Superman Joins the Justice League in Movie's Line of Mattel Figures

Justice League cast 2017

The official lineup of Justice League figures from Mattel has been unveiled. It has been less than a week since Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman hit theaters and marketing is already gearing up for the next chapter in the DC Extended Universe, Zack Snyder's Justice League. It's the first time in history that the world's finest heroes - Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) - will unite together in live-action.

It has been a long and arduous journey for Warner Bros. getting the Justice League movie onto the big screen. The studio's last attempt to adapt the iconic superhero team was in the mid-2000s, with George Miller's abandoned project, Justice League: Mortal. Things didn't finally start to come together until Snyder and the rest of the creative team decided to pit Batman against Superman in Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice last year. Now, they will be reuniting in Justice League later this year.

Today, the official website for the Justice League movie, Join the League, has unveiled the official line of Mattel figures designed after each member of the superhero team (listed above) as well as one for Batman's Batmobile. The figures are designed after each character's costume in the upcoming film, including Batman, whose figure is based on his Tactical Batsuit. Take a look:

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The figures aren't as lifelike as some of the other figures from other toy companies, but Mattel's lineup is quite detailed in some regards. Cyborg is by far the most impressive, with the level of detail for Aquaman and The Flash's costumes also being quite accurate. What's interesting, though, is that Wonder Woman is featured without her shield, which is curious considering that the Mattel toys for Diana Prince from the Wonder Woman film does have the superhero's shield.

Although we haven't seen him in any of the teasers or trailers yet, we know that Cavill will be reprising his role as Superman in the upcoming film. We just don't know how the filmmakers will depict his resurrection (and whether or not he will wear the black suit from the comics). That's what makes his inclusion in this toy line one of the rare times we've actually seen what Superman's costume will look like in the film.

At this time, we don't know when the figures will release nor how much they will cost. Considering that the toys based on the Wonder Woman movie released a while before the film hit theaters, the Justice League figures should release sometime in the late summer or early fall, several weeks before the Justice League releases in theaters this November.

Next: Why Wonder Woman Should Lead the DCEU

Source: DC Comics

Key Release Dates
  • Wonder Woman (2017) release date: Jun 02, 2017
  • Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
  • Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
  • Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019
  • Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
  • Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020
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