So hyped by the new trailer of ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. Certainly the era of superhero movies by Marvel and DC Comics.


Recently, many people especially fans of superhero-based comics were hyped of the first trailer release for ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’, a movie featuring the two titular characters and will be released on March next year. The teaser released much earlier revealed nothing much about this highly anticipated movie. Finally, its first full-length trailer is out from the recent Comic-Con 2015 event. I myself watched the trailer few times to figure out how the story might goes and also to inspect all the details revealed in the trailer alone. If you haven’t watch the trailer yet, here it is:

I’m quite excited for this movie. There’s Batman (Ben Affleck) fighting Superman (Henry Cavill)! Who wouldn’t like it? But none of them is the main villain of the movie. That role goes to Lex Luthor, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg. He is the one that said the creepy lines ‘The red capes are coming…the red capes are coming’ before the end of the trailer. Previously, many people voiced their doubts and objections for the casting of Ben and Jesse. After this trailer, I myself personally think that both of them will nail their respective role. Many now are still not convinced by Lex but I think that the director wanted this villain to be something not typical, hence chosen Jesse to take on that role as he is great in portraying nerdy billionaire (Lex is someone like that). But honestly, I’m not happy with that ugly hair. Anyway, he is going to be bald later in the movie.

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People are also quarreling over across social medias on who will win in the fight if Batman and Superman really battle it all out. The red caped one is with power out of this world, can fly, can shoot laser beam from the eyes, extreme speed and massive strength. The black caped one is with huge strength, huge wealth, intelligent mind and advanced weaponry. I would say the red caped one wins. Sorry, Batman fans. Ahhaa…Wonder Woman would also be in this movie. But her role reminds me of Catwoman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, the one that has Christian Bale as the Batman. It’s just to add in a female aid to prevent movie from being too male-driven. The trailer looks awesome and what we can do now is to just wait and see.

No doubt, this is the era for superhero movies! There is at least two superhero movies released every year. The market is strong for this genre right now. These movies will generate huge bucks in worldwide box office no matter how bad they performed to critics. First we have Marvel cinematic universe (MCU), a series of superhero films based on publications by Marvel Comics. It began much earlier (in 2007) than DC cinematic universe and had already produced 12 films (Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man) with 10 more (Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, untitled Spider-Man film, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars – Part 2, Inhumans)  in various stages of production.  MCU has up to now grossed over US$ 8.5 billion, making it the highest grossing film franchise of all time.

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DC cinematic universe (DCCU) comprising films set in fictional shared universe based on characters in publications by DC Comics started way later in 2013. It has currently produced only 1 film (Man of Steel) with 12 more (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part 1, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part 2, Cyborg, Green Lantern Corps, untitled Batman film, untitled Man of Steel sequel) in various stages of production. DCCU is like following the footstep of MCU, hence creating a competitive environment in this particular genre of movie. Marvel is light and friendly while DC is always going in darker tone.

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Spotlights are on both Marvel and DC to deliver on all these planned new superhero-based movies which are sure to make our upcoming years in cinema fascinating!

(Images in this post are from various sources throughout the world wide web)

 

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