From the new trailer for the upcoming showdown between the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight, we have been shown a little more info as to why these two comic book icons are going toe-to-toe on the Silver Screen. It appears that Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis when the battle between Zod and Superman occurred in “Man of Steel.” He sees the destruction and tries to save lives as the superhuman aliens battle it out. This obviously does not end very well, otherwise there wouldn’t be much of a movie.
So we have a lot of anti-Superman rhetoric, politicians who want to legislate (?) Superman out of the picture, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor with a ridiculous haircut and a very angry Batman scowling at things. There are plenty of Easter Eggs throughout, like a Robin costume with (presumably) the Joker’s graffiti on it, poses reminiscent of the art from Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight Returns” and others.
It looks visually impressive, but given that it is a Zack Snyder film, that might be the only impressive thing about it. The movie is set to be released next year.