Did you think the chaotic destruction of Metropolis in "Man of Steel" was a one-time incident? You were wrong.
The carnage continues in the first official trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill as the aforementioned heroes. It's no wonder that the two are at odds in their first movie meeting, given that the entire world seems to have an opinion of Superman — and not all of those opinions are positive.
"We're talking about a being whose very existence challenges our own sense of priority in the universe," says one commentator, while another remarks, "Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?"
But perhaps the most chilling commentary comes from none other than Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor, as we hear his scorn-filled voice: "We know better now, don't we? Devils don't come from Hell. They come from the sky!"
Even the denizens of Gotham City have an opinion on Superman, it seems. We hear Jeremy Irons' Alfred talking about the accusations of Superman as a "False God," observing that this is "how it starts: the fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness. It turns good men cruel."
Perhaps Bruce Wayne is one of those good-turned-cruel men. The trailer closes with an armored-up Batman confronting a hovering Superman, from the same scene as the Comic-Con footage released last year — except this time, Bats has some words for Supes, and they're not very nice.
"Tell me," he hisses, in a mechanically-enhanced voice that makes Christian Bale's Batman growl sound like a meow, "do you bleed? You will."
We'll find out if a Superman can bleed when "Dawn of Justice" arrives on March 25, 2016.