Justice League Described As “Direct Sequel” To Batman V Superman

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Justice League has had plenty of conflicting reports, with some saying Joss Whedon would make it lighter and others saying the director would keep Zack Snyder's tone. If the most recent issue of Total Film (via Cosmic Book News) means anything, it looks like it will be a "direct sequel" to Batman V Superman, which means it could be the latter. Then again, we will never know until this November.

Apparently, the events of the film are so tightly connected with Dawn of Justice that it can be considered a direct sequel to it. This isn't particularly shocking, since we did see each member of the team, even if it was through an email message. Plus, Batman's recruiting of these heroes is to pay tribute to Superman, who restored his faith in humanity when he sacrificed himself to save everyone from Doomsday.

Here is a new synopsis of the film from the magazine:

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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.

Like the trailer teased, we will see Kryptonians and Green Lanterns mentioned throughout the film, which should please comic book fans. Superman will also come back to life somehow, though the article didn't spoil that big detail. It will be interesting to see how the characters react to his rebirth, since his death was pretty dramatic.

Justice League is slated for a November 17 release. It features most of the actors reprising their roles from Batman V Superman, like Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Henry Cavill as Superman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

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