It was only a little over eight months ago that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice existed only as a promise and a picture of Batman looking like he had accidentally run over a kitten with his Batmobile. Since then, fans have gotten a number of trailers to fuel their excitement, including one that maybe revealed just a little too much.
New footage has been sparse since the third trailer introduced audiences to Doomsday, but now some additional glimpses at the movie have arrived in the form of a grainy, 30-second trailer from German television.
The trailer intercuts previous footage of Superman confronting a captive Batman in an underground bunker with footage of Superman confronting the U.S. senate. From there most of the footage is of the title’s promised confrontation between the two heroes, with a glimpse of Jeremy Irons as Alfred thrown in for good measure.
The footage is pretty low quality and anyone who does not speak German will have a hard time understanding exactly what is going on, let along not laughing at how silly it sounds in this context, but for those desperate for even the tiniest glimpse of the upcoming movie, it at least offers that. As an added bonus, it is unlikely to provide any spoilers. One thing it does offer is Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor referring to Batman as “die fledermaus,” which is German for “the bat” but also a delightful-though-unintentional throwback to The Tick for fans of that show.
With as much hype as Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been getting this weekend, it’s nice to take some time to pause and remember that there are other big-budget blockbuster movies on the horizon. Whether or not Batman v Superman will live up to the hype in the same way Star Wars Episode VII has is a matter for Internet debate, but that’s what the comments section below is for.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be in theaters on March 25th, 2016; Suicide Squad on August 5th, 2016; Wonder Woman – June 23rd, 2017; Justice League – November 17th, 2017; The Flash – March 23rd, 2018; Aquaman – July 27th, 2018; Shazam – April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019; Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern – June 19th, 2020.
Source: Marcelo Belozo