Is there some kind of comic book convention this weekend?? It’s almost like every studio banking their fortunes on superheroes decided to release some kind of trailer today!
After the humdrum sad-sack grey-tone boo-hoo dirge that was BvS, it’s unexpectedly pleasant to see such a (relatively) humanized teaser for Justice League. After all, this should be the most grandiose, opera-singers-chanting-from-the-mountaintops trailer of them all… but instead it’s basically Batman meeting people and asking for their help. The constant “is War Pigs about to start playing?” music in the background and the Wyoming Gas Station-esque movie logo further bring this supernatural, otherworldly concept down to earth.
I like it! I love Flash in this, I think Aquaman looks ok, Cyborg has my attention and Batfleck continues to impress. I really love the line, “I’m real when it’s useful.”
Unlike JL’s more casual “just for SDCC folks” trailer, Wonder Woman makes her big debut with a more traditional “NEXT SUMMER… ETC ETC ETC” sizzle reel. While Gal looks great in the suit and some of the combat scenes look sick af, I don’t really get a sense of what the movie is about… other than Wonder Woman will be in a movie in 2017 and it takes place before she met Ben Affleck in the movie I saw in 2016. And both of those take place before Justice League, which is also 2017.
I will see this, and want it to be good / do well. But this trailer isn’t selling me on any one specific thing or total “holy shit” moment. Hoping it’ll just be good moment to moment, and actually sustain my attention for the whole two hours. I can’t get a read on this… help!
Granted, we can’t expect much from the often-teased-but-equally-often-delayed Defenders trailer – the four shows it unites aren’t even wrapped up yet – but for the moment I’m just glad to see some kind of movement on the Daredevil + Jessica Jones + Luke Cage + Iron Fist TVengers event.
Gotta admit though, the “you can’t even save yourselves line” is a liiiiittle eye-rolly.
Not a lot to go off of – it is a teaser after all – but I have enough faith in the Netflix x Marvel relationship to give this the benefit of the doubt. Fist is great in his street-level books, especially when he’s running into DD, Cage and the other Marvel Knights.
Unsurprisingly, this looks fantastic. Cage was one of the (many) great characters in Jessica Jones, and will no doubt kill it in his own show. The physicality and confidence pouring out of Cage is a treat to watch, and since (AFAIK) he doesn’t have any one particular villain or storyline from which to crib, we can watch without trying to constantly outsmart ourselves. Every 10 seconds of Daredevil is “is that Bullseye? Is that Bullseye? OOOO IT’S OWL EVERYONE THAT”S THE OWL.”
So yeah. Lots to think / see / wonder!