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Aquaman is funny (and Batman’s rich) in the first full Justice League trailer

In case you hadn’t heard (somehow), Warner Bros. announced that it was releasing the official trailer for Justice League today, giving DC Comics fans their first in-depth look at Zack Snyder’s take on a big, Avengers-style superhero crossover. Now, it’s finally here, in all its explosive, Beatles-cover-soundtracked glory.


Every member of the team gets a few seconds to shine, whether that’s Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman looking badass while delivering ominous exposition, Flash (Ezra Miller), Batman (Ben Affleck), and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) cracking wise at each other, or Ray Fisher’s Cyborg getting to lay down a post-action quip. There are also some pretty massive battle scenes on display, mostly centered on the wing-suited Parademons of Apokolips, plus Wonder Woman’s beloved Amazons.

Here’s the full synopsis, released alongside the trailer today:

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Amidst all the action, we get our first sight of J.K. Simmons’ Commissioner Gordon, remarking on Batman’s skills as a team player. Plus a reminder that Lois Lane (and, presumably, Superman) will be showing up at some point, too, when Justice League smashes into theaters this November.