Examining the SDCC “Justice League” Trailer with Screenshots

Now that we’ve all had a chance to watch and rewatch the “Justice League” trailer shown and released in conjunction with San Diego Comic-Con, let’s take a closer look at some of the elements, especially those pertaining to Superman.

I’ve captured 10 stills from the four minute, 11 second video that was released online. The first (as can be seen in the slideshow below), shows the Superman “S” shield on a large display on the side of a bridge with a woman’s voice saying, “The world remains in mourning after the death of the Superman”.

We then see Batman approaching the remains of the Superman memorial statue that was broken during the fight with Doomsday in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, with other voices reporting a range of topics, including an increase in crime and Lex Luthor’s incarceration inside Arkham Asylum. A Daily Planet newspaper headline reports “World Without Hope”.

As the Amazonian women look on, a Boom Tube forms around the Mother Box in their care… and Steppenwolf arrives on Earth! Steppenwolf’s voice is heard exclaiming, “No protectors here. No Lanterns. No Kryptonian. This world will fall… like all the others.”

We see Bruce Wayne looking at a hologram of what appears to be a woman wearing a red cape and red boots… with what appear to be tattoos on her right leg. Is this Supergirl? Some fans are suggesting it’s Superman… but the legs don’t appear to be wearing blue tights, and the shape of the leg looks female.

Steppenwolf wields his giant axe, breaking the ground around him. His army of Parademons invading Earth.

In what reminded me of “Superman III”, Alfred says, “One misses the days when one’s biggest concerns were exploding windup penguins.” As he’s talking to Bruce Wayne, it’s more likely a reference to Batman’s villain, the Penguin.

Batman’s voice: “Superman was a beacon to the world. He didn’t just save people, he made them see the best parts of themselves.”

As Alfred works in the Batcave, the liquid in his drinking glass vibrates as we hear consecutive rumbles. As someone walks towards him he straightens up saying, “He said you’d come. Now let’s hope you’re not too late.” Is that the hint of a red-caped shoulder we see as he talks to the person in front of him? Has Superman returned?

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