The latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is more like “BATMAN!!!! (And Oh Yeah Superman Too).”
Not that I’m complaining. There’s just no question who the star is here, and that’s the new Dark Knight, played by Ben Affleck. Most of the latest trailer spotlights Batfleck (with a helpful assist from Jeremy Irons’ Alfred) busting into a bad guy stronghold and taking out an army of crooks. And then after he wipes the floor with them he worries about getting old.
We should all be this old someday. It would seem like Henry Cavill’s Superman, with all his strength and flight and heat vision and ice breath, could destroy Batman before he blinked his Bat-eyes. But (probably very deliberately) this trailer wants to make Batman into a worthy opponent for Superman. At the end he even stops Superman’s punch with his mighty, armored Bat-fist. (Don’t ask me how. Probably Kryptonite. Or magic. Or Superman’s just having a bad day.)
This trailer also provides tantalizing glimpses of Amy Adams’ Lois Lane, more big battles between Bats and Supes, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, who promises Bruce Wayne he’s never known a woman like her. Probably not; he’s too busy beating up warehouses full of goons to meet a nice eligible Amazon. Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25.