Justice League is now nearing that week out mark, which means Warner Bros. will be doing whatever they can to make sure fans know it’s coming. Over the last week we’ve seen a load of new goodies released, with the latest being a gigantic batch of high-res images from the upcoming DC team-up.
Following the selfless act of Superman, Batman and his newfound ally Wonder Woman find and recruit a special group of people – Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg – to go up against a newly awakened threat that could result in planet-wide catastrophe.
Some may look at these images as just dozens more of geeky looks at the superhero epic, while others (like myself) look at what’s not there, most noticeably the (continued) absence of Henry Cavill’s Superman and the villain Steppenwolf, played by Ciaran Hinds. WB’s marketing approach for the film continues to leave out Superman, which could end up being a dagger to the films success, but could also be a huge risk turned reward when he does in fact show up. And while I do understand leaving out Steppenwolf for pure theater purposes, I don’t think fans have bought in on him yet, which leaves me wondering why WB hasn’t been pushing him forward as much as possible.
The best thing about this massive group of images is the highlighting it gives to a number of supporting characters. We do get much of the same from the core group of heroes, but luckily that’s helped by the addition of new looks at Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) Lois Lane (Amy Adams), Jim Gordon (J.K. Simmons), Martha Kent (Diane Lane) and Dr. Silas Stone (Joe Morton). With the new stills focusing so heavily on the supporting roles, I think it’s a clear sign that fans of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor need to come to the reality that he has been axed from the final cut.
Take a long look at the new stills below and after doing so, give me your thoughts below in the comments section! Are my points valid? Which character or characters are you most looking forward to seeing? Justice League hits theaters on November 17th and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher and Henry Cavill.