If handled correctly, there are few combinations that are more potent than superheroes and laughter. Case in point: we’ve now been gifted with the mockumentary ‘Team Thor’, a comedy short that follows Thor as he adjusts to day-to-day life while being unable to assist his Avenger teammates in Captain America: Civil War. The off-beat humor and heightened self-awareness was a breath of fresh air and should serve to cleanse the palette before Thor returns to the big-screen in Thor: Ragnarok.
And just when you thought things had gotten as weird as they could with superhero movies, things just got a whole lot weirder. Aldo Jones is well-renowned for his comedy spoofs, where he (typically) takes superhero film trailers and re-edits them into laugh-out-loud pieces of comedic gold. The creator has a unique brand of humor and a sense of personal style equaled by only a few other YouTubers, with each of his new releases feeling like a full-fledged event.
Jones is at it again and he’s taking his aim at the biggest fish in the pond with the Justice League Weird Trailer (see above). The first trailer for the Justice League debuted at San Diego Comic-Con and soothed some people’s fears that the follow up to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice would have an equally dark and foreboding tone. The footage, backed by the rock stylings of The White Stripes hit “Icky Thump”, was a strong declaration that the superhero team-up would be a fresh combination of fun moments and badass characters, distinguishing its from its immediate predecessor.
That said, if Warner Bros truly wants a “fun” cut of Justice League, there is only one person for the job: Aldo Jones.
Jones manages to get both small and large laughs from the Justice League trailer by identifying the actors’ ticks and personality quirks, whether it’s Ezra Miller’s shifty eyes or Ben Affleck’s smug performance of Bruce Wayne, to great effect. Plus, Eddie Murphy as Cyborg is the type of genius that can’t be properly expressed with simply the human language. It may be hard to ever look at the Justice League in the same way after this trailer. Enjoy!
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.
Source: Aldo Jones