“It was all about the filling-out of this massive comic-book pantheon with the biggest and coolest heroes we could,” Snyder said of the team.
The filmmaker, who also serves as a producer of director Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” touched upon the larger arc of the character, who discovers that “humanity isn’t always the most kind and awesome thing.”
“It has its moments, but it can be brutal, and her coming to terms with that dichotomy is what we come to learn about her,” he said. “And in ‘Justice League,’ she’s fully evolved into someone who’s embraced mankind, partly through Superman’s sacrifice. She’s like, ‘All right, I’ve got to pick it up.’”
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, in “Justice League” 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.
Opening Nov. 17, 2017, “Justice League” stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Raymond Fisher, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J.K. Simmons.