The Justice League cast members describe their respective characters in the film in a brand new promo video. The DC Extended Universe's first go at an ensemble spectacle will bring together Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg all come together in an effort to safeguard Earth from the evil plans of Steppenwolf. The supervillain's imminent arrival with his army of Parademons has something to do with the mysterious superpowered minicomputers known as Motherboxes, which they endeavor to collect and use for their universe-altering plans.
Coming in less than two months now, Warner Bros. has kicked off its marketing machinery to promote Justice League - not that it needs any intense promotion tricks to do well at the box office, but just to keep the hype train running until it finally hits theaters. We have already seen several tie-in merchandise and some cool new posters in the last several weeks, but we are still waiting for a brand and most probably final trailer for the film. In the meantime, however, we can revel on a short but fun clip of the cast talking about their respective roles in the upcoming epic blockbuster.
The video comes from the official Twitter account of Justice League Japan and features stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher giving fans a clear picture as to who they are and what their skills and roles are in the film. Collectively, it somehow provides us a bigger look as to how they will compliment each other and how their group dynamic will factor in their successes or losses. During the actors' commentaries, snippets of the trailer are cleverly interwoven in correspondence to their characters. Check out the clip below:
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There is nothing really new from the video but it gives us an idea of how the actors fit within their respective gigs. It effectively establishes the League and allows people to have an affinity with them that could help boost the film's general audience draw especially in a foreign land like Japan. The video is obviously not geared towards die-hard DC or comic book fans but casual moviegoers who may not be as familiar yet with the film or the characters who are already intrigued by the notion that all these big superheroes are coming to team up together in one movie.
The Warner Bros. ensemble production has undergone some very public snags throughout its production. It has been weighed down by rumors of several rewrites, Zack Snyder unexpectedly stepping down due to personal tragedy, Joss Whedon supposedly doing extensive reshoots resulting to the debate about Cavill's controversial mustache. That said, Justice League is still generating great buzz from fans as it is dubbed as one of the most anticipated films coming out this fall, proving that people are more interested in seeing the finished product than mulling over the problems that it had to deal with while it's in the process of being made.
Source: Warner Bros.
- Justice League (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017
- Aquaman (2018) release date: Dec 21, 2018
- Green Lantern Corps. (2020) release date: Jul 24, 2020
- Cyborg (2020) release date: Apr 03, 2020
- Wonder Woman 2 (2019) release date: Nov 01, 2019
- Shazam! (2019) release date: Apr 05, 2019