19 April 2015

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Teaser Trailer Breakdown | 20 Images From the New Teaser

DC and Warner Bros. were forced to release the Batman V Superman teaser early (see it here) after it hit the web in shaky cell phone camera version. As we do when new trailers come out, we got out our magnifying glass and analyzed it for another edition of trailer breakdown.

The trailer opens with an audio montage of people debating Superman's presence on Earth. Whether he should be worshiped as a god or feared. Some notable voices that are heard are Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor | "We know better now, don't we? Devils don't come from beneath us. No. They come from the sky." | as well as Alfred played by Jeremy Irons, and Holly Hunter as a US Senator.

The opening image is of the city of Metropolis. They are still rebuilding the city (note the crane) after the fight between Superman and Zod at the end of MAN OF STEEL. They have built a giant Superman statue in the city. All the empty space around it leads me to believe this could be the location of the giant crater left by Superman and Zod. It could possibly be a memorial to the countless people who died during the battle.

We see Superman, played by Henry Cavill, standing in a crowd of people reaching out to touch him. It appears to be happening at a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This symbolizes the segment of the population who wish to worship Superman as a god.

Superman stopping a Russian rocket from falling to the earth. You can see they have made small alterations to his suit and the colors are a little brighter.

A weird scene of Superman entering an underground facility while soldiers bow down to him. The soldiers all have a Superman S patch on their shoulder.

A closer look at the Superman statue in Metropolis.

Someone reaching out for Superman as he floats in the sky engulfed in a bright light. (More god/worship symbolism.)

"FALSE GOD" has been spray-painted onto the Superman statue. This symbolizes the segment of the population who hate/fear Superman because of his great power.

A voice-over of Alfred saying "That's how it starts. The fever. The rage. The feeling of powerlessness that turns good men cruel." is heard as Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, stares at the Batsuit in a display case. This version of Bruce Wayne is an older and more of a veteran than previous incarnations.



A cool shot of Batman standing in an abandoned building. (Note the Riddler's question mark amongst the graffiti.)

It has not been confirmed but this may be a shot of the Batwing swooping down and taking out some bad guys.


A quick look at the back of the Batmobile.

Batman stepping out of some rubble. Instead of the all black suit that you see in most Batman movies, he is wearing the black and grey version of the suit.
Batman has a gun?!? Although he does appear to have a sniper rifle, this could be a nod to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns comic (which this movie draws inspiration from) with the rifle that's actually a grappling gun. (see below)

The trailer concludes with a stand off between Batman and Superman . Batman is wearing an armored Batsuit, which is also pulled from The Dark Knight Returns comic(See below). We also get to hear Batfleck's Bat-voice for the first time. There's clearly a robotic filter to it. I'm curious whether that is just because he is in the armored suit or if it will be like that throughout the movie.





BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa hits theaters March 25, 2016.

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