The first three minutes of Justice League are now online in Full HD. Warner Bros. Pictures finally launched their DC Comics-based universe with Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 – a follow-up to the filmmaker’s 2013 Superman origin film, Man of Steel – and they brought the newly-formed cinematic universe to a head with Snyder’s Justice League in November 2017.
In Justice League, the world’s finest heroes – Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) – come together for the first time ever on-screen in order to prevent Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons from terraforming Earth into New Apokolips. While the superhero team succeeded in saving the planet from the alien invaders, it wasn’t enough to save the movie from critical failure and commercial disappointment. To promote the movie as much as possible, the studio is now allowing Justice League‘s opening sequence to stream online… already.
Justice League releases in South Korea on Digital HD on Tuesday, December 19, and a Korean retailer has posted the film’s first three minutes online – in Full HD (above). Although Justice League is already releasing digitally in South Korea, fans shouldn’t expect the film to release on Digital HD or Blu-Ray/DVD everywhere else until at least late winter/early spring 2018. Even though the film’s theatrical run is rapidly slowing, that doesn’t mean Warner Bros. plans on releasing the film for home entertainment before year’s end.
The above clip starts off with DC Films’ opening sequence that first appeared in front of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman this past summer. Then, the clip primarily focuses on the handheld camera interview two boys have with Superman prior to his untimely demise in Batman V Superman (with Cavill’s poor-CGI mustache prominently displayed). Considering that the clip is only three minutes long, Batman’s introduction – in which he takes down a burglar (Holt McCallany) and uses his fear as a means to attract a Parademon – is cut short. The video stops at the exact moment Batman leaps off the water tower and takes down the bad guy.
What’s interesting about the scene is that it was added by Joss Whedon during the film’s reshoots. The scene was written to be much more comedic, but Warner Bros. didn’t think starting the movie off humorously was the best choice, so they stepped in and changed it. Stay tuned to Show Box for updates on Justice League‘s home entertainment release.
KEY RELEASE DATES
Aquaman release date: Dec 21, 2018
Shazam! release date: Apr 5, 2019
Wonder Woman 2 release date: Nov 1, 2019