Last year we were treated to a Justice League trailer at SDCC. And they didn’t disappoint because they brought another one this year! While the film has been plagued with drama over an unfortunate directorial change – we’re left to wonder how the film will turn out. Well, it may just be alright.

The new trailer gives us a better look at the story behind the madness that unites them. On Themyscira, Darkseid’s right hand man Steppenwolf arrives through a motherbox. From there we can see him facing against each of the heroes, wielding an incredible axe-like weapon. He teases them saying there are no protectors left – “no Kryptonians, no Lanterns”. (Which yes, that means they’ve confirmed the Green Lantern Corps presence in the film! If only a reference, I’ll still take it). 

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The heroes know they cannot defeat Steppenwolf on his own because he’s far too powerful. So they stick together and “don’t engage alone”. This trailer shows that the team is a more cohesive unit at this point. While there is still no Superman presence, there is a mysterious figure that Alfred talks to at the end of the trailer. “You said you’d come. Now let’s hope you’re not too late.” Now, speculation hat on – I think it’s Superman. Why? Because there’s a tinge of red in the corner of the screen that could be Superman’s cape. And Green Lantern wears, well, green. But! It could be anyone and unfortunately we don’t know the answer. 

The trailer does a really good job of redeeming itself. The first official trailer was filled with lame music, some pretty bad dialogue and just seemed like an overall mess. This trailer – this is what I want from the Justice League. These are my heroes – getting together and saving the day. And hell, Flash’s last dialogue with Gordon does remind us there will be humor and it’s not always over the top, ridiculous lines. We’ll see how the film turns out.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think! Was this a better trailer? Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more Justice League and SDCC news.

Justice League arrives in theaters on November 17th

Erin Lynch