Final Justice League Trailer Pits Dark Against Light
The final Justice League trailer has arrived ahead of the movie’s November release, and the duality is hard to miss.
Have you ever looked at a trailer and thought to yourself “Hmmm, it’s almost like there were two different philosophies that shot this movie?” Or looked at mashed together pieces of footage and felt like you could pick them apart, which shots came from Column A and which from Column B?
If you’ve ever wanted to play that sort of game, Justice League has the trailer for you, my friends. Joss Whedon has finished his reshooting-retooling of Zach Snyder’s dour downer of a film, and the results are striking.
Striking as in, you can totally tell which are the original movie and which are the overlayed version to Marvelize it.
Besides the now bordering-on-overused soundtrack choice of a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes,” what is also striking is the addition of Superman to the premise. For the record, that’s a scene I would firmly stick in the “Whedon addition” camp, since the look of it seems more on part with a scene from a completely different version of the DCEU than we’ve been to previously. (Whereas the newspaper covers “World Without Hope” scream Snyderworld.)
This is now the fourth trailer in a long line of them that we’ve seen from Warner Brothers, and it’s striking to watch the change in tone. For instance, compare the above trailer with this one, released in March, 10 weeks before Wonder Woman became the first and only massive sustained hit for the DC brand.
How much darker, how much grayer how much… well, Batman centric this one is. Whereas the new trailer does something that none of the Justice League trailers have done up until now: it puts Cyborg, Aquaman and the Flash all on equal footing with Wonder Woman, Batman, and yes, Superman, who feels like a missing, yet equal, piece of the puzzle.
Will the final movie also show these clear lines of demarcation between Whedonverse and Snyderworld? Or is that merely a function of the quick cut trailer? We’ll find out when Justice League arrives November 17th