It's not long to go now until one of the most anticipated events in DC cinematic history - that's right, there's just over two months to go now until [Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice](tag:711870) finally lands and sets the two DC juggernauts against each other.
And we've been getting a lot of little teasers in the run up, from the recent Dawn of Justice TV spot to the extended clip shown on Conan last night. In case you haven't seen it yet, here it is in all it's glory:
Not really anything we haven't seen before, but rather an expansion on the TV spot clip. But there's still a few things we can take from it, namely...
Superman Ain't Messing Around
"The Bat is dead" Superman / Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) proclaims (somehow managing to speak the lines without moving his face).
"Next time they shine your light in the sky, don't go to it. The bat is dead. Bury it. Consider this mercy."
There's a clear message here: make the Bat dead or I'll make you dead. Scary stuff. This further cements the concept that the Superman we'll be seeing in Batman V Superman isn't the same Superman that we've known before.
The Superman we met in [Man of Steel](tag:15593) intentionally strayed from the original ideology of the character in order to set the [DC Cinematic Universe](tag:1096554) Superman aside as a character in his own right, according to Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer and director Zack Synder. As Goyer put it:
"You have to do what's right for the story. In [Man of Steel], this was a Superman who had only been Superman for like, a week. He wasn't Superman as we think of him in the DC Comics... If you take Superman out of it, what's the right way to tell that story?"
Of course this doesn't mean he's gone batshit (heh heh) crazy (read the Injustice comic if you want some of that), the fact that he bothered to delivered a warning to Batman instead of just frying his ass with lazer-eyes means that Superman is trying to avoid violence in the first place. But Batman's having none of that, as Synder explains that Batman has an advantage over Superman because he's not afraid to fight dirty.
Speaking of Batman...
What Is Up With Batman's Voice?
So Batman / Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) isn't taking this ultimatum lying down, and he asks a rather impromptu question about the state of Clark's circulatory system, delivering the punchline well after Superman has left. Nice one Bruce, good job.
"Tell me, do you bleed...? You will."
So I think we can agree that Christian Bale's Batman voice in The Dark Knight trilogy was a bit silly (he must've gone through a hell of a lot of throat sweets) but at least you could tell that it was him making vocalising that garbled growl.
Here it sounds like Batfleck has a machine stuck in his throat, disguising his voice with an electronic twang - perhaps something in the cowl, sitting against his throat? It certainly makes more sense than having Batman going around growling at everyone like a pissed off animal, and fits in with the higher-tech image of the armored Batsuit that we've see in the trailers and promos so far.
So the new clip may not have revealed a whole lot more, but who wants to spoil the movie for themselves? This will keep us going for now, until Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice releases on March 25 in the US.
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