The cast members of Justice League react to their own action figures. Superhero movies continue to dominate the film industry. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Films universe, and the X-Men franchise continue to bring audiences to theaters. Lately, it seems like there's a new comic book based superhero movie in theaters every month or so, not to mention the numerous TV shows airing every week.
For actors, there's a lot of good reasons to take the role of a superhero: the job security, as many of these hero movies are parts of bigger series and universes; being able to inspire fans, especially children; and there's also an element of joy involved in playing a hero. It's fun for actors to get to pretend to have super powers like flying and super strength. Plus, actors who play superheroes get to see countless children dress as their character for Halloween, or for cosplay at conventions.
Another of the more joyful parts of playing a hero is getting to be immortalized as an action figure. Amazon shared a video [above] depicting the actors of Justice League reacting to their action figures, and the joy that the actors feel at seeing themselves in such a way. The video shows five of the actors who play members of the Justice League - minus Henry Cavill - sitting at a table and reacting to their very own action figures.
The video adorably starts off with Jason Momoa and then Ezra Miller literally yelling with joy over their Justice League figures. Then each of the five actors get a moment to comment on their figure, and interestingly enough several of them respond in a way similar to how their characters probably would. First is Ray Fisher, who jokes in a very matter-of-fact way about falling in love with a cyborg. Ben Affleck is all about the details, describing the tactical Batman suit from Justice League that his action figure wears.
Miller is the most like his character, Barry Allen. In the movie, Barry is incredibly socially awkward, to the point where he sometimes struggles to speak in a coherent way. Miller's sentence of repeating words and unmitigated joy is very Barry-like. Momoa observes that his children will probably decapitate his Aquaman figure, but is clearly happy about it. Finally, the DC Films breakaway star Gal Gadot keeps her comments calm, but can't resist an adorable funny face beside her Wonder Woman figure.
Now that Justice League has introduced The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg to the DC Films universe, the next films in the series are well set up. And hopefully the next batch of actors playing the new heroes - including Shazam and Batgirl - will have equally joyful reactions to their own action figures.
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017