June 21, 2016: “Justice League” Movie Set Visit Reports

160621-JusticeLeagueLogoA number of news sites have now posted their reports from a recent visit to the set of the “Justice League” movie in London. The reports include the film’s official logo, details on Superman’s appearance, and an official plot synopsis. Read on if you want to know more…

The official synopsis for “Justice League” movie reads…

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes – Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash – it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

The main villain of the movie isn’t Darkseid, as many people predicted, but he is from Apokolips. It’s Steppenwolf…

One of the most noticeable posters in the art-packed boardroom at Leavesden was a six-foot, shadowy silhouette with two horns sprouting from its faceless head. This, Deborah Snyder informed us, was Steppenwolf – the lead antagonist of Justice League.

Although an appearance by Darkseid isn’t completely out of the question. You may also see other cameo appearances from other DC Comics characters. Speaking of which, Willem Dafoe’s role… He’ll be playing Vulko – a key figure in the underwater world whose name will be recognizable to fans of DC Comics.

While Superman is in the movie, apparently he won’t show up until the final third of the film. The Man of Steel may be wearing a different costume, and his hair will be slightly longer. (Sound familiar?)

“Obviously Superman is part of the Justice League,” said Deborah Snyder. “And we know where we ended up with him. And there wouldn’t be a Justice League without Superman, but I think his way back to us … we don’t want to really spoil that. But he is here.”

As for the tone of the film, Zack Snyder confirmed that there will be a more fun feel to “Justice League”…

“Yeah, I think that, you know I am obsessed with tone in movies,” Snyder said, when asked if he was consciously changing the tone from Batman v Superman. “Tone has always been the main thing that I go after with a movie. And I really wanted the tone of the three movies to be different chapters and not be like the same note that you strike, like ‘Oh okay, there’s this again’.”Because of what, you know, fans have said, and how the movie [Batman v Superman] was sort of received by some, we have really put the screws to what we thought the tone would be, and – I feel – just crushed it that little bit further.”

And contrary to early reports, where the movie was considered “Part 1” of a two part “Justice League” idea, this “Justice League” movie is a stand-alone piece.

“We were only ever planning, and we are only doing, Justice League – just Justice League,” said Deborah Snyder. “One movie.”Later, Zack Snyder drummed this message home. “Oh it is a complete movie,” he said. “I mean of course, there’s … ” he trailed off for a moment, at which point someone asked if it would end with a big cliffhanger, and everyone laughed. Snyder joined in.

“I mean, it’s got … hopefully there’s some reason to go -” he paused. “The movie doesn’t end and you’re like ‘OK, well, that’s the DC universe’!”

Read the full report at Mashable.com to learn about Mother Boxes, Zeus, and other interesting bits of information, including details on a finished scene between Bruce Wayne and Barry Allen.

You can also read other similar reports at DenofGeek.com, Nerdist.com, Uproxx.com, Collider.com, IGN.com,ComicBookResources.com, and HeroicHollywood.com.

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