By Andrea Tan

Picking up from Superman’s heroic sacrifice at the end of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) are flying all around the globe in search of their very own team of extraordinary superheroes. This time, they’re facing off with their biggest threat yet, Steppenwolf.

Regarding Batman’s character, director and producer Zack Snyder shared with entertainment magazine USA Today in March: “Justice League [will] be this continuation for Batman to evolve into a more complete hero.”

The film also assembles Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller), who all join Batman and Wonder Woman to finally bring DC’s premier team to the big screen.

DC’s premier team is shown on the big screen in Justice League. From left: The Flash, Superman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Batman and Aquaman. Photos Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

“They’re each such awesome personalities in the movie,” Snyder told USA Today.

As to whether everyone’s favorite Kryptonian is set to make a reappearance after his apparent death, Snyder said: “It’s hard to have a Justice League without Superman. That’s how I feel about it.”

Although Snyder has held principal roles in each DC Extended Universe (DCEU) film to date, he stepped out of his roles in Justice League in May, following a family tragedy. Fortunately for fans of the franchise, the director of The Avengers (2012) took Snyder’s place, ensuring that the film will still meet its November release date.

On the handover, DCEU producer Chris Roven told entertainment magazine Variety during a Wonder Woman premiere: “It was fortunate that Zack [Snyder] convinced [Whedon], and he agreed to step in and finish the movie, to help Zack finish his vision. We’re excited about that.”

It seems, however, that regardless of the behind the scene shifts that are going on, nothing has quelled fans’ excitement for the film.

“Seeing more DC heroes in one film makes me more excited as there are more opportunities for the cast to interact with one another,” said Bathan Kim Patrick Mendoza, 18, a fan of DC Comics. “Also, I want to see how different it is to Marvel’s Avengers. DC to me feels more real compared to Marvel.”

Justice League opens in cinemas on Nov 16. Check out the full trailer here: