“No protectors here.”
“This world will fall, like all the others.”
booms the voice of one Steppenwolf, Apokoliptian general and uncle to the powerful Darkseid. With his speech alone the DC extended universe has expanded. In this giant playground they’ve built, we now know the elite Green Lantern Corps exists and are already well known in this universe. Their reveal should happen soon. It took a while, but i think DC has finally caught their footing. Their identity is now set. They know who they are, and what types of films they want to show. On top of the over the top action spectacle, and well intentioned but critically maligned ‘character studies’ they started off with, they’ve now injected some humor and what seems to be a hint of actual story. A winning combination. It just works. I was fully engrossed in this latest trailer, and at no point was i like “urgh, what am I watching?”
In a world without Superman, the criminals come out to play. Starting off with what i think is a clear nod to the beginning of Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ movie, we have what appears to be some sort of heist. But this is just small-scale, we see DC/WB’s new saviour, the current flag of feminism herself, Wonder-Woman easily dispatching of los bandidos. (Not their actual DC name i would think, but spanish sounds really cool when placed at the end of a sentence.) Whether this incident will have future implications, i doubt it, but hey do your thing, Gal Gadot. From there the large-scale happens. Steppenwolf and his horde of parademons are invading earth and the league needs to stop them. Can they do it? Man did you not see how this dude swung that hammer down like Sauron and destroyed almost everything around him?!?! Lol, i do not see it being easy bro. DC has an epic on their hands. The fate of the earth is on the line and it’s gonna take a lot of heroics. I cannot wait to see how it unfolds.
Favorite parts of the trailer.
1. Alfred’s self-aware remark to Bruce when he says “One misses the days when one’s biggest concern were exploding wind-up penguins.”
2. Flash not getting the memo that you’re supposed to disappear when the police commissioner turns his back. Superhero 101 bro.
3. Flash undervaluing himself and not yet realizing he is one of the most powerful people in DC. “It’s really cool you guys seem ready to do battle & stuff, but i’ve never done battle. I’ve just pushed some people & run away.” I bet Batman will reply with “okay Barry, then just push some people and run away.”
4. DC not completely spoiling the reveal of how Superman will come back from the dead. Subtlety done right.