The second trailer for Batman v Superman has arrived. Warner Bros. swaggered in with great confidence and flicked the memory of the recent Captain America: Civil War off our minds because what we’ve just seen has changed everything.
While the first trailer that debuted at Comic Con felt very much like the Man of Steel sequel we were assured it was, this one almost feels like it’s selling a different movie.
Watch the trailer here
For the first time ever there are jokes. Real, unprecedented, above-all-suspicion jokes. We witness the first meeting of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), the brooding billionaire and Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), idealistic reporter as snide jabs are made and low-blows are delivered with firm anger.
“I have a history with freaks dressed as clowns,” says a simmering Wayne, leaving us delighted at the exciting possibilities statements such as these tend to inspire, and at the same time winning a nod of approval for Mr Wayne’s trash-talk skills.
And for most of the trailer’s three minutes, that’s what we get. Build up after build up for what seems like the bout of the millennium, for surely, an altercation of this magnitude has not been witnessed since Rameses and Moses arrived for a fun time at the beach.
But we weren’t born yesterday. We understand that this feud, unlike Biggie and Tupac, is not going to last. But we were under the impression that that these two would join forces to fight Lex Luthor or something, who, by the way, is still stubbornly sitting on the most-annoying-character chair with his jarringly over-the-top performance(prove us wrong Jesse Eisenberg).
But we were wrong. And kudos to director Zack Snyder and company for keeping this secret, because we might have just seen the potential murderer of Superman. That’s right, Luthor just created Doomsday, that evil, unstoppable alien who in the comics kills the Man of Steel. And from the looks of it, he’s some sort of mutant Zod.
With the suggestion of that quite tragic end-game, the DC Universe has finally arrived. Zack Snyder is right in treating these characters as modern gods. That’s what they are. Some, like Wonder Woman and Aquaman quite literally so.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also stars Amy Adams, Lawrence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane and Holly Hunter. It is scheduled for a March 25, 2016 release.
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