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Justice League’s new trailer offers an early look at our heroes’ enemy

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Justice League just revealed its third trailer, which has plenty of focus on everyone’s new favorite hero, Wonder Woman, plus a badass grand entrance for Aquaman and his kickass trident — and a mysterious hint at the end that might mean Superman is returning. Plus, it gives us an early glimpse at the villain, Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his Parademons.

The previous trailers we’ve seen have been about uniting the team and giving us a glimpse of each hero’s powers. This one focuses on the threat the team will be facing in a world still mourning the death of Superman.

Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder (though Snyder left the project in May to deal with a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon stepping in to finish the film), is an important film for Warner Bros. and DC Comics.

Since Wonder Woman did so phenomenally well at the box office and in critical reviews, it’s up to Justice League to continue the momentum that Diana Prince set in motion. Justice League is also considered Warner Bros.’ equivalent to Marvel’s Avengers.

If Justice League turns out to be a great movie and is critically well-received, it could start a new winning streak for DC and Warner Bros. and lay a confident foundation for the rest of the DC/Warner Bros. cinematic superhero universe.

Justice League is scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.