Justice League has a lot of weight on its shoulders. Wonder Woman managed to temporarily turn around the narrative surrounding the DC Extended Universe, but the celebrations only seemed to last so long, with attention quickly turning to Zack Snyder’s upcoming opus. When he had to step down as director and Joss Whedon stepped in to fill his place, the narrative around the movie only grew foggier.
As of right now, there is disagreement among outlets over just how much of the film will be revamped, and whether or not it will actually still have the Zack Snyder flavor. Though while we may have certain questions regarding the more specific aspects of the film, we do have a good idea of what we can expect from the film in terms of its plot. Now, thanks to a report from Total Film, we have an extra details to go off of.
Just as Batman v Superman was something of a direct sequel (in terms of its narrative) to Man of Steel, Justice League will also be a direct sequel to Batman v Superman. According to the outlet, the film begins with “Superman in the grave after sacrificing himself during the battle against Doomsday. Batman and Wonder Woman are gathered in mourning before Steppenwolf makes himself known, leaving the duo to team up with other enhanced heroes.”
So it looks like they will be wasting no time in bridging the stories between Batman v Superman and Justice League. This is one aspect that I find refreshing regarding the DC films. In the Marvel movies, months and years often pass between, and the connections between them tend to be quite nebulous. However, with the films that make up the main narrative of the DCEU, they tend to have pretty strong connections, leaving no room to question how character got where.
Is this the right approach to take? We certainly hope so!
Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
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SOURCE: Total Film (via We Got This Covered)