Hate all you want and I won’t stop you, but those who remain loyal to DC the best we can are hoping for a serious payoff and this trailer doesn’t hurt those chances. Bringing together the greatest heroes in history, DC and Warner Bros. have released an exclusive 4 minute trailer to what will be their biggest film to date. Bringing together Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller), Victor Stone/Cyborg (Ray Fisher), Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Arthur Curry/Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and of course Batfleck. In case you need a refresher on the film’s plot here’s the official synopsis:
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.
As you’d expect, we see all the heroes (besides Superman and Green Lantern for now) taking on the baddies they need to in order to save the world per usual. The part of this trailer that excites me the most isn’t even the villain of Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds), though I’m insanely excited, but rather the interactions the heroes are having with each other. Having Gadot’s Wonder Woman is a bit more the leader is exactly what we’d expect after her success with critics and fans, but it pains me to see less Batman and Affleck with rumors circling about this possibly being his last hurrah as Batfleck.
Miller and Momoa look like the comedic relief that will have huge payoff and Cyborg’s CGI doesn’t look so crappy anymore which is good. I hope Ray Fisher gets more lines as the former football star turned hero since he’s such an underrated character. Seeing the scale of the film also doesn’t hurt either. We knew it’d be big, but it’s nice to see the more character driven moments like we’ve seen in Avengers. The heroes are the reason we love these movies, but I won’t pretend that the villains aren’t a close second.
This trailer has officially made this my most anticipated film for the rest of the year without equal. Growing up with these characters, wearing their clothes, reading their comics, watching their shows, and emulating the best parts of their characters is why I will defend and be as patient as I can with this process and this trailer helps any suffering.