Which is a great thing for the DCEU.
With its last three films struggling to find footing with critics (their scores range from 25% to 55% on Rotten Tomatoes), the DC Extended Universe could use a great movie right about now. Hopes are high for the upcoming Wonder Woman — leave it to Gal Gadot to breathe some much needed life into the franchise — but Justice League seems to be the all-in hand for Warner Bros.
And, thankfully, it doesn’t center on Lois Lane, a mistake the DCEU made with both Man of Steel and Batman v. Superman. With the introduction of three new characters (assuming we don’t count the Flash cameo in Dawn of Justice), Justice League could have enough to offer to a wider audience. And while there is probably little hope of DC ever being able to truly compete with Marvel on the big screen, the film may begin to bridge the gap.
Of course, if it doesn’t, there will still be TV, in which DC is a dominating force.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017.