The Justice League trailer released back in July, and it showed a much lighter side than what was seen in the serious, dark Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now, director Zack Snyder has shared a behind-the-scenes video that features the superhero team goofing around.
Although it’s not an indicator of Justice League‘s tone, it’s nice to see the cast and crew of the superhero movie having some fun while shooting. The video has action shots, but moments like when Aquaman drops his trident and steals Wonder Woman’s sword are worth a smile or two. You can watch it for yourself below.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) October 7, 2016
At one point, we even get to see a brief shot of Henry Cavill as Superman, which is noteworthy since he was missing from the trailer. It’s worth noting that he appears in his regular red-and-blue outfit in the above video, as opposed to the black one featured in an image revealed this past August. Speaking of costumes, we also get to see a short snippet of Batman’s new suit in action and Cyborg’s robotic body before post-production effects are applied–the latter of which looks very silly standing next to Batman and the rest of the gang.
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017. It stars Ben Affleck (Gone Girl) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as The Flash, Ray Fisher (The Astronaut Wives Club) as Cyborg, and Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as Superman.
In GameSpot’s review, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was criticized for its dark and serious tone. Critic Randolph Ramsay said, “Joy isn’t a prerequisite for a superhero film, but a smidgen of hope can help elevate the most serious of situations. Hope is what makes all the struggles, all of the sacrifices of its characters seem worthwhile. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is determined not to let you feel any.”