For just two days fans had the opportunity to explore the Justice League Experience in London. Day one, we were there.
London | To promote the forthcoming Justice League movie, rooms in one of the locations featured in the film were transformed into a special experience for fans of the DC Comics characters for just two days on the 9th and 10th of November.
Five rooms of the St Martin’s College of Art and Design, Southampton Row became ‘Super Rooms’ filled with props seen in the film and costumes worn by the stars. Each of the areas were themed and dedicated to a specific hero. Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Aquaman team up to save the world this November in Justice League.
Located between Holborn and Russell Square, St Martin’s College building not only forms the experience but was used as a location during filming. Scenes featuring Diana Prince (Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot) in her office and the Gotham Police office were both shot in the building right here in London.
The highlight of Batman’s Super Room was the costume itself. Worn by Ben Affleck during filming, fans had the opportunity to get close to the Bat Suit. Not too close though, there were security in every room ready to pounce if anyone got too touchy feely with props.
Aside from the suit, the room was fairly stark. Adorned with batarangs, the only other props used in Justice League were two light boxes and, for those who looked closely enough, a pair of Clark Kent’s glasses as worn by the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill.
Aquaman stands proudly in one corner of a bar. Ok, not actually Aquaman (played by man-mountain, Jason Momoa), but a screen worn costume for the character. The set of a Nordic bar has been meticulously recreated from the film and features key props that were in the movie. The cash register and phone were confirmed as such by the friendly room attendant.
Like Batman, the Cyborg super room wasn’t filled with a ton of stuff. Dressed to look like part of Star Labs, the main feature was a statue representing the character – since a costume wasn’t a practical solution. Monitors filled with code, a couple of desks with chemistry paraphernalia on them and some clipboards were on show.
Alongside a lifesize model of Gal Gadot dressed in a screen-worn Wonder Woman costume were some easily recognisable props as seen in trailers for Justice League. A bright room, the props were set to show Diana Princes’ study of the arts.
By far the biggest and most interesting room at the Justice League Experience was the Super Room dedicated to The Flash. Barry Allen’s (Ezra Miller) costume stood proudly amongst a plethora of props from the film. Maths books, drawings, prototype costumes, computer screens and much more, all brightly lit, formed a fascinating sight to explore.
Super Rooms aside, there were photos hung in the corridors showing various rooms within St Martin’s dressed as sets from Justice League, alongside promotional art. Each of the rooms featured a photo of the actor who played their respective characters in the room (which is all a bit meta, but also very cool). The ensemble main cast can be seen in the lead image together in The Flash super room.
It didn’t take more than half and hour to check out all of the rooms without feeling like you were missing anything and staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. For a free experience you have to say that the Justice League Experience was well worth the effort.
Justice League hits cinemas this Friday on November 17th.