A brand new trailer for the first 2016 major blockbuster Batman v Superman is out, and this time, we get to see how Bruce Wayne meets Clark Kent for the first time. As the billionaire playboy arrives at a party organized by Lex Luthor, the two comic book heroes share their conflicting ideas about world politics.
While the trailer poses as many new questions as it answers old ones, we liked the automobile choices made by the directors. Unlike the flashy Christian Bale version of the caped knight, Ben Affleck’s character is seen behind the wheel of a classic Aston Martin. Everybody knows what the Lamborghini Aventador looks like since it’s a universal symbol of new money. However, this rare Aston Martin is tricky to identify, even for us.
Our best guess (it should be an accurate one) is that this is a DB MkIII, also known as the DB2/4 MkIII. Think of it as a small ancestor of the renowned DB5 made famous by James Bond.
The other car we spotted is a matte black Jeep Renegade that makes a cameo appearance during one of the more epic fight scenes. It’s probably a throwback to the Zod fight at the end of Man of Steel, not something brand new. In a way, that’s a blooper because the Renegade wasn’t ready in 2013.
The first close-up pictures of the new Batmobile were taken in June this year. You can see it very briefly in this trailer as well, together with the latest Batwing that Batman uses to play a game of chicken.
The trailer also features lots of shots of Jesse Eisenberg as a hipster version of Lex Luthor, along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth. This wouldn’t be Dawn of Justice without Wonder Woman, played by Gal Gadot.
We loved the meta-discussion at the beginning more than anything else. Keep in mind that Clark Kent is actually Superman’s alter ego, it’s him pretending to be a normal member of the human society, which the movie is desperately trying to prove he’s not. With each trailer, the director insists Superman has too much power, a fact displayed when those soldiers kneel before him.
Honestly, we have no idea what’s going on in the villain department. The trailer suggests Lex used cells from Zod’s corpse to make a superpower monster with glowing eyes (presumably laser eyes). It kind of fits the description of Doomsday, a creature that can go ten rounds with Superman and ask for seconds.
However, in one previous scene (at the 2:01 mark in the video), you can see a bunch of Parademons. As every self-respecting geek will tell you, those are the scout force of Darkseid. That guy can overpower Superman, which would explain why the Justice League is formed to protect humanity.