Warner Bros. released a new TV spot for director Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated superhero sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice today, and fans of the Batmobile will be pleased. The film, of course, finds the two titular superheroes going toe to toe following the events of Man of Steel, in which the alien being Superman (Henry Cavill) revealed himself—and his powers—to the entire world with plenty of collateral damage to spare. But as we saw in the most recent trailer, Batman and Superman eventually make nice and find a new friend in Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as they must join forces to take on a monster of Lex Luthor’s making.
This new TV spot wisely focuses on a single sequence as opposed to cutting a bunch of different footage together. We see the scene in which Superman halts Batman’s Batmobile by barely lifting a finger, which culminates in the now-famous line read by Ben Affleck, “Do you bleed?”
I’ve been really looking forward to this film for a while, but I’ll be honest, that most recent trailer tempered my expectations in a big way. I’m hoping there’s much more to the film’s story than what we saw in that extended look, and this TV spot does a swell job of trying to earn back some of the goodwill that was lost by fans after that poorly cut trailer. As I laid out in my editorial on 2016’s superhero films, this is a big movie for Warner Bros. with the entire DC Cinematic Universe riding on the line, so here’s hoping Snyder delivers a film worthy of the title Batman v Superman.
Check out the TV spot below, followed by a snapshot of a new theater standee that Steve caught last night. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Holly Hunter, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, and Scoot McNairy. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters on March 25th.
For more on Batman v Superman, peruse the recent links below:
- ‘Batman v Superman’ Lex Luthor Jesse Eisenberg Almost Played a Different Role
- The 10 Biggest Superhero Moments of 2015
- ‘Batman v Superman’ Go Inside Ben Affleck’s Batcave in New Image
- Are Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder Releasing ‘Batman v Superman’ in 70mm?