The first ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer has leaked. Set to debut at an IMAX event, it has found its way online early. Get the scoop on what the new footage reveals about Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated superhero flick starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, respectively as the iconic DC characters.
Yes, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was being given the full-fledged fanfare that often accompanies trailers these days. In this case, fans were to buy tickets to see it at select IMAX theaters throughout the U.S. on Monday. But as one visits the Web site to buy a ticket one finds it is sold out from coast to coast.
Zack Snyder himself had Tweeted a teaser trailer, lasting all of 21 seconds and revealing shadowy images of Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill, revising his role as Superman. One gets hints of his earlier movie, ‘Man of Steel’ of 2013.
What’s a fan to do? Live with 21 seconds of footage until….when? Well, naturally, the fan does not wait! The fan find the trailer online. The trailer, subtitled in Portuguese, was apparently shot in a theater with a mobile phone. It has popped up on YouTube and elsewhere, and quickly yanked.
What one does see, if one is lucky to catch it, is the sort of brooding, dark alternate universe we’ve seen before in The Dark Knight trilogy. We are far away, these days, from the innocence of the 1960s Batman TV series with Burt Ward and even the 1980s ‘Superman’ movies with the late Christopher Reeve.
Instead, the trailer gives us a series of foreboding voiceovers that question the very concept of putting one’s trust and hopes in a powerful figure, a superhero, as we see the beginnings of a confrontation, face to face, of the two superheroes of the title.
It’s just our first glimpse of the movie which is not due in theaters until on March 25, 2016. Costars Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.
The official Zack Snyder teaser trailer, released on Twitter, is below. Catch the leaked full-length trailer trailer while you can.
UPDATE: Full official ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ trailer is below!
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