice League against a common worldwide threat. Yes my friends, the long awaited “Justice League” film opens up today in theaters everywhere and comes care of Warner Brothers Pictures. Below you’ll find the theatrical poster along with premise and casting. I’ll add some additional thoughts afterwards.
The Synopsis: Months after the events of Batman v Superman and inspired by Superman’s sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans – The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Henry Cavill as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/Flash
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta
J. K. Simmons as James Gordon
Ciarán Hinds will appear as Steppenwolf
Amber Heard as Mera
Kiersey Clemons as Iris West
Julian Lewis Jones as undisclosed
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Even though I greatly enjoyed the trailer than was revealed during NYCC, I am a little bit on the fence about this one. It has too much of the video game look that I hated about the action sequences in “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and we all know full-well how that film has been received at this point. Now, the DCEU found great success with the “Wonder Woman” film earlier this year so can “Justice League” work from that momentum? I am certainly hoping so because I’d love for them to continue to build upon this universe as opposed to letting it all go. The timing of the film will not let me see it during the opening weekend and probably not until the middle of the following week so if you see it right away please don’t post any spoilers in the comments. Feel free to let us know if you had a positive or negative opinion only because that is fine. I’ll likely do a spoiler free review a few days after I finally see the film. That’s all I have for now so tell me, are you excited for “Justice League” or are you giving it a pass.
The 2017 edition of New York Comic Con ended a short while ago, and if you happened to pass by the “Justice League” display down where DC Entertainment had a nicely set up presentation, you got a chance to see the the brand new trailer for the film that opens in November. This trailer was one of the ones that fans were looking forward to for sure and you can check it out from the comfort of your home without tens of thousands of people around you below. I’ll follow that with some reminder premise and casting along with some other fun stuff.
We’re cooking with gas from the currently ongoing Comic Con International: San Diego and sharing the relevant trailers to our readers that showcase the live-action releases based on the wonderful comic book stuff that we speak of several times a month. I guess it was a few months ago by now that Warner Brothers Pictures gave us the trailer for “Justice League” and I was left on the “meh” side with minor “ah-ha” moments. Since that time the “Wonder Woman” film had been released and did GANGBUSTERS at the Box Office and guess what my friends, the film was pretty damned excellent. Many of us left the theaters thinking that they were finally on the right track with the DC Extended Universe. Now it’s time to take a look at the Exclusive Trailer that was revealed at the convention. Hold onto your hats my friends. This looks to be quite a ride and if you’ve not been following these films yet I will provide some information afterwards.
The Synopsis: Months after the events of Batman v Superman and inspired by Superman’s sacrifice for humanity, Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince assemble a team of metahumans – The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg – to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth. Continue reading Warner Brothers: “Justice League” SDCC Sneak Peak→
The other day, Warner Brothers Pictures delivered “5” little snippet trailers for the upcoming “Justice League” live-action film and it was all to lead us into today’s big reveal of the full on Official Trailer for the movie. The choice of date was interesting as today is the one year anniversary of the much maligned “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” film, and I offered up my thoughts about the feature on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the Official Trailer, the casting and even the teaser poster and then I’ll return with some personal opinion on it.
Director Zack Snyder tweeted a photo earlier yesterday to showcase actor Jason Momoa as “Aquaman”. He will be joining the large ensemble cast of DC Universe heroes and villains that are set to appear in the 2016 film “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”; take a look.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I will stick by my stand on being against this particular casting based on how I have long known Aquaman to look like in the comics and animated form even though I like Momoa as an actor from “Game Of Thrones” and even his portrayal as “Conan The Barbarian”. Of course my view no longer matter since he has the role and will deliver it and hopefully excel in the task. To me he looks more like Poseidon or even Marvel Comics own “Namor The Sub-Mariner” (a character I hope we see added to their already expansive film universe). “Unite The Seven” is definitely a dramatic way to present the photo and I am sure that the remaining two are The Flash and Green Lantern who we shall get when this film is done and leads us to the eventual two part “Justice League” film of 2017. Momoa does look like a badass in the garb just the same and perhaps that is what the oft-maligned King Of The Seven Seas needs at this point. His current title by DC Comics is a solid read and he recently starred in the film “Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis” which is a worthy animated feature. What do you readers think about it? Fill me in where the comments allow you to do so and we will mull upon this together.