While its still in its infancy, the DC Extended Universe has big things planned. And with Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman providing the DCEU with its first critical darling, Geoff Johns and company have the momentum to hopefully begin truly competing with Marvel Studios. The next installment for DC fans will be Zack Snyder (and Joss Whedon)'s Justice League, which will bring newcomers like Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash alongside the DC trinity introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The latter will be played by veteran actor Ezra Miller, who recently revealed how his character feels about the other members of the League. He said;
This statement comes from an article in an upcoming Entertainment Weekly issue (via Reddit). After discussing the differences between Batman and Wonder Woman's approaches to crime fighting, Ezra Miller revealed just how jazzed Barry Allen is to be in such epic company.
The Flash's enthusiasm and naivety is sure to be a highlight of Justice League. While Zack Snyder's first two installments in the DCEU were extremely morose and joyless, it seems like DC is aiming to make some changes, and lighten up the shared universe. Barry Allen has always been a comic relief of the Justice League, and it's a relief that the characterization in the silver screen adaptation will be loyal to this tradition. And the casting of Ezra Miller is a major win in this regard, as he's an irreverent personality who has played in comedies like Amy Schumer's Trainwreck.
The first trailer for Justice League seems to point out the much lighter tone of the film, when compared to Zack Snyer's previous two entries. There are plenty of comedic moments, like when Bruce Wayne informs Barry that his superpower is being rich. Plus, Aquaman's fish out of water (hehe) interaction with Batman and Commissioner Gordon. Additionally, the film also appears to be much more vibrant in color than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman. Zack Snyder loves muted and dull color palettes typically, but it looks like the folks at DC have heard fan feedback.
Ezra Miller's statement about The Flash's relationship to the other heroes is hopefully a tease for one of the main aspects of Justice League. If Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon are wise, the film will largely focus on the clashing and juxtaposed personalities of the titular team of heroes. If each character's quirks and flaws are properly fleshed out, it should result in an audience that is invested in each hero, and will therefore shell out money to see their impending solo movies.
Justice League will arrive in theaters on November 17, 2017. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.