The original plan was for DC to release this trailer on Monday following an exclusive IMAX screening in the US, but no doubt as a result of the trailer being leaked to the internet over night (17/4/15) the full teaser trailer has been released:
Zack Snyder’s BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.
Not surprised to see the full teaser trailer released early as a result of the leak. I chose to wait for the full release to have the best quality trailer to watch. Tone wise, it is very dark and a very concentrated focus on the world’s reaction to Superman following the events of Man of Steel. We see the world looking to Superman as a saviour for them, whilst the people in power question his motives and threat to them and the world. It hints that Superman may become corrupted under the pressure the people of the world will put on him both in maybe demand of his help and how they revere him maybe.
Was interesting to see Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, slightly grey haired, with the voice over of Alfred talking to him about how it begins with rage, the voice of Jeremy Irons playing well in delivering what could be encouragement or justifying the need for Wayne to put on or perhaps, put ‘back on’ the Bat suit which we see hanging up.
Ending with the same scene we saw from San Diego Comic Con last year, a scene many DC fans will recognise from Frank Miller’s ‘Dark Knight Returns’ graphic novel which also appears to be the foundation, in part at least, for Dawn of Justice. Batman asking Superman if he bleeds, because he will….that is a very Dark Knight Returns toned threat and very much shows that this will be a Batman Vs Superman fight, indicating to me at least, that it is Batman stepping up to fight Superman for whatever reason rather than Superman seeking to fight him.
I am buzzed for the film, I was before this trailer. Whilst it is just a teaser, it has succeeded in showing us a very dark tone for this film, very much in the Chris Nolan style but also something very interesting to see what will be the cause of this iconic battle. Will be a long wait till March 2016!!