new batman v superman footage

The next few months are going to be vital for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The subject matter of the movie alone makes it clear that a lot of people are going to see this thing no matter what – this is the first time we’ve seen a film like this in any capacity. However, the latest trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel sequel, the one we picked apart frame by frame, the one that is being shown to record-breaking audiences around the world before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is genuinely lousy. That doesn’t mean the movie is bad, or even that the raw footage in the preview isn’t good, but it’s a disastrous piece of marketing that seems to go out of its way to make the movie look as unappealing as possible.

The newest international TV spot for the film isn’t that bad. It’s certainly better edited and it’s a little more focused on the main even of the movie, Batman and Superman dishing out pain and punches and grimaces, than the meandering main trailer. Most importantly, it contains just enough new shots and moments to be worthy of your time and feverish analysis.

Watch the new Batman v Superman footage after the jump.

This spot is for the nerds. Normal people who have watched all of the trailers so far won’t find much value in here. But you (yes, you), the guy who takes this all Very Seriously and has an serious emotional stake in the upcoming DC cinematic universe, will know what’s new and what’s not in the footage below.

And what is new? Honestly, it’s mostly new shots of our title heroes pummeling each other, wedged in-between pieces of footage we’ve already seen. However, and this cannot be said enough, this is the first time Batman and Superman have gone toe-to-toe on the big screen in any way, so any new shot and moment from their big showdown still feels like a fresh, first-of-its-kind thing. We can complain about many things, but this movie’s mere existence is still surprising and cool.

As you surely know, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Holly Hunter, Diane Lane, and the digitally spliced and reanimated remains of Michael Shannon. It opens March 25, 2016 and will invite direct comparisons to Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Yessir, 2016 is going to be quite a year for superheroes kicking each other in the face and such.

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