It’s shaping up to be a really big day for fans of the DC Comics movie universe. With a TV special that will lay everything out premiering tonight, Warner Bros. and the comic book giant have decided to share the first official look at the upcoming 2017 film, “Justice League.”
The first image was posted to the newly created DC Films Facebook account. The image is a highly stylized poster featuring the six members that make up the group in the 2017 “Justice League” team up. Previously seen in their live action forms were Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). However, also featured in the poster are the first look concept designs for both Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller).
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the Cyborg costume looks like it won’t be reinventing the wheel, taking its main queues from the way the character looks in the comic book source material. The Flash, however, seems to not be sporting his typical chest logo in favor of a more simplified, heavily armored, look. Although it’s only concept art, it would make sense for the film universe version of “The Flash” to look a little different now that the character is collecting a new generation of fans thanks to the CW’s immensely popular TV series starring Grant Gustin as the title character. With two Barry Allen’s set to dominate pop culture in the coming years, DC and Warner Bros. likely wanted fans to be able to tell them apart.
The "Justice League" heroes appear on a poster teasing the TV special airing on the CW on Jan. 19 at 9:30 p.m. EST. In it, hosts Kevin Smith and Geoff Johns will explore the upcoming film universe of movies based on some time honored DC Comic characters. The special will see the release of the first preview for “Wonder Woman.” The character will make her debut in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” when it premieres on March 25, before spinning off into her own standalone movie later in 2017.
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