The red capes are coming…
I am absolutely stoked about this trailer. Warner Bros revealed their second trailer today at Comic-Con and the fans are going nuts. There have been a lot doubt surrounding DC and Warner Bros’ ability to construct the DC Cinematic Universe following Marvel’s success. Fear of convoluted plotlines, humorless tones, and over crowding of DC characters have been the topic of concern for over a year now. There have also been a lot of controversy surrounding the casting choices, namely Ben Affleck, Jared Leto, and Jesse Eisenberg respectively playing Batman, Joker, and Lex Luthor.
From its initial announcement, I not only believed Ben Affleck would be able to pull off the role, but that his portrayal of Batman would be the most faithful thus far. Ben’s physical resemblance to Bruce Wayne and his apparent commitment coupled with Zack Snyder’s vision of the Dark Knight gave me enough confidence to blindly trust that he’d give DC fans the Batman they deserved. Although I’m confident in Jared Leto’s ability to properly portray the deranged clown prince of crime in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, I am skeptical over the choice of his appearance.
This trailer does a lot to highlight how DC’s cinematic universe differs from Marvel’s. There are clear consequences of having “super” humans among us that go beyond the proverbial “hero saving the day” bit. The events of Man of Steel are evident in this film fueling Bruce Wayne’s distrust and rage for Superman. Although the Joker does not make an appearance in this trailer, his presence is evident, repeatedly antagonising our hero. A nod to Jason Todd’s death is made at 2:01 leaving the possibility that the follow up Batman film could feature Nightwing, and a new Robin.
The trailer is explosive, showing off the other characters in action and ending with an epic face off between our opposing heroes. The revelations in this trailer also align perfectly with my predictions for the solo Batman film set to be directed by Ben Affleck. If you haven’t done so already check out the trailer below.