New Justice League toy images have emerged, giving fans a closer look at Henry Cavill’s resurrected Superman, Ben Affleck’s returning Batman and Ezra Miller’s newcomer (barring a few cameos) The Flash. Absent from these images are Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg and the big bad Steppenwolf.
Justice League has had something of a troubled production, with director Zack Snyder departing after a personal tragedy and Joss Whedon stepping in to finish the film. Recently, it’s been confirmed that Whedon’s input to the Justice League reshoots is significant enough for him to get a co-writer credit.
Despite all that, the film remains on track for its November 2017 release date, making it no surprise that Justice League merchandise pictures are starting to appear. Previously, fans have glimpsed action scenes from the film in LEGO form, as well as seeing Steppenwolf as an action figure and a model of Batman’s Flying Fox vehicle. Now, thanks to Toy Hype USA, you can see three iconic DC heroes as official Justice League action figures:
There are a few interesting takeaways here: Superman’s suit looks largely unchanged, keeping in line with some of the set photos, and further dispelling rumors of Kal-El solely wearing a black suit in the movie. Supes still doesn’t look like a happy chap, though, suggesting that his comeback from beyond the grave might be coupled with dark emotions and hefty frowns.
Batman’s suit is strikingly similar to the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice version, as well, and there’s a continued focus on his arsenal of weaponry. There are Batarangs in various sizes, a grappling gun, a grenade or trigger of some sort, and what looks like a rifle. Snyder may have left the production, but his take on Batman is seemingly present and correct.
The Flash’s toy is arguably the least remarkable, although it is cool to see the detail on his ears and chest in a decent resolution. It’s also nice to see what Miller looks like when the suit is on but the mask is not. However, the visible wires connecting chunks of the costume still seem like a strange design choice - aren’t they highly susceptible to attack? Perhaps Barry Allen is in need of an upgrade from Bruce Wayne.
Source: Toy Hype USA
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