Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice continues its inexorable march toward a March 25th release; with its promotional campaign continuing to release an onslaught of trailers, TV spots, promotional images and posters at an impressive rate. The push appears to be paying off, with the film anticipating a hefty box-office haul in its opening weekend.
The latest new content from the feature: A TV spot featuring a few moments of new footage and a new still of Superman getting his power-walk on.
In the new spot, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Alfred Pennyworth (Jeremy Irons) discuss the practical implications of Bruce’s plan to un-retire his Batman persona and declare one-man-war on Superman, intercut with action beats from the movie demostrating exactly that – along with some brief flash-forwards to Gal Gadot’s turn as Wonder Woman in what may or may not be the film’s big finale. Much of this has been seen before, but several new shots and angles are present and it seems to be the most complete sample of conversational dialogue between Affleck and Irons yet.
Meanwhile, another new still has dropped featuring Superman (Henry Cavill) striding through an official-looking lobby. Given the decor, the scene would appear to be part of the sequence seen in the film’s trailers, where the Man of Steel visits a Congressional hearing about his activities.
The new images come as the film draws closer to release and more information begins to creep out about the controversial R-rated Director’s Cut from producer/director Zack Snyder, characters being cut for time, rumors of on-set rewrites and whether or not certain Justice League characters will appear onscreen and, if so, to what capacity. While many fans remain positive and eager to see the film once it’s release, the radical redefinition of the DC Universe heroes by Snyder continues to be a sore subject for others.
While the film is still several weeks away from release, it has already begun to be shown to select members of the industry and entertainment press. Entertainment Weekly film critic Anthony Breznican revealed on Twitter that he was among these, and tweeted a brief set of reactions praising in particular a sequence (otherwise undescribed) between the title characters that will “make even the most cynical eye tear up,” and the performance of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. However, he also cautions that those who were not onboard for Man of Steel’s “whole grim/dark thing” will likely not have their minds changed.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on March 25, 2016, which is followed by Suicide Squad on August 5, 2016; Wonder Woman on June 23, 2017; Justice League Part One on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League Part Two on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps. on June 19, 2020.
Source: Superhero Feed