The fever. The rage. Turns good men cruel…
Beyond the obvious fall out post Man of Steel, Warner Bros. and director Zach Snyder have been tight lipped with plot details for their hero on hero, DC universe jump-off follow up. Here, we garner what we can, comment on the obvious and speculate on the rest! Check out the full trailer at the bottom of the page.
The main hangover from the Man of Steel is earth’s distrust of these combatting aliens as they wreak havoc on our cities. Was Zod really that bad? Holly Hunter’s sobering speech to the US senate makes the governments position clear and the public protest with placards out front as the main man descends. He is not popular!
Great pose in the face of adversity. Don’t you listen to them Supe.
Despite just the one outing so far, Henry Cavill is wearing the suit well. I’m struggling to think of anybody else better suited to the role.
And so we’re introduced to our new Bruce Wayne, giving us a new angle of the big showdown from the previous film. As two aliens fire flames from their eyes, the man on the street witnesses his home, his business, his neighbourhood, his town being destroyed. Cue, an incredibly angry Bruce Wayne running into the 9/11-esque dust clouds and cradling a child amongst the rubble of a Wayne Enterprises building.
This is where we start to feel a build up of resented between our leading heroes. Unknown entities target Bruce Wayne with a hate campaign over the death of his parents (yes, we are going to relive that fateful night yet again) and the loss of life in the destruction of the Wayne Tower caused by the supposed hero, Superman. Cue angry scowls, gazes into the distance, soul searching and a training montage!
And the Dark Knight Rises again and Batman is given a completely new reason for being. The suit looks good and the armour looks great. Plus, there are some clear throwbacks to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy in this section of the trailer which is no bad thing. And Jeremy Irons’ younger, edgier Alfred imparts some wisdom upon the conflicted Bruce.
Unlikely, but a little more Clark Kent would be good in this sequel and it sounds as though he becomes obsessed with the Batman personally and professionally, receiving a dressing down along the way from Daily Planet Editor, Larry Fishbourne.
It is important to remember Superman is not necessarily the villain of this piece and still has support, evident in the S sign painted on the roof of this family in despair.
He is still a beacon of hope to family, strangers and cultures alike and is still apparently willing to save astronauts from their exploding rocket. He even has time for a heart to heart in the cornfields like a good ol’ American boy should.
If the weather is anything to go by, Metropolis and Gotham must be in different hemispheres but the next time we see the Batman he is armoured up and calling Superman out…
And that’s the crux of the story established but this is the stepping stone of an entire DC cinematic universe and so expect to be introduced to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, Cyclops and many more.
Here we are potentially witnessing a pep talk or plea from Amy Adam’s Lois Lane before her man heads off to face the Dark Knight
But we still need to weave Lex Luthor into the mix. Pitched perfectly by anti-social evil genius Jesse Eisenberg, is the philanthropist tied in with the politicians attending senate at the beginning of the trailer? And where did he get that quantity of Kryptonite from? And we already know he goes full bald for the role from posters previously released.
And we’re left with the ultimate face off as the man of steel rips the doors off Affleck’s Bat Mobile and the Dark Knight rises to the challenge. You just don’t mess with a mans ride like that…
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