Marvel has also used today as the flawless opportunity to sneakily announce, via Robert Downey Jr. appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that RDJ will be reprising the role of Tony Stark for Iron Man 4, but no release date was mentioned during his TV appearance. But it is still uncertain if the Man of Steel will actually be there in the movie.
Justice League made a decision to doubly bless fans on Sunday morning, putting out a second cut of their newest trailer on their Instagram page and adding in a load of new footage. This trailer seems to combine Zack Snyder's visual polish and talent for action scenes with Whedon's gift of giving characters tons of heart and humor.
Plot wise, it looks like there is a threat so big on the horizon that it requires all hands on deck, including the "Oh my Gosh, we had no idea, what a shocking surprise!" return of a certain Mr Clark K. No, wait, that's too obvious.
Steppenwolf isn't the only villain running amok and causing havoc for the Justice League. This is the strongest hint yet that DC and Warner Bros. will give us a Superman that audiences might actually like. Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, Dunkirk, Annabelle: Creation and It all posted big numbers this year while this weekend's Blade Runner: 2049 (WB is handling its domestic release while Sony oversees international) is aiming for a solid $45 million-plus opening. Where the corn is yellow and still short in "Superman: The Movie", in "Justice League" the corn is green and fully grown. Snyder's presence is probably best demonstrated by the heavy artillery shell from the Batmobile's cannon hitting the ground. Scowls and angst are so 2016 in the DC Extended Universe. Set to a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes" and taking a darker tone than the film's three previous trailers, the new one also features Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. It sure looks like he'll be the breakout star of the film.
Justice League arrives in cinemas November 17th, 2017. Amidst rumors that this movie will be Ben Affleck's last as Batman and misinterpreted quotes suggesting the DCEU would be abandoned for a more disjointed yet traditional release schedule, things are getting very confusing for fans of DC.