Friday, February 12, 2016

Is the Batman employing kryptonite gauntlets against Superman in the latest trailer? Or perhaps a kryptonite projectile?

In the latest Batman versus Superman trailer, the Batman manages to block Superman with his power suit, and it left me thinking, "How is this possible?" I think the clue might be in an earlier still from the same trailer which I've included below:
Here you see the Batman firing a projectile at Superman and he catches it. But the big question in my mind is, did he intend Superman to catch it? I know in previous storylines, there have been various projectiles fired at Superman. One of them (from Green Arrow) was of course a Kryptonite arrow. In addition, the Batman has crafted kryptonite gauntlets before and beaten Superman that way. It kind of makes me think they might be employing some comic book trickery to get around Superman's formidable powers.

But it's also possible that the Batman could have found magical gauntlets too. The introduction of Wonder Woman basically introduces magic as that's basically what all her weapons are. The sword she wields was forged by Hephaestus so it can cut Superman's skin open no problem. It'll be interesting to see how the film explains everything that's going on here, and I gotta say that I'm getting pretty excited for this. We haven't even seen any Aquaman in the trailer, and it's confirmed that he's making an appearance in Batman vs. Superman as well. If you haven't watched it yet, take a looksee because it is jam-packed. This is either going to be a complete mess or one of the greatest comic book mashups ever.

I guess it just depends on how much faith you have in Zach Snyder.


  1. Kryptonite is the easy answer, but magic could be involved. All depends on whether that scene is before or after Wonder Woman enters the story.
    And we better get a glimpse of Aquaman soon!

  2. I'm more concerned with why they are fighting each other, but wow, the trailer is awesome. I gotta see this.

    1. They are fighting each other because Bruce Wayne had his whole skyscraper destroyed in the fight at the end of Man of Steel, along with witnessing thousands of people killed including friends. So Batman blames Superman for all the suffering and wants to take him out. Basically, he sees Superman as a mass-murderer.

  3. In Man of Steel the Kryptonian atmosphere caused him to lose power so maybe that's somehow involved.

  4. Wow, this whole thing has kind of passed me by. I wonder how that happened.

  5. Can't offer anything interesting on this, but this is a fun read.

  6. Well, crap! I can't get the video here or on YouTube to work, so I'll catch it tomorrow on my work computer. Meanwhile, have a good week, Mike.