This morning, WB held their panel at San-Diego Comic-Con. Though they have a ton of movies to advertise, we all know that the most anticipated movie of their panel is the one Batfans and most comic book fans have been waiting for. Obviously, I’m talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
At the panel, they showed a brand new trailer for the flick and it was released online just hours ago. We have it here for you:
This trailer is jam-packed full of… well, a lot. Actually, a whole lot.
The previous trailer was just a teaser trailer and I personally believed that it not only did the job of properly teasing us and raising our levels of anticipation, but also did a good job of it. As expected, this trailer sets up the plot and looks to be Supes-centric, with some Batman and just a smattering of Wonder Woman.
Let me hit a few points that I feel like are worth discussion. Just as Snyder said, we are seeing the motivations behind Bruce’s decision to face off against the Man of Steel. One of the Wayne buildings was destroyed in the brawl between Supes and Zod and Bruce is being held responsible for all those lives lost. While Bruce continues to be haunted by the death of his parents, we also discover that he’s burdened by the death of Jason Todd. The Robin suit is on full display with Joker’s message, as a constant reminder of his failure. That was 20 years ago and it seems the threat of Supes is what brings him out of retirement. We also see Lex Luthor, his
wig mop of hair, and his supply of Kryptonite. We briefly glimpse Wonder Woman in action. And of course, we saw moments from the actual fight. The fight! The fight alluded to in the title. An armored Bats stomping on Supes. I nearly wet myself when I saw those scenes.
And then, there were scenes of Batman wearing a very strange version of his suit, fighting Superman soldiers in the desert? Is this Snyder’s version of the Fortress of Solitude? Are those soldiers just his defense?
A lot happened in this trailer and it may have made the fatal error of revealing too much, but I have a feeling that there’s a lot more to see later. What slowly is starting to dawn on me is that with so many superheroes in one movie, under Snyder’s very stylistic vision, it’s starting almost look like a cartoon. It’s making me a little nervous, but I have faith.
What do you think? Did they reveal too much? Is it a little cartoony? Let me know.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be out on March 25, 2016, starring Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Affleck.