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Justice League Trailer Breakdown--Here's What's Going On

The new trailer shows details to what is uniting the League.

This originally was posted here. The version below has been slightly abbreviated. See the original for more images.

After several teasers this past week, the new Justice League trailer is finally here. There's a lot happening, and we see the team coming together to face a deadly threat. Here's everything that's going on in the trailer.

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The trailer starts out with Bruce Wayne traveling the world to find the various superheroes to recruit them for an upcoming battle. For a guy who devotes a lot of money and Bat-Vehicles to fighting crime, he takes a more subdued approach to seeking out allies.

We hear Bruce mention an attack is coming, but Wonder Woman disagrees: "It's already here."

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In what appears to be Silas Stone's home, a Mother Box has been activated. Silas is Victor Stone's father. He was seen in the video footage Bruce Wayne found in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

As Silas sees the Mother Box has been activated, a Parademon rises behind him. Parademons were seen in Bruce Wayne's future vision/dream. They are Darkseid's troopers on Apokolips.

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Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, rescues what appears to be a fisherman. We can assume he was rescued from the rough seas and Aquaman didn't sink his boat. In the previous footage shown at last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Bruce arrives at the tavern seeking Aquaman out. Perhaps that scene takes place right after this.

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Cyborg is shown in action. It's not clear how long it's been since his transformation. He is using his abilities to help others. That should make him easier for Bruce Wayne to find.

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The trailer shifts to showing the Flash in action. We can expect a lot of flashy visuals with the Speed Force. In a more abbreviated scene than what was shown in last year's footage, Bruce throws a Batarang at Barry Allen in order to get him to reveal he's the Flash after he tries denying it.

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Batman is finally shown in action. In the middle of a battle, Batman swings into a Parademon, dodging lasers being fired at him.

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Aquaman makes a giant leap in order to throw his trident at some Parademons.

During this scene, Wonder Woman tells Bruce, "They said the age of heroes would never come again." It's not clear what or who this is referring to. Were there other heroes? Were there other heroes in this cinematic universe before now? Perhaps we'll find out more in the Wonder Woman movie.

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Aside from being half machine, Cyborg is also able to fly. He can also cover up the exposed parts of his face.

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Some viewers have critiqued the DC movies as being too serious. There will be humor in the movie. Barry asks Bruce what his superpowers are. Bruce replies, "I'm rich." This also sets the scene to reveal Batman's new vehicles.

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Lois Lane makes an appearance. From Batman v. Superman, we know Superman is unable to take part in the action--at least for now.

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Mera, Aquaman's wife in the comics, is seen underwater. It's not clear how much of Atlantis we'll see in the movie.

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Barry Allen is visiting his father, Henry, in prison. Similar to the comics and TV show, Henry must have been arrested when Barry's mother was killed by Reverse Flash. This is something that would be fleshed out in the solo Flash film.

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A horde of Parademons is attacking. It looks like either the battle has arrived on Themyscira, Wonder Woman's home island, or the Amazons have joined in the fight elsewhere.

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Batman meets up with Commissioner Gordon, who comments, "It's good to see you playing well with others again." We know Batman's been active in Gotham for years and that his partner, Robin, was killed. Aquaman arrives when Batman and the Commissioner are speaking. His comment towards Batman's outfit further shows there will be some humor. Batman and Aquaman may not be getting along too well.

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Despite any differences Batman and Aquaman may have, they will be fighting side-by-side. Aquaman posed on top of the speeding Batmobile also further illustrates his brash and reckless behavior. Aquaman here is a warrior that seems to enjoy a good fight.

Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17.

139 Comments

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Edited By Dark_Stranger

Cyborg sticks out in a bad way with his CG.

I mean Iron Man looks better an more believable then that.

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Posted By LordWhiskers

Cyborg looks....good lord. Aside from a few passable shots I'm expecting a laughable mess like the rest of the DCEU thus far.

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Posted By gmanfromheck

@dark_stranger: Yeah, when he tells the guy he'd better move, that was a little rough. Hopefully it'll still get polished before release.

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Posted By HeroUp2112

Still not feeling this, but I have to say...even for the two seconds or so she's shown, Mera looks scene stealing.

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Posted By Eto
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Posted By Dark_Stranger

@gmanfromheck: Yep

Hopefully it does get better polished. Cause that's just not good, and will most definitely be a major focal point of critics, if they don't improve that.

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Posted By Eto

Aquaman looks awesome.

I mean.....Aquaboss!

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Posted By LordWhiskers

@dark_stranger: it most likely will get improved but it'll be as bad the Doomsday CG and other scenes upon release. That Cave Troll looked downright horrible

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Posted By NightFang3

The CG looked fine to me, but CG never bothered me.

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Posted By Heatforce

This movie looks sooo sweet.

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Posted By SuperMeatBoy

The Flash and Aquaman are the top dogs in this movie for me. The CG doesn't really bother me, but i hope they will touch up on Cyborg's a little bit before release.

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Edited By BLACK3STPANTH3R

I'm more of a marvel fans (in terms of comics, and movies) but I actually think this looks pretty bad a**. especially batman.

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Posted By Ready_4_Madness

"I Dig It"

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Posted By kidchipotle

This is what ComicVine has become? An abbreviated version of Gamespot?

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Posted By Ashr

This is what ComicVine has become? An abbreviated version of Gamespot?

If I had to guess, I think something's going on with G-Man's partner in crime. We shall see but I've definitely seen a decline in writing and an increase in previews w/o commentary. All articles of late have come from one source and that's troubling.

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Posted By Epyon007

Finally, a movie that does Aquaman justice! Not a fan of Cyborg's look.

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Edited By Dealthy_Hallows

Not feeling the flash suit

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Edited By the_stegman

Sigh, CV....

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Posted By tensor

I am rich. Lol

Can't wait.

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Posted By AlmightyAmortal

"I dig it".

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Posted By MysticMedivh

So who is/are the villain(s)?

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Posted By jaybefre

@ashr said:

@kidchipotle said:

This is what ComicVine has become? An abbreviated version of Gamespot?

If I had to guess, I think something's going on with G-Man's partner in crime. We shall see but I've definitely seen a decline in writing and an increase in previews w/o commentary. All articles of late have come from one source and that's troubling.

I was wondering the same thing. I've noticed a considerable drop off in overall output. This was kind of like my anti-IGN page. I knew that I could drop in here get some solid news and enjoy reading or engaging in discussion with this chill community. Hope things pick up soon.

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@the_stegman said:

Sigh, CV....

Oh I'm sorry the community doesn't share your enthusiasm for a controversial and mixed received series of films that split fans and critics. Grow up, people are allowed to have different opinions that you don't have to like.

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Posted By Mrnoital

my guess on WW talking about the age of heroes

I'm thinking she's talking about people like Hercules, Achilles and other demigods

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Posted By LordWhiskers

@lvenger said:
@the_stegman said:

Sigh, CV....

Oh I'm sorry the community doesn't share your enthusiasm for a controversial and mixed received series of films that split fans and critics. Grow up, people are allowed to have different opinions that you don't have to like.

Haven't you learned with the DCEU fanbase?

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Posted By D9000

Looks fun, lots of action. Hope it turns out.

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Posted By LordWhiskers

So who is/are the villain(s)?

Steppenwolf is the main antagonist here (cause he was in a deleted scene from the Apologist Edition of BVS) and is leading an army of Parademons to kill the JLA in preparation for Darkseid.

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Posted By Archizooom
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I think this is a flashback to Darkseid's first invasion thousands of years ago. The Amazons, Humans and Atlanteans fought them off, I assume with help from the Gods.

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Posted By Heatblaze

My God Cyborg looks so skinny.

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Posted By deactivated-5a4e0e8ea3dfb

it is a bit disappointing that Aquaman's armor has actually turned out well yet Cyborg has turned out so poorly. I get what they're going for, though, in having the majority of his body be mechanical like the new 52 vice seeing the original parts of his arm and leg like his old look....but its just a bit too skeletal. Don't think he needs to be heavy looking like new 52 did at the start or the animated films have him, the overall leanness is fine, but he just doesn't look overall whole compared to the design of the others.

interested to see how they tweak Barry's origin now that we can presume he was meeting his dad in prison. I'm not a fan of the whole Reverse-Flash aspect to Nora Allen's murder and would prefer it not travel down that road again in live action adaptation but it seems like this take has will tread on the likelihood he was put into the foster system but became a run away rather than join the police department. That would certainly be an interesting new direction where he's, quite literally, an underground hero at the start with the option to progress his character development into a forensic scientist rather than have him start there.

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Posted By redmanta

can't wait

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Posted By laabitres

looks sweet, hope the flash gets a new suit and they touch up cyborg a bit

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Edited By medulaoblaganda

this gon be good

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Posted By Grimwyrd
@mrnoital said:

my guess on WW talking about the age of heroes

I'm thinking she's talking about people like Hercules, Achilles and other demigods

Yup, your essentially correct, no question at all. Esp. when considering her backstory.

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Posted By Mitran

This is what ComicVine has become? An abbreviated version of Gamespot?

It's a little souring to see that the comic book site doesn't get the same care for CBM news that the game site does. I'm guessing it's because Gamespot is bigger and pays more. Oh well, hardly use it anymore

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Edited By Super_ninja

Mera looks hot !

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Posted By redbird3rdboywonder

I hope this movie and WW turn out so good that it shuts people up and so that I can come back here 8 months from now to rub it in people's face just because. As for Cy's CGI yes it does look a little offputting but they probably went for it as it's more practical for the movie

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Posted By Owie

That looked depressingly lame. I'm already ready for this to suck as bad as Batman v Superman. Does the entire movie take place at night? I really don't like to negatively judge a movie based entirely on its trailer, but my god. Have they seen other superheroes movies?

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Posted By FlakeKing

This movie will be good...

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Posted By sesquipedalophobe

I hope they kill off Batman and replace him fast.

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Posted By lordraiden

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I think this is a flashback to Darkseid's first invasion thousands of years ago. The Amazons, Humans and Atlanteans fought them off, I assume with help from the Gods.

Nice

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Edited By mantequilla

Well, call me Nance because in an unexpected plot twist, this actually got me excited (not you Cyborg, you still suck anywhere outside of Teen Titans, neither I like you Gadot, and we'll see about you Flash, but my man Aquaman...you're cool)

Now it only needs to have a good plot, avoid stupid characters like Eisenberg's Luthor, dont have more Martha moments and PLEASE make those epic fight scenes long LotR sequences and not quick just pieces

At least the trailer did his job and got me excited for the first time for this movie but I hope they still left some surprises and the best parts out of it unlike what happens these days with movie trailers

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Posted By Tedirey

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I think this is a flashback to Darkseid's first invasion thousands of years ago. The Amazons, Humans and Atlanteans fought them off, I assume with help from the Gods.

Only the Amazon's and Atlanteans could fight an alien invading army with future tech. A testimony of how skillful the Amazons are with their primitive weapons and the sorcery and advanced tech of the Atlanteans. I'm more excited with this scene than anything else. Zack Snyder sucks and I hope WW and JL are the exceptions.

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Posted By Outside_85

@tedirey said:
@archizooom said:
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I think this is a flashback to Darkseid's first invasion thousands of years ago. The Amazons, Humans and Atlanteans fought them off, I assume with help from the Gods.

Only the Amazon's and Atlanteans could fight an alien invading army with future tech. A testimony of how skillful the Amazons are with their primitive weapons and the sorcery and advanced tech of the Atlanteans. I'm more excited with this scene than anything else. Zack Snyder sucks and I hope WW and JL are the exceptions.

Well the blurb was that humans were in on it as well. So perhaps the invasion was fought off, but only barely, leaving the Amazons and Atlanteans the way they are now and humanity bombed back to the stone age.

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Posted By SuperMeatBoy
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Leaked picture of Superman.

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Posted By spiderhyphenman

Man of Steel is the only movie that had any character development (good and bad) at all and Superman isn't here....at least not yet.

My issue is that i don't care for any of these guys. I have nothing to tell me what any of them have gone through and their back story so i care about where we're going. It feels like a summer CGI Heavy movie with dark backgrounds and visuals that happens to be a super hero movie to me.

I'll have to wait for a full viewing.

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Posted By Supermanforever
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Edited By Supermanforever

I'm more of a marvel fans (in terms of comics, and movies) but I actually think this looks pretty bad a**. especially batman.

Are you kidding. Batman looks level legendary. Just stop.

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Posted By Galactic_1000

Can`t wait