It’s time for the Justice League to come together.
Justice League is one of the most anticipated films of the year, and following the success of Wonder Woman, audience expectations are high. Warner Bros has kept good momentum going for the film. Over the past few months, the film has been in the news non-stop, with reshoots, trailers, interviews, rumours, and just general hype.
Yesterday was no exception, as Justice League production designer Patrick Tatopoulos, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, shed some light on the team’s main mode of transportation, The Flying Fox, of which official concept art was released alongside Tatopoulos’ interview. “You can put three Batmobiles in the lower part of it,” says Tatopoulos, “I didn’t want to do a sleek airplane; it needed to feel like an extremely avant-garde classic. With the maneuverability of a jet—but it can actually carry things.”
The massive jet houses a three-story interior, later explained in detail by the designer. “The bottom part of the jet is a huge cargo bay, which the Batmobile sits in. The second floor is like a cultural center, with computer terminals. The third story is the cockpit. Whatever floor you are on, you can see [the other] two stories.”
The Flying Fox can be seen briefly in the Wonder Woman teaser, which was released prior to the first official trailer earlier this year.
The concept art shows the heroes surrounding a table reminiscent of the famous Justice League of America table where the original JLA and new JL host their meetings in the comics. Hung above them is the beast we know as the Flying Fox, showcasing it’s massive size. “He brings them to the Batcave and lets them in on the central conflict of the story, who the enemy is,” Affleck says, “There’s a little bit of a Magnificent Seven aspect to it.”
Though Batman is infamously known for being a loner, Justice League will see him expand his horizons as he recruits Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) to defend the planet from the forces of Apokolips lead by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds).
Here is the full concept art, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
Justice League flies into theatres November 17th, 2017.
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