Get a load of the Flying Fox, Batman’s new plane designed to transport all of the members of the Justice League!
This article contains some Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice spoilers.
This is the one that the DC Extended Universe is building towards. Five years after The Avengers showed us that it was possible to pull off a non-mutant superhero team on the big screen, we’ll finally see a Justice League movie. Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has wrapped filming on Justice League, from a script by Batman v Superman‘s Chris Terrio.
There’s going to be a HUGE Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, and that’s when we expect to get a new trailer, and a slew of other DCEU announcements. We’ll update this with all that info when it happens. Until then, here’s everything else we know…
Justice League News
EW has dropped a new piece of concept art that reveals the Flying Fox, a new plane designed by Batman that will be used by the Justice League to get around in the movie. As opposed to some of the sleeker, smaller jets you’ve seen Batman pilot over the years, the Flying Fox is apparently a big carrier.
“You can put three Batmobiles in the lower part of it,” said production designer Patrick Tatopoulos about the Flying Fox. “I didn’t want to do a sleek airplane; it needed to feel like an extremely avant-garde classic. With the maneuverability of a jet—but it can actually carry things.”
The plane actually has three stories in its interior!
“The bottom part of the jet is a huge cargo bay, which the Batmobile sits in,” said Tatopoulos. “The second floor is like a cultural center, with computer terminals. The third story is the cockpit. Whatever floor you are on, you can see [the other] two stories.”
Check out the Flying Fox below:
Read and download the full Den of Geek SDCC Special Edition magazine here!
Justice League Trailer
Here’s all the footage that has been released so far…
The new Justice League trailer!
The first trailer:
And here’s a look at the first footage that arrived at SDCC 2016! This was our first glimpse of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman working together on the big screen.
Justice League Movie Release Date
Justice League is scheduled for a November 17th, 2017 release. The complete DC superhero movie release calendar can be found here.
Justice League Movie Villain
In order for the Justice League to form, they need a threat with power levels that only a team of heroes could take down, right?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made it pretty explicit that Darkseid is on his way to this world, and there were several visual cues for those who are interested. We broke those down (along with lots more comic references in the movie) right here. But he isn’t the villain of the Justice League movie. A deleted scene from Batman v Superman released online offered a look at a monstrous creature on a Kryptonian ship, who turned out to be another Fourth World related despot (and Jack Kirby creation), Steppenwolf.
Steppenwolf is basically Darkseid’s cousin, a powerful warrior from Apokolips who wields a pretty crazy energy axe.
Ciaran Hinds (you may know him as Mance Rayder on Game of Thrones which makes him a particularly cool choice for this part) is playing Steppenwolf in the film, and the actor spoke about how they got him into character. “Basically they’re going to construct something, digitally, and then they will use my eyes and mouth,” the actor told The Independent. Hinds describes Steppenwolf as “old, tired, still trying to get out of his own enslavement to Darkseid, [but] he has to keep on this line to try and take over worlds.”
Here’s what Steppenwolf looked like in that Batman v Superman deleted scene:
And here’s Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder. You may start your Photoshop engines accordingly…
It’s still inevitable that we’ll see Darkseid in these movies, and he’ll probably still be a presence in the first one. DC Comics used him as the catalyst for the formation of the Justice League in the current comic book series. He’s a pretty big gun to burn this early, though, so holding him back for Justice League Part Two sound about as logical as anything else we’ve heard.
Hit the next page for more info on the cast and story!