DC’s latest extended trailer for the Justice League movie takes a bit of a different tack from the previous ones. The spectre of Superman looms large over the clip, with the rest of the world mourning his loss along with Lois Lane (Amy Adams).

Even Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is affected by it, saying that he promised Superman to take care of things. But that promise looks like it’ll be broken soon if he can’t stop the end of the world from coming.

There’s lots of great new shots here, especially of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in action, but otherwise I’m actually finding it way too dark. And I mean that literally. I found that a lot of the action was obscured by the shadowy palette used, punctuated only by massive CGI infernos, of which there seem to be quite a lot.

There’s also some chatter online about how it seems more Whedonesque, but to be honest, I’m struggling to find any evidence of this. That one line from Bruce (“That’s not the saying. That’s the opposite of the saying.”) seems more shoehorned in to try and add some humour. Even the Flash’s (Ezra Miller) bat signal geek out at the end seems more awkward than funny.

The only thing I can think of that’s vaguely Whedonesque is that this trailer reminded me of the promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron (see our review), from the musical cues of DOOM to the endless amount of robotic henchmen our heroes have to plough through.

Justice League will be released in Singapore on November 16.

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