Whatever dark and dingy basement the Justice League has found themselves in, it appears they are there to stay for some time. At least, if the on set images are any indication. With Ben Affleck's Batman leading the way for the ensemble, he is joined by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) as they head into danger.
The new still was provided exclusively to Empire, outlining a picture that is aesthetically bleak and serious in the absence of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Superman (Henry Cavill). The official trailer indicates that Ezra Miller's Barry Allen will offer something of a comic relief. But it will likely fail to provide many genuine laugh out loud moments.
Breakfast Club 2.0 On Set of Spinoff
Australian director James Wan is clearly having a ball of a time taking charge of DC's new stand alone feature Aquaman. Tweeting alongside this image: "After school detention with the new Breakfast Club." Sitting with his cast in Jason Momoa along with two of the villains via Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master) and Amber Heard (Mera), the October 5, 2018 release will come less than 12 months after Justice League on November 17, 2017.
Momoa can be seen very briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. And, while his Netflix series Frontier makes its way on the streaming platform, this spinoff of sorts in the greater DC Extended Universe will offer the actor the opportunity to lead the way in a major motion picture. Wilson kept details of his bad guy under wraps last week, as he attending a Q&A with The Founder co-star Michael Keaton. Saying he was just happy to jump in the costume and kit up.
The Rock Wins Over Wan As Johnson Joins The DC World
Upon hearing the news that Dwayne Johnson will be taking part in the larger framework of the superhero world, Wan tweeted a message of support to the action star saying, "Glad to have you in the club, my friend!" Playing Black Adam in the context of Shazam, the details were finally made official 24 hours after the actor outlined that a meeting would be taking place.
The two have history with the blockbuster Furious 7. Seeing the director and Johnson link up for the first time and grossing over $1.5b in the process. The Rock credited Wan to call him one of his favorite directors to work with in the business. Indicating that the Aussie could be in line for other DC work down the track.
Glad to have you in the club, my friend! https://t.co/Fz2DE2ZlX6
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) January 16, 2017
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 16, 2017