Fans have over a year to left to wait until the release of WB’s epic Justice League team-up. With the summer release of Suicide Squad, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is set to take the mantle next, bringing greek mythology to the forefront of DC’s god-hero narrative. In the meantime, set photos and fan theories are often all that’s left to bridge the gap between films — but with a little imagination and some clever cutting, visualizing the future is made a little easier for everyone.
Screen Rant’s latest fan trailer, created by Alex Luthor, seeks to do just that: imagining what lies ahead of us by taking familiar scenes and settings, then adding a little movie magic.
The DC Extended Universe film slate is already jam-packed with heroes that we likely won’t even get the chance to meet until the Justice League film releases — possibilities such as any member of the Green Lantern Corps and Shazam — and even those remain unconfirmed outside of a release date. This trailer focuses on several teased plot lines, including Steppenwolf’s (of Apokolips) role as the film’s big bad. The villain was last seen sharing a weird bath with Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor in a deleted scene that released during the film run of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. In order to bring these scenes to life, Alex cut shots from films like Gods of Egypt, G.I. Joe, Transformers, and more.
On a recent set visit, Screen Rant learned that without a doubt, Steppenwolf will be the Justice League‘s primary foe when they finally come together. He’ll be leading Darkseid’s army, but his nephew‘s involvement in the film won’t be nearly as large as fans have been guessing. The character will be completely CGI, but the studio hasn’t officially locked anyone in yet. They’re close, according to producer Deborah Snyder, though she didn’t specify whether the character would be motion-capture or a voice role. Steppenwolf’s purpose in the story isn’t clear just yet, but hints during the set visit point to the villain leading a mission for his nephew involving the “Mother Boxes”, with the parademons — which we last saw during Batman V Superman — at his command.
The highly anticipated team-up will lead into solo films for several of its members including The Flash and Cyborg, but the film, like this trailer, is expected to focus on the return of Superman and how Bruce Wayne finally brought DC’s most memorable team together.
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 Flash, The Batman solo movie, Dark Universe and Man of Steel 2 are currently without a release dates.