The internet exploded yesterday when the first official trailer for Justice League released online. The video has already achieved a massive 10 million views on the Warner Brothers YouTube channel alone in less than 24 hours, and has received massive praise from fans around the world. Now, an interview with director Zack Snyder has been released along with the trailer. Check out what he had to say:
“The thing that’s awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven’t seen in the movies before on the big screen. It’s kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters. It is a process to make a team out of this group of individuals, but for the greater good maybe they can put their differences aside.”
Snyder then spoke about Batman in the movie, who has begun to change from what we saw in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Snyder said:
“He’s been a loner for certainly his crime-fighting career, maybe with the exception of Robin. When we meet him in BvS, he’s definitely at this low point of isolation. That was always our intention, that Justice League would be this continuation for Batman to evolve into a more complete hero.”
Snyder then spoke about the next entry in the DCEU, Wonder Woman. Snyder said:
“[The movie will] flesh out and realize Themyscira and embrace canon with her and get all the elements to mash up that I love from the original stories. But also we’ll see that dovetail into not only the why of BvS, but even now the why of Justice League and who she is finally realized. We know now where she comes from.”
Then, Snyder spoke about the new additions to the cast- The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). Snyder had this to say:
“They’re each such awesome personalities in the movie. You have Jason stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra, who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash. And Ray’s story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie.”
Finally, Snyder spoke about the missing member of the Justice League, Superman. Superman died in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but has been heavily teased to be making an appearance in Justice League. Snyder said:
“It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it. It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need? All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him.”
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Justice League debuts in theaters on November 17th, 2017 (US).
Source: USA Today