The 13 best hidden winks in the trailer for ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’
The trailer for ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ has taken the internet by storm: the fans have shredded it flat by shot, and the truth is that if there is something in charge of this advance of the film that will be released next 18 March, it is to be clear that it is different from what we saw in theaters a few years ago. But how much? For now, there are a few winks and details that the trailer drops, which you can see in full here:
Lex Luthor appears
He does not appear exactly, but his voice can be heard repeating his famous phrase in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’: “The bells have already tolled, it has already been heard up there in the dark, among the stars. The God has died”. This unofficially confirms something we already knew: Luthor will be present in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’, although we do not know to what extent. Incidentally, that hypohuracane howling Superman from Krypton seems to be held in by Doomsday’s massive claw.
The war against Uxas
In his foray into the temple of Athena, Wonder Woman recalls Humanity’s first clash with Darkseid, when it still responded to the name of Uxas. It is already confirmed that we will see these battles in flashback format, and that in the Original ‘Justice League’ We saw it starring Steppenwolf. By the way, if you look at the mural of Uxas, on his chest you can see the three Mother Boxes combined.
The arrow points the way
The arrow that Wonder Woman is holding in her hand was shot by Diana’s mother in the previous version of ‘Justice League’ (here we will also see, it is assumed, that Snyder has not thrown anything). Y in Whedon’s film we saw how Diana checked the fate of that arrow on the news, the temple. This time he will not assimilate the knowledge about Darkseid by infused science, as it happened there, but we will see his walk through the place, discovering the origins of Darkseid and the importance of the Mother Boxes.
DeSaad and Grandma Goodness
Two secondary characters, acolytes of Darkseid and who appear in what may be Apokolips in Batman’s nightmare (with a lot of parademons bowing down on their knees), flanking the villain of the film. Both are part of Jack Kirby’s creations for his epic ‘The Fourth World’ comics and the name of the first is inspired by the Marquis de Sade. He already appeared in the television series ‘Smallville’, his motion capture was done by Peter Guinness, and it is him and not Darkseid that Stepphenwolf calls “Milord”. Granny Goodness was also seen by ‘Smallville’ and is one of the most beloved characters in the Mr. Miracle universe.
Now yes: Wonder Woman in action
This sequence of the explosion could be seen in some trailers of the theatrical version of ‘Justice League’, but not in the final assembly. With the version of Zack Snyder we will have the opportunity to recover it. Another famous scene that was eliminated in the released montage is that of Flash’s meeting with his father in jail, wrongly accused of the murder of his mother. A classic plot that leads us to Flashpoint, and that many believe will not be resolved in this movie, but in The Flash.
Meet Iris West
Also in the trailer we have the opportunity to seeing for the first time Iris West (Kiersey Clemons), The Flash’s love interest and saved from a car accident in true super slow motion style of the hero. Strangely, because it fit the Whedon version quite well, this sequence was left out of the theatrical montage, and Snyder now recovers it.
Gardner Fox, the icon
Small detail of those that generate fans: in the rescue to Iris we can see a poster of a brand called Gardner Fox. That, too, is the name of one of the classic DC Comics screenwriters, author of some 40,000 stories and creator of the Justice League. Little joke with Gardner.
Zack Snyder makes it clear that this is his Superman with this way of levitating the stones around the hero’s fist before starting to fly. We could already see this effect, due to the force field that the character generates, in Snyder’s first film with the DC heroes, ‘The Man of Steel’.
Calling Victor Stone
This is the image of the trailer that is giving more than talking: it is Victor Strong before becoming a Cyborg, in his varsity jacket and in a place that does not seem terrestrial. One of the most commented theories is that it may be Cyborg communicating with one of the Mother Boxes, for which he adopts this more human form.
Flashpoint: first strides
Snyder has confirmed that Flash will modify the normal passing of time in your montage. This could well be that moment. It is a very important event in the DC universe that possibly generates the core of the Flash solo movie (just as it already served as the starting gun for The CW television series) and that here will perhaps serve for us to see the Justice League completely defeated by Darkseid, as in the JLA comic ‘Rock of Ages’.
Superman, rigorous mourning
Superman’s black suit is one of the most well-known elements of Snyder’s version that fans most eagerly await, since it was one of the aspects in which Warner castled without exit: no black suit. It is an element already known in the comics, after the death of the character, where he symbolically had to regain the colors of the suit and wore what is known as a Kryptonian regeneration suit: with his diminished powers, the color black makes it easier for him to absorb more quickly the sun’s rays to regain your skills to full capacity.
Return of the Night Lord
The Batmobile that Batman is on is that of ‘The Return of the Lord of the Night’, the mythical comic by Frank Miller set in a dystopian future in which Superman is in the service of law and order, and Batman is a retired, outlaw, and psychotic old man.
“We live in a society”
The definitive proof that Zack Snyder is either a show with no capacity for subtleties or smarter than all of us put together, is in the Joker appearing in the dream scene of the film and citing the meme that is used … to satirize those who have the Joker as a role model, Twitter avatar or whatever. ¿Twisted irony or brutal honesty? It is very possible that ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ will give us an answer to that question once and for all.
Save more than 20% on your annual or monthly Disney + subscription before February 23