On Wednesday, Zack Snyder released a short clip from the upcoming Man of Steel sequel, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, teasing the impending arrival of the full trailer on April 20. But perhaps that small teaser proved too much for hopefuls, because the full trailer prematurely found its way onto the Internet in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Warner Bros. has pulled down as many copies as possible, so in case the clip below doesn't play, let us fill you in on what to expect. The clip picks up shortly after the events of Man of Steel. However, instead of hailing Superman for his heroics in saving the world from certain destruction, society is protesting the superhero's presence on Earth and blaming him for the destruction left by General Zod and his cohorts. "Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?" asks the voiceover at the start.
Fear is a uniting force as both villain and heroes voice their distrust of Superman. Lex Luthor and Batman are heard voicing their concern, albeit with different motivations. And Snyder's signature dark overtones add to the all-out war mood that seems to be simmering. "Devils don't come from hell beneath us . . . they come from the sky," warns Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).
Of course, it wouldn't be a proper trailer if we didn't get at least one shot of Ben Affleck's take on Batman and the much hyped Batmobile, and Great Scott, Batman, it is awesome! Affleck's Batman seems to strike just the right balance of a good man teetering on a dangerous line. "Tell me, do you bleed?" he ominously asks Cavill's Superman. "You will."
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will arrive in theaters March 25, 2016.
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