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Wonder Woman saves the day in the new ‘Batman v Superman’ trailer (with poll)

Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) saves Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck) in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) saves Superman (Henry Cavill) and Batman (Ben Affleck) in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Warner Bros.

A certain Amazon warrior shows up to save the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in the latest trailer for next spring’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

It’s not the first time we’ve seen Wonder Woman in a trailer for the film, but it’s the first time we’ve seen her importance to the film version of DC’s trinity of super-hero icons.

Showing up just in time to save our heroes from an unstoppable monster we’re assuming is the deadly Doomsday, Superman (Henry Cavill) turns to Batman (Ben Affleck) and says, “She with you?”

Incredulously, Bats blinks and says, “I thought she was with you.”

A nice moment for a film that fans were worried was just too dark.

Here’s what the new trailer gets right and wrong:

The first meeting of Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne: A guy raised on a Kansas farm who grows up to become a newspaper reporter might naturally be skeptical of a billionaire playboy from the big city. Kent questions Wayne on Gotham’s sanctioning of the Batman, and Wayne turns the tables on him with a smirk and a crack about Superman and his intentions. “Maybe Gotham City and me, we’ve just had a bad history of freaks dressed like clowns.” Also a nice touch: Wayne is taller than Kent (making Batman taller than Superman).

Lex Luthor: Sorry, Jesse Eisenberg. You’re playing criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, not the Joker. Hard to tell from what little we’ve seen, but we’re not sure Eisenberg or director Zack Snyder understand Luthor.

Batman has a potty-mouth: The Caped Crusader says of Superman, “That son of a bitch brought the war to us,” and, upon seeing Doomsday, mutters, “Oh sh....” Is it too much to hope Frank Miller’s much-maligned but still classic line, “I’m the goddamn Batman” will be in the film?

Doomsday: This first look at the monster that killed Superman in the ’90s makes him look like a leftover troll from “The Lord of the Rings.” We expected better.

What do you think? Is Bruce Wayne winning you over as Batman? (App users click here.) Are the DC movies going in the right direction? Are you more excited for this or for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War”?

“Batman v Superman” is scheduled to be released in March.

 

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