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Superman gets his due in new Justice League tease

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10 days before the movie is released

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Poor, poor Superman.

After months of trying to make fans think Superman wasn’t going to be a part of Justice League, following the character’s death in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the marketing team at Warner Bros. is shining a light on the character. A new 35-second tease, which includes a motion poster of Superman, ushers in the cryptic saying that “hope never dies.” The tease comes alongside the launch of a new website, created by DC Comics.

It’s not the “Superman will return” message that we’ve been waiting for, but the clue isn’t subtle. There’s no question that Superman will have a presence in the movie, and it seems even more unlikely that his character will be restricted to being a ghosting memory that haunts Lois Lane. Based on the numerous teases we’ve seen of the film so far, it’s far more likely that Superman will return to help the Justice League in their battle against Steppenwolf just when they need it most.

Henry Cavill, the actor who plays Superman, has hinted at his character returning with a black suit, alluding to a version of Superman from "The Death of Superman" comic mini-series, which ran between 1992 and 1993. In that comic, readers saw four iterations of the character until Superman made his triumphant return, donning a black suit.

We’re working under the assumption that Superman is going to be in Justice League ... because of course he is. He’s Superman and this is the Justice League. Justice League will be released on Nov. 17, and we’ll finally know once and for all.