Here’s the actual teaser!! (it’s cam footage and will probably get taken down but still…)
Someone has leaked a potato-quality image of Batman’s anti-Superman armor from the teaser:
It’s finally happened.
The first footage from Batman vs. Superman has been revealed. This thing is real. It’s actually happening. It’s not an 2001-era internet rumor, it’s not a poster in the background of I Am Legend, it’s an honest-to-goodness authentic teaser for a movie that’s actually going to come out.
Unfortunately for us, the teaser hasn’t been made public quite yet and only attendees of SDCC have seen the footage. Luckily, we have a pretty awesome description of the short (but incredibly badass-sounding) teaser:
It starts with thunder and rain, as a hand pulls a tarp off of something… it’s Ben Affleck’s Batman on a Gotham City rooftop, and he’s in the full bat-armor from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. His eyes are glowing white, and we see that what he’s pulled that tarp off of is the bat-signal. He turns the signal on and the famed bat symbol fills the sky… but then we see it’s aimed at something. At a man floating in the sky. A super-man! Cut to a close-up of Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel as his eyes start to glow with heat vision. Cut back to Batman whose eyes are still glowing white. It’s the stare down of all stare downs! Cut to the title screen: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
I need this footage. I need this footage more than I need food, water, air or my ongoing Plants vs. Zombies 2 survival game. Surely some kind soul will be brave enough to leak it for us- or perhaps Warner Bros. will put out an official HD teaser. I know the movie is still two years away but come on!…I guess I’ll just watch and read The Dark Knight Returns seven or eight more times in preparation.
In the meantime we were also given our first official look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. I think this image so put many fears to rest. She looks fantastic.
…and just in case you missed it, here’s a new photo of Ben Affleck in the cowl from yesterday’s SDCC promos:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters on May 6th, 2016. (siiiigh)
In the meantime, I strongly suggest checking out The Dark Knight Returns, either the movie or the graphic novel. Batman v Superman seems to have drawn a lot of inspiration from it, not only from the nature of the Superman vs. Batman feud but the overall gritty look and aged Batman costume. It’s an excellent story, I highly recommend it.