With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set to open in two months, Warner Bros. have let loose another trailer for the epic showdown between the DC Comics superheroes. After a series of trailers that shifted the focus to the film’s villains – Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor and the Superman-killing Doomsday – and the much-teased appearance of Wonder Woman, the fourth preview boils back down to the blockbuster’s central conflict: The battle of Superman versus Batman.
The 90-second preview isn’t packed with new footage – there’s some new shots of Wonder Woman in action, plus a shot of her loading baggage into the overhead storage bin of an airplane – but it does stress the motivation for the superhero smackdown. Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent views Bruce Wayne’s masked crusader as “the bat vigilante,” while the Dark Knight considers the Man of Steel as an all-powerful, nearly unstoppable being that must be contained, or killed if necessary. Behind the scenes, it appears that Luthor is the one fanning the flames of the titular conflict.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters March 25th.