During Warner Bros.' Comic-Con presentation, the studio decided to surprise fans with the first trailer for Justice League, with director Zack Snyder and all of his main stars taking a break in the production to greet the fans in Hall H. Since filming is still under way, we don't know when the next trailer will arrive, but today we have a special treat, an 8-bit version of the first trailer. This trailer is part of a new video series called 8-Bit Trailers, which re-creates modern trailers with archaic video game graphics and sounds.
The video debuted on JoBlo Movie Trailers YouTube, which is quite accurate, capturing all of the footage in 8-bit graphics and sounds quite perfectly. You can also watch the original trailer below to compare the original to this new 8-bit version. The 8-bit video game trailer is not a parody, but merely a recreation of the first trailer, as you can see below.
This trailer comes just a few days Zack Snyder showcased this new photo of Batman's tactical Batsuit, while revealing that they are in the "homestretch" of production. Filming began on Justice League in mid-April at Leavesden Studios in the U.K., although Zack Snyder took a break in filming to unveil the first Justice League trailer at Comic-Con. We don't know for sure when production will fully wrap, but that may happen soon, bringing this five-month shoot to an end. The director also revealed a first look at J.K. Simmons' Commissioner Gordon yesterday for Batman Day.
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.
Justice League is meant to be the DC Comics movie version of The Avengers, but the tone will be quite different and it is clear that Warner Bros. wants to set themselves apart from Marvel Studios. The movie has a cast that we are largely already familiar with, bringing back Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, as well as Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Ray Fisher as Cyborg, who had brief cameos in Batman V Superman. Justice League has also added J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe. Also returning is Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred. Take a look at the 8-bit trailer and the regular trailer for Justice League as we get closer and closer to the November 17, 2017 release date.