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The Brand New 'Justice League' Trailer Is Full of Super-Powered Ass-Kicking
Warner Bros. has been teasing (and teasing and teasing) the living hell out of its latest trailer for upcoming “Justice League” movie, and the new spot doesn’t disappoint. Clocking in at just over two minutes and 30 seconds, we’re finally treated to our first glimpses of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg in action — and it’s a glorious thing to behold.
Previous trailers focused on Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince’s efforts to assemble a squad of metahuman warriors to defend the planet from the imminent threat of Steppenwolf and his horde of ugly-ass parademons, but Saturday’s action-packed release may be the best reason yet to actually see “Justice League” when it hits theaters this November. Sure, DC and Warner Bros have had some misfires among critics in recent years — the extremely loud and incredibly gauche “Batman v. Superman” and jumbled “Suicide Squad” — but this footage suggests that “Justice League” may finally deliver the good, old-fashioned, super-powered ass-kicking that any childhood comic book fan wants to see on the big screen.
Plus, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is pretty damn savage, which is certainly an upgrade from this goofy ocean royalty from decades past:
“Justice League” hits theaters on Nov. 17, 2017.
She's photographed every major war of the last 20 years. Marine Corps boot camp was something else entirely
Conflict photographer Lynsey Addario's seen a hell of a lot of combat over the past twenty years. She patrolled Afghanistan's Helmand Province with the Marines, accompanied the Army on night raids in Baghdad, took artillery fire with rebel fighters in Libya and has taken photos in countless other wars and humanitarian disasters around the world.
Along the way, Addario captured images of plenty of women serving with pride in uniform, not only in the U.S. armed forces, but also on the battlefields of Syria, Colombia, South Sudan and Israel. Her photographs are the subject of a new article in the November 2019 special issue of National Geographic, "Women: A Century of Change," the magazine's first-ever edition written and photographed exclusively by women.
The photos showcase the wide range of goals and ideals for which these women took up arms. Addario's work includes captivating vignettes of a seasoned guerrilla fighter in the jungles of Colombia; a team of Israeli military police patrolling the streets of Jerusalem; and a unit of Kurdish women guarding ISIS refugees in Syria. Some fight to prove themselves, others seek to ignite social change in their home country, and others do it to liberate other women from the grip of ISIS.
Addario visited several active war zones for the piece, but she found herself shaken by something much closer to home: the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina.
Addario discussed her visit to boot camp and her other travels in an interview with Task & Purpose, which has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
An Army staff sergeant who "represents the very best of the 101st Airborne Division" has finally received a Silver Star for his heroic actions during the Battle of the Bulge after a 75-year delay.
On Sunday, Staff Sgt. Edmund "Eddie" Sternot was posthumously awarded with a Silver Star for his heroics while leading a machine gun team in the Ardennes Forest. The award, along with Sternot's Bronze Star and Purple Heart, was presented to his only living relative, Sternot's first cousin, 80-year-old Delores Sternot.
U.S. special operations forces are currently field testing a lightweight combat armor designed to cover more of an operator's body than previous protective gear, an official told Task & Purpose.
The armor, called the Lightweight Polyethylene (PE) Armor for Extremity Protection, is one of a handful of subsystems to come out of U.S. Special Operations Command's Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) effort that media outlets dubbed the "Iron Man suit," Navy Lieutenant Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, a SOCOM spokesman, told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.