Earlier today, Warner Bros. released the first official plot details for their upcoming Justice League movie, which started production back in April at Leavesden Studios in the U.K. Last week, a group of journalists were invited to the set, and a number of new details have started to come in from these early reports. One of the most intriguing items is a scene description that showcases the first meeting between Bruce Wayne/Batman (Ben Affleck) and Barry Allen/The Flash (Ezra Miller), which reveals DC is essentially abolishing its infamous "no jokes" policy. There will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk as we dive into these plot details and beyond.
According to Gizmodo, one of the scenes that journalists were on hand to see features Commissioner Gordon (J.K. Simmons) using the Bat-Signal to call Batman, who arrives with Wonder Woman and The Flash. Gordon explains there is a "bad guy with flying monkeys," when Cyborg (Ray Fisher) suddenly appears, revealing that the head of S.T.A.R. Labs was abducted the previous night, along with eight other scientists that have gone missing. It is believed that Wonder Woman tried to recruit him, but turned her down, although he has re-joined the team now that the S.T.A.R. Labs scientist, his father Silas, has gone missing.
The scene ends with a joke, when Flash quips that there won't be enough room in the car if Cyborg is part of the team. Batman states that he has something bigger, as Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg disappear, leaving The Flash alone. Batman v Superman was particularly devoid of any kind of humor, and it seems that this is one of the many course corrections that director Zack Snyder is taking with Justice League. During the set visit, the press members were also shown an edited scene that features Bruce Wayne's first meeting with The Flash.
The scene features Barry Allen returning to his home, where Bruce Wayne is waiting for him, showing him a photo from the same surveillance footage we saw in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce Wayne notices Allen's Flash suit, with Allen joking competitive ice dancing is one of his hobbies. When Wayne mentions that the suit is made from the same material space shuttles use to prevent burning up on re-entry, Allen jokes again that it's 'very competitive' ice dancing. Bruce Wayne then throws one of Batman's bat-shaped throwing stars at Barry, which he quickly grabs out of the air, realizing that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Wayne asks Barry to join his team, which Barry agrees to immediately, stating that he needs friends, while asking to keep the bat throwing star.
Another report confirms that the title is know just Justice League, but it remains to be seen if that will change, or what the second movie will be called now. Ben Affleck also confirmed that he will direct the solo Batman movie, but he won't start working on that until the script is ready. We'll be sure to keep you posted with more from the Justice League set as filming continues in the U.K., so stay tuned.