The first trailer for the 2016 face off between two of the most well-known superheroes is here.
It shows a graying Ben Affleck coming out as an angry, repressed Batman. Henry Cavill comes on the scene as a hated character, barely able to exist within a world who wishes he didn’t.
The superhero battle of the century.
In the original comic story to inspire the Batman/Superman rivalry, an extremely clever and intricate plot unveils the battle between the two. But the movie might not follow that too closely, as both the friendship and the rivalry between Batman and Superman in the comics went on for years.
After numerous solo films over the span of many years, Superman and Batman finally meet. This is a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel. That film revealed Superman’s origins and catastrophic battle with Zod. The films stack up with the intention to introduce a new DC shared universe, and a coming together of the Justice League. Whether or not this strategy can compete with the Avengers films is to be seen.
Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, and Cyborg are all rumored to enter the film world somewhere in this movie. We’ve already caught glimpses of Aquaman and Lex Luthor. We’ll probably see more of the cast somewhere between now and the film’s release in March, 2016.
As for whether or not Robin, Nightwing, or any one of Batman’s numerous sidekicks will appear is still a question. But if the comics are to draw from, Green Arrow might pop in on us at a critical moment.