After Monday's teaser, we knew thing large was consummation inward tonight's to the full Batman alphabetic character Superman: change of Justice trailer, only we didn't think however big. Would we see also to a greater extent respond Woman? however virtually Batman's alleged kryptonite-bullet-shooting gun? Would we grow away how come lysergic acid diethylamide looked so irritated in the teaser?
Well, no. No to everything but Wonder Woman (who's re-introduced in grand fashion). ButÂ at least with this three-minute clip, which premiered during Jimmy Kimmel Live, we're starting to get a sense of what the DC ExtendedÂ Universe has planned for its grand cotillionÂ inÂ March. Which is good, given thatÂ the shared universe has least nine films queued upÂ between now and 2020, and this is no time to be shy.
The trailer begins at a party, with a tense, passive-aggressive conversation between Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) that's marked by a classic Wayne barb about Superman: "Maybe it's the Gotham city in me—I have a bad history with freaks dressed as clowns." In swoops Lex Luthor; it's his party, and he milks the tension in the room for a surprisingly funny exchange. As the trailer continues, we learn that Luthor's ultimate goal is to engineer a fight between the two men's heroic alter egos—or, as he says, "the greatest gladiator match in the history of the world: Son of Krypton versus Bat of Gotham!" Part of that plot seems to involve reanimating the corpse of General Zod, whose defeat in Man of Steel caused the destruction that first stoked Wayne's resentment of Superman. We can't front: the CGI looks great, and this really does look like it's shaping up to be a battle for the ages.
Pause at: 1:05 for Lex Luthor's surprising comic chops; 2:12 for a glimpse of General Zod's corpse; 2:23 for our first full look at Doomsday, one of the movie's biggest threats; 2:35 for Wonder Woman saving the day.