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This is going to be a huge year for DC films. Not only will Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman debut this summer to give Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) an opportunity to take center stage, but Zack Snyder's Justice League will give DC's biggest and best team its first ever chance to assemble on the silver screen. Everyone is on edge in anticipation of the new trailer that will drop this Saturday, and a brand new Batman-centric teaser has just arrived to get us even more pumped. Check it out below.
Clocking in at a mere fifteen seconds in length, that teaser is about as short as they come. Having said that, it manages to pack in as much intensity as anything that we have seen from the DCEU to date. It's vintage Batman, as we get to see The Dark Knight brooding on a gargoyle. There's even a quick shot of Gotham's favorite hero violently and brutally facing off against a horde of Parademons with his trusty Batmobile -- which somehow seems to have more guns on it than it did the last time we saw it.
We still don't now much about the overarching plot of Justice League, but the quick glimpses that we see in this teaser lead us to believe that the film will borrow liberally from the New 52 Justice League origin story. With the forces from Apokolips barreling down on Earth, Batman and Wonder Woman will recruit the various superheroes from Lex Luthor's (Jesse Eisenberg) metahuman registry to protect the planet from an intergalactic threat. The Parademons already showed up once during the Knightmare sequence in Batman V Superman, so Bruce Wayne has finally started to realize that his worst fears may be coming true.
As if that teaser wasn't tantalizing enough, Ben Affleck has also released a poster to accompany the Batman teaser as well.
One thing that I particularly enjoy about Justice League's marketing campaign is the fact that it's starting to emphasize the team aspect of the movie. Between this teaser, and the Aquaman teaser released earlier today, it's beginning to become apparent that DC is going to make sure each hero gets a moment in the spotlight. Each of the released teasers has concluded with the Justice League heroes standing shoulder to shoulder, and we can likely expect even more of that imagery as the film's marketing campaign ramps up closer to its release.
The full Justice League trailer will drop this Saturday, and Zack Snyder's superhero epic will debut in theaters on November 17. Make sure to take a look at our movie premiere guide for more details regarding the rest of this year's major theatrical releases.