DC Releases Concept Art for the Upcoming Justice League Movie

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Earlier today Warner Bros. Entertainment released its first look at DC’s upcoming Justice League film, which will feature several already active cinematic superheroes, as well as a few that have yet to make their movie debut.

The concept art includes League members Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. The latter two of which won’t be featured in their own franchises until 2018 and 2020, respectively. The role of Cyborg went to 27-year-old actor Ray Fisher, while Ezra Miller—known best for is indie roles—will play the movie version of The Flash. Grant Gustin currently plays Barry Allen in the television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns.

Although the appearance of every character remains largely concealed by a cloud of smoke and dirt, The Flash’s super suit has some noticeable differences, including the removal of the famous lightening bolt emblem cutting through a circle. While the bolt isn’t entirely gone, it appears that its direction (right-to-left) has reversed from the comic books.

Absent from the art is Green Lantern, who has been confirmed for both a 2020 film and as a member of DC’s extended universe, but has yet to be cast. The Ryan Reynolds version of the film from a few years back is unsurprisingly being completely ignored.

The image’s release follows news that Kevin Smith and Geoff Johns will host a The Dawn of the Justice League half-hour special, airing tonight on The CW at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. The first look event will act as audiences’ big introduction to DC’s planned cinematic universe. Content slated to be featured during the special includes new scenes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, footage from the Gal Gadot-led Wonder Woman movie that’s still in production, and a brand new Suicide Squad trailer.

The concept art was first posted to the newly created DC Films Facebook account, a launch that coincided with new social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter for the upcoming Wonder Woman film. The Dawn of the Justice League is slated for a 2017 release.

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