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This weekend was an exciting one for DC fans. Because after months of anticipation and patiently waiting, the first full Justice League trailer has finally arrived. Filled to the brim with non-stop action, many audiences were given exactly what they'd been hoping for from the DCEU team up movie: laughs, battles, and little to no plot details. This is in stark contrast to the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, which gave away the third act Doomsday reveal and set the the train of DC hate rolling before the film's release. And now a major Marvel director has voiced his approval of the new Justice League trailer.
There you have it. James Gunn thoroughly enjoyed the new Justice League trailer. So take that, haters.
It should actually come to no surprise that James Gunn liked Justice League's trailer so much. Indeed, it seems like the team that put together the trailer took some note from Guardians of the Galaxy, and the two blockbusters' trailers are remarkably similar. And there's a few reasons why.
To start, there is a ton of action in both trailers. Obviously superhero movies usually have a fair mount of battles, so there's plenty of material to chose from. But by keeping each moment of action and glimpse of battle short, it won't actually ruin the extended fight sequences in either film.
And the moments of action are balanced by levity and quick comedic quips. While Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and Batman v Superman were somber and dark, Justice League appears to be much more comedic than its predecessors. And considering how the MCU is always praised for its moments of comedy, this change in tone might be exactly what future DCEU installments need. So good on ya, Justice League.
And then there's the trailer's soundtrack. Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel both have amazing soundtracks filled with iconic songs that everyone knows. Justice League's trailer followed suit, using a cover of the Beatles' "Come Together" to keep the energy at an all-time high. If Justice League can keep that up, then perhaps it will be the success that the DCEU sorely needs.
Of course, Suicide Squad has a similarly delightful trailer, and we all know how that worked out.