Major plot points and some “problems” in the “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer have been pointed out in new reports. The recently released second trailer of the movie was longer than the first and showed some of the major characters for the first time.
Peter Sciretta of Slashfilm notes that some of the plot elements revealed in the trailer include a U.S. Senate subcommittee headed by Holly Hunter’s character going after Superman (Henry Cavill). Sciretta suggests that Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) may be bribing some of the senators to drive his agenda and points to the scene where Lex talks to a senator about devils coming “from the sky.”
There was a brief scene where a man walks over to a dilapidated building and Sciretta speculates whether this is Ben Affleck’s character Bruce Wayne. He believes that the building in the scene could be Wayne Manor and that the fortunes of the family could have “dried up” or Bruce could have moved out following the death of his parents.
The trailer also shows a scene from the movie “Man of Steel,” in which Wayne was standing on the ground when the battle took place. The report suggests that with the destruction of the Wayne Enterprises building in that battle, he is affected not only professionally but also personally. This may be a reason for the conflict between the two superheroes in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Erik Kain in his post on Forbes has pointed out some “problems” with the trailer. He says the plot idea of the two superheroes fighting each other is more suited to comic books and TV shows rather than a movie. His concern is that the movie may feel “rushed” and that the movie may be “too dark and gritty” for characters like Superman, who are “supposed to be a little brighter, more colorful.”
According to the report, Eisenberg is hard to accept as the villain, as he “very rarely strays from playing himself.” Two characters that Kain compliments in the trailer are Alfred (Jeremy Irons) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot).“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is slated to be released on March 25, 2016.