We’ve known that Warner Bros was planning a Justice League film for quite some time now, but we only got our first look with a trailer that debuted at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The film will be directed by Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice), whose grim tonal direction of the DC Extended Universe so far has been divisive. But the trailer reflects what we’ve heard from the Justice League production team. Moving forward, things are going to get at least a little bit brighter in the DCEU.

In a post-Batman V Superman world, Batman (Ben Affleck) has realized the necessity of teamwork and friendship. With Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) already on board, he’s begun to recruit his league. Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) will all inevitably join up, alongside Superman (Henry Cavill), who’s not quite dead.

Courtesy of JoBlo Movie Trailers comes a new feature from their 8-bit series (see above). If you’ve ever wondered what that Justice League trailer would look like with Streets of Rage style graphics… well here you are!

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We’re sure JoBlo knows these graphics represent the 16-bit generation, so we’ll let them off on this technicality for the sake of series branding. The chiptunes version of The White Stripes’ “Icky Thump” is an especially nice touch. The video simultaneously evokes humor, nostalgia, and a relief that video games don’t have the same limitations they used to. Then again, a quality, licensed, 16-bit style, four-player Justice League beat-em-up would likely sell like gangbusters.

Recently, JoBlo has also produced videos of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jason Bourne, and Captain America: Civil War. If you’re now ready for more of this mix of gaming nostalgia and modern movie excitement, you now know where to get it.

How likely would you be to pick up a 16-bit Justice League beat-em-up? Let us know, in the comments, and stay tuned to Screen Rant for all the latest updates on Justice League.

Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters. Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020. The FlashThe Batman solo movie, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.

Source: JoBlo Movie Trailers