Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman – while those four are all big films in their own right, fans should never lose sight of the fact that the real main event of the DCEU arrives next fall, when the Justice League assembles for their big-screen debut. While prior DCEU entries have drawn mixed reviews at best from critics, DC fan enthusiasm has been largely unaffected by the negativity, with MoS, BVS, and Squad all bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in box-office returns. With that in mind, there’s no reason to expect Justice League not to break the bank as well.
A good sign for Justice League’s prospects so far has been the positive reaction to its Comic-Con trailer, which notably featured a much lighter tone and a more outwardly fun vibe than Dawn of Justice. With Suicide Squad’s poor reviews reportedly now motivating the cast and crew of League to reverse DC’s critical fortunes, the pressure is officially on for Zack Snyder and company to deliver a worthy counterpoint to Marvel’s heralded Avengers films.
With that aforementioned trailer behind them, WB and DC have opted to keep the Justice League hype train rolling, today releasing a brand new logo for the highly anticipated superhero team-up, as reported by CBM. Check it out below, in all its battle-scarred glory.
As is readily apparent to those following the development of the DCEU, Justice League’s new logo retains the same font and black background as the previous one, but adds a lot more details to the image. First off, the lettering is now outlined in white. Secondly, each letter is newly adorned with a harsh, marked-up metallic texture. This revamp puts League’s logo more visually in-line with Suicide Squad’s, and one wonders whether this style will be the standard type of look for the DCEU’s logos going forward.
On the other hand, it seems like a bit of an odd move for DC to make Justice League’s logo considerably more dark and gritty after just recently debuting a trailer for the film that seemed to go out of its way to not embody either of those attributes. Then again, it’s possible the graphic design team just plain thinks it looks cool, and coolness is never a non-factor when designing a logo.
Suicide Squad is in theaters now. Wonder Woman opens on June 2, 2017; 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 and Man of Steel 2 are currently without release dates.