Production continues on the upcoming Justice League movie in
London and new details on the 2017 sequel have made their way online.
JoBlo brings word that the film is no longer a “Part One” as Warner Bros.
originally announced but instead a standalone movie with a “lighter tone”
than the previous two films. The film’s basic plot surrounds the formation of
the titular group, a wholly unique story line for a superhero movie, while also
seeing them pursue three Mother Boxes on Earth. These Mother Boxes will
also be just sitting on our planet waiting for the film’s main
villain, Steppenwolf, to come and get them and have been for some time
apparently as The Amazonians and Atlanteans will each have their own. For what
purpose, only the plot knows.
Regarding the heroes that compose the team, Ben Affleck’s Batman will
be gaining a new vehicle called “The Flying Fox” to transport his teammates
in; a tank-like vehicle called “The Nightcrawler;” but also an updated armor
and a new suit by the film’s end, whose differences will be unseen as
they’ll be underneath his current costume. The Flash will have cobbled
together his initial costume in the film with pieces of stolen tech, including
heating tiles as seen on the bottom of the space shuttle. Cyborg’s costume
will be 100% CGI and Wonder Woman’s is the same as seen in Batman v
Superman. Willem Dafoe has also been confirmed to be playing the
role of Vulko, an Atlantean that is Aquaman’s mentor.
Gizmodo also has a breakdown of a scene from the film featuring Bruce
Wayne’s initial contact with Barry Allen and recruitment into the Justice
League. The site reports Barry Allen returns to his ‘warehouse’-sized
apartment to find Bruce Wayne waiting for him and holding a photo of the Flash
video we saw in Dawn of Justice. The pair exchange dialogue:
“That’s a person who looks exactly like me but is definitely
not,” Allen replies. “Hippie, long hair, very attractive Jewish boy. He
drinks milk, I don’t drink milk.” he jokes as Wayne starts to walk over to a
red suit standing in the apartment.
“I know you have abilities, I just don’t know what they
are,” says Wayne.
“My special skills include viola, web design…” Allen
rambles as Wayne examines the suit and notes it’s made of a very specific heat
resistant material. “Yeah, I do competitive ice dancing,” Allen says.
“This is the stuff the space shuttle uses to prevent from
burning up on reentry.”
“…Very competitive ice dancing?”
Just then, the film turns to slow-motion as Bruce Wayne hurls one
of the razor-sharp, bat-logo-shaped throwing stars he used in BvS at Allen.
Allen looks at it inquisitively as it passes him in slow motion then, with a
profound realization, grabs it out of the air. Silence, surprise, and then:
“You’re the Batman?”
“And you’re fast.”
“That feels like an oversimplification.”
Bruce tells Allen he’s putting together a team of people with
special abilities because he believes enemies are coming. Barry immediately
wants to be part of it, and Batman can’t help but ask why he’s agreed so
quickly. “I need friends,” says Barry, just before holding up the
throwing-bat/star. “Can I keep this?”
Finally, Ben Affleck confirmed that he will direct the upcoming solo Batman
movie but that he won’t begin production on it until the script is ready.
Directed once again by Zack Snyder, Justice League will be
released November 10, 2017.