Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice marks the first time the trio of DC Superheroes (Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman) have teamed up for a movie.

This film is the second in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which began with Man of Steel (2013). Following on from Batman v Superman, there are 9 other movies lined up to take place within the DCEU, including Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part 1, and The Flash.

In order to play a superhero, you have to be fit. Henry Cavill put on twice his usual amount of muscle mass to play Superman, Ben Affleck gained 20lbs of muscle as Batman, and Gal Gadot practiced Kung Fu, kick boxing and sword fighting in order to portray Wonder Woman.

Ben Affleck was reportedly the only choice for Batman, but he was reluctant to commit. He only signed on after Zack Snyder met with him to explain his vision and show him the concept art.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer Screencap

In the world of Superheroes, few are more beloved or well-known than Batman and Superman. For many years now, Marvel have been busy constructing their own cinematic universe and now DC are set to do the same. Batman v Superman follows on directly from the events in Man of Steel which most people will remember, made us all question the ethics of Superman. With this in mind, Bruce Wayne decides to take the infallible superhero on, but their battle against one another causes a new threat to arise.

The 'Dawn of Justice' part of the title does, of course, refer to the formation of the Justice League- which has two films lined up within the DCEU. As well as seeing Batman and Superman pitted against one another in this film, we also get the introduction of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, making the DC trio complete.

I'm excited enough for this movie and this trailer only builds on that for me. That's not to say I don't have reservations; Doomsday looks...not great, really, and I am still wholly unsure of Affleck as Batman, though I think he makes a great Bruce Wayne. I am hoping he will be a revelation in the role though; certainly director Zack Snyder has a huge amount of faith in him.

There are three highlights in this Batman v Superman trailer; the open, unadulterated loathing between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent means I cannot wait to see them go head to head as their alter-egos. The arrival of Wonder Woman, and the short "Is she with you?" scene that follows is just a brilliant comedic moment in the midst of all out chaos, and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor steals every second of every scene he's in. I simply cannot wait to see more of him on screen, particularly opposite Amy Adams as Lois Lane. His Lex looks to be completely compelling.

You don't need me to tell you to watch this movie; it's going to be huge, and really, you'll need to watch it if you're intending on watching any of the other DCEU movies in the future, so you know where it all began.

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Posted On
December 02, 2015
Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder

Warner Bros Pictures

March 25, 2016
Henry Cavill
Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot
Amy Adams
Laurence Fishburne
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