Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: watch new trailer

An explosive new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, in which the two caped crusaders are seen joining forces with Wonder Woman.

First shown on US TV during Jimmy Kimmel’s talk show, this is the first new footage from the film since San Diego Comic-Con in the summer, and offers a first peak at the characters’ civilian alter-egos.

The latest teaser, (watch below), begins with Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) attending a Gotham City red carpet event in his role as newspaper reporter, where he sees Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) getting out of a black Aston Martin. When the two are alone together, Kent asks “what is your position on the bat vigilante in Gotham?” and Wayne gives him a hint of a smile.

Superman (Cavill) is later seen fighting Affleck’s Batman, in what’s described as “the greatest gladiator match in the world”.

The two rivals then join forces to tackle villain Lex Luther (Jesse Eisenberg), led by Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot),

wonder“Is she with you?” asks Superman.

“I thought she was with you,” Batman bats back.

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, directed by Zack Snyder, is set to open in Edinburgh cinemas on March 25, 2016.

Affleck said recently he has been feeling the “pressure” for his role as The Dark Knight and admitted it would be “extremely disappointing” for him if people don’t like his performance or indeed the film.

“I think there is a ton of pressure on it,” said the 43-year-old,  who has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. “I mean I would be bull****ing you to say there isn’t. If it doesn’t do well that will be extremely disappointing.”

For those that are still in the dark about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, here’s the synopsis:

Fearing the actions of a god-like super hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.