Deadpool may be all the hype this week, but we have a little more than a month to go before the epic release of Zack Snyder’s newest, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. You can guarantee your superhero movie diet won’t end anytime soon from here on out as the film continues to generate its fair share of excitement; personally, I haven’t hugely been excited for it due to the trailers as opposed to the first teaser and current TV spots as I have been feeling the trailers kept missing something.
No, I didn’t want to see the DC Trinity or Doomsday though it was nice, but with new Batman movies on the horizon with actor Ben Affleck possibly reprising beyond the Justice League canon, really, what I’ve been wanting to see were some Batman sequences that could lend us something to sample with after seeing Henry Cavill’s explosive take in 2013; The funny thing is, I didn’t even really know I had come to this feeling until the final trailer arrived this week, and to be forthright, I’m fuckin’ pumped!
Following his titanic struggle against General Zod, Metropolis has been razed to the ground and Superman is the most controversial figure in the world. While for many he is still an emblem of hope, a growing number of people consider him a threat to humanity, seeking justice for the chaos he has brought to Earth.
As far as Bruce Wayne is concerned, Superman is clearly a danger to society. He fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power left ungoverned, and so he dons his mask and cape to right Superman’s wrongs. The rivalry between them is furious, fueled by bitterness and vengeance, and nothing can dissuade them from waging this war. However, a dark new threat arises in the form of a third man: one who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction.
The superhero stand-off that the world has been waiting for is finally arriving in cinemas, with an all-star cast bringing to life the characters we all love. Zack Snyder (300) returns as director following the huge success of 2013’s Man of Steel, along with Henry Cavill (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) in the role of Superman. Also starring Ben Affleck (Gone Girl) as Batman, Amy Adams (American Hustle) as Lois Lane, and Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 7) as Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is an explosive, action-packed blockbuster that is sure to thrill DC fans everywhere.
Watch the trailer now and get your tickets early when you can, because Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is going to have its day with a new and fully blooming superhero movieverse, and a freshly inducted Batman that finally looks great on screen for once.
~Lee B. Golden
Ballistic Cinematheque, founder and editor