5 biggest and best moments in Justice League SDCC trailer

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Lucas Siegel
Jul 22, 2017

The new Justice League trailer is here, and it is glorious. Clocking in at four minutes, the trailer features a lot of action, a few big story hints and some of the best scoring of a superhero trailer in recent memory.

What, you haven't watched it 10 times yet? Allow us to oblige you.

Yeah, that's a heck of a trailer. Let's break it down with its five biggest and best moments.

Every second Wonder Woman is in it

Look, it's no secret: Wonder Woman is the best part of the DCEU so far, and Gal Gadot just so completely and perfectly embodies the character that it's easy to just get lost in every moment she's on screen. Here we see her taking charge of several situations and seemingly having instant chemistry with every member of the team.

Motherbox! Steppenwolf! Parademons!

The Darkseid undertones of the trailer are all over the place. Obviously, the main villain is Steppenwolf, a chief lieutenant of the evil new god, but that's far from the only mention of the denizens of Apokolips we get here. There are armies upon armies of Parademons, the footsoldiers of the burning planet, including some up-close fights. There's also a Motherbox, the device that Steppenwolf uses to teleport to Earth - where he comes in through Themyscira. All signs point to Darkseid being here sooner than later and we can't wait.

Green Lanterns get first in-universe mention

While talking about the Justice League, you're usually talking about seven characters, not five. The first teaser posters even said "Unite the Seven." Now, one of those is Superman, who we'll get to in a moment, but number seven tends to be a Green Lantern. While we know the Green Lantern Corps movie is on the way, we haven't actually heard mention of them in the DCEU ... until now. When Steppenwolf assesses Earth, he says it has "No protectors. No Lanterns. No Kryptonian." This means not only do the Green Lanterns exist in the DCEU already, but they're respected and maybe even feared by people as powerful as the New Gods. The context is that if there was a Lantern or two protecting Earth, things wouldn't be as "easy" as he thinks they will be. Unfortunately, that's probably the closest we'll get to the GLs in this particular film.

Aquaman, Cyborg in action

We still haven't really seen The Flash do much more than a little bit of lightning-fueled running, but we get some big moments for Aquaman and Cyborg here that should get their fans going. Aquaman surfing a parademon through a building then tossing his lovely locks back and Cyborg interfacing directly with the Batmobile to turn it into a stationary tank are just two of the coolest moments within the trailer.

Tones of Superman's impending return

While they didn't go so far as to actually show Superman yet (man, they're really holding him back, huh?), the trailer had a ton of Superman references. From the oblique, like mentioning his death at the beginning, having Batman talk about how he was a symbol in the middle, showing his symbol plastered on the outside of a bridge ... to the more subtle, like playing his theme from Man of Steel right when all the heroes were starting to work together and kick some butt (man, didn't it just make you DESPERATE to see that S fly up?), he's coming. He's coming back. And it's going to be awesome. Was that him in the cave with Alfred in the "post-credits" part of the trailer? Probably, but we'll have to wait and see.