While DC’s current batch of films have failed to garner much in the way of critical acclaim, they’ve all performed solidly, if not spectacularly, at the box office. Justice League will be the fourth film in DC’s universe and should be the first to break the $1 billion mark, as well as introducing audiences (barring cameos) to the latest incarnations of Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg.
Justice League will be the third DC film in the current crop to be directed Zack Snyder, the other being Wonder Woman from Patty Jenkins.. Curiously only two of the current crop of heroes will have had a solo outing by time of release, and one of those – Henry Cavill’s Superman – doesn’t appear to have a starring role following the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which clunkily spent a fair chunk of its run time setting up this full on team up movie. Wonder Woman will arrive in cinemas a few months before this, but with its period setting, expect it to be the same kind of standalone as Man of Steel, although the ending is likely to segue into this sequel.
Zack Snyder brings his unmistakably bold, unreal visual style and although there appears to be a lighter, quippier, almost Marvel-esque tone, there is also plenty of darkness with both night and snow allowing the visionary director to indulge his love of desaturated colour. Cyborg’s CGI suit sure looks…different.
The cast includes Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller as the Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
Justice League arrives in theatres 17th November 2017.