First ‘Justice League’ trailer is a massive change in tone for Batman

Batfleck’s got jokes! The first ever “Justice League” trailer is here, and it is heavy, heavy, heavy on the rock and roll and superhero jokes. But don’t worry, Ben Affleck is still doing the bat voice.

Watch as Ben Affleck’s Batman assembles the ultimate DC hero squad in the first trailer for “Justice League,” which was released during the Warner Bros. panel in Hall H at Comic-Con.

And to all those complaining about the overly dark “BVS” tone: “Justice League” heard you.

 

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In the great superhero movie arms race, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are in the unenviable position of having to play catch-up to their distinguished competition, Marvel. It’s not their fault that Marvel re-calibrated the way sequels work with their cinematic universe. And it’s not their fault that Marvel had a nine-movie head start.

So how did WB/DC respond at Comic-Con 2016? By bringing out the whole bloody Justice League:Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg.

Oh, and they delivered the Suicide Squad too: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Karen Fukuhara and the great and powerful Viola Davis.

Star wattage goes a long way, and the lights were bright in Hall H. But what makes or breaks a presentation like this is the footage. And the footage – a first look at 2017’s Justice League, the first official trailer for 2017’s “Wonder Woman” and a special Comic-Con sizzle for August’s “Suicide Squad” — was heartening.

Heartening because the chief knock against Warners’ DC output has been that it is excessively grim and humorless.

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