Members of the Justice League unite in Gary Clark Jr.’s “Come Together” music video for the upcoming DC superhero extravaganza. Music has long been a defining staple of movies, whether it be with the film’s orchestral score or through the use of classic songs that magically match the sensibilities of the characters and the film’s narrative.
Classic rock music certainly has been put to good use in superhero films in recent years. Whether it’s tunes from AC/DC (“Back in Black”) or Black Sabbath (“Iron Man”) in 2008’s Iron Man, or Blue Swede (“Hooked on a Feelin'”) or Leon Redbone (“Come and Get Your Love”) in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy (along with several more tunes in the film, as well as Vol. 2), these memorable turns have taken on a greater meaning, thanks to their cinematic participation.
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More recently, director Taika Waititi used Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Immigrant Song” to set the tone for Thor: Ragnarok in the film’s teaser trailer (he actually used the song to pitch his ideas to Marvel Studios); and now DC’s Justice League is getting a blistering cover of the Beatles’ classic “Come Together” to help define the long-anticipated unification of Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Like Waititi with Thor: Rangnarok, Justice League director Zack Snyder set the mood for Justice League with the film’s first official trailer in March, which was accompanied by Clark Jr.’s gritty, hard-hitting cover of the John Lennon-Paul McCartney-penned composition. Now, as the film gets ready to make its debut in theaters in three weeks, the official music video for “Come Together” has been released in its entirety.
The video, naturally, features Clark Jr. rockin’ out with his guitar and singing the tune, surrounded by dancers. Before that, the video spots various locales that will be featured in Justice League, before it gets to action scenes from the movie. Many of them are brief, but appear to be of footage previously not seen in the material released to date. Along with the film’s villain Steppenwolf, Justice League members Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg are all featured in the footage (as well as the Amazons in a brief shot).
Not surprisingly, Superman (Henry Cavill) is nowhere to be found in the video, although a shot of the Justice League members nearly the end features the five aforementioned characters along with an obscured sixth character. You can only see the character’s hair, and it could belong to the Man of Steel.
With any luck, like “Immigrant Song” in Thor: Ragnarok, “Come Together” will play at some point during Justice League and become a part of the action. At the very least, it should be playing over the end credits.
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