Leaked LEGO® Set Provides Spoilers For Justice League
A LEGO® set for the upcoming Justice League has leaked and it reveals quite a bit from the film.
SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
Don't look at this if you don't want to see anything from Justice League.
Seriously. I'm not joking. Don't get mad at me if you see something you didn't want to. All right. I tried. Here it is:
Superman's return is as shocking to the world as the revelation that Benedict Cumberbatch was playing Khan or that Christoph Waltz was playing Blöfeld.
Though his resurrection should come as surprise to literally no one, especially since he has already been seen in promotional art, this LEGO set provides us with our first glimpse at his look and a possible timetable for when we can expect the fallen Kryptonian to return.
He is shown next to the Flying Fox, fighting Parademons alongside Wonder Woman and presumably Batman. It appears that they are fighting on Apokolips, the home planet of Darkseid, the biggest villain in the DC Universe. It is reasonable to assume Darkseid will appear as the main villain in a sequel but his presence in this film is still unknown.
One of Darkseid's generals, Steppenwolf controls Apokolips' military. He has largely been absent from the marketing of the film save for his appearance at the end of the Ultimate Edition of Batman v. Superman.
In this artwork, Steppenwolf is shown wielding his signature axe. Ciaran Hinds will portray the character through the use of motion-capture performance.
Steppenwolf is tasked with retrieving the three Mother Boxes on Earth. The plot of the film seems centered on the formation of the League to prevent Steppenwolf from acquiring the Mother Boxes.
I would wager that this artwork reflects the climax of the film. It seems likely that Superman would not be resurrected until the third act at which point a fully formed Justice League would try to stave off Steppenwolf's army in a desperate moment.
Disappointingly for mullet enthusiasts around the world, myself included, it appears that Kal-El is sporting his classic blue suit, red cape and short hair look. In The Death and Return of Superman which Batman v. Superman was partially based, Superman comes back from the dead with a black and silver suit and long, flowing locks.
Superman very briefly wore a black suit in Man of Steel, and his coffin in Batman v. Superman bore a striking resemblance to the Death of Superman color scheme. However, it appears that barring any disparities between the merchandise and the film, black-suit Superman fans will have to keep waiting for their time in the sun.
Enough people criticize DCEU Superman for being dark, so to have him come back wearing all black would only give Zack Snyder's critics a field day.
But a mulleted Superman would look so cool, right?
Yeah... All right, maybe not. A boy can dream though.
Justice League opens in theaters November 17, 2017.
You want the synopsis? Nobody's gonna read it, but here it is anyway:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes -- Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash -- it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.