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Although DC is getting into the team-up game later than Marvel and 20th Century Fox, we expect the final result to be well worth the wait. With less than a year until Zack Snyder's Justice League finally debuts in theaters, the marketing campaign for the massive superhero movie has slowly but surely started to ramp up. With that in mind, a new promotional photo from the film has just debuted online, and it makes The Flash (Ezra Miller), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) look gloriously heroic. Check it out below!
EW has just revealed the above Justice League photo, and I think it's safe to say that it's going to get fans of the source material very, very excited. The image in question shows Batman standing defiantly while flanked by Wonder Woman and The Flash as they stare off at an unseen threat. It's unclear exactly where the other members of the League are in this photos (or how this photo factors into the overall narrative), but it's clear that this trio of DC icons is gearing up for a fight.
One of the first things you will notice when looking at this picture is how much color DC has added to the DCEU following the criticisms of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After some serious behind the scenes shifts at DC Entertainment (which eventually saw Geoff Johns take significantly more control over the direction of this universe), it has become increasingly clear that DC and Warner Bros. want to shift away from the doom and gloom of the first few movies. If any single element from this photo epitomizes that idea, it's the shift in Batman's appearance from the "sad" Batman in Dawn of Justice, to a more hopeful and vibrant Caped Crusader. It's a welcome shift if you ask me.
There are a ton of great details to take away from this photo, but it's also worth acknowledging that it likely won't do anything to silence the Ezra Miller haters. Although we have seen very little from the silver screen incarnation of Barry Allen at this point, the internet has already exploded with detractors pointing out how much they dislike the armored appearance of his suit -- despite the fact that there's precedent for an armored Flash in other forms of media. Personally I think Miller looks great, but considering the amount of fanfare generated by his small screen counterpart, it appears that he has the biggest uphill battle ahead of him when it comes to winning over hardcore DC fans.
As new glimpses of Justice League start to debut online, our anticipation for the upcoming team-up movie only continues to climb. Justice League will debut in theaters on November 17, 2017.
Take a look at the official San Diego Comic-Con trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League on the next page to get an even better look at the upcoming team-up between DC's most iconic heroes!