The first major movie event of the year is a little more than a month away, so get ready to get your final tease as to the contents of the highly scrutinized, highly anticipated ‘Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice’, the film that unites Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and sets the stage for a full line of movies coming over the next five+ years.
There have already been several trailers and clips released, all of which have fleshed out the film a bit further and highlighting different aspects and characters of the film. And the final trailer, which is heavy on new material, also has a bit of a narrow focus: Batman.
That may be intentional, as this is Affleck’s first go at playing the Dark Knight, and it comes just four years after Christian Bale’s last turn in the role. It probably is important to announce to mainstream audiences that Batman is back and is just as kickass as before, despite his advanced age, which is rather heavy-handedly made clear.
We also get some nice dry comedic lines from Jeremy Irons as the newest film Alfred.
Watch the newest and last trailer below:
The clip certainly emphasizes the titular conflict, with Lex Luthor only making a few brief appearances. The same is true of Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Even though her inclusion has been heavily hyped, keep in mind that her name isn’t in the title, so if you’re expecting her to play as large a role as either Batman or Superman, you may be in for a huge disappointment.
Interestingly, the big reveal in the previous trailer was that of Doomsday, who doesn’t appear in this one at all.
The majority of the trailer consists of nonsequitor quick-cuts, so there’s not much to glean from those, but overall it looks like, at the very least, if you love Batman, this movie may be just what you’re looking for.
What do you think? Does this final trailer make you more pumped to see ‘Batman V Superman’?
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Jesse Eisenberg hits theaters on March 25, 2016.