Zack Snyder Teases Superman’s Presence in Justice League

Following the new photo from Justice League that was released yesterday, Empire is back with a high-res version of the photo and even a quote from director Zack Snyder about the elephant in the room, or rather, the Man of Steel.

“Superman does play a big part in this movie,” Snyder tells the outlet. “His presence, and lack of presence, are big story points…”

As you may recall from the ending of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Man of Steel didn’t make it out of the film alive, though the final seconds of the feature teased he would return. Star Henry Cavill also teased the character’s infamous “black suit” last year, a costume that the hero wore in the pages of DC Comics following his resurrection. What role do you think Superman will play in the film? Sound off below!

Justice League also stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

While not in the official Justice League cast list released by Warner Bros., it is expected that Ciarán Hinds will play Steppenwolf, Amber Heard will appear as Mera, and Kiersey Clemons will appear as Iris West.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist 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.

Directed by Zack Snyder, the screenplay is by Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. The producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League will open in theaters on November 10, 2017.