The much-anticipated superhero cross-over film from DC Comics and Warner Bros., Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, has finally released some semblance of a synopsis ahead of its March 25, 2016 debut.
“Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s 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.”
It’s still not enough to go on, but it does make some sense of the Official Teaser Trailer we saw this past April. If I had to make some assumptions as to who this “new threat” is, I’d put it down to two characters. My first guess would be Lex Luthor played by Jesse Eisenberg since his character will appear in the film.
My second guess (and this is a long shot), would be Darkseid (pronounced “Darkside”), one of the most powerful beings in the DC universe. Here’s my final guess and it does make some amount of sense, since this character has been a recurring villain for Batman; I’d have to say Deathstroke might be the new threat. He’s high up there in the world of comic book villains and is also linked to Lex Luthor.
Clearly you can see that DC Comics has told us the film synopsis, but there are still a lot of grey areas and deliberately so. Perhaps the next trailer will give us some more insight. I’m definitely looking forward to the face-off between Batman versus Superman. Even though we all know how that fight will turn out, it’s still worth seeing the live-action interpretation. After all, this is the foundation for The Justice League’s origin story.
The film is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Ben Affleck (Bruce Wayne/Batman), and Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman).