Behind-closed-doors footage at conventions is all the rage nowadays. In an obvious attempt to pack out conference halls worldwide, studios will put together sizzle reels for upcoming movies – and Justice League (opens in new tab) is no different. Well, actually, there is something different about Justice League. It sounds like it could be actually, whisper it, a fun movie?
Zack Snyder and the Justice League cast (with the exception of Gal Gadot) united on stage at CinemaCon to introduce an extended version of last week’s Justice League trailer, as well as a fun-filled compilation of clips from the finished product, according to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab).
The highlights? Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is working on a giant vehicle (we know Bats loves his expensive cars), Wonder Woman making a mockery of Bruce’s million-dollar security system by hacking it in under a minute, and Barry Allen fanboying in front of the Bat Signal and nearly giving Batman’s secret identity away in the process. You can read the full description here (opens in new tab), but the best bit was undoubtedly this interaction between Bruce and Barry:
"Oh awesome. It's the Batsignal! That's your signal," The Flash says, before promptly saying sorry and getting into superhero mode, "That means we have to go now. That's so cool."
As for fan reaction? So far, so positive. Things are looking up for the DCEU.
From the Justice League footage and descriptions, it seems that the League has so much chemistry and teamwork. Cant wait to see their combosMarch 30, 2017
Jason Momoa on Instagram #JusticeLeague #CinemaCon #Aquaman pic.twitter.com/j5GpccKbdLMarch 30, 2017
Justice League footage sounds great! I think the tone was nailed perfectly. It sounds like an episode of Bruce Timm's JL show.March 30, 2017
Man, Henry Cavill is such a #DCEU fan he shows up at #CinemaCon panels for movies he's not even in. #JusticeLeague #RIPSuperman https://t.co/iZ40nHDPTdMarch 30, 2017
Amazing Justice League trailer shown at #CinemaCon. Very much like the recent one with a few new shots. pic.twitter.com/J1E3o8ysVaMarch 30, 2017
Momoa says he has seen Justice League and calls it the “Greatest film in the world.” leaving tonight to start AquamanMarch 30, 2017
The #JusticeLeague footage is a slightly longer version of the last trailer, still looks like lots of over-the-top fun. #CinemaCon2017March 30, 2017
A few new bits/substitutions, but again the best stuff for me is Affleck and Gadot's warmly professional bickering.March 30, 2017
It’s highly unlikely we’ll get clips of these unless they’re officially released in a new trailer (or, more than likely, in the finished product) but it’s nice to know DC still has their sense of fun intact, especially with a Joss Whedon-directed Batgirl movie possibly on the way. (opens in new tab)
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher, Justice League blasts into theaters on November 17, 2017.
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