Not really a trailer, though. This six minute movie has got to be the game's actual opening cinematic.
Sony revealed a teaser trailer just ahead of this one that left a lot of questions in the air... one of them being the location. This extended edition makes it clear: Metropolis.
And Green Arrow looks pretty dead.
Ah, Giganta. Chumping your way through major battles for as long as we've known you.
So, Wonder Woman is beating the hell out of Metallo. Green Lantern is trading punches with Black Adam. Cyborg is shooting missiles at Lex Luthor, Circe and Deathstroke. Batman sends Flash to go do something. The armored-up Batman was a source of speculation in the shorter trailer. Seems pretty clear now: he's prepared for some very heavy action.
Things are serious. Wonder Woman just out-and-out beheaded Metallo. Not that it matters. He'll just reform.
Flash is also sporting some armor. Earlier in the clip, Joker and Harley Quinn try to take him down with a missile launcher.
What happens here is Black Adam has GL pinned, and then he calls down the Shazam lightning... just as Flash rolls in to help. This triggers a massive explosion... perhaps a combination of the Marvel family's magic lightning, the Oan space science of the Power Ring, and the elemental time-power of the Speed Force? Yes, let's go with that.
The DCU Triforce is Magic / Science / Nature. Double-go with that.
Seems like half the cast dies in the blast, as when the smoke clears we see Deathstroke beating up Batman (with Joker angry in the background), and Lex Luthor crushing Wonder Woman's head. Lex demands she call in Superman, who has been noticeably absent. Lex's prologue narration suggests he has been weakened...
And indeed, Superman is doing what he always does when he's hit with Extreme Weakness. He's recharging up by the sun.
And he's pissed. He lands in Metropolis in an uncharacteristic fury. He and Luthor both call for their seconds; Lex yells for Black Adam and Superman screams for Batman.
Superman burns Adam's head. At this point, I'm sort of stuck on the voice work. Unsure about Adam Baldwin on this. I'll have to go re-watch the Superman/Doomsday movie and see how that fits.
This was a nicely dirty Luthor trick. He stuffed Kryptonite in Wonder Woman's mouth, knowing Superman would hover over her body (corpse?)
Now the big reveal: Brainiac stuff. Sounds to me like this is what the game is going to be a lot of "Join the heroes and beat low-level Brainiac robot monsters" or "Join the villains and beat low-level Brainiac robot monsters."
The big switcheroo! This entire movie has been Lex from the future warning the Justice League about this grim possibility. So really, the whole thing could be ca-ca.
And Batman says as much, which prompts a cute brow-furrow from Superman.
It's a damn fine piece of work, that's for sure. If I had Future-Lex's time-travelling abilities, I think I'd go back five years and tell the dev team to stop the game planning and just make a couple of brilliant CG animated movies.
Family sidebar: Clark and I watched this once through, and he asked to see it again. We made it about ten seconds into Lex's pre-show when Clark moaned "Did I just lose a tooth?" This trailer knocked a baby tooth clean out of my boy's head.