But anyway, this third Batman V Superman trailer begins with Clark Kent working as a photographer at a party that's seemingly being hosted by The Joker... wait I mean Jason Todd... wait no it's Lex Luthor. That's right. Lex Luthor. That's who it is. And guess who just has to show up at the party? Our good friend, Mr. Bruce Wayne, who Clark hasn't even heard of. Clark and Bruce meet and, of course, Clark brings up the topic of Batman, leading to banter between the two of them where Bruce has a go at Superman and Clark has a go at Batman. While it looks like the film is still early on, I can't help but feel as if the two of them already know of each other's identities. Or perhaps it's this conversation that leads to them discovering each other's identities. Or better yet, Clark is oblivious while Bruce knows. I mean, Clark's only disguise is a pair of glasses so that wouldn't be too shocking.
A very interesting aspect of this first minute is that Luthor is already well acquainted with both Clark and Bruce, and it's even hinted at during the Doomsday reveal that Luthor was the one who tried to get the two of them to fight. Why? We'll have to wait and see. I do like the dynamic between the three of them and I'm interested to see them interact. There's a moment later in the trailer where Lois Lane calls him psychotic and his reaction is brilliant. It's so Jesse Eisenberg, but it works. He seems to have his hands twisted in everyone's businesses and if so, I doubt that this is the last we've seen of him. Superman solo movie? Or even the Justice League? If I was to bet on anything, he's going to be DC's Loki. Sorry, Jared Leto. I'm sure you'll appear eventually, too.
And on the topic of Batman, Ben Affleck is making all the haters shut up. I've always been on board with him as Batman and the more I see of him, the more I love him, although nothing has sold me on his casting more than that 50 second teaser from a couple of days ago did. Until the mask came off, I didn't see Ben Affleck in that clip. I saw Batman. Ben who? Ben Affleck doesn't exist. There is only Bruce. Affleck is going to put all the previous incarnations of Batman to shame. Sorry, Bale. Sorry, Keaton. Neither of you can top the Kryptonite-weilding, no shit taking Batman we're about to get.
I really do like that Doomsday is in this movie. It's a threat big enough to allow the Justice League to form together. I don't, however, like that we saw him in the trailer. Everyone, including myself, was already speculating as to what exactly was really gong down in this movie and it would've been fun to keep on guessing right up until the movie's release. It would've been so much cooler to see his reveal while watching the actual film, as it was certainly a big "OH MY GOD" moment. My jaw had dropped and I squealed quite loudly. It just seems like a twist we won't see until the third act, along with the reveal of Wonder Woman, although I'm sure we'll be seeing her out of costume earlier on in the film. But this feels like the first time in the film we see her in action.
As a whole, this was a rather impressive trailer, although it's also slightly underwhelming. It's got a lot going for it and it's looking like it's on track to be the biggest money maker of 2016 (and hopefully one of the best films of the year, as well), but the trailer itself is put together rather mediocrely. It's a three minute rundown of the entire film's plot and while I like what I saw, I didn't need to see all of that. I do actually like being surprised when I see a movie. But perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps Doomsday is introduced halfway through the film. I doubt it, but it's not impossible. This is Doomsday we're talking about. Giving him 10 minutes of screen time would be an injustice to his character. We'll find out more when the film is released in Australian theatres on March 24th next year.