Following the release of the amazing Justice League trailer this weekend, USA Today caught up with director Zack Snyder who was more than willing to share his enthusiasm for this new project - and all its iconic heroes coming together for the first time on the big screen.
"The thing that’s awesome about these icons is that a lot of them we haven’t seen in the movies before on the big screen," Snyder said referring to Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash.
"It’s kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters,” he added. “It is a process to make a team out of this group of individuals, but for the greater good maybe they can put their differences aside."
Snyder then went on to discuss the evolution of The Batman. "He’s been a loner for certainly his crime-fighting career, maybe with the exception of Robin,” Snyder said. “When we meet him in BvS, he’s definitely at this low point of isolation. That was always our intention, that Justice League would be this continuation for Batman to evolve into a more complete hero."
In regards to Wonder Woman, the director says her upcoming movie will "flesh out and realize (her island home) Themyscira and embrace canon with her and get all the elements to mash up that I love from the original stories. But also we’ll see that dovetail into not only the why of BvS, but even now the why of Justice League and who she is finally realized. We know now where she comes from."
Snyder then went on to further discuss the DCEU newcomers. "You have Jason stomping around as this inked hairy man, just this mythic figure. And you’ve got Ezra, who’s full of life and hilarious and all over the place and amazing — a really fun and also poignant Flash. And Ray’s story is in a lot of the ways the heart of the movie."
And what of the Man Of Steel?
"It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it," Snyder laughed. "It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need?” Snyder said. “All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him."
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and J.K. Simmons, Justice League hits theatres on November 17th, 2017.
Source: USA Today
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