‘Justice League’ Concept Art Gives Us a Better Look at Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash
In case you missed DC’s Dawn of the Justice League special on The CW last night, the company’s own Geoff Johns premiered some new concept art for Justice League and its characters while also re-confirming Green Lantern Corps. as another upcoming addition to the DCU. Warner Bros. released one piece of concept art featuring the JL lineup yesterday, but these new videos give us an even better look at designs for Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash.
We’ll start with the first one above, which features art for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, whose solo film is being helmed by James Wan from a script by The Conjuring 2 scribe David Leslie Johnson. Momoa himself speaks on his aquatic superhero, who — unlike some of his fellow Justice League members — was never properly trained and struggles with his powers and the responsibilities of caring for two worlds.
Next is Cyborg, the character portrayed by Ray Fisher:
Cyborg falls victim to a horrific accident, but with the help of his father’s research and skills, he survives and goes on to join the Justice League. We don’t know too much about DC and WB’s specific plans, but Fisher and Johns talk about what we can expect from the character, whom the actor describes as a “technopath” who struggles to maintain his humanity.
And finally we have The Flash, aka Barry Allen. Like Momoa’s Aquaman and Fisher’s Cyborg, Ezra Miller’s cinematic version of the lightning-quick superhero will also have a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You can see Miller speak about the character in the clip below, and it looks like he’s already sporting a more polished haircut for the part:
The Flash is an interesting gamble, as the character already has a successful TV show on The CW, and while the notion of making an alternate universe version of the character (similar to how things work in the world of comics) is intriguing, the way Johns explains it above makes it seem as though we’ll be getting yet another Barry Allen origin story — which we don’t really need.
Then again, everything Miller has said in the press about portraying Allen in the film from director Seth Grahame-Smith has really shown that he has a serious interest and understanding of the character — he seems genuinely fascinated by all the weird science behind it, and Grahame-Smith has an opportunity to make a film that could be the wonderfully bizarre standout in the DCU.
We’ll see glimpses of these guys in action when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25. Justice League: Part One arrives on November 17, 2017, followed by The Flash on March 23, 2018 and Aquaman on July 27, 2018. Cyborg’s movie won’t hit theaters until 2020.