Every Notable Scene Explained From The New Justice League Trailer

Author Thumbnail BY Jon Arvedon - October 09, 2017
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With just over one month left until the release of Justice League, fans were presented with what we expect will be the final trailer for Warner Bros.’ superhero ensemble blockbuster. Titled Heroes, the trailer shows a surprising amount of restraint from WB, who could have easily gone trigger-happy like they did with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and presented us with a full, in-costume look at the Man of Steel. Instead, the studio takes a much more conservative approach, toeing the line between sizzle and steak without ever fully crossing it – a lesson clearly learned from Wonder Woman’s questionable, yet undeniably successful marketing campaign.

With the trailer still making the rounds across the web and social media, we here at Epicstream decided to break down some of the most important elements, key scenes, and possible clues that were stuffed into these three minutes of footage. Without further ado, here is our Justice League trailer breakdown:

#1- Superman Returns… Sort Of

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The trailer begins with what is clearly a dream sequence featuring Amy Adams’ Lois Lane, in which the intrepid reporter emerges from her dearly departed’s Smallville home only to see a Superman: The Movie-esque shot of Clark standing in the field as he watches the sun set over the farm. We all knew there was no way Warner Bros. would be able to resist putting Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel in a single trailer, but to include him in this manner? Brilliant! You have to respect how the studio managed to exercise such caution with their big blue box office draw.

#2- The World Is Still Reeling From The Loss Of Superman

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Lois isn’t the only one still in mourning. Much like we saw in Suicide Squad, the world hasn’t quite gotten over the loss of Superman. It’s true what they say: “You don’t know you’ve got till it’s gone.”

#3- Apokolips v Themyscira: Dawn of Motherbox

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Based on what we’ve already seen in earlier trailers, we know that Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons are no strangers to the Amazons of Themyscira, and in the latest trailer, we get perhaps our greatest look yet at their skirmish for possession of one of the Apokoliptian Mother Boxes. While it’s hard to tell from the footage, this is likely where we’ll see Connie Nielson’s Queeny Hippolyta and Robin Wright’s General Antiope show up in the film.

#4- And That, Son, Is Where Parademons Come From

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While Parademons were originally created genetically in Apokoliptian laboratories, the New 52 revised their origin, revealing that they were spawned from the reformatted genetic material of the living or dead remains of native species from the worlds razed by Apokolips. From what we see in the trailer, that appears to be the route the film is going, as we see a warrior (presumably human) undergo a gruesome transformation in which his skin decays and his teeth sharpen in unmistakable Parademon fashion. 

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