“If man won’t kill God, the Devil will do it.” In the opening 60 seconds of the new trailer for Batman v Superman, Ben Affleck’s older, cynical Bruce Wayne meets Henry Cavill’s younger, puritanical Clark Kent for the first time. It’s a tantalising introduction which is promptly broken up by Jesse Eisenberg’s shrill Lex Luthor, who drops a couple of lame wink-wink gags that were clearly written for the trailer.
Which begs the question, did this superhero mash-up really need a villain? Wouldn’t it be more fun just watching Bruce and Clark – the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel – go at it? Give the trailer a watch and decide for yourself.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is released March 2016.
Published 3 Dec 2015