Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg come together for Empire's Justice League movie-themed magazine cover. DC's biggest superheroes are preparing for their very first team-up on the big screen this November, where they will battle Steppenwolf and his legion of Parademons. As part of the project's marketing machine, the elite team of superheroes will no doubt be donning the cover of a few different monthly publications, over the next two months.
Production on the upcoming DCEU tentpole hasn't exactly been smooth sailing, as result of an unexpected director change during post-production that was followed by seemingly extensive reshoots. Nonetheless, fans are still eagerly awaiting the film's release, with Justice League ranking high among the most anticipated fall 2017 movie releases in a survey study conducted by Fandango. The film's test screenings also seem to be going over well, resulting in positive early word of mouth ahead of the movie's theatrical release.
The November issue of Empire will become available on newsstands starting next week, but those with subscriptions will get their own copies ahead of then. The front spread showcases nifty artwork of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, and Cyborg, as illustrated by DC Comics artist Jason Fabok exclusively for the outlet. Obviously, on top of appearing on the cover, an extensive feature on the much-anticipated flick is also expected inside the magazine, featuring interviews with the complete main cast of Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher.
Similar to most posters and other promotional materials for the movie, Henry Cavill's Superman is nowhere to be found - as the Man of Steel is still presumed dead by the time Justice League picks up. Having said, we all know that at some point in the movie, he will eventually re-emerge and join the heroes in their fight to protect humanity; what we do not know yet is when and how this happens. Regardless of his absence on the cover, the magazine also contains some information about the reshoot controversy involving the actor's mustache, which made the headlines back in July.
As Justice League nears its theatrical release, fans can expect more and more information from the film coming in waves in the next several weeks. Rumors of the project's final trailer arriving as early as next week and being attached to another Warner Bros. tentpole, Blade Runner 2049 starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling, are currently making the rounds online. It is also possible that the trailer will be released at this year's New York Comic Con (also taking place next week), where the DCEU is expected to have a significant presence - since NYCC 2017 will be the last major convention for WB to promote the blockbuster at, ahead of time.
Source: Empire Magazine
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