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The SDCC ‘Justice League’ Trailer features quite a few favorites

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“Justice League” was certainly one of the heavy hitters going into San Diego Comic-Con this year, and Warner Bros. Pictures brought most of the cast to celebrate with fans, and even introduced a new trailer at the event. The studio released a teaser-trailer for the film back in March, but this one features a glimpse of the villainous Steppenwolf.

Zack Snyder directed “Justice League,” he also wrote the original story that the film is based on, while the screenplay was written by Chris Terrio. The new DC installment will have most of your favorite actors returning to their roles, and few new ones. “Justice League” will feature 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-friends furthering the Justice League to fight humanity’s greatest foes. While it’s true that “Batman v Superman” didn’t exactly wow audiences across the globe the way that “Wonder Woman” did, the film was a financial success for the studio. During its run in theaters, “Batman v Superman” grossed over $330M domestically and over $873M worldwide. To put that in perspective, “Wonder Woman” grossed over $385M domestically and over $770M worldwide. Not bad considering that “Wonder Woman” was banned in a few countries, and the film hasn’t even finished its run in theaters. While “Wonder Woman” was directed by Patty Jenkins, she was working from a story written by Zack Snyder. The screenplay for “Wonder Woman” was written by Allan Heinberg.

Warner Bros. Pictures will launch “Justice League” on November 17, 2017. Fans of the franchise can watch the trailer below, which was shown to attendees at San Diego Comic-Con.

Another DC film on the horizon is “Aquaman,” which will premiere in 2018. That installment to the DC universe will star Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe, all of whom are starring in this “Justice League” film. 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.