Chronicling The Justice League Set Visits - The Beginning


So quite literally last Friday a group of journalists, bloggers, and other bodies of press went off to an adventure to a few miles away outside of London in Leavesden Studios for Warner Bros and DC Films' upcoming epic Justice League.  They ventured there as the studio plus Zack Snyder and Co. invited them to feast their eyes on what's in store for the audience next year. The press was greeted by luxurious amounts of concept art, glorious sets/sound-stages , and other paraphernalia that comes with a movie of this magnitude.

Now the information they received was not just a few notes that could be scribbled down and can be written up in a matter of minutes, no they received the cornucopia of information for this film with some sites touting sixty plus items that they have learned while being ushered into the studio. So with that being noted the following is long and quite honestly an exercise in memory.

Let's get going starting off with the summary and logos for the film itself. The synopsis goes as follows:


Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher. 


Here is the logos in two variants:



Last but not least here's a look at the brand new Bat-mobile:

Clay Enos
Okay so with that stuff out of the way let's dive right into the goodies, and the enormous amounts of information that got released. To start off let us get to to two scene descriptions that those journalists got to see while on set. First off The Flash and Bruce Wayne scene goes as follows:


The scene starts out with Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen heading into his apartment. It’s dark and seems to be part of what looks like a warehouse. It’s unconventional - high ceilings, looks old, and is powered by a circuit breaker when Barry arrives to flip its switch. When that switch is flipped, dozens of lights and TV screens hanging from the ceiling are turned on. More importantly, Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne is sitting in Barry’s apartment waiting for him.

“Barry Allen… Bruce Wayne,” Bruce says to a stunned Barry. “You say that is if it’s normal to have a complete stranger sitting in my second favorite chair,” Barry responds to several laughs from the select press members watching. Bruce quickly reveals a print out of a screenshot from the convenience store surveillance footage which served as one of The Flash’s cameos in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Bruce questions Barry about what he’s doing in the moments caught on camera, but Barry insists, comedically, that is someone who looks exactly like him but is definitely not him - just an “attractive Jewish boy.”

Bruce is obviously not convinced, as he throws a Batarang at Barry, also throwing the scene into slow motion with a couple flashes of light and wind accompanying the scene. Barry steps to the side, looking at the Batarang which would have otherwise hit him in the face, and realizes Bruce Wayne is Batman. He catches it (the Batarang was not added into this part of the scene yet so Miller merely performed the motion of catching it) and looks back to Bruce. Time reverts to normal speed and Barry tells Bruce, “You’re the Batman,” to which Bruce responds, “And you’re fast.” Another comedic dime rolls out when Barry tells Bruce he thinks that way of thinking is an “over-simplification.”

Bruce reveals to Barry that he’s recruiting people like him and Barry signs up immediately, with zero hesitation. After a pause, he tells Bruce he “needs friends” and asks to keep the Batarang.

Here's a script mock up of the scene just to get a better feel of it:


So with the first scene taken care of, here's the second scene; that turned out to be J.K Simmons’s first scene.

It’s another stormy night in Gotham City as Commissioner Gordon waits on a rooftop, the bat-signal’s familiar beacon splitting the darkness. Soon, he is joined by a collection of costumed superheroes sure to set fan hearts aflutter. First come Batman, Wonder Woman, and Flash. Then, Cyborg arrives. Gordon wonders aloud how many of these masked characters there are. The answer is, of course, more even than Gordon realizes. But he takes it in stride. After all, they have far more important, ominous things to discuss.

In the scene the press saw, Gordon tells Batman that eight scientists have gone missing. “Nine” interrupts a voice from the shadows, who turns out to be Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, who adds “a Star Labs scientist was taken tonight,” likely referring to Joe Morton’s Silas Stone, Cyborg’s dad. Cyborg is greeted by a knowing, almost seductive look from Wonder Woman. When told who took them, Batman, in confusion asks, “winged monkeys?” “Para-Demons,” Clarifies Wonder Woman, “there must be a nest nearby.”

When shown the coordinates the Para-Demons headed towards, Batman deduces that they’re gathering an an old, subterranean tunnel linking Metropolis and Gotham City that was abandoned, unfinished, in the twenties. “If he’s coming (referring to Cyborg) we’re not all gonna fit into the car,” says The Flash. “I have something bigger” says Batman, referring to a new vehicle we saw called The Nightcrawler, which figures into a massive set-piece that follows this briefing. As Gordon’s back is turned, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg all sneak away. When he turns around, only The Flash remains. “Oh, so they all just left?” says The Flash. “That’s rude” he adds, while gingerly stepping away.

And that'll wrap up the first of many articles about these set visits of Justice League, I'll be doing more as I try to catch up, I more than likely will miss some things unfortunately but it is still quite a lot of info to be comfortably full with. Anyways all of this information be it in this article or the next really gets me excited for the film, having loved BVS I can't wait to see what's in store for Justice League!

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher.

Sources: Joblo - ComicBook.com - Vulture

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