Breaking Down The Batman V. Superman Trailer
Warning: Some spoilers and speculation, based on what we know about this film and what we’ve heard through the rumor mill, ahead…
So first up, it looks as though they rebuilt Metropolis, and put up a statue of Superman, but not everybody has gotten over the fact that Superman’s big fight with his fellow Kryptonians trashed their city. We hear a ton of voiceovers asking whether too much power will corrupt this guy. And the main voiceover sounds like Jesse Eisenberg, as Lex Luthor, saying that we have a track record of following people with great power and asking whether the biggest demon might be someone who fell from the sky. The other quotes about Superman could come from a TV/radio talk show, or they could come from the red carpet at a party that Lex Luthor is throwing. Some of these could be actual real-life politicians, cameo-ing in the movie, and the voice saying we never ask what Superman should do sounds like Holly Hunter, who’s apparently playing some kind of politico.
And yet, Superman has a cult following. Maybe literally. He’s a Day of the Dead icon, judging from the skull facepaint. Could be some kind of doomsday cult?
Also, who are these guys bowing to Superman? It’s in some kind of vault or bunker, that he had to descend into. What’s that insignia on their shoulders? Is that the Superman symbol?
Superman catches a Russian rocket. It has a logo that says Roscosmos on it. Could this give credence to the rumor that the KGBeast (a Russian supervillain from the Cold War era) is in this movie?
All of this adulation for an alien who trashed a city is apparently too much for Bruce Wayne, who stares broodingly at his Batsuit. I’m guessing this means he hasn’t worn the Batsuit in a while — since he tends to stare at it more when he’s thinking about putting it on for the first time in ages. A voiceover (Alfred?) says that this is how it starts — the fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness… that turns good men cruel.
Read the full breakdown over at i09.