Another week, another superhero movie preview. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to steal some of Marvel’s thunder from last week’s Captain America: Civil War trailer, Warner Bros. brought a new trailer of their own to last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (seriously, what deal with the devil did that guy make to score all of these exclusives?). The second full trailer for 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is surprisingly heavy on spoilers, not only revealing the film’s major villain but also an epic, showstopping moment that probably should have been saved for the final film. At any rate, there’s a lot to chew on in this lengthy three minute spot besides seeing Batman and Superman duke it out, such as the following small, but potentially important details.
8. Clark’s Bruce Wayne Ignorance
One of the trailer’s earliest scenes shows Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne meeting for the first time at a fancy gala hosted by Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor and Clark’s first reaction prior to introducing himself is to ask his co-worker (Jimmy Olsen??) who Bruce Wayne is. This is a strange detail for the film to include because in the DC universe, Bruce Wayne is kind of a big deal. He’s one of the richest men in the world and heads Gotham City’s largest corporation, so you would think that Clark, a Daily Planet reporter who has lived on Earth for pretty much his entire life, would immediately recognize Bruce. This either shows that Clark really is ignorant of Gotham’s power players or that it’s all part of a ploy to throw Bruce off the Superman scent (does Clark know that he’s Batman?). That might be a good idea, considering it seems pretty likely that Bruce is well aware of who’s hiding under those glasses…Source: Warner Bros.