Whether you’re a fan of DC’s foray into a combined universe and its recent submissions of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice or the poorly reviewed Suicide Squad, it’s hard to pass up on an opportunity to see DC’s biggest and baddest on the screen together for the first time. Justice League has finally put out some new promotional material and it is looking good! They have released the final look for five of the heroes, including Cyborg.
Noticeably absent from the roster is a picture of the Man of Steel, but this is likely due to his purported death at the end of Dawn of Justice. The real focus on this still image are his future teammates: Batman (Ben Affleck), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Henry Cavill will reprise his role in the film and will presumably be in a costume similar to the one used in Dawn of Justice, though it has been rumored and teased by Cavill himself that Black suit might make an appearance.
It’s not much, but the photograph by itself is extraordinary. Cyborg’s entire visage appears to be CGI, which looks incredibly complex. Hopefully, this will be the case as the character is capable of reforming his body to suit his cybernetic needs. Batman looks like… well, Batman, the Flash looks a bit more rugged than his televised counterpart, Aquaman has a look that doesn’t resemble the comics in any way but it completely welcomed (make Aquaman bad-ass again), while Wonder Woman’s costume looks more akin to the one used in the comics over the years. It looks to be at least chromatically different than the one Gadot sports in the trailer for her solo film due out on June 2nd of this year.
Accompanying the photo was the following synopsis by director Zack Snyder:
With Superman (Henry Cavill) having laid down his life for Earth, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) recruit a superteam to take on a new threat to civilization in Justice League. “It was all about the filling-out of this massive comic-book pantheon with the biggest and coolest heroes we could,” director Zack Snyder says of his group, which includes seafaring warrior Aquaman (Jason Momoa), speedy Flash (Ezra Miller) and high-tech Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Fans are getting a big character arc for Wonder Woman in 2017, beginning with her solo movie set during World War I. In it, she finds “humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing,” says Snyder, also a producer on Wonder Woman. “It has its moments, but it can be brutal, and her coming to terms with that dichotomy is what we come to learn about her. And in Justice League, she’s fully evolved into someone who’s embraced mankind, partly through Superman’s sacrifice. She’s like, ‘All right, I’ve got to pick it up.’”
Justice League is being produced by DC Films and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is set to premiere on November 17th of this year.