The Dark Knight strikes back in this final trailer for Batman V Superman

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Drama! Justice League cameos! GRIMNESS! If there’s one thing that differentiates the current crop of DC movies from their Marvel counterparts, it’s that Warner Bros. is going for a serious route that portrays their characters as modern-day gods, with titanic problems. And that’s fine. Having a grimmer comic book movie can work in an age where some heroes pop onto the screen, shaking their hips to tunes from an awesome mix-tape.

But at the same time, you want these heroes to be cool. You want to feel the energy and excitement of watching a clearly-mental billionaire bruiser pit his Arkham Asylum control-scheme mech suit up against a properly pissed off Kryptonian extinction event. Intensity ratcheted up to 11! And that’s just what you get, in this final Batman V Superman trailer that finally remembers the giddy joy of a big budget film throwing the two biggest names in super heroics at each other:

AWWWWW YIIISSSSS SON. There’s not a whole lot of footage there, besides an opening scene where two dozen mercenaries are wondering why they can’t feel anything below their necks and a choppy bit of editing. While the actual film most likely won’t be slapped together like that, it’s still a fun trailer. Maybe DC is starting to rethink their approach, after seeing how much love they got for the Bohemian Rhapsody lip-sync trailer of Suicide Squad.

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But let’s just talk about that little slice of Batfleck there, how he manages to dismantle an entire army of armed goons. The previous Batman films used a martial art that was known as the Keysi Fighting Method, a realistic system that incorporates various martial arts techniques into a more fluid and instinctual ass-kicking technique.

There’s elements of that there in Batman V Superman, but with a bigger theatrical flourish that apparently includes RKOs outta nowhere, Aikido throws that Steven Seagal would kill for and the most brutal donkey punches known to man. That, and Batman is pressing Y to parry at long last when he faces Superman. Oh man, it’s 2012 all over again for me. Except this time, I’m probably not going to walk out of the cinema with an air of apathy hanging over me.

Besides for that trailer, a pair of punchtastic IMAX quad posters have now also been released for the movie.

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Batman V Superman is out this March, and stars Ben Affleck as the Batman/Bruce Wayne, Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, and Diane Lane round out the cast.

Originally posted on The Movies.

Last Updated: February 12, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Francois Knoetze

    man I can’t wait to get my mittens on this movies ticket. Feels like it has been in production for yonks!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Deadpool tomorrow, this next month. AW JIS.

  • Hammersteyn

    The only reason Batman would ever land a punch is because Superman allows it.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      That’s because deep down Superman is a good guy, and deep down Batman isn’t.

      • Hammersteyn

        Yes!

      • miaau

        Neutral Good.

        AD&D definition. Get the job down for the greater good, but sometimes the road to the greater good is not, in and of itself, good.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          That was my default alignment. Although I could get a touch extreme at times.

          • miaau

            Yeah. I, as Dungeon Master, have twice changed alignments on friends characters as a rsult of that. Carefully noted many actions and at some point deemed the shift to Neutral Evil appropriate as a result of “straying” from the path of good in the pursuit of good.

            Difficult alignment to play, in my ever so humble opinion.

            I did not, however, allow evil play in my games, nor did any of my friends want that. It just felt “wrong”. I wrote many adventures, planned in massive detail, with maps, story points and the like. It was fun, but that was like another life now.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I never saw the point of playing the evil alignments. The vast majority of time you’re meant to be doing something heroic, which kinda makes those self-defeating.

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Well, that line comes from one of the comic books. Bruce actually said it himself 🙂

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    Damn. Now I have to wait until I can watch the vid, no YouTube here

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      Jy mis uit dude!

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        Ek weeeeet!

        • Commander Admiral Chief

          Nee rerig, maak ‘n plan, NOU!

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    MA SE HARE!

    HYYYYYYYYYYPE

  • Commander Admiral Chief

    Ears are too small

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      No they’re not.
      I love the Dark Knight Returns suit. This is so far the closest thing to it.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes, should be more like this:

  • HairyEwok

    Lol anybody notice those poster prints for the movie are wrong…. In both superman is correct with his fist swing, but batman….. in the one he uses his left and the other his right fist….
    What has been seen cannot be unseen 😀

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