Zack Snyder’s Justice League gets an 8-bit trailer (more like 16-bit)


Zack Snyder has been pretty good about hyping his Justice League movie on Twitter lately. In the last week he’s released an image of Batman’s tactical batsuit and a first look at J. K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

The biggest push for the film, however, was the San Diego Comic Con footage of Justice League during the summer. The people over at 8-Bit Trailers have turned that tease into a retro video game cut scene. It looks a bit more like a 16-bit game, to be honest, like something that could have been on Super Nintendo or Genesis (i.e., The Death and Return of Superman, Batman Returns, or Justice League Task Force).

Check out the 8-bit/16-bit version of Justice League below.

Justice League - 8-Bit Movie Trailers

If you want a point of comparison, you can check out the actual San Diego Comic Con trailer for Justice League here. You may also notice the homage to Justice League Unlimited at the very end. Gosh, that classic run of Bruce Timm animated DC stuff was the best, wasn’t it?

Personally, I would have preferred NES Ninja Gaiden-style cut scenes. Those Tecmo people knew what they were doing in terms of creating dynamic images with limited technology.

What do you think of the trailer? Is it all right as an SNES/Genesis-style cut scene? Do you also miss Justice League Unlimited? Let us know in the comments.

[via Screen Rant]
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