Earlier this week Zack Snyder confirmed that the Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer would be launching soon, but someone else trumped his claim and leaked the trailer even sooner. It had hard-coded foreign language subtitles and was in exceptionally poor quality, and Warner Bros. moved to get the video pulled down quickly. As with all things on the Internet, though, a handful of copies would appear every time a copy was pulled, and so the studio did what many before it have elected to do: officially released the trailer sooner than it had originally planned.
The official Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was released on Warner Bros. Pictures’ YouTube account today, and in it we get a wonderfully clean and high-quality version of the trailer we saw crop up yesterday. It is every bit as promising as we’d hoped it would be, and it gives a pretty narrative-strong look at the film.
The trailer’s narrative is long, but includes primarily: “Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy? We as a population on this planet have been looking for a savior. We’re talking about a being who’s very existence challenges our own sense of priority in the universe. Humans have a terrible track record of following people of great power. Maybe he’s just a guy trying to do the right thing … Devil’s don’t come from hell beneath us. They come from the sky.”
We hear people rallying against Superman all the while, yelling for him to go home, and a statue of him is desecrated with “false god” across the chest. And then there’s Batman in all his silence and power. Before long he and Superman face off, but no battles are seen.
The movie hits theaters March 25, 2016.