I don't count myself among the supporters of Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but I also refuse to believe that Warner Bros. won't make a concerted effort to address the film's criticisms in Justice League, scheduled to hit theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.
The Snyder-helmed project is now reportedly a standalone movie instead of a two-parter and, earlier today, Warner Bros. released an official logo for Justice League (above) and the following plot synopsis:
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.
I love that this is a redemption story for Ben Affleck's Batman, who was a mere shell of a Dark Knight in BvS and, having not seen the DC Cinematic Universe's Caped Crusader in his prime, it was impossible to see how far he'd fallen from grace. At the very least, the Batman in this film won't be a hard-drinking, gun-toting, murderous psycho, which is a definite step in the right direction. Plus, does anyone else get a Silver Age vibe from the logo? That's a great sign.