After a tease on Monday night during the mid-season finale of Fox’s “Gotham”, the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has swooped down from the sky to pummel our eardrums and eyeballs! It debuted tonight on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and now it’s here for all to witness!
The biggest surprise is that DOOMSDAY appears in the film.
Doomsday is a rampaging, seemingly mindless, murdering monster who killed Superman. He is the result of Kryptonian genetic engineering gone awry. Doomsday is the only one in main comics continuity to ever kill Superman; and he did so simply by beating the man of steel to death. Doomsday was killed in the battle, as well, but later healed himself and returned to life, stronger than before. Superman has encountered him on numerous occasions since. (Superman Wiki). There’s no word on if Superman will die in this incarnation, but it’s safe to assume Snyder and Warner Bros. are thinking in that direction.
Outside of Doomsday, there’s a ton of quips being tossed around, and a seemingly fun-natured spirit to Batman v Superman that’s surprising to see considering how serious the film originally appeared to take itself. For me the biggest question is, who is going to save this film? It appears that Snyder is hoping Jesse Eienberg’s ‘Lex Luthor’ is the spirit that drives this beast, but I’m still not sold on his performance. And the CGI – I know it’s so passé to bitch about – but holy crap is it overload. The fight sequence between Batman and Superman looks just as bloated as the one in Man of Steel. Hopefully, Synder learned from his past mistakes and we see some serious damage done to both the Dark Knight and the smarmy Superman.
Anyways, behold the glory of the latest preview for the second film in the new DC Cinematic Universe…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is slated to hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. It stars Ben Affleck as ‘Batman’, Henry Cavill as ‘Superman’, Gal Gadot as ‘Wonder Woman’, Jesse Eienberg as ‘Lex Luthor’, Amy Adams as ‘Lois Lane’, Laurence Fishburne as ‘Perry White’, Jeremy Irons as ‘Alfred Pennyworth’, Diane Lane as ‘Martha Kent’, Holly Hunter as ‘Senator Finch’, Tao Okamoto as ‘Mercy Graves’, Ray Fisher as ‘Victor Stone’, Jason Momoa as ‘Aquaman’, Harry Lennix as ‘General Swanwick’, Christina Wren ‘Major Carrie Farris’, Michael Shannon as ‘General Zod’, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as ‘Thomas Wayne’, and Scoot McNairy as ‘Jimmy Olsen’. Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey also appear.