Following the release of the new trailer for “Justice League” yesterday, USA Today spoke with the film’s director Zack Snyder about the DC superhero team-up project. It’s a film in which finally brings some iconic characters, previously only seen in the comics, to 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. It’s kinda fun to really let (the actors) stretch their legs and inhabit those characters. 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.
[Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash] are each such awesome personalities in the movie. 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.””
Snyder says Affleck’s Batman is now evolving into more of a complete hero in this after being a loner for much of his crime-fighting career, and ‘Dawn’ being the “low point of isolation”. As for Superman, Snyder’s up to something:
“It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it. 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? All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him.”
A full gallery of high-resolution screen captures from the trailer can be seen below. “Justice League” opens in U.S. cinemas on November 17th.