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New Batman v Superman trailer wows Comic-Con

Attendees at Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend have been treated to a whole host of exclusive footage and trailers, chief among them a new promo for next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. has since officially released the clip online, so the rest of us can enjoy it too.

The Comic-Con trailer gives us much more background to the film’s main plot: Apparently Bruce Wayne was present in Metropolis during the events of Man of Steel, and he’s not best pleased at the destruction caused by Superman — it seems that a Wayne Enterprises skyscraper was part of the collateral damage as Clark Kent’s alter-ego took on General Zod.

We get plenty of Batman versus Superman action in this new trailer, as well as a better look at Jesse Eisenberg’s take on evil mastermind Lex Luthor. Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jeremy Irons’ Alfred also make an appearance, making this a real treat for anyone eagerly awaiting Zack Snyder’s next flick. Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), and Diane Lane (Martha Kent) are present and correct too.

We also get a teasing visual references to the Joker (who isn’t supposed to be in the movie) and an underwater scene that’s presumably a nod towards Aquaman (who is definitely going to be turning up). Comb through the 3 minutes and 39 seconds for yourself and see if you can pick up any more nuggets of information — chances are that Snyder and his team have thrown in quite a few clues about what’s in store from the movie.

Who will triumph in the battle of the superheroes? Does Batman really stand a chance against the man of steel? Will they both eventually join forces against a greater threat? We’ll find out on March 25, 2016 when the film arrives in theaters in the U.S.

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