The Batman v Superman trailer is here! The Batman v Superman trailer is here! Well, it was technically here yesterday, but this time its legal!
LET ME SEE!!!!
OK, my body went into a hype-coma for a while. What happened in the trailer?
The trailer seems to follow the events of Man of Steel, which makes sense since this was considered the sequel to that film for a while. Since the destruction and rebuilding of Metropolis, many in the world have come to see Superman as some sort of god, for better or worse. Batman, it appears, falls in the latter category. Since Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) is also in the movie, it may be he who convinced fellow billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) that Superman is a legitimate threat to humanity, hence the battle suit at the end of the trailer (which as EPIC).
Guess DC really isn’t following the comics anymore are they?
Well…they actually kinda are. The first obvious example is Ben Affleck’s batsuit and armor, both lifted from Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. Batman and Superman also had their infamous fight “first” fight in that comic:
But I believe that Batman v Superman may also be emulating the fight in Luthor: Man of Steel, a Lex Luthor miniseries where he baits Batman into seeing if he can fight Superman.
Of course, this could also be a big rouse between Superman and Batman to convince the world that Superman isn’t an invincible god, which was exactly the case in The New Frontier series.
Or this is all an excuse to see two of the most popular superheroes beat each other up. Which works fine for me.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled for release on March 25, 2016.