After a leaked preview, Warner Bros. released the official teaser trailer for their superhero blockbuster, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s best to say that our first look at the much anticipated showdown between two of comics’ most iconic heroes did not go over well with fans.
During Comic-Con, Zach Snyder and the cast of the film arrived at Hall H with a new trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Featuring more superhero fighting action and first glimpses of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, the clip debuted to a standing ovation from audiences.
Fearing the actions of a god-like superhero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
From the preview, it seems as though Superman is facing the results of his actions during the events of Man of Steel, from both sides: one from the U.S. Government and Batman. Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego take center stage as he runs head-on into a cloud of smoke while Metropolis is damaged during Superman and Zod’s fight and prepares to take his god-like counterpart. From turning on the Batsignal, Bruce has been retired as Batman for years (check the suit defaced with yellow spray paint? Joker Easter egg?) but ready to don the suit again.
Overall, this trailer is a lot better. It still leaves questions as to what Lex’s ultimate plans are as the heroes go to war. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is in action, using her bracelet’s to cause an explosion, and we see more of the super-fight with Superman and Batman facing off after the Man of Steel rips off the doors to the Batmobile.
I might not be fully on board yet with the movie but I am interested more now. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is expected in theaters March 25, 2016.