There is no surprise that i’m very very enthusiastic about Batman v Superman and that we have covered it a lot here on Capes and Heroes (probably more than we should have) but it is to many people the most anticipated movie of the decade next to Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens.
There is a funny story about how i came across the trailer, i was at my friends birthday and i scrolled through my Twitter-feed and all of a sudden i got a message on Facebook from my friend who also runs this blog and he simply said: “The Batman v Superman trailer” and a link to the Trailer, and i almost screamed to my friend to start the trailer on his home-theater with surround sound and we watched it. And o’boy did i scream like a schoolgirl or what? The trailer was amazing, flatout amazing!
So here is my favorite bits in the trailer:
Superman stands outside the congress and there is group of protesters that are against Superman. This how people in the real world would react if someone like Superman would appear. Real heavy stuff.
Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis during the Superman vs General Zod fight at the end of Man of Steel and he seems to be on the phone with someone who possibly were in the building that collapsed when Zod used his heatvision for the first time. But who was it? My guess is that it was someone close to Bruce. Maybe Lucius Fox?
I think that this scene won over a lot people who previously have bashed Warner Bros and DC for casting Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman. This really shows his heroics in a way that Christian Bale never would do. Just an amazing shot and bring up memories from the 9/11 attacks in New York.
The destruction of Metropolis and the Wayne Finances tower will be one of many driving forces for Bruce Wayne to put on his Batman-suit once again after years of retirement as the Caped Crusader.
This must be a very rundown Wayne Manor and it may also be a small reference to the Flashpoint storyline where Thomas Wayne was Batman and the Wayne Manor was rundown and the Batcave was intact and in use. This confirms that Batman hasn’t lived there for quite some time.
Here is our first look at the Batcave and it looks very much like in the comics but less cave-like and more of an elaborate basement. And it seems to have water in it so does that mean he have a Bat-boat?
This is an interesting shot, who sent him this Newspaper article? Some people are speculation that it is the Joker, but this means that he would know that Bruce Wayne is Batman. I’m actually thinking it’s Jason Todd aka Robin aka The Red Hood. Why i think that is because he know for a fact that Bruce Wayne is Batman and that he used a red marker to write the message. Maybe i’m over-analyzing this but it’s an interesting theory.
There seems to be a training montage in the movie where Bruce is getting in shape to take on Superman.
Here is our first glimpse of Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. They seem to take a more younger approach and he maybe like the incarnation in the Graphic Novel Batman: Earth One where Alfred is an ex British Special Forces or Secret Service Agent. I like it.
First look of the batarangs in action.
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor looks like a combination of Curt Kobain and the Lex Luthor from the graphic novel Superman: Birthright where he also have long hair.
This seems to be Lex Luthor’s assistant Mercy Graves who also appeared in the animated Superman TV-series by Bruce Timm.
The corpse of General Zod! This indicates that Lexcorp is conducting experiments with either Zods DNA or his body as a whole. Maybe they are making a mechsuit of Zod’s armor or are they making him Doomsday?
This is our confirmation that Robin or even multiple Robins have existed in this DC Extended Universe, and i believe it actually is Jason Todd and not Dick Grayson who some people believe is killed by The Joker. And The Joker have also spraypainted on Robins suit to remind Batman of his failure. A nice nod to the Death in the Family storyarc.
Here is our first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in motion! She looks absolutely stunning as Diana Prince, she seems to be attending a fundraiser or a party for the more upper class.
Bruce having a flashbacks to the day his parents got murdered? It seems like it.
Geoffrey Dean Morgan confirmed as Thomas Wayne. He is rocking that mustache. He also played ‘The Comedian’ in Watchmen.
Young Bruce Wayne witnessing his parents murder. Maybe Batman is talking to Superman about his motives as a crimefighter?
This is huge, this is our first look at Wonder Woman in action on the big screen and she looks amazing as the amazonian warrior and princess. I believe she will own this role.
This scene really intrigued me, it looks like Batman in the dessert and the wierd thing is that the ruins in the background looks very similar to the temples in Athens on Akropolis. So maybe this is Themyscira and Batman is looking for answers about Wonder Woman?
Here it alse seems that Batman is fighting the military group that seems to fight for Superman. But this got me thinking, maybe it’s just a dreamsequence where Batman is picturing the worst case scenario? His outfit looks very reminiscent of the “Gotham by Gaslight” Batman.
Someone or something have caused a lot of damage at Lexcorp, can it be Superman and Batman or is it something else? Maybe Doomsday?
Kryptonite confirmed and Lex Luthor have of course gotten his hands on it.
Batman and Superman fighting, here is Batman stomping on Superman so he is falling through a roofwindow!
Another beautiful shot of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I now see what Zack Snyder saw when they cast her. The question is what or who is she fighting here? Because the trailer is edited so it looks like she is battling Superman but is actually Doomsday or Lex Luthor in his mechsuit that she is getting attacked by?
Superman getting ready to use his heat vision and the trailer is edited in a way that it looks like he is firing on Batman but he would have been killed instantly if the heat vision hit him.
This shot gave me goosebumps because of it being a homage to the cover of Frank Millers classic The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel. Nice touch Zack Snyder!
Another beautiful shot of Batman using his grapplegun that looks very similar to the one in the Arkham games.
An awesome shot of Superman walking towards the crashed Batmobile in slowmotion. Zack loves his slow-mo!
And the closing shot in the trailer, Superman rips of the doors from the Batmobile and Batman just rises from the seat and stands up against Superman. This scene gave me goosebumps of the ages!
So there you have it.
My In-depth analysis of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Comic-Con Trailer. What did you think of it?
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016
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