A new trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” debuted Wednesday night, courtesy of Ben Affleck and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Affleck stopped by the late-night show to share the new clip, which features the duo’s civilian alter egos, Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent, interacting for the first time. The two get pretty meta as they debate the efficacy of Batman and Superman in their respective cities.
“I just have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns,” Ben Affleck intones as Bruce Wayne. The trailer also features the debut of DC Comics villain Doomsday, a Kryptonian villain who, in the comics, was responsible for killing Superman. This epic foe seems to be the catalyst that brings Superman, Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman together.
The trailer also features a good deal of Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, along with Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth.
A new “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” teaser trailer had debuted Monday during Fox’s “Gotham,” showing a powerful confrontation between Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel The first full “Batman v Superman” trailer debuted in April after being leaked online.
The title Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice does a good job of explaining the plot all on its own — up to and including the inevitable third-act team-up that’ll pave the way for 2017 and 2019’s two-part Justice League. But in case you want a little more detail, here’s the official synopsis:
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’ most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
“Batman v Superman” also stars Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), and Holly Hunter (Senator Fisher), and will feature the bigscreen debut of Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman ahead of the characters’ standalone films, as well as two planned “Justice League” films, which will bring all of DC Comics’ most iconic heroes together. Other Justice League solo movies already planned include “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller; “Shazam,” with Dwayne Johnson appearing as antagonist Black Adam; and “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher.
Snyder directed “Batman v Superman” from Chris Terrio’s script, based on a story by Snyder and David S. Goyer.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives March 25, 2016.