It's a day of rejoicing for fans of the DC Extended Universe, because not only are the first reviews of Justice League positive, but there's also exciting news on what lies ahead for the franchise.
The blockbuster has had a lot to live up to following the success of Wonder Woman, not to mention a late-in-the game creative shift from director Zack Snyder to Joss Whedon when Snyder had to step down from extensive reshoots due to personal reasons.
But it's good news! While full reviews are embargoed until next week, critics have been allowed to share their first impressions on social media and they're using words like "funny", "hopeful" and "awesome" - despite criticising pacing issues and the dreaded 'villain problem' of comic book movies.
There's one thing most critics seem to agree on: Justice League's two post-credits sequences - yes TWO - are worth sticking around for:
While #JusticeLeague has quite a handful of negatives, I’d rather focus on the positives being the characters, their interactions and the overall new tone that surprisingly works.- fant4stic 2 releases in cinemas june 2nd 2017 (@CinematicBanter) November 10, 2017
Make sure to stick around for both of the post credits scenes also, they are pretty cool! pic.twitter.com/HcRpYWGGV2
There are two end credits scenes, by the way, so make sure you stay all the way through the legion of VFX artists, best boys, and production assistants that made the movie possible. #JusticeLeague pic.twitter.com/BtdSEIlPmK- Dan Casey (@DanCasey) November 10, 2017
We'd previously only known about one post-credits sequence, thanks to Jason Momoa (aka Aquaman) letting the news slip on BBC Radio 2 earlier in the week.
"You've gotta sit through the whole thing. Go through the credits," he urged fans.
Comic book movies within the DCEU have tended to have bloated running times (we're looking at you Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), but that won't be an issue with Justice League.
This latest superhero team-up film from DC only clocks in seconds shy of two hours at 119 minutes, much more manageable than Batman v Superman's 151 minutes and slightly shorter than Suicide Squad's 123 minutes.
Justice League opens in US and UK cinemas next Friday, November 17. Watch the final trailer below:
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