Complaints over latest teaser for 2016 blockbuster
Zack Snyder, director of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has moved to allay fears that the latest trailer spoils the film’s whole plot.
The trailer, which can be seen below and was debuted in December, has been criticised by fans for revealing too much of the film in advance of its release. Included in the trailer are scenes in which Superman and Batman first meet before resolving their differences and teaming up with Wonder Woman (Gal Godot) to engage in a new battle.
MTV put the fans complaints to director Snyder in a new interview and he was keen to stress that there is more in the film that viewers have not yet seen. “It’s cool that [fans] think it’s too much, and I appreciate people not wanting to know, but there’s plenty that they don’t know,” he said. “There’s a lot of movie that’s not in the trailer.”
Snyder also suggested that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor character will be involved in a bigger way than the trailer suggests.
“In the trailer, of course he comes across in a very specific way,” said the director. “In the movie, he’s like a million times more sophisticated than what you get in 30 seconds. But that’s also the fun of it. You go to the movies so you can see the context and understand the depth.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is set to open in cinemas worldwide on March 25, 2016. Director Zack Snyder recently revealed that the beginning of the film is weighted more heavily towards Ben Affleck’s Batman than Henry Cavill’s Superman, but “evens back out” as the narrative progresses.
Meanwhile, Cavill has confirmed that the film isn’t conceived as a sequel to 2013’s Superman reboot Man Of Steel, but is “more of an introduction to Batman, an opening to Justice League, and an expansion of the world that was created in Man of Steel“.
The superhero mash-up movie also stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Holly Hunter as a US Senator, Laurence Fishburne as newspaper editor Perry White and Diane Lane as Superman’s adoptive mother Martha Kent.