Despite my, shall we say, very mixed feeling about Batman v Superman, I’m still beyond excited for next year’s Justice League movie. It’s the movie I’ve been waiting for pretty much my whole life, since I’ve been an old school DC Comics fanboy since before I could even read comics. This is in part to growing up in the era of Super Friends on Saturday morning, Christopher Reeve as Superman in movie theaters, and endless reruns of the ’60s Batman and the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman shows on weekday afternoons. So the Comic-Con trailer, with its lighter tone that actually looked fun, did nothing but fill my heart with joy.
Also filling my heart with joy is the latest retro videogame 8-bit trailer from the folks over at JoBlo, (via Cinemablend) who have brilliantly taken Zack Snyder’s Justice League trailer and put it through the old school SNES/Sega Genesis style game filter. This should give everyone who grew up in the late ’80s/early ’90s all the nostalgic warm fuzzies. And just like all those classic video games of yore, this one has the scrolling dialogue in text boxes instead of any voice actors, because that’s just how we used to roll.
All the Justice Leaguers from the original trailer are represented here: Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jason Momoa as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, Ray Fisher as Cyborg/Victor Stone, and Ezra Miller as the Flash/Barry Allen. Sadly, no Superman, since he didn’t make the trailer. And no Green Lantern, since Warner Bros. un-wisely chose to keep him out of the movie (I’m still not happy about that). This is just the latest JoBlo produced retro-videogame style video of a recent trailer, joining other recents like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Jason Bourne, and Captain America: Civil War. You can watch the entire video above.
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Breaking down Justice League‘s tactical Batsuit.
Image: Warner Bros.