After months and months of waiting and speculation, fans are finally going to get the first teaser trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was revealed last week that the preview would be attached to theatrical prints of the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, meaning that there's a little over a month (as of this writing) before we get our first look at the superhero crossover.
The first impression is going to be an awfully important one, since Batman V Superman has been subject to a fair amount of skepticism since it was announced at Comic-Con 2013. Some are viewing this as Warner Bros.' rushed attempt to "catch up" to Marvel, so Snyder and his team are going to have to deliver the goods to convince the naysayers this was the way to go. Apparently, that's what's happening and we're getting a memorable trailer in May.
Dawn of Justice composer Junkie XL (who is handling the Batman portion of the film's score) took to Twitter to tease moviegoers about what they have in store. In addition to revealing that he and Hans Zimmer wrote original music specifically for the trailer, Junkie XL added one little tidbit that will make the anticipation for the trailer even higher than it already is now.
Check out his tweet below:
— Tom Holkenborg (@Junkie_XL) April 4, 2015
Since he's involved with the film, it really shouldn't come as any surprise that Junkie XL feels this way. At this stage in the pre-release phase, it's all about hyping up the project and that's exactly what's happening here. Still, fans should be thrilled that the trailer is allegedly great, as that will make its debut all the more special. WB surely wouldn't benefit from a weak preview that does little to excite viewers. So what might we see?
A while back, there were rumors that the first trailer would be "Batman heavy" and serve as a means of introducing moviegoers to Ben Affleck's version of the Caped Crusader. It's unknown if that's the case now, but we would expect there to be some kind of Batman presence, since Affleck's casting was one of the most divisive elements of the film. Snyder surely wants to illustrate why the Oscar-winner was the first choice from day one, so hopefully some scenes of Affleck in vigilante mode are part of what makes this trailer so "awesome."
Since this is a teaser arriving 10 months before the film hits theaters, there probably won't be too much revealed in terms of plot details and story beats. It honestly wouldn't be too shocking to see it follow a similar set-up to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser ("roll call" of main characters, voice over dialogue hinting at plot, money shot action scene) in an effort to jazz up fans about getting immersed in this world. And even if it's brief like that, it will most definitely off plenty of items to generate more conversation.
We all know that a well-cut trailer doesn't necessarily mean the final product will be the same (which, coincidentally, is something Snyder knows all too well). So even if the trailer is worthy of the praise Junkie XL is bestowing upon it, it doesn't mean all the naysayers will be silenced just because there were some cool-looking shots. The actual film is going to have to reach a certain level of greatness in order for that to happen, and we're still a ways off from that judgment being reached.
Still, there are plenty of reasons (at this juncture) to believe in what Snyder and WB are working on. Actors involved with the franchise have had nothing but positive things to say all along, and the caliber of talent the studio is signing indicates that there's something special brewing behind-the-scenes. We'll just have to wait and see, but fingers crossed this trailer is just the first step in a thrilling and engrossing DC movie universe.
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: Junkie XL
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