You’ve got to hand it to Warner Bros. and DC Comics: They know how to get people excited for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.
An amazing feat since most skeptics worried that it would be a bloated failure, a desperate attempt to jump-start the sort of success achieved by their rivals over at Marvel Studios.
Heck, it still might be a bloated failure, but we'll have to wait until 2016 to know for sure.
After the Batman v. Superman panel at San Diego Comic Con, tongues are wagging and fanboys are quite giddy. It looks like DC achieved the intended effect.
First up was the revelation of Gal Gadot as the iconic Wonder Woman.
While most believed the look was impressive, there were still concerns about her build. We’ll have to wait and see how Gadot does in the film.
— Forbes Games (@ForbesGames) July 27, 2014
Then there was what everyone was hoping and praying for: A movie teaser trailer!
The lights went dark and a short clip from the Batman v Superman movie played.
For those who haven’t seen the trailer and aren’t interested in hunting the leaked version down, this is what happens.
— OnSMASH (@OnSMASH) July 27, 2014
The trailer begins with Batman in the rain on the roof of a building. It's night time.
Batman pulls a tarp off something. After switching on the power, that “something” is revealed to be the Bat-Signal.
Batman’s eyes are glowing (just like the animated Batman, a first for the character in movies) and he appears to be wearing an armored suit.
The light shines into the night sky and we see the signal rests on...Superman! Superman is floating in the air, and he activates his heat vision.
I dare say he looks almost villainous.
All I can say is when it shows Superman with his red eyes I got chills. pic.twitter.com/S2brlmdfei
— Donna (@Kryptonian_Girl) July 27, 2014
UPDATE: Here is a leaked version of the trailer that was uploaded to YouTube. Enjoy!
Image via YouTube