“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” shows off an epic Teaser Trailer

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Hot on the heels of the new Star Wars movie flexing its muscles last week (as well as a hot new Trailer for Jurassic World earlier today), the sequel to Man of Steel also has sought to do the same. Yes, we got our first Teaser Trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently and at least to this humble writer, it was more than worth the wait. Besides showing off Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, we also got to see him in costume (and hear him) as the Caped Crusader himself. His upcoming clash next year with Henry Cavill’s son of Krypton looks like a true event movie.

This is no surprise to any of you, but this film is going to set up a Justice League team up for the Warner Brothers/DC slate of heroes. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice picks up where Man of Steel left off, with the citizens of Metropolis debating the merits of Superman being a god among men. This captures the attention of Batman over in Gotham City, and they cross paths, with much fighting to ensue before they get on the same page to presumably overcome Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. Man of Steel’s Zack Snyder returns to direct, with David S. Goyer and Chris Terrio co-writing. The cast, aside from the aforementioned Affleck, Cavill, and Eisenberg includes Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Harry Lennix, Jena Malone, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, and more.

In this Teaser, which you can see below, the big highlight is of course getting to see Batman and Superman on the screen at the same time. For many comic book fans, that’s a big screen concept that many thought would never happen. In fact, it seemed even less likely once the initial Justice League of America movie from almost a decade ago fell apart. In the wake of The Avengers though, obviously the WB was keen to get this idea moving again. Now, we have it, with Affleck playing an older and grizzled Dark Knight driven protect the human race from the danger he sees in Superman’s actions. The Teaser mainly consists of audio, but when we see the new Batsuit and Batmobile, it’s pretty cool, I must say.

A fringe benefit of sorts with this film is going to be seeing the Justice League of America come together. Besides Affleck and Cavill in their roles, we’ll have Fisher playing Cyborg, Gadot playing Wonder Woman, and Momoa playing Aquaman, with rumors having Malone playing a female Robin and McNairy possibly playing Flash. Once we have a Green Lantern in place (as well as Flash confirmation), we’ll more or less have the superhero lineup and these potential cameos will really set the stage for one of the more epic blockbusters of all time. The Avengers have clearly set a high bar, but I’ll be curious to see how this compares.

Obviously, in the end, it’s going to come down to quality, and we don’t know at all if Snyder and company have it in them to make Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a hit. I’m pretty bullish on Affleck as Batman and thought that Man of Steel was a bit on the underrated side, so perhaps more than most, I’m giving this one all of the benefits of the doubt. Perhaps I’ll be proven wrong on March 25th of 2016 when the film opens, but right now, there’s no point in not being excited. We’ll have plenty more between now and then on this one, but enjoy the Teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s a solid Teaser, you can’t deny that.

Here’s the Teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice…

Stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice over the next year or so!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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