The DC Cinematic Universe has truly arrived thanks to the brand new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Here are our five favorite moments as chosen by the SpicyPulp crew:
5. “Maybe it’s the Gotham in me.”
Ben Affleck charms and entices as the mysterious and enigmatic Bruce Wayne who, while attending a gala event, runs into Henry Cavill’s intrepid reporter Clark Kent who quizzes him on his opinions related to Gotham City’s bat vigilante. It’s here that Affleck shines as Wayne, twisting Clark’s own question back on him, and openly saying that he views Superman not as a saviour, but as a threat to the very existence of the world. He also pulls back the curtain about the rawness and roughness of Gotham City, and reveals a tantalising treat about its dark history which has been populated with ‘freaks dressed like clowns’.
4. “I love bringing people together.”
While this lavish gala appears to be the first sign of Bruce and Clark squaring off against one another, it’s Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor who breaks up the tension, offering a breathe of fresh air. While he’s clearly not a physical match for Bruce or Clark, he’s gifted with a vicious intelligence, and his candour and personality really shines. Eisenberg also appears to masterfully capture Lex’s inferiority complex in relation to Superman’s god-like abilities, which question his own god-complex, and is in keeping with the character’s history.
3. “The greatest gladiator match in the history of the world.”
Zack Snyder is promising an epic beatdown in Batman v Superman, and he doesn’t shy away in teasing how special it’s going to be. The trailer makes it clear that Batman and Superman’s dual will likely be an extended event with multiple rounds, rather than being one long extended fight. Both the Batmobile and the Batwing will play a part, and Snyder also gives us a glimpse of Batman’s new voice, which appears to be a mechanised growl. It’s everything we could have wanted, and is another way that Affleck will set his Batman apart from those who came before him.
2. “If man won’t kill god….the devil will do it!”
While Lex Luthor is known to many as a corrupt corporate giant, in his initial comic book appearances he was actually a mad scientist, and Snyder appears to have kept that here with Lex bringing out his inner Frankenstein. The result: Doomsday! Appearing to be some kind of resurrected, mutated, haywire experiment utilising General Zod’s corpse, Doomsday is about to wreck serious havoc on the citizens of Gotham and Metropolis unless it can be stopped.
1. “I thought she was with you.”
With Doomsday on the loose, it looks like Batman and Superman are both in serious trouble, and desperately need saving. Enter Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in a truly heroic way, and we have the dawn of the Justice League before us.