Preview – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

I’ve always loved Justice League, Batman, Wonder Woman and Flash. All my favourites. Superman too, great story behind his character and for me, this position was achieved thanks to the 90’s. Now comes Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Indicating the beginnings of The Justice League (JL). Which makes this the most exciting news for all. In Batman v Superman Henry Cavill reprises his role as the Man of Steel, with Ben Affleck joining the cast as Batman. Along for the ride we have Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Mamoa as Aquaman and Ezra Miller as The Flash. All key characters.

I have to be honest here and say, whilst I am a massive fan, when it comes to DC characters (trust me, everything through high school was custom JL) I’m not convinced when it comes to big screen adaptations. The DC series’ have definitely taken hold when it comes to creating a bond between the characters and the audience. Flash and Green Arrow for example, the best series’ on TV, each week taking audiences on a thrilling adventure (not even kidding. To the point where you’re physically jumping up and down, pacing the room). Whether or not the movie will follow suit, it shall be determined upon viewing Batman v Superman.

The casting has never sat well with me. Whilst Cavill’s Superman has definitely grown on me, I’m not that convinced when it comes to Affleck. Initially I had major doubts, upon viewing the trailers, there was a glimmer of hope that it could all be ok. We shall see. Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman; my all time favourite hero (yes when we were the JL I was Diana) I really didn’t mind the model taking on the role, unlike others who voiced their concerns. Upon viewing the trailers I thought the overall Wonder Woman translation to screen was done quite well. On the other hand we have Jesse Eisenberg. Not exactly my vision of Lex Luthor, I see him more in the role of say, a modern day Riddler or even Joker (I know, maybe he missed the chance, lucky Jared Leto), but from what we can see he seems to take on the character and interpret the role to almost parallel characteristics of his own (staccato behaviour/movements). And finally Jeremy Irons as Alfred. I’m still not sure about this casting. My idea of casting, doesn’t match the current casting, but ultimately it comes down to the performance, and in the past I’ve changed my mind. Again, we shall see.

I’m quite positive though, especially when I look at what is to come, like the Wonder Woman solo film and Suicide Squad, DC are definitely making their mark in the genre.

Trailers courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures YouTube channel

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