Due for release in 2016, the new Batman/Superman film is one of the most anticipated superhero films of recent years. The first trailer was released in Spring 2015 and is embedded below:
The trailer is interesting and presents a number of themes including the questioning the power of a single person (Superman), fear/rage leading to conflict and, the age old, who would win in a fight between Batman and Superman.
I, for one, hope that the recently successfully DK trilogy and Man of Steel films are not ruined by the upcoming clash promised in BvS.
The storyline is unclear and the obvious inspiration would the seminal final conflict in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns from 1986. However, Zack Snyder has confirmed that the story will be a new one and I’m intrigued to see where they’re going with this.
Yesterday, a new video from Batman vs. Superman has been released:
This almost raises more questions than it answers…
- Why is Superman so pissed off with Batman?
- Who are the soldiers kneeling?
- Where and why is Batman being held (I can only assume) by Government forces (assuming Superman is acting as an agent for the government as in DKR)
<Although I wrote this post a couple of days ago Warner Bros. released the second trailer yesterday and so I’ve swiftly updated this post!>
The second trailer starts well and builds the tension between Clark and Bruce. I like the look of the new Batwing and Batmobile especially- slicker and more refined as Batman is much further along in his timeline (as opposed to the rugged functionality of the Dark Knight trilogy). However, I’m not sure I go for the slightly fey Lex Luthor. He’s supposed to be grandiose and theatrical (see Gene Hackman’s portrayal).
Also, it looks like they’ve shoe horned in the resurrection of General Zod into some sort of super-beast and (drum roll) the good guys have to put aside their differences. I’m not sure about that….
That said, Gal Gadot is looking very good as Wonder Woman so that’s a plus about that story arc…
Overall, I do like the look of Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight…I’m quietly hopeful that this film will be good but the second trailer has left me a little nervous!