Thursday, 30 April 2015

"Do you bleed? You will."

Warner Bros have recently released their first trailer and one sheets for Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel (2013) follow-up Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Acting quickly to counter what has been seen as a negative reaction – albeit to a poor quality pirated phone version – to his first promo, Zack Snyder tweeted the official version of the trailer, cheekily referencing its unofficial online debut with hash tags that included #NotBlurry and #NotPirated.

But the style and tone of the trailer remains as dark and foreboding, with an initial voiceover of various people concerned about the effect that Superman has had and might have on planet Earth and its inhabitants. There is a somewhat natural worry that this powerful alien could be a massive threat to the world.

And it's clearly a concern that Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) definitely appears to share initially. We also hear Jeremy Irons' (Beautiful Creatures) Alfred talking about the feelings of rage and powerlessness that can turn good men cruel. Finally, a tiny peek at the conflict that fuels this film, as Bruce breaks out his wonderful toys (the new Batmobile makes an appearance) and confronts Superman (Henry Cavill). "Do you bleed?" asks Batman, the eyes of his armour glowing white in a shot familiar to anyone who saw the footage from last year's Comic Con. "You will..."

It remains to be seen if the whole movie commits to the bleak feeling of this teaser. We will know for sure when Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice arrives in cinemas 25 March next year.

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