Superhero fans around the world have been greeting the news of a Batman Vs Superman movie with mixed emotions and Warner Bros along with Director Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Man of Steel) have sought to quash any doubts by releasing its first trailer.
In the trailer we hear the population of Gotham, doubting the motives of Superman, claiming him to be a soldier from another planet come to rule over them. "Absolute Power corrupts Absolutely" it says as we see a giant statue of the man of steel, defaced with graffiti saying False God. We then get our first glimpse of Ben Affleck (Mallrats, Argo, Daredevil) as Batman. This isn't the Batman we all know and love, this is a darker, troubled Batman. He listens to the people in his city and makes his move. Finally we see him, in a heavily armoured Batsuit, confronting Superman, played by Henry Cavill (Man of Steel, Stardust, Immortals). "Do you bleed"? he asks, "you will".
Any doubts we had have swiftly been erased by this trailer and we can't wait to see the finished article. This will of course set up the forthcoming Justice League movies where they will be joined by Aquaman played by Jason Mamoa (Game of Thrones, Conan, Stargate: Atlantis), Wonder Woman played by Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious, Knight & Day, Date Night), Cyborg played by Ray Fisher (Fetch Clay, Make Man) and Lois Lane played by Amy Adams (The Muppets, Man of Steel, Talladega Nights).
Whether these movies can challenge the huge Marvel franchise or not remains to be seen but if the trailer is anything to go by then this should be a great series of movies.
You can view the Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer below.
Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released on the 25th March 2016 in the UK so we still have a long time to wait, lets hope it's worth it.
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