Warner Bros. Pictures and DC are just getting things rolling with the DC Extended Universe. After the topsy-turvy reception of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the studio rebounded quickly, pumping out promos for their next major entries in the DCEU, including Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, and of course, the epic Justice League. Cobbled together from the rubble of Batman V Superman, the metahumans (and Batman) will need to unify in order to face a greater than they can handle on their own.
From the halls of San Diego Comic-Con, WB/DC just gave the world its first look at Batman assembling the super-team. Now, they’re showing off the crisp new look of their iconic superhero emblems as well.
As a follow up to the exciting teaser, WB/DC just revealed the joint and individual logos used by the superhero team in the upcoming Justice League film. The animated gif, released via Twitter, scrolls through the familiar if stylized insignia of the superhero collaborators. Fans are probably familiar with the classic Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman logos and their updates for Batman V Superman. Now, fans can view their logos side by side with those of Cyborg, the Flash, and Aquaman for the first time. Check out the killer Justice League logos below:
Prior to the release of their tentpole epic Batman V Superman last spring, WB gave fans a sneak-peek at the new logos for each upcoming film. Throughout comic book history, tying logos to superheroes has become standard practice. DC, Marvel, and other comic book publishers all have used or currently feature emblems or flattened avatars of their popular characters to develop their brand and maintain visibility. Few insignias are more iconic than the classic Superman ‘S’ and the Batman bat, which is what made some fans uneasy about the updates to the Superman emblem prior to Man of Steel‘s release several years ago.
In keeping with the harder-edged spirit of Dawn of Justice, the new logos maintain their ultramodern, three-dimensional look. At the same time, judging Zack Snyder’s remarks and the freshly-squeezed trailer, the new Justice League film sprinkles a good deal more humor and lighthearted moments than the dour prior DCEU entries. This is good news for devotees who weren’t in love with the heretofore somber tone.
At the same time, with a new menace from beyond and an unhinged Lex Luthor still plotting his revenge, a brighter tone shouldn’t slow down or spoil any of the frenetic pacing and huge set pieces. The trailer also Justice League appears to reveal more of its exposition in media res, as opposed to the non-dynamic action of Bruce Wayne or Lex Luthor watching videos. If first impressions are accurate, though, the two-part superhero assembly looks to surpass the theatrical version of its predecessor handily.
Suicide Squad is scheduled to arrive in theaters on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman is slated for release 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 and Batman solo movie are currently without release dates.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures/DC