Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons
Director: Zack Snyder
Runtime: 120 minutes
Release date: 17th November 2017
Matt C: It was inevitable Justice League was going to arrive with plenty of unwelcome extra baggage. From the lukewarm welcome that greeted Man Of Steel, through to the grimdark sludge and critical mauling of Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice, onto the messy, tonally-misjudged Suicide Squad, the DC Extended Universe has had a rough start, with only the enormously well-received Wonder Woman offering a beacon of hope to fledgling 'shared universe' franchise. Justice League has had a very troubled gestation, with course corrects following the reaction to BVS: DOJ, to director Zack Snyder's personal tragedy, to Ben Afleck dropping repeated hints that he's about to quit the role of Caped Crusader, rounded off by Joss Whedon's last minute appearance to finish the job and add his own stamp to the proceedings. While Marvel Studios seem to be having an easy ride both critically and commercially (and with plenty of justification), Warners must spend each opening weekend gnawing their nails to the bone, wondering whether the whole enterprise is about to come crumbling down around them. So a lot has been riding on Justice League - although perhaps not as much after the success of Wonder Woman - and for fans who've grown up on these characters, along with general audiences who can more readily connect to these brand recognition icons than the likes of Iron Man and Thor, expectations are enormously high. Can this team save a franchise, let alone a world?