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Last summer, the San Diego Comic-Con presentation for Justice League came with a special treat for fans worldwide, as the first ever footage premiered online for everybody to see. Since then, we've seen very little, but now the early days of 2017 have been treated with a cool new team photo. Check it below!
This new still was included in an article from USA Today, previewing the big films that are set to be released in the next 12 months. As you can see, it doesn't exactly "unite the seven", as only five characters are featured, but they are obviously all significant figures - including Ben Affleck's Batman, Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Ezra Miller's Flash, and Jason Momoa's Aquaman.
Noticeably missing from the equation is Henry Cavill's Superman, although that shouldn't come to much of a surprise to anyone. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ended with Superman's shocking death at the hands of Doomsday. The final moments of the film centered around Superman and Clark Kent's matching funerals, and Batman's new resolve to unite other metahumans for the greater good. But the final shot of the whole shebang saw the dirt on Superman's coffin levitate a bit, strongly hinting that Supes was about to rise from the grave.
But Zack Snyder and company are still trying to leave Superman's fate as a mystery. Henry Cavill is obviously returning for the team up movie, but it's unclear how Superman will function in the film's narrative. Will he come back as a villain, with the team needing to join forces to stop him? Or will he be the same old (still broody) Superman? We'll just have to wait and see.
Seeing most members of the Justice League assembled in the above photo is a major payoff for fans of the DCEU. Footage and images have been few and far between, and we haven't been able to see so many superheroes together, especially facing camera. The various superhero costumes seem to really compliment each other, highlighting each character's specific strengths and powers.
In particular, Cyborg and Aquaman look pretty fantastic in the new image. Cyborg's metal body and glowing core looks fantastic so far, and will likely be a major visual asset for Justice League. Then there's Jason Momoa's Aquaman, who is a physical presence that dominates any scene he's in. The shadow around Aquaman helps him look even more physically imposing; you can mock Aquaman all you want but I don't want to meet the DCEU's version in an alleyway.
Justice League will fly into theaters on November 17th, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out all of the information we currently have on the team up movie.