No, that’s not it. That’s one of the classic logo designs for the Justice League of America comic book series. Of course, there’s no way that Warner Brothers could simply have gone with that, because first of all, the movie can’t have “of America” in the title because of the studio’s dependence on world-wide sales. Also, for the same reason, the red, white, and blue color scheme would have to go.
Fortunately, Warner Brothers not only has (I’m sure) their own in house art and design teams, plus, all of the varied comics artists that work for DC to call upon to design a new logo for the movie.
This is what they came up with:
Wow. If that doesn’t make you want to rush right out and see this movie, I don’t know what will.
Seriously, though, this is what they managed to come up with?!
I don’t think they could have come up with a more pedestrian and boring design if they’d been trying.
Oh, but look! It does have that little star in between the “i” and the “c”. Yeah, that really sets it apart.
Fortunately along with the logo we got this plot synopsis:
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.
Oh, okay then. Yeah, I can definitely see a “restored faith in humanity” and “[inspiration] by Superman’s selfless act reflected in the sheer starkness of that white-on-black logo. Just looking at it sure makes my spirit soar.
Fortunately, we also got this variation:
Yeah, that’s ever so much better. Black-on-white block lettering. Woohoo!
Oh, but hey, at least Ben Affleck was there for the unveiling to give us some insight into the newly inspired Batman and how he has changed from what we saw in the recent Batman v Superman:
“He’s a little bit more sardonic, a little more irony,” Affleck told reporters. “He’s a little more of a man on a mission this time. As opposed to, he was so full of anger because of what happened at the Black Zero Event. That sort of rage that possessed him. And now he’s on a mission to get this group together; to constitute this League. But more of that sort of Bruce Wayne, wry, ironic gallows humor comes out. He’s not like a ‘haha’ jokey, but that sort of stuff comes out a little bit. A bit of his darker humor is present.”
Ah, well. Obviously then, Warner Brothers and director Zach Snyder (yay) have learned the lesson from the “disappointing” results of the previous film and are now ready to give audiences what they have been hoping for all along: characters that are fun, characters that we can look up to, a Justice League that definitely reflects the best and brightest collection of heroes that Earth has ever known.
Look, I know it’s just a logo and I shouldn’t read too much into it or any of the accompanying material, but at this point Snyder, DC, and Warner Brothers have lost any and all good will or benefit of the doubt that I might otherwise be willing to extend to them, and all of this just screams that we might as well prepare for more of the same.
But hey, at least we have the inevitable “character posters” to look forward to, right?