The latest preview not only gives new Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot a few lines, but it also features more action to accompany all of the grim-and-gritty happenings that the trailer teases — including some pretty epic footage of Batman being Batman as he takes down a horde of villains by exploding through the floor beneath them. In fact, there’s quite a lot of new footage in the final trailer involving both Ben Affleck’s Batman, and Henry Cavill’s Superman.
Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman V. Superman pits the two iconic superheroes against each other in the aftermath of the events of Man of Steel, in which Superman’s battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) killed countless innocents and leveled at least one major city, Metropolis. Although Superman seemingly ended the threat presented by Zod and his soldiers with what appeared to be a very permanent solution, the ramifications of their destructive battle changed countless lives — including that of Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne.
The film has Affleck’s Batman challenging Cavill’s angsty, god-like Superman, while also introducing several new additions to WB’s cinematic universe based on DC Comics characters. Along with Gadot as Wonder Woman, the film will also feature Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter in a mysterious role created for the film, and Jason Momoa as Aquaman.
Batman V. Superman will also bring back several cast members from Man of Steel, including Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
With a script penned by Chris Terrio (Argo) and based on a screenplay by Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to hit theaters March 25.
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