New Reveals in 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Indicates a Darkseid Invasion

The new trailer to DC's 2016 superhero bash reveals little new character details and huge new villains.

Empire Magazine

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the world was graced with a new trailer for the other superhero throwdown of 2016, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The trailer came loaded with new scenes revealing new things, big and small. But what were they? Here’s the rundown.

Bruce Wayne is a xenophobe.

“Every time your hero saves a cat out of a tree, you write a puff-piece editorial. About an alien. Who could burn the whole place down.” Well then. Our first reveal: Bruce Wayne is a Facebook commentator.

It was known for a long time that Batman is taking up the position of defender against Superman, the world’s first known alien whom he fears could zap the whole planet before noon. But it wasn’t known until the trailer how deep Wayne’s anti-alien position would run. Expect several think pieces about illegal immigration parables in Dawn of Justice.

“I have a bad history with freaks dressed like clowns.”

Could be a cute nod to Batman’s history, or he’s referring to the actual Joker who will be in Suicide Squad. Remember: There’s a Robin costume in the Batcave defaced with graffiti. Joker graffiti.

Lex Luthor is actually hysterical.

Prior to the Kimmel trailer, the only glimpses of Lex Luthor (Jr.) portrayed an enigmatic tech bro who spoke as if he were a Biblical scholar. The new trailer actually showed a funny bone and personality to the LexCorp CEO, though his humor was a little too meta and obvious.

"You should not pick a fight with this person." Oh, but he will.

Still, it’s nice to know Luthor hasn’t lost his wit.

Holy shit, is there going to be a Darkseid invasion?

Check out these things. Are they Parademons?

If so, then that signals a coming invasion by Darkseid, who will likely be the major villain for the Justice League movie.

Batman is fighting to prove something, not pummel Superman.

Superman: “Stay down. If I wanted it, you’d be dead already.”

I had a gut feeling screenwriter David Goyer and director Zack Snyder would never make Batman delusional to ever winning a fight with Superman, no matter what Frank Miller wrote in the comics. It’s ridiculous. But Batman isn’t trying to win with punches. He’s winning by embarrassment.

Batman’s super suit allows him to withstand Superman’s power. He’s playing a long game in a battle of attrition. He wants to prove Superman is a maniacal space alien that doesn’t belong, and if he could go within an inch of Batman’s life — someone trying to protect the planet — then what good is he to live among humans?

The ending.

“If man won’t kill god, the devil will do it,” says Lex Luthor before he unleashes Doomsday, one of Superman’s greatest foes in comic book history.

The trailer kinda spoiled the movie. In what is clearly from the third act of Dawn of Justice, an enraged Luthor — possibly fed up that Batman wouldn’t get the job done like he’d hoped — lets loose Doomsday. Or so that’s how the trailer structures it.


OK, she isn’t new. But damn if this shot of DC’s Trinity isn’t great.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be released March 25th, which isn’t soon enough.