DISCLAIMER: THERE ARE DETAILS THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED SPOILERS FOR JUSTICE LEAGUE DOWN BELOW
There is entirely too much information for you all to read and not be bored, but I want to talk about it so bare with me, and ask you questions in the comments below. Now, we all know that Batman v Superman was polarizing to fans and critics alike and those who fall directing in the middle, but the good news coming from London and set visits for the film is that Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers are making a serious course correction to better their future film(s).
Thanks to Steve “Frosty” Weintraub of Collider, we were given a beautifully detailed breakdown of his thoughts and observations of a scene that depicts Commissioner Gordon (now played by J.K. Simmons) in his iconic trench coat as smoke surrounds him as well as The Flash, Batman, and Wonder Woman on a rooftop with the bat symbol flying high in the sky. Frosty also goes to detail his excitement by stating that the scene looks pulled straight out of a comic book. That’s something Snyder is definitely good at. The scene has dialogue that vaguely goes over the fact that there are missing scientists and a few dialogues later between the heroes, Cyborg enters the scene only for Wonder Woman to deliver a huge smile. Likely the first time they all come together as a group.
There is then a scene Frosty describes that proves DC is going to use The Flash (played by Ezra Miller) as the comedic relieve he is born to become. Jim Gordon begins talking and turns his back on the characters for a moment and they all disappear, all but Flash who appears to have missed the memo.
With that being said, the course corrections seem to be working in their favor rather than against them like we all feared. It’s promising to know that Warner Bros. isn’t afraid to let people know what is going on. The set visits do not have any embargoes on them like most set visits or early viewings of films and that’s a good way to bring back the audience who walked out of Batman v Superman disappointed or divided. It was a grimly told film about characters at their darkest moments to date and that was the tone of the film, but fans wanted something different. Understandable, but I don’t think the tone is what hurt this film as much as the editing and crammed plot points. That’s the biggie for me that I hope Snyder and company were able to fix.
This is the part of the article that excites me:
The next scene is with Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sitting in Barry Allen’s (The Flash played by Ezra Miller) second favorite chair. Bruce is trying to ask Barry why and how he became what he is, but obviously Barry dodges the questions until Bruce throws a Batarang at Barry. Barry obviously reacts with his super-speed and slows down time enough to catch the batarang and the dialogue goes:
Bruce: “So you’re fast.”
Barry: “So you’re Batman?”
Then Bruce only gets a second to pitch his plan to form the Justice League to Barry and then Barry says “I’m in” to Bruce’s surprise. The scene is apparently in a well lit room and there are actual smiles and warm energies exuded from the characters. Also a good sign for the changes being made to the tone. And the reporters all laughed as did I. This won’t be Guardians of the Galaxy, but that doesn’t mean DC films can’t be fun and that’s what is happening with these reports so far. The films are becoming fun and molding in more likable and functional way that fans and critics just didn’t latch onto like we had planned.
The official synopsis reads as such:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
The film doesn’t come out for 17 more months, but what does it tell you when a studio opens the doors to a production that early? It shows they aren’t afraid to show their efforts in bettering a project that fans weren’t fond of and they want to better their productions in the upcoming years.
Frosty did a great job with his 60 or so notes you need to know about the whole visit HERE that is definitely worth the read.