'Batman v. Superman Ultimate Edition' trailer teases new scenes, clearer focus

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The year's first big superhero slugfest is about to begin again, but this time things might look a little different.

A trailer for the expanded Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition — which adds an additional 30 minutes to Zack Snyder's DC superhero movie, which was already two hours and 33 minutes long — has been released, offering a brief glimpse at some of the new material being restored to the movie for its R-rated home release.

While the debut of Jena Malone's character — missing entirely from the version of the movie that was shown in theaters — is what's likely to catch most people's attention, it's telling that the trailer seems to suggest that at least part of the restored footage will focus on a thread of the movie that was genuinely under-served in the original release: Lois Lane's investigations into the events of the opening of the movie, which saw Superman framed for the murder of terrorists in the Middle East.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Gal Gadot attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Gal Gadot attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Amy Adams attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Ben Affleck attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Henry Cavill attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Jesse Eisenberg attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: (L-R) Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Henry Cavill, Holly Hunter and Jesse Eisenberg attend the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Olivia Inge arrives for the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Amy Adams attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Amy Adams attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Sarah Harding attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Holly Hunter attends the European Premiere of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Ferne McCann arrives for the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Will Smith and Henry Cavill attend the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' New York premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill attend the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne attend the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
US film director Zack Snyder (L) and his wife US film producer Deborah Snyder pose for a photograph after arriving to attend the European Premiere of the film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', in central London on March 22, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Henry Cavill (L) and Ben Affleck attend the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Henry Cavill attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: (L-R) Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill attend the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Sarah-Jane Crawford attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 22: Ben Affleck attends the European Premiere of 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
US actor Ben Affleck poses for a photograph after arriving to attend the European Premiere of the film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', in central London on March 22, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
US film producer Charles Roven (L) and his wife Stephanie Haymes pose for a photographs after arriving to attend the European Premiere of the film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', in central London on March 22, 2016. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Not only do we see Malone tell Lois that she's a good reporter because "things like this still shock you" — an interesting comment, considering that Lois is investigating potential government involvement with a terrorist act; whoever Malone's playing, she's certainly cynical enough to give Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne a run for his money — but we also see Henry Cavill's Clark Kent deny responsibility before a scene of what appears to be Superman destroying a missile in mid-air, watched by mercenaries working for Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg).

The trailer also plays up the movie's framing of Superman as an inspirational figure, and the reactions that provokes in "disbelievers" — both Batman's "You were never a god — you were never even a man," but also placing Lois' speech about the importance of Superman giving hope next to Lex saying, "Now God is good as dead." Could it be that the restored 30 minutes of footage will clarify this plot line and change the focus of the entire movie?

We'll know in a few weeks; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition will be released digitally on June 28, with the Blu-ray following on July 19. In the meantime, watch the trailer below.

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