A week after Marvel debuted the first trailer of “Captain America: Civil War” trailer in “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” DC Comics hits back with what seems to be a just platform of “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’s” newest trailer, which will have a full reveal on Wednesday.
A 50-second TV spot aired during Monday night’s episode of FOX’s “Gotham.” Short as it may be, the trailer was by no means lacking of severe tension between the two title roles of the upcoming movie. The teaser starts with Ben Affleck’s Batman chained with a couple of other mysterious guys in what looks like a dungeon. The dark eerie aura is disrupted when Superman (Henry Cavill) literally comes down out of nowhere and walks in front of Batman. Superman then rips off Batman’s mask and a very angry Ben Affleck was revealed. The two gets into an intense gazing contest until the screen turns black and the logo for the movie is shown. Now, it really doesn’t give out anything that much except that audience can be sure that there will be a lot of loathing against each other before they eventually join forces and start the Justice League.
The movie may have a similar superhero versus superhero theme as “Captain America: Civil War,” but it can also be noted that the two have very different back stories. Captain America and Ironman will be going at each other in “Civil War” after two earlier installments of “Avengers” where they have already worked side-by-side. Batman and Superman, on the other hand, had no previous connection whatsoever at least in terms of presently known facts about the movie. They will be brought together by equal dislike for each other, and it will be interesting to see how they will be able to work that angle out and be under one team. There’s also the mystery of throwing Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in the mix and what role she will play in the overall plot of the film.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” hits theaters March 25 and is rated PG-13.