Teaser Trailer for BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

My apologies for being late to the game with this one, but I've been away from the internet for the majority of the day (and man, did it feel pretty good). This is the biggest kind of news though so I imagine I should write something up about it considering it's what any die hard movie or comic book fan has been looking forward to for nearly two years now as it was at 2013's San Diego Comic-Con that director Zack Snyder announced his sequel to Man of Steel and that Batman would officially be joining Superman on the big screen for the first time. Since then it seems every bit of information surrounding the film has been teased out into news story after news story. Well, after a quick twenty-second tease yesterday (Thursday 4/16) on Twitter from Snyder the official teaser trailer leaked online late last night while Warner Bros. has now officially released that same trailer online with promises that those attending the special IMAX screenings of the trailer on Monday will still be the only ones to see extra footage. I can only imagine how long it will take for that footage to leak online. For now though, go ahead and hit the jump to check out the trailer as well as my thoughts on what we've seen so far. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Scoot McNairy, Jason Momoa, Holly Hunter and opens on March 25, 2016.


While the running time is somehow extended to two minutes with this teaser all we actually have are a mixture of voice overs from several characters on top of a single shot pronouncing the backlash of Superman before cutting to a barrage of quick shots that set-up the conflict between Kal-El and the Caped Crusader. I adore Snyder's visual flair and will defend his style till the end, but you can tell they don't have much to work with in the way of completed shots and some of these (namely the one that looks as if were ripped directly from The Dark Knight Rises) lean a little too-heavily on CGI and green screen for me to be completely satisfied with what I'm seeing. I know there is plenty of time between now and next March where tinkering will be done, but I just hope Snyder has actually manufactured the Batman V. Superman movie we've all been waiting for.