Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Second Trailer Rocks Crowd at SDCC

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Second Trailer Rocks Crowd at SDCC

Wow. Shit, man. I liked the first teaser for Dawn of Justice but now I’m really sold. THIS is a comic book-ass comic book movie – in the best way possible.

“But how can Batman possibly grapple away in time to escape Superman’s heat vision or super speed?” Shhhhhutup. BATMAN and SUPERMAN are fighting.

Let’s take a look at some highlights, shall we?

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First up, looks like there’s been a death… in the family!

… Sorry. Well, rumor has already stated that Affleck’s more seasoned Batman has already suffered the death of at least one Robin (and possibly even Jim Gordon). Whether this is the uniform belonging to Jason Todd or Dick Grayson is yet to be revealed, but more important are the notes in these two shots.

The one on Robin’s uniform is pretty straight forward (particularly for anyone who is familiar with the source material concerning Jason Todd and the Joker). Clearly Leto’s Joker (who’s laugh I love in the Suicide Squad trailer, by the way) is in some way responsible for Robin’s death and has left a taunting message for his favorite dark knight.

The note about Bruce Wayne having “let his family die,” is a little more perplexing. Sure, the handwriting is a bit on the manic side, but the message lacks the signature “HA HA’s” that are more along the Joker’s style. Could it be that it is in fact someone else who sent this particular note? Perhaps someone with intimate knowledge of Bruce Wayne’s secret identity? Well, either it’s the same twist we saw in this year’s Batman: Arkham Knight (which would be an awesome set-up for a solo Batfleck film) or perhaps, in this incarnation, the Joker actually knows Batman’s secret identity?

Most importantly, it appears that this incarnation of Robin shared Bruce Ward’s aversion to pants…

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Kneel before Zo… er… Lex!

I love the shit-eating grin Zuckerberg has here. Clearly, he has something to hold over Superman’s head to force him to bend the knee – which also possibly sheds some light on the whole Superman Army we see later in the trailer. Looks like Luthor gets the upper hand on Big Blue in some way.

I also like his “The Red Capes are coming,” line. Does this Lex Luthor see himself as a modern-day Paul Revere, warning humanity of these super-powered outsiders?

Man, I’m gonna enjoy hating Lex Luthor for once. Spacey and Hackman were just too lovable.

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Okay, I’m gonna go on a limb here and say that this kryptonite is not what gives Lex his power over Supes. Superman would never surrender to the will of a power-tripping hippie wanna-be to save his own skin. Unless they completely change the effect kryptonite has on Superman. Perhaps some form of mid-control, from Superman’s apparent determination to heat-vision incinerate the Dark Knight..?

Regardless, pretty interesting to see the glowing green stone on film after Snyder and company adamantly refused its inclusion in Man of Steel.

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Confirmed: Aqualad

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money shot

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Wonder Woman! You are too briefly showcased in this trailer!

Why is there a busted up batmobile behind you? Who are you fighting? Will your lasso of truth coax Batman into revealing his true feelings for you? What the holy hell is that energy field of destruction that you unleash and how can I learn to do that?

I want more, please.

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Kinda cool to see Batman traversing the world here, somewhat incognito. Very reminiscent of Red Son Batman or the future Damien Wayne Batman with the trench coat.

Between the ruins in the top screenshot and the horses in the next, perhaps this is Batman visiting Themyscira; homeland to one Princess Diana (that’s Wonder Woman!)? One thing we know for sure now though: this Batman smiles while snapping bad guys’ necks.

Finally, big ups to Snyder for including this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it homage to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns:

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View the full trailer below: