After years of anticipation and curiosity, Warner Bros.’ Justice League film is a little more than a week away, uniting DC Comics’ premier heroes in a team-up that’s been building since 2013’s Man of Steel.
A film of this profile naturally receives a promotional campaign to match, and the Justice League press junket happened this past weekend in London, attended by CBR. Warner Bros. has released the three-part video of the junket’s press conference, featuring cast members Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ezra Miller (The Flash); alongside producers Deborah Snyder and Charles Roven.
In part 1, moderator and DC All Access host Tiffany Smith asks how the cast and producers reacted to seeing the team finally come together on screen. “Joyous, amazing experience,” Miller said. “I’m a big comic book fan — when everyone got together, it was really like looking at a frame from even some of the early Justice League comics, because we have so many of the original characters. Everyone except for Cyborg — just because he hadn’t been invented yet.” “That’s OK,” Fisher added. “Change is good!”
Part 2 sees Affleck and Snyder address the director transition from Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon, who finished the film after Snyder departed following a family tragedy. Also, Momoa discussed moving from Justice League to the upcoming Aquaman solo film, which will see the character move closer to his classic comic book incarnation: “In a year, you’re going to understand where he came from. What happened to his mother, what happened to his father, and how he was treated in this world. How he didn’t know how to use his powers. Sometimes he saved people, and sometimes he lost people. His human side didn’t know how to cope with those things. There are a lot of layers to this guy. I think once we do get to the solo film, you get to see, he’s going take responsibility, and help the world and become king, eventually. For the people who are like — ‘That’s not my Aquaman!’ — just wait a little bit longer. ”
The third and final part of the press conference video sees Gadot address the film’s hopeful message to band together in a divided world. “The real world, we don’t fight monsters. We don’t have alien attacks. It’s us creating the problem,” Gadot told reporters. “I think it would have been wonderful if somehow, humans could get together and do good to each other and try to make the world a better place.”
Fittingly, the press conference ended on another optimistic note, with Cavill saying what he wants fans to walk away with after seeing the movie: “I hope people walk away from it, first of all, having enjoyed it and had fun. But more importantly, to have been inspired, and to walk away with a sense of hope.”
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League is in theaters on Nov. 17.
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