That sound you heard on Saturday morning was the collective reaction across the land of Geektopia to the release of the first full official trailer for The Justice League! Fans of superhero films have been clamoring for this first look at the (almost- we’re missing Superman) fully assembled League since the teaser released about eight months ago. While Marvel’s Avengers beat DC’s Justice League to the big screen by several years, the Justice League was actually assembled much earlier in the realm of comic books and animation (Anyone remember the 80’s and a little Saturday morning cartoon called Super Friends?). Also, the League arguably contains the world’s most recognizable heroes, such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. This may account for the fervor surrounding the debut of this trailer.
That being said, there is a strong air of skepticism surrounding DC’s cinematic ventures. While raking in mega bucks, Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad were ravaged by critics and also left die hard fans divided. Many felt as though those films were oversold by their own trailers, which were almost universally lauded in the months before the actual release dates. Is the new Justice League trailer a case of “I won’t be fooled again” or is it “3rd time’s a charm”?
The Bat Signal has been turned on, folks! Take a look at the trailer right here and sound off in the comments below!