In the buildup to the premiere later today of the “Justice League” trailer, Warner Bros. has released a series of teasers showcasing Aquaman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and Cyborg. However, glaringly missing from the videos, and even from the team poster, is Superman, leading fans to wonder whatever happened to the Man of Tomorrow.
Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel died in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” to stop Doomsday, a sacrifice that, at least in part, fuels Ben Affleck to assemble other metahumans to face an even bigger threat. But of course, audiences know Superman isn’t really dead, both because of the final scene of “Dawn of Justice” and because of Cavill’s involvement in “Justice League.” So, where is the Man of Steel?
One fan provides a clue in a note-perfect parody of the “Unite the League” teasers that focuses on Superman’s coffin, as shown in “Dawn of Justice.” It has all the hallmarks of the Warner Bros. marketing — the music, the sound effects, the font — and … the coffin. It even ends with with what looks to be the door of the Flying Fox opening, but instead of revealing Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, The Flash and Aquaman, it shows just Superman’s coffin, again.
Presumably fans will get a better look at the Last Son of Krypton when the actual “Justice League” trailer arrives later today.
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 director Zack Snyder’s “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.