Thing we probably thought we knew, but didn’t know for sure, but now is sure: Ben Affleck has written a script for a Batman movie. Thing we probably didn’t think we knew, but didn’t know for sure, but now is sure: despite having written the script for a Batman movie, Ben Affleck ain’t contracted for one. I have to imagine this will get done, though, I mean, right? The common refrain coming out of BvS is, is, is, is, “well, I can’t wait for the solo Batman movie”, right?
Everyone is reporting on the new Avengers movie’s runtime. I didn’t think it was particularly newsworthy, but I’m also a sheep. So uh, here you go. Marvel’s made its longest movie yet.
So, uh. In this spot, Superman looks pretty fucking dumb. Like, a smoke grenade tricks him. Definitely not Grant Morrison’s Genius Superman from All-Star.
The wheels on the Batmobile go vroom, vroom, vroom. Vroom, vroom, vroom. The Bat-Man in the Batmobile goes brood, brood, brood. Brood, brood, brood.
Okay, I’m not going to fucking front. I smiled throughout this entire trailer. Like, I *know* that this movie is probably going to be ass. I know! But finally, a fucking *fun* trailer for the movie. Highlighting the usual Snyder imagery that tricks me into thinking I’ll enjoy his characters. I’m a sucker for flash, and fighting, and Bat-Guy and Super-Dude. If the movie could tow the line and actually just embrace its absurdity, we may be in for a good ride. The problem is that this is the first trailer that doesn’t make the entire movie feel like a slog of brooding broodiness. Who knows. I’m, at least, more excited than I’ve ever been for this movie. (Which is saying absolutely nothing, true.)
Man, can you imagine if Batman v Superman is good? It just sort of hit me today, watching this clip. Not that I particularly liked this clip (at all). But I’ve been writing this movie off for so long, I’ll be goddamn staggered if it actually entertains me. Like, really pleasantly surprised.