Check Out Batman v Superman's First Teaser Trailer

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Check Out Batman v Superman's First Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for Batman vs. Superman features darkness, angst, and some kind of robot-Batman helmet.

The first trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero brawler: Batman v Superman was leaked over the weekend, and since you can't put that genie back in its bottle, Warner Bros. has decided to just go ahead and release it officially. You can check out all the darkness and angst of these two misunderstood (anti)heroes to the right.

As we already know, the film is a direct sequel to 2014's Man of Steel, and will deal with mankind's reaction to Superman basically going apeshit and destroying half a city to stop General Zod.

The trailer starts with sound bytes and clips of people both worshiping and condemning the man of steel, and leads up to a reveal of Ben Affleck's Batman, who seems to be taking it upon himself to put an end to Superman's mischief. Batman then dons this kind of weird bat-helmet that gives him a robot voice and goes to meet Supes for some kind of pow-wow. "Tell me, do you bleed?" he asks, before answering his own question, "You will".

It's very gritty and dark but if you're into that kind of thing it looks like it will be a fun movie. I personally wasn't a big fan of Man of Steel, but i'm really interested to see how Affleck handles his role as Bruce Wayne, as I think he's a terrific actor.

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Well, as little expectations I have of this movie I still cant help feeling a little giddy when watching two titans like Batman and Superman in the movies...

Is that like the Injustice storyline here? Cause I'm getting that vibe. Superman has soldiers kneeling before him, what sounds like him going power hungry, and him abusing his powers. While Batman sounds like the voice of reason trying to stop him. It would explain Aquaman and Wonder Woman joining the fray, trying to put down the power-hungry Superman.

I'll admit, before I watched this trailer I had no interest in the film. Now I kinda want to see it... not as much as Avengers 2, but I still kind of want to.

They're actually acknowledging that supes f-ed up battling where he did, instead of luring/throwing Zod to a safer battlefield. That is unexpected if it's true, not watched the trailer yet.

tzimize:
Well, as little expectations I have of this movie I still cant help feeling a little giddy when watching two titans like Batman and Superman in the movies...

My sentiments exactly. As for the trailer itself, I like the setup they are doing for the post controversial Man of steel ending. And the teaser was well done, till the "Tell me, do you bleed?" line which was pretty dumb. That said, I was fooled by the Man of Steel trailers, so I will hold onto my reservations.

As a person who actually enjoyed Man of Steel, I'm still dissappointed Superman didn't get his own sequel before being paired up with Batman. I liked the trailer though, with the world's perception of Superman being central to the plot. I'm pretty sure Clark isn't very comfortable with having a militant faction wearing his symbol. Or the worshipping in general.

Ooooooh, I am looking forward to this!

I hope superman destroys a whole heap of stuff again, that would be hilarious. Or, better yet, Luthor destroys a whole heap of stuff and audiences then decide to blame superman. That was funny the first time too.

croc3629:
As a person who actually enjoyed Man of Steel, I'm still dissappointed Superman didn't get his own sequel before being paired up with Batman. I liked the trailer though, with the world's perception of Superman being central to the plot. I'm pretty sure Clark isn't very comfortable with having a militant faction wearing his symbol. Or the worshipping in general.

OT: The main problem with Man of Steel was inconsistency in logic, too much speachifying and jesus symbolism, and flat characters. If BvS can fix those problems, I'll be on board. Given the writing team and Zack Snyder's direction...I'm taking everything I see from these trailers with a huge grain of salt.

Urgh, great, now I have to see that because they're going along one of the few interesting ways to deal with Superman i.e. when the public's view of him isn't complete and mindless adoration. Which is great for someone who really liked Luthor but then Batman shows up in his even dumber outfit and being generally boring and my hopes plummet again. Get rid of Batman, have it be a solid showdown between Supes and ol' Lex without the latter devolving into conventional villainy and let's get back to making films instead of franchises.

circularlogic88:
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Superman will probably just misunderstood and slightly pissed off ... unless they give Batman Kryptonite or some alien power source, both of which are unlikely, the only reason he'd live after throwing a punch at Superman would be because Superman didn't feel like hurting him after all. A metal suit ain't going to do jack to MoS superspeed skyscraper destroying Superman.

*Sigh* I really did think we were getting past this whole BWAAAAH gimmick.

Well hey, looks a hell of a lot more colorful than Man of Steel or TDKR.

Oh man, Jeremy Irons as Alfred. While I wish they kept Michael Caine I feel Jeremy will be well suited to the role.

Chester Rabbit:
*Sigh* I really did think we were getting past this whole BWAAAAH gimmick.

Well hey, looks a hell of a lot more colorful than Man of Steel or TDKR.

Ironic how it looks more colourful when it's mostly black and white imagery.

The idea of Superman being both worshiped and feared by the population is a strong plot with the eternal vigilante to put him down.

Question, because nobody talks about this anymore and I feel like I missed something a while back:

This is a batman entirely removed from Nolan's trilogy, right? Like, we're getting a reboot of the character, complete with his own possibly altered backstory? Or is Affleck stepping into Bale's shoes and acting as Bruce Wayne coming out of his post-Bane retirement in response to Superman's arrival?

I had assumed the former for a while, but that quick shot of the batmobile looked an awful lot like the one featured in Batman Begins, and the aesthetic of batman's scenes overall seems similar to the trilogy beyond just featuring the same character.

So is Superman now Hitler or Batman some sort of Osama Bin Laden super terrorist?
Hard to tell. I guess it doesn't look as bad as it could...
Still I think Marvels "have fun" approach to their comic book movies is more enjoyable.

The trailer gave the chills honestly. Everything about the film looks excellent, I truly can't wait to see it. I felt the same way before Man Of Steel was released and I wasn't dissatisfied in the least bit. Henry Cavill is such an excellent Superman, the aura of his character just bleeds through so well. I am also a bit surprised with how well Ben Affleck nailed Batman (at least with what we have seen so far).

I think the plot is an appropriate one and very necessary. The question of Superman's devotion to humanity has been addressed countless times in the comics, and it's a very realistic and believable plot. I am a bit more interested in the aftermath of the Superman v Batman confrontation, however. I wonder if they will come together to face Lex, or what if Batman is working for him instead? That would be a great watch either way.

So many of my favorites in one film, the anticipation is killing me!

Of course only Batman would have the spine to try and go toe to toe with a guy whose race was shown to level buildings with no issue.

Not thrilled. Not even MoS was that dark and angsty, and I'm not a fan of dark and angsty to begin with. Also I think that line about "Do you bleed?" is kinda dumb.

ShenCS:
Urgh, great, now I have to see that because they're going along one of the few interesting ways to deal with Superman i.e. when the public's view of him isn't complete and mindless adoration. Which is great for someone who really liked Luthor but then Batman shows up in his even dumber outfit and being generally boring and my hopes plummet again. Get rid of Batman, have it be a solid showdown between Supes and ol' Lex without the latter devolving into conventional villainy and let's get back to making films instead of franchises.

My sentiments exactly, I would love to see a humanist Lex Luthor less concerned with being a campy villain, and more concerned with pushing humanity forward. That could certainly put him at odds with someone like superman.

Alternatively, I want to see Batman as the underdog, trying to outsmart him. I want to see him get clever. Lure superman into a building he lined with led to obscure his vision. Find clever ways to use kryptonite to give him an advantage. Relying more on sneaking then on muscle. Essentially, I don't want him to fight fair. Giving Batman an iron man suit is lazy, and doesn't fit with his style of combat at all. Superman should be able to tear through that like butter. Why would Batman fight Superman on his own terms, when Superman could clearly win any punching contest you put him in.

canadamus_prime:
Not thrilled. Not even MoS was that dark and angsty, and I'm not a fan of dark and angsty to begin with. Also I think that line about "Do you bleed?" is kinda dumb.

I thought it was a good line. The central theme of this trailer, and most likely of the film itself, is that Superman is arguably a false god. Testing "gods" to see if they bleed is a popular and effective theme throughout the history of film and literature.

(Unfortunately, the two examples that readily come to mind for me are 300 and Iron Man 2, which aren't exactly the pinnacles of cinema, but hopefully you get my drift.)

Yojoo:

canadamus_prime:
Not thrilled. Not even MoS was that dark and angsty, and I'm not a fan of dark and angsty to begin with. Also I think that line about "Do you bleed?" is kinda dumb.

I thought it was a good line. The central theme of this trailer, and most likely of the film itself, is that Superman is arguably a false god. Testing "gods" to see if they bleed is a popular and effective theme throughout the history of film and literature.

(Unfortunately, the two examples that readily come to mind for me are 300 and Iron Man 2, which aren't exactly the pinnacles of cinema, but hopefully you get my drift.)

But Superman already got his ass kicked by Zod, and came out hurt. The fact that everyone suddenly acts like he's a threat better be explained in a believable manner in the movie.

Remember, this isn't a superman that's been around for a while, he JUST revealed himself to the world. And the first thing he did was fight against his own people to defend earth.

I laughed my way through that trailer.
The ending line (specifically the delivery on "You will") was so damn cheesy, and completely anticlimactic. And while it's easier to understand this Batman than Nolan's, the super gruff voice is just old.
The opening I found interesting, but boring. Again, bad dialogue held back any impact the quotes had on me.
"We now know demons don't come from hell - they come from the sky" followed by Superman descending with a bright light haloing around him. I didn't think anything could be less subtle than the Mankind Divided "Embrace who I am" followed by Neon angel wings, but DC pulled it off. The beginning seemed like a good setup for an Injustice movie, but Injustice had a plethora of characters ripped straight from the comics, a supporting series, and started with a battle that would end most films. I don't see Batman v. Superman doing anything close to that.
I appreciate the acknowledgment of what happened to Metropolis, but they already built a damn statue for him, kind of hurting that point.
Overall, the trailer didn't get me any more interested, as I'm still annoyed at Man of Steel for a plethora of characterization, writing, and motivational problems. I liked the first two thirds and thought they handled Supes well, and then the final fight happened. DC's largely unchanged cinematic managers now trying to handle even larger themes doesn't interest me, it worries me. I might end up seeing it as a comedy, but they have to do something else to get me interested.

The Ant-Man trailer, which I started watching with similar hesitations, managed to get me on board with the characters in 2 minutes, set up an interesting fight and power structure, and got me excited. BvS just left me laughing at the characters and dialogue, and considering it had an entire movie to come from (whereas Ant-Man has to overcome the character's relative obscurity), it just left me with one less movie to see next year.

circularlogic88:
6. Decimated would be a better word to describe Metropolis. Doesn't change the fact that significant damage was done and could have been avoided had Superman just thrown his own space pod into the Metropolis world engine, putting Lois and the military pilots out of danger altogether.

Decimated would be a great word to describe Metropolis...

If you don't care what the definition of decimated actually is anyway.

Ranorak:
But Superman already got his ass kicked by Zod, and came out hurt. The fact that everyone suddenly acts like he's a threat better be explained in a believable manner in the movie.

Remember, this isn't a superman that's been around for a while, he JUST revealed himself to the world. And the first thing he did was fight against his own people to defend earth.

Why would Zod having been able to hurt Superman mean he's not seen as a threat? What was left of his entire race came to Earth with the sole intent of killing every human there and terraforming it, and even after most of them were beaten by their own technology, Zod and Superman alone proved to be nigh unstoppable and did a fair amount of damage in the process of trying to kill each other with their bare hands. The fact that this is a Superman who did JUST reveal himself makes it more likely people won't trust him given what happened, not that they will trust him.

Vivi22:

circularlogic88:
6. Decimated would be a better word to describe Metropolis. Doesn't change the fact that significant damage was done and could have been avoided had Superman just thrown his own space pod into the Metropolis world engine, putting Lois and the military pilots out of danger altogether.

Decimated would be a great word to describe Metropolis...

If you don't care what the definition of decimated actually is anyway.

Decimate: to reduce by 10%

In othere words, not annihilate: to destroy utterly; obliterate, which is the myth's claim.

Have anything else to be pedantic over?

THEORY: I don't think Batman says the "Do you bleed?" line. His mouth is uncovered by his exo-suit, and even with a modulator, his mouth isn't moving during that stand off. I think it's more likely that that's Lex Luthor instead.

F-I-D-O:
I laughed my way through that trailer.
The ending line (specifically the delivery on "You will") was so damn cheesy, and completely anticlimactic. And while it's easier to understand this Batman than Nolan's, the super gruff voice is just old.
The opening I found interesting, but boring. Again, bad dialogue held back any impact the quotes had on me.
"We now know demons don't come from hell - they come from the sky" followed by Superman descending with a bright light haloing around him. I didn't think anything could be less subtle than the Mankind Divided "Embrace who I am" followed by Neon angel wings, but DC pulled it off. The beginning seemed like a good setup for an Injustice movie, but Injustice had a plethora of characters ripped straight from the comics, a supporting series, and started with a battle that would end most films. I don't see Batman v. Superman doing anything close to that.
I appreciate the acknowledgment of what happened to Metropolis, but they already built a damn statue for him, kind of hurting that point.
Overall, the trailer didn't get me any more interested, as I'm still annoyed at Man of Steel for a plethora of characterization, writing, and motivational problems. I liked the first two thirds and thought they handled Supes well, and then the final fight happened. DC's largely unchanged cinematic managers now trying to handle even larger themes doesn't interest me, it worries me. I might end up seeing it as a comedy, but they have to do something else to get me interested.

The Ant-Man trailer, which I started watching with similar hesitations, managed to get me on board with the characters in 2 minutes, set up an interesting fight and power structure, and got me excited. BvS just left me laughing at the characters and dialogue, and considering it had an entire movie to come from (whereas Ant-Man has to overcome the character's relative obscurity), it just left me with one less movie to see next year.

Pretty much all of this. I'm still probably going to see the movie, but I'm not really thrilled to right now.

Also, ENOUGH WITH THE GRIZZLED MACHO WHISPER VOICE. Just have Batman speak normally, you fucks.

See, it wasn't bad. I like Batman, his suits his size, his voice modulator. I don't mind the idea of Superman's existence gaining worship or some kind of following, it's to be expected.

But for me the biggest problem is the inclusion of the superbatsuit. It's dumb.
Not the way it looks mind, I love it. But the sheer logic of why it's in this film could be dumb as f*ck. I know this movie is inspired by TDKR but it loses a lot of context, in the Comic Superman was weakened by a nuke and took it easy on Bats, and Bats had help from other heroes and Kryptonite.
But here? Maybe those scenes are later in the film but going By MOS Batman wouldn't stand a minute, Superman was able to fly in the path of a machine that could terraform a planet (with no damage or look of exhaustion) and i'm supposed believe Batman stands a chance?

F*ck you.

No. Just... no.

I had zero expectations about this film before watching the trailer and now I really don't want to see it, it's like DC dialed up the "stupid-o-meter" to 10 and it's intentionally trying to be "dark" and "edgy" to contrast Marvel being dumb, but you know... actually having fun with it. I'll pass.

SupahGamuh:
No. Just... no.

I had zero expectations about this film before watching the trailer and now I really don't want to see it, it's like DC is intentionally trying to be "dark" and "edgy" to contrast Marvel... well... actually having fun. I'll pass.

Of course they want to be separate from Marvel. Just because Marvel's formula works doesn't mean everyone else should copy them. DC's universe has barely gotten to its feet yet you guys keep smacking it down before its had a chance to rise. There are many different ways to do comic book movies and DC's approach is just as valid as any other.

IOwnTheSpire:
Of course they want to be separate from Marvel. Just because Marvel's formula works doesn't mean everyone else should copy them. DC's universe has barely gotten to its feet yet you guys keep smacking it down before its had a chance to rise. There are many different ways to do comic book movies and DC's approach is just as valid as any other.

If that's your thing, good for you!, as for me, I won't be watching this.

And I'm not saying that "DC has to be like Marvel!", of course not, but the way they're making movies right now, I just don't like it. I'm as big a fan of DC stuff as anyone else, heck, I even like DC a lot more than Marvel!, but I don't like where this is going and I won't support them for that.

Yojoo:

canadamus_prime:
Not thrilled. Not even MoS was that dark and angsty, and I'm not a fan of dark and angsty to begin with. Also I think that line about "Do you bleed?" is kinda dumb.

I thought it was a good line. The central theme of this trailer, and most likely of the film itself, is that Superman is arguably a false god. Testing "gods" to see if they bleed is a popular and effective theme throughout the history of film and literature.

(Unfortunately, the two examples that readily come to mind for me are 300 and Iron Man 2, which aren't exactly the pinnacles of cinema, but hopefully you get my drift.)

Perhaps, but if that's the theme they're going for then perhaps they could've gone for a variation of that line that wouldn't have made Batman sound like Kratos from God of War.

At least it wasn't one of those crappy "teaser for an upcoming trailer" trailers.

Batman's glowie blue eyes really clashes with the D&G look of the movie.

Seems like they may be and hopefully heavily borrowing from The Dark Knight Returns. That's what I hope they do for most of the film.

IOwnTheSpire:

SupahGamuh:
No. Just... no.

I had zero expectations about this film before watching the trailer and now I really don't want to see it, it's like DC is intentionally trying to be "dark" and "edgy" to contrast Marvel... well... actually having fun. I'll pass.

Of course they want to be separate from Marvel. Just because Marvel's formula works doesn't mean everyone else should copy them. DC's universe has barely gotten to its feet yet you guys keep smacking it down before its had a chance to rise. There are many different ways to do comic book movies and DC's approach is just as valid as any other.

DC's approach? Giving the franchise to a complete hack who (a) has never made a good film, and (b) has public stated that he hates the character of superman? How is that a good strategy? They've publicly announced they don't like fun.

Yes, there are many ways to do superheroes, and no, Marvel's excitedly almost over the top fanboyism isn't the only way. But it is vastly popular so you'd think you'd at least consider it. Plus it isn't like we're saying a bit of grimdark can't work; begins and TDK are both excellent films, but they were made by someone who *clearly* respects those who have gone before. Snyder loathes the positivity and heroism of superman, a character popular for his positive heroism.

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