The highly anticipated teaser trailer release of the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already divided millions fans of the two superheroes from DC Universe. With many saying that they found the trailer to be extremely dark, and felt Ben Affleck as Batman failed to meet expectations. This is possibly because of the super successful franchise, Dark Knight, in which Christian Bale played Batman with such finesse, that accepting Affleck in the role would take some time for people to accept. Affleck’s role in the Oscar-winning film, Argo, is still fresh in everybody’s mind.
Hundreds of fans who were delighted after watching the trailer commented that they had already watched the trailer multiple times. They complained that those who did not like the trailer seem to have forgotten that it was a teaser trailer for a film that would be coming almost a year from now. They compared their response to the last Superman movie, Man of Steel, which showed Clark Kent, Superman’s alter-ego, walking with some voiceover. They even compared the trailer to the teaser of The Dark Knight, which just showed Batman’s logo with some voiceover. They have argued that trailers are in fact supposed to show the tone of film without revealing too much. Die-hard DC Comics fans claim that not every superhero movie ought to be like the light toned movies of Marvel franchise The Avengers. Fans are divided about Affleck being able to deliver the performance but many feel that he would be great in playing the caped-crusader. Fans all over are excited after watching the trailer online which has already got over 10 million views on YouTube.
Traditionally, Marvel Comics and DC comics are two different universes with different characters as superheroes. According to the trailer, if the film shows a clash between Superman and Batman, it will be an awesome watch, as it would be a fight between two equally powerful superheroes. But if they come together and fight other opponents, it would potentially be pointless. It is a different kind of action and group that DC Universe incorporates compared to what people have seen in The Avengers. Superman and Batman, both have the strength to overpower an entire army single-handedly.
Apart from a first look at Affleck as Batman, the teaser trailer does not reveal much about the movie. Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg or Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot were not shown in the leaked video. While Henry Cavill continues to play Superman, Affleck is the new Batman. Luthor might be the one trying to demonize Superman in the film as suggested in the trailer. The other two characters are hopefully not merely cameos in the film. The trailer does show Superman as a controversial figure with his statue showing ‘False God’ graffitied on its chest. Alfred, Wayne’s butler is shown saying how good men turn cruel. With glimpses of the Batmobile, the showdown between Superman and Batman has been showcased. However, fans are still hopeful about the movie as its release date is March 25, 2016. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser trailer has already divided the fans worldwide.
By Ankur Sinha