When director Zack Snyder attended Comic-Con International in 2014 and 2015, he brought along sneak peeks of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that emphasized the movie’s grim-and-gritty tone. This year, the director brought the funny in the form of a two-and-a-half minute look at Justice League, the team-up adventure uniting DC’s finest that he’s currently shooting in London. We’re not kidding: Based on this footage, Snyder is going for serious laughs, something that was mostly missing from March’s BvS. (Watch it above.)
Just check out the exchange between Ben Affleck’s Bruce “Batman” Wayne and Ezra Miller’s Barry “Flash” Allen. Having broken into the Scarlet Speedster’s lair, Bruce announces his identity in grave tones, to which Barry responds: “You said that like it explains why there’s a total stranger sitting in the dark in my second-favorite chair.” It appears that this Flash isn’t only fast on his feet — he’s also fast with his quips.
Miller isn’t the only one who gets to crack wise. Fresh off the awesome trailer for her solo adventure, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) trades one-liners with her Dawn of Justice cohort while also striking killer battle poses as the League prepares to battle the Mother Box-hunting alien threat known as Steppenwolf. And speaking of suiting up for war, we catch glimpses of the remaining Leaguers Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Flash in their costumes and demonstrating their powers.
Of that trio, the King of the Seas seems the most reluctant to join the League on their mission, roughing up Bruce during his recruiting session.
The Flash, on the other hand, can’t wait to enlist, especially if it means that he’ll be able to play with more of Batman’s cool toys.
As for Cyborg, he’s keeping his emotions (and his jokes) close to his chrome chest. Don’t be surprised if he turns out to be as much of a cutup as his compatriots. Justice League is due in theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.