To paraphrase: The best laid plans of bats and supermen often go awry. That’s something that Warner Bros. found out the hard way this weekend past. On Thursday, Batman v Superman: Corn of Butteryness* director Zack Snyder unveiled a pretty crappy and lazily put together little five second teaser on Twitter for the real teaser trailer which would get unveiled at some swanky IMAX event later today, before finally being released online after that. It was an unnecessary and quite frankly annoying way of doing it. And it failed spectacularly.
Less than 24 hours after Snyder’s initial tweet, a grainy bootlegged Spanish-subtitled version of the full teaser trailer leaked online. WB tried to stop it, but this is the internet, yo. When things leak, they stay leaked. This forced WB to do the only thing they could do: officially release the proper HD version of the trailer.
And here it is for your enjoyment!
The comments I made on the leaked version of this trailer still stands: WB just don’t get Superman. This grim darkness is great for a Batman movie and Ben Affleck’s voice as he utters that totally meme-worthy “Do you bleed?” has me really excited for his role (the Batmobile and Batwing help tremendously), but I’m not onboard with making Superman just another Batman, but with different clothes and eye-lasers. They need to be diametric opposites in theme and tone: That’s actually what made the comic that this movie nearly borrows its name and logo from – “Batman/Superman” – work as well as it did.
All that being said, and Henry Cavill’s Super-angst aside, I enjoyed enough out of Man of Steel to not geek out a little at the thought of everything this movie is promising. Now if only we could get some damn footage of a certain Amazonian demigod princess that would be, ahem, wonderful.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also stars Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy and Jason Momoa. It is scheduled for release on March 25, 2016.
*not the real title
Last Updated: April 20, 2015