There’s been speculation over Superman’s role in the upcoming DCEU team-up ‘Justice League’ after what transpired in ‘Batman V Superman’. In recent months Superman was also conspicuously absent in the trailer and promos. But over the weekend, a promo image shows up and it features the man of steel himself.
Which brings us back to speculation mode: will Superman be back alongside the Justice League team? Will he resurrect as a villain? Will he be the same Superman that we saw in Man of Steel? Well, before we speculate any further, be aware that the photo did not come from the studio, and that it’s nowhere to be found in the official movie site. It came from Rubies, a site that sells officially licensed DC Comics costumes.
Right now, there is still no official answer to these questions. Zack Snyder did hinted last month, though somewhat ambiguously, about Superman’s future in Justice League: “It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it. It was always a super-intriguing concept to me to have this opportunity to have him make that sacrifice but also have him be this, in a weird sort of way, the why of Justice League: What do you do now with him? What does the team think? What does the world need? All that comes into play. It’s fun for us but it’ll be interesting for audiences what we do with him.”
So there you go. Let the speculations begin. It is of course entirely possible that Superman won’t even show up in Justice League until the very end, ala Mark Hamill in The Force Awakens, or Snyder is just teasing fans. Speaking of which, a new Justice League website was also released yesterday which promises “access to exclusive Justice League content, products, and experiences”, something for fans to chew on as we await the movie’s release.
Justice League opens in November 17.