“Superman was a beacon to the world. He didn’t just save the people, he made them see the best parts of themselves.”- Batman
"There are heroes among us. Not to make us feel smaller, but to remind us of what makes us great…. The truest darkness is not absence of light, but that light will never return…But the light always returns…Hope is real. You can see it. All you have to do is look up into the sky.” - Lois Lane
"The world needs Superman… the team needs Clark. He’s more human than I am. He lived in this world, fell in love, had a job. In spite of all that power.” – Batman
Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher.
Writers: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder
Director: Zack Snyder (and Joss Whedon uncredited)
DC’s answer to Marvel’s The Avengers may not be a home run, but the fact that a film with so much stacked against it works at all is borderline remarkable. The film was plagued with a series of set backs that likely play to the film’s failings. First off, the underwhelming success of Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice seemed to make the studio nervous…and rightfully so. While I liked that film, it was so bogged down by a grim and downright mean-spirited tone that the studio felt that, for the franchise to continue, the tone had to be lighter. Much of Marvel’s success, stems from their movies being fun and that was what was lacking in most of the DCEU films. They also felt that the length of BvS was to the film’s detriment and wanted a much more condensed film with Justice League. Lastly, director Zack Snyder’s daughter passed away during the production, which left the film rudderless and Joss Whedon was brought on board to usher the film to completion. All three of these things would ultimately play simultaneously to the film’s strengths and weaknesses.