We’ve been hearing rumor after rumor about what could be popping up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, whether it pertained to the full extent of Wonder Woman’s role or what’s up with Batman’s new power suit. During the big Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, director Zack Snyder debuted a new Batman v Superman trailer to clear up a few of these points. And, trust us, there’s a lot of points to clear up.
First off, if you’re wondering about if the film will address the ramifications of Man of Steel, you bet your ass it will. The Batman v Superman trailer revealed that Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne was actually on the ground during Supe’s big battle with General Zod. Footage showed the out-of-mask Caped Crusader running into the wreckage amid falling buildings, behaving liek a First Responder or, you know, like the God Damn Batman. Having witnessed the destruction from the Man of Steel’s power, he blames the Kryptonian hero for this loss.
So, how does he decide to fight back? Presumably with some of Lex Luthor’s kryptonite. The trailer confirmed that Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, has a stash of the stuff. We see Luthor looking at a giant, green, glowing rock of Kryptonite… and I think we see someone swimming toward it earlier in the clip. Not only that, but he is also in possession of Zod’s deceased body, no doubt learning all he can about his race’s physiology. Snyder suggested prior to Comic-Con that Batman’s mech-suit utilizes kryptonite to make Superman bleed, but that wasn’t confirmed during this panel, so we’ll just assume that Lex seems like a likely source.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on March 25, 2016.