7/14/2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - Batman (Ben Affleck)

At San Diego Comic Con Warner Bros released the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer and it's broken the Internet getting over 20 million views. While millions have watched the trailer there's so much to see you may have missed some stuff. There's a ton to see in this new trailer and we get to see a lot more of the story behind the movie and not just pretty pictures. The movie isn't due out till next year but we get to learn a lot. Here are some things we noticed.

1. Robin's Dead


We see the charred remains of a suit with the writing "Ha Ha Ha. Jokes on you Batman." The suit has a styled "R" for Robin. It's a reference to the 1988 comic "Batman: A Death in the Family" when the Joker kills Jason Todd,  the second Robin, in an explosion.There have been a bunch of Robin's but leaked set photos show a gravestone that says "Richard Grayson".

Dick is the first Robin, meaning he's killed off in the movies. In the comics, Batman has massive guilt over his death and this could be what drives him to stop being Batman.

2. America Still Hates Illegal Aliens



If people are angry about Mexicans sneaking over the border think how they feel about alien sneaking into planet Earth. Hundreds show up to protest Superman (Henry Cavill)

3. Wonder Woman's Bracelets

In one scene we see Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) clap her bracelets together and create a massive force field which protects her from an explosion. Or it could be a cut of two unrelated scenes. Her bracelets, also known as the "Bracelets of Submission," are a pair of metal cuffs worn on her arms. They can deflect any blasts and are indestructible. But, in the new 52 comic book continuity, the bracelets have other powers. Wonder Woman can generate a force field, summon lightning and create a massive shockwave that can even hurt Superman. We don't know if she'll have these other powers. Gal Gadot did say, “She has unbelievable endurance. She is exceptionally strong. She can jump really high and practically fly. She know tons of martial arts styles. She is a strong and serious Woman.”

4. Superman Hates Batman Too

Wayne Towers collapsed and killed friends of Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) which leads him to hate Superman. But, the fight isn't one-sided. Superman hates Batman too. We see that Batman is stripping criminals of their clothes and burning a bat symbol into their skin.


Clark says, "This bat vigilante is like a one man reign of terror." This leads his editor Perry White (Laurence Fishburne) to say: "You don't get to decide what the right thing is. No one cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman."

5. The Dark Knight Returns

We know Zack Snyder loves to use comic panels as visual inspiration and here's one straight out of the graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns.

6. Diana is Stinkin' Rich
Diana shows up at a high society function and leaves in the back of a very expensive car. In the comics and the pilot for the Wonder Woman TV show Diana Prince is a very successful businesswoman.

7. The Senator is Working With Lex Luthor


In the beginning of the trailer we see a senate hearing and the unnamed Senator (Holly Hunter) says, "The world needs know what happened, and what he stands for". Later we see that senator being led into a room by Mercy Graves (Tao Okamoto) and talking to Lex (Jesse Eisenberg). They're planning something. By the way, we knew Jesse Eisenberg plays a bald Lex Luthor, but he's rocking some sweet hair in these scenes.

8. Lois Understands

In he last movie Lois didn't believe the Kryptonian symbol on Superman's chest meant "Hope". But she gets it now and understands it has far greater meaning than even he understands. She says, "This means something. It's all some people have...it's all that gives them hope."


9. Wayne Manor Burned Down

Someone is walking to the burned out remains of a huge building. Its most likely Bruce Wayne's stately manor. If the Joker killed Robin in Wayne manor that would explain why Bruce doesn't want to rebuild it.

10. Superman Soldiers



There's a fight scene in the desert with batman and some soldiers. We're not sure where they come from, but the guys are wearing Superman symbol on their arms. They're not good guys though since Batman has no problem breaking one of their necks. At another point in the trailer we see the soldiers kneeling before Superman. Who are they?

11. Superman Saves the World



While superman is traditionally an American hero, we get to see him helping all over the world. Saving a Russian space capsule. Being admired at the Mexican "Day of the Dead" festival. This Superman doesn't just fight for the American way

12. General Zod's Body


Mercy is walking down LexCorp with a box that reads USAMRIID (the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases). This is a real agency that is the only U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) laboratory equipped to study highly hazardous viruses at Biosafety Level 4 within positive pressure personnel suits. Luthor uses his government contacts to steal Zod's body. But why?

13. Luthor Has Kryptonite

We know that Batman fights Superman using Kryptonite, but it looks like Luthor has some. It's either a huge chuck of the meteorite or it's just really close to the camera. Is that why Superman is kneeling before Lex Luthor?


You have to wonder where Bruce gets his Kryptonite from though. Maybe he's unknowingly working with Superman's greatest enemy?

The trailer is amazing and there's so much going on in this film it's going to be the blockbuster of next summer. Can we wait till 2016? Did we miss anything in the trailer?

Check back soon to see more Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coverage!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Official Synopsis: "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"
Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman is scheduled to release in the U.S. on March 25, 2016.

What do you think of the new Batman v Superman trailer? What's your favorite part? Are you looking forward to the new movie?

About the Author: Maurice Mitchell
I'm an avid science fiction fan, former professional graphic designer and certified blerd. After the death of my Star Wars action figures I use my powers for good and not for evil.
Visit my concept art blog: http://filmsketchr.blogspot.com

Some images via Slashfilm, io9

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5 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

It's pretty interesting. I'm curious how it all fits together.

DAVID WALSTON said...

Epic Trailer!! Can't wait to see the movie!
That protest might be sponsored by Westboro Baptist Church: GOD HATES ALIENS!

jeremy [retro] said...

true so much going on, it's going to be a mess... though i am so there. not feeling the same for ant-man, f4 or suicide squad. i think they all have something, but nothing is making me get that vibe like when i was a kid... maybe i am done.

spacerguy said...

So thats how she does it, keep peeling away at Wonder Womans secrets, Maurice we won't stop you.

MsMariah@ASpaceBlogyssey.com said...

I love your post. It makes me like the trailer better. I enjoyed the appearance of Diana (WW), but was expecting a bit more. The Suicide Squad trailer was off the chain!

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