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Are any of you totally pumped for Batman v. Superman??? Because I DEFINITELY AM!!! >:D

Here’s what we know so far. It’ll be a sequel to Man of Steel and kind of a segway into the whole rest of the DC movie-verse. Henry Cavill will reprise his role of Superman, and Ben Affleck has taken up the mantle of the Dark Knight. Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa will appear as Wonder Woman and Aquaman, respectively.

From the trailers, it appears that after the desctruction of Metropolis at the end of Man of Steel, Batman goes up against Superman because he doesn’t trust him and thinks he has too much power. Typical Bruce. Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) has cooked something up to pit against the heroes, Doomsday, just because he’s Lex Luthor. The threat is enough to bring Wonder Woman to Metropolis to stop them. It’s a little fuzzy where Aquaman comes in, though, unless someone can clear that up for me =P

This movie has hit some pitfalls already, mostly with casting. No one (including me) wanted Ben Affleck as Batman when he was first cast, because of the awful Daredevil movie. Fans seem to have warmed up to him after the first trailer, though. Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor seems questionable, especially seeing him in the trailer. He seems not to have the cold calculation of Lex’s character. Then again, it is still early in the franchise, and his first appearance in the Man of Steel franchise, so perhaps we’ll see that develop later after he loses his hair.

A lot of parallels have been drawn between the artistic direction and storyline of the movie and the critically acclaimed comic, The Dark Knight Returns. Affleck’s Batsuit is unquestionably based the suit of the comic: the short, stubby ears and the Batman symbol on the chest are dead giveaways. In one of the trailers, there is a shot of Batman clinging to the side of the building as lightning strikes behind him. It’s an impressive piece of cinematograpy, and it is also a classic panel from the comic. Affleck’s Batman is also an older Batman, though it is unclear yet whether Affleck’s Batman is coming out of retirement to fight Superman, like in the comic. Have I mentioned y’all should read the comic? It’s really good and it might prepare you for the movie =P

This movie is being set up to be a blockbuster, as well it should be, because an extended DC movie-verse is looong overdue. I still have some reservations about it, mainly those of Affleck as Batman, and also the suit (I hate the DKR suit!!! The ears are too short!!! I know I’m petty and I don’t care). I’m warming up to him, but I still have my doubts. I’m also concerned about Superman himself as a character, as I don’t think Man of Steel did him justice at all. Superman isn’t grimdark like Batman is, they are total opposites. They went in more of a Batman direction with him and still I don’t know how to feel about it.

However, most of this is made up for me by the fact that Wonder Woman will be in it!!! Gal Gadot looks so freaking amazing!!! And the marketing is not leaving her out at all, which is super important for her fans and for young girls who love superheroes!!! Yes I am pumped for this movie mostly because of Wonder Woman but I DON’T CARE I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be coming out next Friday, March 25th. Advance tickets are on sale, so be sure to get yours if you haven’t already! My boyfriend and I will be seeing it that Saturday. We’re betting frozen yogurt on whether or not Bruce and Diana get romantically involved ;D Look out for my review in a few weeks!

– Kathleen

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