Well, it took a little handwringing thanks to an unceremonious leak, but Warner Bros. finally decided to release the first official trailer for the upcoming superhero showdown, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice on March 25, 2016. No Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and no Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman – we just see our two heroes highlit in various shots throughout a grim monologue that delves into contemplative theology pertaining to superheroes as “false gods” and their purpose compared to that of mortals. Of course, for our dear Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne opposite returning actor Henry Cavill following the destructive events in Man Of Steel a few years ago, clearly it’s a bit more personal. Clearly.
There may be more than one trailer now that this one is out and about, as a second may actually grant its audience its previously-scheduled exclusive IMAX screening on Monday more new footage before a possible unveiling on May 15 in front of Mad Max: Fury Road. At any rate, at least this one is finally going viral and in much better quality, although while this isn’t the first time a studio has suffered from an early trailer leak after a micro promo teaser (see Avengers: Age Of Ultron), it surely won’t be the last, as frustrating as it is. Preferably, the first teaser trailer any day this week would have been fine without the overhype, but, I digress.
Nice save, WB…for now. As for the teaser…nice!!!
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