‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Teaser Officially Released

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Originally intended to debut in select IMAX theaters this Monday, April 20, Warner Bros.’ first official teaser for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked online Thursday, April 16. In response to this leak Warner Bros. has officially released the teaser online in full glorious HD. Now, those who intend on viewing this trailer in IMAX on Monday, rest assured that you will actually get to see a little more according to the following tweet from director Zack Snyder.

The teaser currently available online really doesn’t tell us or show us much. The first half of the teaser is filled with dialogue from reporters and commentators about the controversy Superman represents. Questions of if people should really trust this god-like being are raised.What follows this dialogue along with some shots of Henry Cavill’s Superman looking serious, is a broken statue of the character with words “False God” spray painted across its chest.

From then on this teaser becomes all about Batman. We see a glimpse of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne grimacing at his bat suit, followed by some brief shots of what appears to be his Batwing and Batmobile. Lastly comes the confrontation between these two gargantuans, as Batman stares down Superman is his mechanized bat suit heavily inspired by Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Possibly taking cues from The CW’s Arrow, Affleck’s Batman appears to be using a voice changer, rather than reproducing a similar growl to The Dark Knight‘s Christian Bale, as he antagonizes Superman saying, “Tell me. Do you bleed? You will.” Check it out.

Warner Bros. still has plenty of time to start rolling out for more ads and trailers before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25, 2016, but this teaser still leaves much to be desired. Hopefully, in the next teaser or trailer, we’ll get a better sense of why these two “heroes” are fighting each other, as well as more footage of other characters we know are going to be in the film including Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, Jason Mamoa’s Aquaman, and of course Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. Having said all that, I’m definitely on board (though, I am a very biased Batman fan). Now, let’s see what Monday’s IMAX teaser brings to the table.

Sound off, DC fans. What are your thoughts on the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser? Will you be checking this out in theaters March 25, 2016? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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