Just like how he released an official photo of the Batmobile last year, Director Zack Snyder has released the official teaser trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. He calls it the “not blurry, not pirated” version, which is a shot towards whoever recorded that leaked version with a camera phone.
The trailer opens with a wide shot of Metropolis, which looks to have been rebuilt after the destructive battle between Superman and General Zod. The voice overs come from the citizens who express different views on Superman and what his existence means for their society. In the middle of the all the people voicing their opinions is the voice of Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). “We know better now, don’t we? Devils don’t come from the hell beneath, no they come from the sky“. That line tells me that Luthor is out to turn the people (and maybe Batman?) against this praised superhero. The trailer hints that as it zooms in on the statue of Superman and reveals the words “false god“.
From there we get a voice over of Bruce Wayne’s butler and friend, Alfred (Jeremy Irons), along with our first look at an aged Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) who is tempted to come out of retirement. Alfred is a man who knows and understands Wayne, as demonstrated through his words as Wayne looks at his batsuit. “That’s how it starts. The fever. The rage. The feeling of powerlessness that turns good men… cruel.” I tell ya, this make me really excited to see the relationship between these two at this stage of Wayne’s life, and also the chemistry between Affleck and Irons.
The trailer then puts a heavy focus on Batman, who does in fact come out of retirement to put Superman in his place. This version of the caped crusader is inspired from the Frank Miller comics and is what I would expect as far as age, having a menacing presence, not to mention his size. This Batman looks HUGE, and unlike any of the others we’ve seen before. Then we get just an incredible line from Batman that foreshadows what’s to come in this film. “Do you bleed? You will.”
This was an awesome first teaser trailer for a film which had everyone excited since it was announced two Comic Cons ago. Now this being a first teaser, we still haven’t gotten our first look at many things, including seeing how Eisenberg delivers as Lex Luthor. I thought it was a good idea though to focus on Batman and Superman. It lets people know this film will be big, as these two will be in the same film together, for the first time.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.