Make no doubt about it: Batman will be a major player in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Justice League” film. DC Films dropped a new poster for the movie on their UK Twitter account, and this one features the Dark Knight himself, but with a twist. The Batman that appears in this poster is wearing a different costume.
The symbol on Batman’s chest is notably lighter than the one from all of the trailers and photos so far. While much of the costume looks to be the same, this color change really makes the bat stand out. This may be a symbolic shift, seeing as “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was largely criticized for being too dark; the change could indicate a change in tone for “Justice League.”
The new poster arrives on the heels of a brief, Batman-centric trailer, which put him center stage for another 20-second video montage of new scenes from the anticipated film. DC Films also released a quick Aquaman trailer and solo Aquaman poster. It seems likely that the studio will continue to roll out posters and trailers based around each individual Justice Leaguer.
Over his comic book career, Batman has introduced several specialized suits, including the Bat-mech suit he wore to fight Superman in “Batman v Superman”; however, the overall look and color rarely change. This remains the case here in this new poster. It is unclear if Batman will wear a similar suit in the film.
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 in “Justice League.” 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.
Arriving Nov. 17, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen Queen Hippolyta and J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.