Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens on Friday, March 25 and we can’t wait! It’s been two years in the making and so far, the trailers make it seem well worth the wait. Of course, there are those who were disappointed by director Zack Snyder’s first foray into the DC Universe, Man of Steel, and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is beloved so Batman v Superman has a lot to live up to. So far the trailers are looking pretty enticing and they’ve inspired us to make a list of why we can’t wait to see it!
1. It’s Batman v Superman!
Talk about an epic showdown. We’ve never seen these two in a movie together and, like the title says, they aren’t friends. As Zack Snyder tells the LA Times, “That’s the fun — that you have these two titans of that universe, and we got to use that playground to set them at each other. And the mythology is so rich, you can mine it all day and it allows all the subtlety and the nuances and the motivation for the conflict.”
2. Batman v Superman promises to be apocalyptic.
An epic battle between two titans has to be apocalyptic and then there’s the trailer….
3. This is a whole new Batman.
This is definitely not a comic book romp with witty banter and a technicolor sheen. Batman is out for revenge in this dark, gritty Metropolis. Though there was an outcry over Ben Affleck being miscast; he just may surprise everyone.
4. The Man of Steel
The gorgeous Henry Cavill reprises his role as Superman and his alter-ego Clark Kent. Cavill has said his portrayal of Kent is closer to the more serious version from the comic books.
5. Wonder Woman!
Batman v Superman is definitely paving the way for an entire DC Universe. It’s Wonder Woman’s first ever appearance on the big screen. Israeli actress Gal Gadot plays everyone’s fave female superhero — and the trailer shows her kicking some serious a**.
6. Will the Joker turn up?
There have been major hints that we’ll get a preview of Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad Joker in Batman v Superman.
7. Chris Terrio
Who? you may ask. Writer Chris Terrio won an Oscar for Argo and he made sure Batman v Superman is as much about the characters as the action.
8. Lex Luther has hair!
Okay, the hair isn’t really what we’re so excited about. Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luther has been reimagined as a dot.com billionaire with a psychotic side.
9. Zack Snyder
Director Zack Snyder was responsible for The Watchmen, 300, Sucker Punch and Man of Steel. He knows how to bring a graphic novel to life with incredible visuals and great characters.
10. The rest of the cast.
Batman v Superman has a fantastically star-studded cast including Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Jason Momoa and Laurence Fishburne.