8 things we've learned from the new Batman vs Superman trailer
1| No-one seems to like Superman very much
You’d think saving humanity from extinction would engender some good vibes from Joe Public wouldn’t you? Turns out not, in the opening seconds of the trailer we see Superman summoned to what looks like a criminal trial, with baying mobs outside the court house brandishing rather hurtful picket signs. Ingrates.
2| Bruce Wayne is considerably older
Though Affleck’s looking positively stacked as the Dark Knight incarnate, there seems to have been a discernible attempt to make him seem a lot longer in the tooth in the new Dawn of Justice, mainly with some noticeable flecks of grey in the millionaire’s mane. This also goes further to explaining why the new Batsuit looks almost robot-like, possibly to help Bruce’s ailing ligaments. After all, a life of solo vigilantism can be a killer on the knees.
3| Bruce Wayne apparently has family again?
And we mean outside of trusty Alfred this time. Half way through the trailer, Wayne is seen running through ash-covered streets towards a toppling Wayne Enterprises building, seemingly the work of Superman if the criss-crossing lasers streaming from the surrounding skyscrapers are anything to go by. Later on, he receives a cryptic note scrawled across a newspaper story detailing the destruction of his parents legacy: “You let your family die.” So who’s in Bats’ new family? Or is the anonymous writer eluding to Bruce’s inaction with his parents shooting when he was a child?
4| Expect a leaner, meaner Alfred
That’s if ol’ Jeremy Irons giving Wayne the usual dose of eloquent ( but markedly intense) advice is actually Alfred. We can’t see who else it would be. Strong cast addition if so.
5| Clark Kent the journo has a problem with Batman.
“This bat vigilante is like a one-man reign of terror” admonishes Kent in his capacity as ‘completely unrecognisable journalist owing to a crafty pair of media specs’, only to be shot down by his Daily Planet editor (a welcome reprise for Laurence Fishburne) with the words ” You don’t get to decide what the right thing is. No-one cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman.”
6| Lex Luther isn’t bald
On the contrary, Jesse Eisenberg’s version of the maniacal millionaire has inexplicably heinous ginger curtains.
7 | Superman seemingly has a troupe of loyal SWAT officers
Recognisable in couple of scenes by the tell tale S (usually localised Superman’s chest) emblazoned on the upper arm of their uniforms. They seem a subservient bunch too, even bowing to their knees when he rocks up in one scene.
8| Is that…Wonder Woman?!
Yes gentleman. Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice’s female eye candy will come in the scantily-clad form of Wonder Woman, played by Israeli fashion model turned actress, Gal Gadot. What she’s doing there, or whose side she’s on is anyone’s guess.
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