The cast of Justice League reveal what their characters’ greatest weaknesses are ahead of the film’s debut next month. Warner Bros. officially launched their DC cinematic universe (unofficially known as the DCEU) last year with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The story set forth in that film will continue in Snyder’s Justice League, which unites the world’s finest heroes – Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – for the first time ever on the big screen.
The newly-formed superhero team will be going up against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, who’ve come to Earth once again in order to reacquire their lost Mother Boxes, which were left behind after the New Gods’ first war with Earth thousands of years prior – which will be depicted in the movie’s ancient prologue sequence. Of course, fighting these extraterrestrial forces will require the strength of all the Leaguers combined, and it wouldn’t be surprising to find their weaknesses being exploited throughout the movie.
SFX Magazine spoke to the cast of Justice League recently, and each actor and actress revealed what they think their characters’ major weaknesses are. For Flash, Miller says, “Barry despises social mores and time-consuming bureaucracies.” Of course, considering that he’s the fastest man alive, it makes sense that he would find time-consuming activities rather bothersome. For Batman, Affleck says, “Bruce Wayne has a kind of inner darkness and cynicism that he has to get past in order to bring his team together.” The Caped Crusader has always been the loner of the superhero team, so having to move past his “inner darkness” and move towards the light is something that will be explored throughout the film.
In Batman V Superman, Diana Prince said that she walked away from a “century of horrors,” and that’s something that Gadot believes will come into play in Justice League, seeing how her character has dealt with loss (particularly the loss of Steve Trevor). “Wonder Woman is 900 or 3,000 years old – depending on who you listen to – and because of that, she’s very lonely. She’s had a lot of loss throughout the years.”
For Cyborg, Fisher says, “One of Cyborg’s strengths is also his weakness, in that he is extremely sensitive to the world around him. We see a lot of interaction and a lot of growth within the character. His need to be understood by the people that are closest to him, is tough, particularly with his father, and just being able to open up to the world around him is very difficult.” Cyborg is, of course, the wild card throughout the movie, seeing how his story is what ties everything together. For Aquaman, Momoa says, “He doesn’t believe in himself, he doesn’t know what to do with the powers he has. He’s going through tons of loss. He hates Atlanteans. The fact that people are calling him Aquaman right now – he couldn’t give two sh*ts about anything Atlantean. So he’s really not quite there yet.” After all, he won’t be the King of Atlantis until the end of his solo movie.
Of course, the aforementioned weaknesses have nothing to do with the physical limitations of each character, but it’s still interesting to see that insight the cast has about their respective superheroes. We’ll just have to wait and see how everything plays out when Justice League hits theaters next month.
Source: SFX Magazine
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