Another Comic-Con has come to an end. Let the debate begin, what was the highlight of the weekend? While a number of televisions shows had their day this weekend in San Diego, lets not forget this is about comic books, and one huge comic book movie coming out in 2016 is “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The first trailer to the movie was built up so much that they had special screenings of it in IMAX theaters, but it was anti-climatic. The one that was shown yesterday, July 11 got fans super excited for the movie.
If you weren’t at Comic-Con 2015 to see the trailer to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” you can right now by clicking the video above. The trailer begins with Holly Hunter, playing a senator at a hearing regarding Superman (Henry Cavill) who we see show up at Congress. Then we flashback to “Man of Steel” during the climatic fight against General Zod. Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) running through the streets of Metropolis on his cell phone as he sees his office building collapse, presuming many of his friends and workers dying inside. The final shot is of him holding a young girl, looking up in the sky with fire in his eyes.
In this movie, it looks like maybe batman had retired. Maybe due to a last battle with the Joker that did not end well. There is a hint of that in the trailer. Batman begins training again and is back on the streets serving up his kind of justice. However, maybe he is just preparing himself for a battle with Superman.
Superman is still doing what good he can in the world to help others and gets support from both Lois Lane and his mother. One person who is not a supporter of the hero is Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) who is not sporting his usual bald head, but more of a hippie hairdo and he has Holly Hunter’s ear.
Batman gets himself a new suit, sort of an armored one he used to fight the Predator if you ever read that comic book series. He talks about how “He has the power to wipe out the entire human race and we have to destroy him.” Then the fight between the two heroes begins. A big question is now raised because it sounds like Batman wants to kill Superman and Batman doesn’t kill. Unless he is the Batman from the Tim Burton movies. Some of you may recall in those movies Batman (then Michael Keaton) killed the Penguin, the Joker, he even killed one of the Penguins henchmen by strapping a bomb to his body. Since Zack Snyder’s Superman killed Zod, it is possible Batman is ready to start his murdering ways on screen again. One note though, we don’t really know who Batman is talking about and the trailer could be edited in a way to make us think he is referring to Superman.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the leading up to the Justice League movie and many of the other heroes of the League are going to be featured in this picture first. That includes Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) who does show up in the trailer as both her hero self and Diana Prince. We also see Luthor has got himself quite a bit of Kryptonite. The movie was slated to come out in May, but they backed off that date and it is now scheduled to open March 25. It would not be a shock if it became the biggest opening of March ever.