12 February, 2016 - NME.com
The final trailer for 'Batman v Superman' has been released ahead of the film hitting cinemas next month (March).
The so-called "superhero mash-up movie" is set to open in cinemas worldwide on March 25. Director Zack Snyder has explained 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.
This is reflected in the final trailer, which focuses on Batman and shows him working alongside butler Alfred (Jeremy Irons) at the Batcave. At one point in the trailer, Batman complains that he’s getting slow in his old age to which Alfred replies: “Even you got too old to die young. Not for lack of trying.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice also stars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Holly Hunter as a US Senator, Jeremy Irons as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred, Laurence Fishburne as newspaper editor Perry White and Diane Lane as Superman's adoptive mother Martha Kent.
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman also appears in the trailer. Batman flirts with her, telling her that he’s known a lot of women like her. “I don’t think you’ve ever known a woman like me,” she says, in response.
Henry Cavill recently 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".
Meanwhile, it has recently been reported that Affleck is to direct, co-write and star in a stand-alone Batman film set for release at some point in 2018.