San Diego — All is not well for Superman, audiences at Comic-Con found out on during a jam-packed and revealing Warner Bros. presentation in Hall H. The studio also debuted a first look at the comic-book movie Suicide Squad at the annual convention.But it was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that was the main event that fans had camped out for days to see. Stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot and Jesse Eisenberg were on hand to talk about the superhero showdown, too — a step up from last year's Comic-Con when none of the stars was allowed to talk.In the first full trailer for the film, out on 25 March, 2016, we see a society that has turned against the godlike Superman (Cavill) following a massive disaster. While Holly Hunter's steadfast Senator schemes with Eisenberg's Lex Luthor to protect the public from the dangerous Superman, Affleck's Batman decides to take matters into his own hands."The idea of Batman fighting Superman is a thing that happens all the time in comic books," said Zack Snyder, who also directed "Man of Steel." He likes to pay homage to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight but wanted to make clear that this story is not that story.
Oscar-winning screenwriter Chris Terrio (Argo) wrote the script.Snyder said the story will also launch toward bigger conflicts with other superheroes."Who knows?" he said coyly. "I mean, I do know."While audiences have met Cavill's Superman before, this is their first real introduction to Affleck's Batman."I think if I thought too hard about the actors who played this part before, I couldn't have taken the job," said Affleck. But Snyder explained to him that this Batman would be different. He told Affleck that Bruce Wayne here is at "the end of his rope, he's older, he's a burnout."As the villain Lex Luthor, Eisenberg said that there's "always a campy element to the character."But unlike in previous versions, this Lex Luthor has an "emotional groundedness." He also has hair.Gadot, who plays Wonder Woman in this film and in an upcoming stand alone, said her character has the "strength of a superhero" but is "very sophisticated, loving and has a lot of emotional intelligence."
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