Riddle Me This, I Have Questions...


This weekend saw the debut of the incredible new Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice trailer at San Diego Comic Con 2015. It caught my attention and made me overexcited for the new movie. It also pulled a rather neat trick and made me more interested in seeing Man Of Steel again because of the potential retcon to that films third act. What am I talking about, and what are my questions, which I so desperately need answers for? Read on to find out…

First of all lets watch the trailer, perhaps even more than once…



So thats the trailer, below is the Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice Hall H Comic Con panel. Its less than half an hour long so you can’t afford not to watch it really can you.



Okay, lets get the things that either turned my head or had me scratching my head, and then you can all get involved and help me get some answers.


Lets start with the big reveal in this trailer, which has changed the way I look at Man Of Steel. In the new trailer we get to see what exactly happened to set Bruce Wayne / Batman against Superman. Are we seeing the closing moments of Man Of Steel here? Is this Gotham taking a beating at the hands of Superman and Zod. It appears that Bruce, a true hero, runs into the devastation to save whoever he can. We see him comforting a young girl in the rubble next to a Wayne Enterprises building sign. We have heard that the devastation angers Bruce, could this be an event that sends him back to the BatCave?


This trailer gives us our first glimpse of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman in action. She looks incredible, but does she have a connection to Bruce Wayne, Superman or both? There is a shot that suggests an involvement with Bruce, but that could be creative editing. I have also heard that ¬†she may be a descendant of Krypton, possibly a descendant of a crew member from the ship we see in Man Of Steel, the ship where Clark gets his first suit? Enquiring minds need to know…


This one really causes me some pain! What is going on? Part of me wants the to be a fever dream or a vision for one of our character, but if it isn’t then where the hell does this take place? What point in time? Who are the soldiers with the house of El insignia on their arms? What does Batman look all steam punk? If you can through any light on this please let me know in the comments!


Here we get some nice character beats as we have Batman framed as a brutal vigilante and Superman framed as the, almost God like saviour.



So Zod has been salvaged. Is this a Bruce Wayne thing, maybe to get to the tech to make the armoured suit we see him in later. Is it a Lex Luther thing to get to Kryptonian tech? Maybe is a government thing and the build a bigger bad guy. Someone suggested this might be the birth of Zack Snyder’s Doomsday…


So here we get some Batman character reveals. Jeffery Dean Morgan is playing Thomas Wayne, so i guess we are going to get the “pearls falling to the floor” scene AGAIN, as Bruce’s parents are murdered before him. ¬†Thats not all though as we get the blink and you’ll miss it reveal of a Robin costume behind glass complete with message from The Joker. For the uninitiated, one of the Robins gets brutally murdered by The Joker to get to Batman. So awesome to see that here. Check out the domino mask suspended above the suit. So cool…

Finally, here are a whole bunch of screen grabs from the trailer.


Don forget, let me know if you have any answers for the questions this trailer poses and let us know what you think. Are you looking forward to BvS? Do you expect it to tightly tie into Suicide Squad? Will we see Aquaman? Drop ‘em in the comments!

Thanks for reading

Marc

Oh and by the way, “The red capes are coming!” Apparently…