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New Batman v Superman trailer, new ocean of fans trying to find every little Easter Egg and plot point. Spoiler alert: Batman AND Superman both appear in this one. Lets get started.
Thankfully, Batman v Superman seems to start off by addressing the events of Man of Steel. You know, when Superman totally trashed an entire city. It seems his actions have made him a polarizing figure, and inspired a wave of Xenophobia. But, its not like this is the first piece of media to claim that Superman doesn’t belong on Earth.
O.k., maybe its just me, but Superman looks buff as hell this go around.
Now this part of the trailer cleared up a giant plot hole for me personally. Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis during Man of Steel. That’s why he’s so obsessed with bringing Superman down. He’s seen him in action and was not amused.
A great shot of (probably) Wayne Manor. The film is supposed to take place during the latter portion of Batman’s career, so obviously some [email protected]# wen down before hand. This image really reminds me of the page in The Dark Knight Returns, when Alfred destroyed Wayne Manor and died shortly after. Hmmmm…
New Batcave. Seems to be a mix between the traditional underground cavern and the Nolan Dark Knight apartment cave.
Its been speculated that his is from the Joker, which brings up a few things. One, the Joker seems to know Batman’s mailing address, or at least how to reach him. Two, the Joker clearly knows that Batman’s weakness is his family. Three, Batman is feeling guilty over some sort of past tragedy. These emotions could also be contributing to his motivations of fight Superman, who he views as dangerous.
Hey, its Clark Kent! Remember that guy!
Superman’s clearly become well known by this point.
“You don’t owe the world anything, you never did.” Alright, what the hell is with Goyer and Snyder’s Ma and Pa Kent? They seem to be going out of their way to make Superman not give a flying [email protected]#$ about the world. I mean, I can understand being protective of your son, and I do appreciate the Kent’s not pressuring Superman to not be a savior or whatever, but don’t teach the boy with heat vision to go all “YOLO” on the world.
God dammit does Jesse Eisenberg look like a great Lex Luthor. You know, I wasn’t too crazy about the hair, but its really working for me know. I loving Einsenberg’s portrayal of Luthor so far. He’s got this magnetism that you really need from Superman’s arch-enemy.
So Zod’s dead. And Lex has his corpse. Know, if you know anything about Lex Luthor and Kryptonian DNA, you know that this tend to get a little cloney. Just ask Superboy. Or Bizarro. Or certain version of Doomsday.
But back of Batman for a moment. Here we have a Robin costume with Joker graffiti all over it. Yep, Death in the Family is officially cannon in the DC Cinematic Universe. The Joker has killed a Robin, which is most likely a driving factor in Batman’s motives in Batman v Superman. Batman probably retired because Robin died, then the events of Man of Steel convince him that he’s still needed, but he may go a bit overboard. These events parallel the original Dark Knight Returns story, as well as the actual trailer. Ben Affleck himself has compared Batman to Hamlet, a prince whose haunted by the past and slowly begins to lose himself.
Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman casual wear. Notice the big gold necklace. Very Euro-regal.
Clearly some fighting is gonna do down. But who is fighting who?
Clearly, Wonder Woman’s in the fight. By the way, hey its Wonder Woman! Again, I wasn’t too keen about Wonder Woman’s look, or Gal Gadot’s casting, but the trailer is really turning me around. Gadot really looks like Wonder Woman here. I think seeing some elements in action really helped sell me.
War, war never changes. Either Batman is chasing Superman around the world, or he’s really getting into the Fallout 4 hype. Or BOTH.
So Lexcorp is clearly going to part of whatever fight is happening at the end of this movie. There are some theories floating around as to why. One theory is that Luthor used Zod’s DNA to create some sort of creature that got loose. Maybe a Doomsday, or even Bizarro. Or, as we see later in the trailer, Luthor’s found some way to control Superman. Either case would explain the massive destruction that’s alluded to in the trailer.
Kryptonite! This could be another supporting detail for the Superman is brainwashed theory. BTW, how great is Eisenberg in this scene. Look at that face! It don’t know whether he’s ganna study that piece of space rock or make-out with it.
Another look at Wonder Woman mid-fight, with shield and sword in hand. I loved her little “well, alright then,” shrug. But who is she fighting?
Superman. I mean, probably Superman. The more I write, the more I’m convinced the Lex Luthor is going to find a way to brainwash Superman into destroying more stuff, undoing all the good he’s been trying to accomplish since Man of Steel. It would also explain why Superman would use a heat vision blast on Batman.
Like this! Know, if this was a neck-snapping shot, that’s be a different story…
This just reminded me of the cover for The Dark Knight Returns. The book was probably a big inspiration for the movie. You know what, I’m probably ganna read that later.
“The red capes are coming.” Look at this smug piece of work. I love it!
So what new things have we learns? Well, for one, we know that Wonder Woman is definitely a major player in the movie, or at least in the final fight. Second, we known there’s going to be a final fight, and I have the sneaking suspicious than Lex Luthor is going to be behind it. Third, we know that this story is probably going to be 60% Batman vs. 35% Superman (and 5% Luthor/Wonder Woman), only because it needs to introduce a lot more this version of Batman right away. But so far, the trailers have done a great job of keeping the actual protagonist vague. I wonder who’ll you’ll root for?
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016.
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