Warner Bros. Pictures released the new “Justice League” trailer this weekend, after first releasing a few character teasers, the second-trailer launches one-year after the premiere of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”. Zack Snyder directed the film, and wrote the original story the film is based on, while Chris Terrio wrote the screneplay. The new installment will have a nice mix of returning characters and new faces, including Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard, Ezra Miller, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, Jesse Eisenberg and Willem Dafoe.
The film picks up after the events of “Batman v Superman,” with Batman and his new super-friend furthering the Justice League to fight humanity’s greatest foes. The film will have to win-over fans that were not pleased with the release of “Batman v Superman,” though the film did have enormous financial success. During its run in theaters, “Batman v Superman” grossed over $330M domestically and over $873M worldwide. Despite the film’s mixed-reaction with fans and critics, the blu-ray and DVD release of “Batman v Superman” was still one of the highest of the year. Warner Bros. Pictures will launch “Justice League” on November 17, 2017. Fans of the franchise can watch the trailer below, from Warner Bros. Pictures’ YouTube channel.
The next DC film to hit theaters will be “Wonder Woman,” with a premiere set for June 2, 2017. That spinoff was directed by Patty Jenkins, working from the story written by Zack Snyder. The screenplay for the project was written by Allan Heinberg. Gal Gadot has become one of the more popular characters in the new DC cinematic universe, and it will be interesting to see how “Wonder Woman” stacks up against Batman and Superman. Robin Wright and Chris Pine will join Gadot in the Wonder Woman installment this summer.
Then in 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures will premiere “Aquaman,” bringing back Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe for the spinoff. Joining them on screen will be Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. James Wan will direct that film for the studio, working off a screenplay written by Will Beall. The original story was written by Geoff Johns. Fans can see “Aquaman” in theaters starting on December 21, 2018.