‘Batman vs. Superman’ Featurettes Profile the Dueling Superheroes With New Footage
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters in just six days, and we’re currently sitting at peak marketing for Zack Snyder’s superhero epic, with Warner Bros. unleashing a torrent of clips, featurettes, photos and images leading up to the film’s highly-anticipated release. Today brings two featurettes exploring Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight and Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel, their respective motivations and mythology, and while a lot of it is stuff we’ve been hearing for months (Batman is older and crankier and probably needs a nap!), there’s some footage in these videos that we haven’t seen before.
Snyder, Affleck and Cavill are joined by a few of their co-stars in these videos, which debuted over at Fandango and give both heroes their own character-driven featurettes. Yes, it’s much of what we’ve already read and heard — Clark Kent / Superman is coping with his newfound fame and the complex responsibilities of being a hero and a human, while Bruce Wayne / Batman is “world-weary” and aggressively pursuing Superman to hold him accountable for the destruction in Man of Steel. But there is quite a bit of new footage in both videos, in case you’re feeling particularly anxious to see this thing already.
Like Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman also looks to explore the concept of whether (and how) these heroes should be regulated and held accountable and the difference between superheroes and vigilantes. It’ll be interesting to see how both films shake out, particularly Snyder’s effort, as he officially launches the DC movie universe.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25.
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