Clark Kent Tries To Take On Batman In The Daily Planet

We hear Superman or Clark Kent say “This Bat vigilante is a one-man reign of terror” and cut to Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White lecturing his writer Clark Kent: “You don’t get to decide what the right thing is. Who cares about Clark Kent taking on the Batman!” It is clear here that Clark Kent doesn’t like Batman.

Not Everyone Hates Superman

Lois Lane (Amy Adams) tells Superman that his symbol means something, “its all some people have, its all that gives them hope.” And we see Superman come to save some people who are on top of their house during an extreme flood/hurricane.

Superman’s adoptive Earth mother Martha Kent (played again by Diane Lane) tells him that “people hate what they don’t understand” and encourages to still “be their hero Clark, be their Angel, be their monument, be anything they need you to be.” Though her encouragement isn’t so deep, as she goes on to say “Or be none of it. You don’t owe this world a thing. You never did.”

We see some shots of Superman saving people. First at a building fire.

Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Saving a failed missile launch:

Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

And then him being embraced by strangers at a Day of the Dead celebration.

Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Why Does Superman Have An Armed Group Of Soldiers?

But the biggest mystery is perhaps a group of soldiers we see in the following shot:

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Notice the patches on their shoulder, here is a zoomed in close-up:

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Why are these men wearing Superman’s symbol on their arm? In the shot they are kneeling before Kal-El. And Superman doesn’t appear to be angry, he walks through their worship without looking down.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

We see this militia killing people with guns at a later point in the trailer:

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

And attacking Batman sometime after he emerges from an underground bunker in a desert region.

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

 

Lex Luthor’s final line in the trailer is “the red capes are coming” — is that a reference to these footsoldiers?

Why Is Superman Kneeling Before Lex Luthor

At one point in the new trailer, we see Superman kneeling before Lex Luthor. He looks up at Luthor in disgust. Why is he kneeling before the billionaire? What is going on here?

Superman in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

It might be because Lex Luthor has some Kryptonite.

Lex Luthor has Kryptonite in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

What Is Going On With General Zod’s Body?

In the new trailer we see a cargo being escorted through a military area. (Led, we might note, by the same woman who admits Holly Hunter’s character into Lex’s home.) The next shot is of a bodybag being unzipped to reveal Michael Shannon as General Zod. Superman killed his fellow Kryptonian in Man of Steel, but what is going on with Zod’s body now? What does it have to do with the plot of this new film?

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice casket

Zod Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice casket

Someone Attacks LexCorp

We see that Lex Luthor’s company LexCorp has suffered an attack, but we’re not sure who is responsible: Batman, Superman, or someone else?

LexCorp in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

LexCorp in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

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