News just cannot stop flowing today from the Justice League set. After hearing from Ben Affleck, more about the villain, and a description of a filmed scene, now we have more on the tone of the movie. According to multiple news outlets, the tone of Justice League is going to be a lot more fun than Batman v Superman, and that The Flash will be a key character in implementing that humor into the film. Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub from Collider.com shared that there was an edited scene between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen in Barry’s apartment. It sounded like this was their first interaction. This was the scene.
Towards the end of the day Snyder showed us an edited scene from Justice League without finished effects. The scene showed Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) arriving at his apartment only to find Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) sitting in his second favorite chair. Bruce is telling Barry that he knows he’s special but doesn’t know how and Barry is trying to deflect everything being said with humor and well-written dialogue. Finally, Bruce has had enough and throws a Batarang at Barry who proceeds to slow down time using his super speed and catches the weapon. As he examines the weapon it dawns on him that Bruce is Batman. As he enters real time Bruce says, “so you’re fast.” Barry then says “so you’re Batman?” Bruce explains he’s putting together a group to battle what’s coming. Before he’s even four seconds into his pitch as to why Barry should join him Barry says, “I’m in.” Bruce is shocked and proceeds to smile, extremely surprised at what just happened. Barry then tells him “I need friends. Can I keep this?” As the scene ended all the reporters in the room were laughing.
Barry also had a joke during another scene shown to the press, which you can read about Here, so it seems he’ll be more crucial to the humor of the story. We also have many quotes and info from Collider about what the cast and crew are saying about the humor.
Producer Debbie Snyder said one of the things they learned from the reaction to Batman v Superman is audiences don’t want their superheroes deconstructed. She also said the darkest part of the story has already been shown (which was the last film).
Justice League is going to appeal to a younger audience. Snyder went on to say “Justice League is much more inclusive. I think also you have these two very young characters, Flash and Cyborg. And you know, they’re definitely lighter. I think they’re going to appeal to a younger audience.”
Ben Affleck said that the version of Batman in Justice League is “a little bit more sardonic, humor, a little more irony. He’s on a little more man on a mission this time. As opposed to like he was so full of anger because of what happened at the Black Zero Event. That kind of character, that sort of rage that possessed him. And now he’s on a mission to get this group together.”
It sounds like even the darkest characters of Batman v Superman will lighten up a bit for this movie.
Justice League will be released in 2017 and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Henry Cavill.