The second trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” that was released at the San Diego Comic-Con now has a shorter version that was released for Imax theaters. The new video skips the scene of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor character meeting with a U.S. senator.
The new trailer was posted on the YouTube channel of Imax and the video is about 2 ½ minutes, compared to the approximately 3 ½-minute trailer released at Comic-Con. The trailer has no new footage from the movie, and familiar scenes starting with a U.S Senate subcommittee calling the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) for a hearing can be seen in the video.
One of the major scenes from the Comic-Con trailer that is missing in the IMAX trailer is one where Lex Luthor talks to a U.S. senator (Holly Hunter.) The senator appears to be the chairwoman of the subcommittee that will be holding hearings against Superman. Luthor was seen trying to convince the senator in the skipped scene that “devils” don’t come from hell below, they “come from the sky,” implying that the Man of Steel was a threat.
The dialogue about devils coming from the sky can be heard in the new trailer, but the scene of Luthor meeting the senator is missing. A scene in the trailer shows Clark Kent kneeling in front of Luthor, suggesting that the villain will have some leverage over the character in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Britt Hayes of ScreenCrush said in her report that Eisenberg “seems quite convincing” in his new role as the main villain. Hayes notes that the actor brings his “very particular set of skills to the table.” However, not everyone is convinced. Erik Kain of Forbes said he has a “really, really hard time accepting Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.”
The character has previously been played by actors like Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey, but the villain in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a much younger character. The movie is slated to be released on March 25 in the U.S.