The top priority for Warner Bros. at this summer's San Diego Comic-Con was to push the upcoming films in their DC Extended Universe, and by all accounts, they were very successful at generating hype. During the studio's Hall H presentation, they unveiled the first trailers for both Wonder Woman and Justice League, releasing both online shortly after the panel. The Wonder Woman preview went on to become one of the most talked-about reveals from the event, while the Justice League footage gave DCEU skeptics reason to be optimistic about the franchise's future.
With 2017 fast approaching, WB is looking to continue the marketing efforts for next year's big tentpoles. Recently, a second Wonder Woman trailer premiered, which was well-received. As exciting as the prospect of Diana Prince leading her own movie is, filmgoers are probably more excited to see all the heroes of the DCEU team-up to take down a large threat. Though Justice League is roughly a year away (as of this writing), there's a strong possibility a new preview comes out in the near future.
DC took to their Twitter account to post a promo for this week's episode of DC All-Access, where topics such as Suicide Squad and DC's greatest mysteries will be discussed. As the video winds to a close, a short conversation regarding another look at Justice League serves as the ultimate tease for fans:
— DC (@DCComics) November 14, 2016
From the sound of it, a second Justice League trailer is just on the horizon. The biggest question is when exactly viewers will be able to check it out. It's possible that it could be attached to prints of fellow WB blockbuster Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (opening this week), though there currently has been no word on a new Justice League preview being classified - which typically happens before a trailer launch. With that in mind, it may be more plausible to expect it at some point in December, when major films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Assassin's Creed hit theaters. The holiday season should be a busy time at the multiplex, which means it's a golden opportunity for WB to advertise their superhero epic to large crowds.
As for what might be shown, odds are it will be another teaser that sets up the bare bones of the narrative. The Comic-Con footage primarily dealt with Diana and Bruce Wayne recruiting the other metahumans to form their team, so it would be fun to see more of those sequences. Since the film is not scheduled for release until November 2017, WB is under no pressure to dive into any juicy story details (Superman, Steppenwolf) at this point in time. Right now, all they need to do is raise awareness and anticipation, which should be extremely easy to do.
Source: DCKey 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
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