“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” Mother Box Trailer by yU+co
First conceived as the title sequence for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, this HBO Max promo uses the sentient autonomous computers known as Mother Boxes from the film as a way to explore the history of the six core superheroes.
yU+co: “Working closely with Zack Snyder, we sculpted classical reliefs containing religious and mythic iconography for the characters. Effects like rain, snow, caustics, and embers provided an added layer of atmosphere for each scene.
“The sequence is set to Tom Waits’ song Time, bringing further meaning and emotion to the piece as viewers are taken on a journey through a shifting landscape filled with easter eggs and deep symbolism.”
“This journey ends with the Motherboxes as they fuse together in the ‘unity’, exploding outward to reveal the title.”
An extended version of the director’s 2017 feature film Justice League, Zack Snyder’s Justice League premiers on HBO Max March 18, 2021.
Client: HBO Max
Director: Adrian Yu