In just a few films, the DC Extended Universe has gone from an idea to full blown competition for the MCU. And with Wonder Woman signaling the first critical success of the budding shared universe, all eyes are on Zack Snyder's Justice League to bring the heroes together in an epic team up film. In addition to reuniting the DC trinity that made their debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they'll be joined by newcomers The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. Ezra Miller will be playing the Scarlet Speedster, and just used some colorful language to describe his character's enthusiasm for crime fighting, he said:
He's this really endearing, altruistic nerd. He's the 13-year-old Metallica fan, and Metallica says, 'We lost our drummer in a freak accident. We need you to play drums, bro!' I don't even have drumsticks!
Well, that's one way at looking at this. This statement, which comes to us from EW, seems to be telling of The Flash's attitude and demeanor in Justice League. He's psyched to stretch his superheroic muscles, although he might be a tad over his head in the impending battle against Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
From the few Justice League trailers that are currently in the ether, you can certainly see the youthful energy and excitement that Ezra Miller's Flash will bring to the film. When Bruce Wayne reveals himself to be Batman, he's pretty starstruck, which adds a great aspect of levity to the trailer. While Zack Snyder's first two films were morose in tone, it looks like he's taking a page from the MCU playbook and adding more humor into Justice League. And Miller's unique perspective and penchant for comedy will no doubt help keep the film light and frothy, when the titular group isn't kicking Parademon ass.
If Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon approach the film properly, the most interesting aspect of Justice League should be seeing how the various heroes interact with each other. They're a motley crew that come from very different worlds, and therefore have vastly different perspectives on the business of crime fighting. Aquaman seems to save humans for profit, Cyborg was forced into his mechanical body, The Flash thinks its awesome, and so on. Seeing their philosophies and backgrounds clash while they attempt to function as a cohesive group should be a great character study, and hopefully it'll be chock full of comedic moments.
But we still have a few months to wait until we get any answers. Luckily for us, San Diego Comic-Con is nearly here, and I would be surprised if the DCEU didn't chose to reveal new footage or a possible trailer for Justice League.
Justice League will arrive in theaters on November 17th, 2017. In the meantime, check out our summer premiere list to plan your next trip to the movies.