Hot on the heals of Marvel releasing the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, Warner Bros. has decided to throw us a little nugget for their own upcoming juggernaut. A brand new look has been released for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice via the films first exclusive sneak peek. The TV spot – which aired on tonight’s episode of Gotham – features none other than Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman as they come toe-to-toe in what is teased to be one intense (AF) showdown.
Dawn of Justice picks up after the events of Man of Steel, as Superman is beginning to deal with all the consequences that come with all the collateral-damage from his fight with Zod. Meanwhile, Batman suits back up after years in the shadows to make sure the people of not just Gotham or Metropolis, but earth are safe from what he thinks is an alien threat.
In the new footage, the Man of Steel has caught the Bat. It basically plays as an extended clip, showing that Batman has been caught by Superman and his skwad, who now have him hanging by his wrists. From there, we see a visually pissed off Kryptonian stick a mean landing and rip of the Dark Knight’s cowl:
The biggest question coming from the footage is who the hell are those soldiers? It’s obvious that these two would come to blows in this kind of meeting at some point, and I’m damn excited to see it all go down, especially in the kind of context displayed below. But who are those guys? It’s a high possibility that Supes greatest enemy – Lex Luthor – has a hand in it somehow. With the film not being released for a while now, it’s a sure bet that WB won’t be revealing their best kept secrets – such as this – until we see it go down in theaters. And I’m totally fine with that, I would rather not know until the film tells me. There’s no doubt that we’re all going down for this massive beatdown between Bats and Supes, but all the little things around that are now becoming that much more interesting.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25th, 2016. Directed by Zack Snyder starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, and Holly Hunter.