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So, this just happened.
Warner Bros had their panel at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), where they revealed some much anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” teasers. The panel was attended by director Zack Snyder himself as well as the “Holy Trinity” of the film: Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot):
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) July 26, 2014
Earlier in May, you got a glimpse of Ben Affleck as Batman and the newly made-over Batmobile. And earlier this month, the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman was released. Naturally, Warner Bros had only one more extremely crucial thing left to do during their 2014 SDCC panel – to release the first official photo of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
From what we’ve read, Warner Bros sure knew how to make an entry and an impression. Hall H, where the panel was held, was wrapped in giant surround screens showing a “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” teaser and several sneak peeks at the concept art before bringing director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot onstage for a wave. Just a wave, because the “Holy Trinity” didn’t speak at all.
The concept art featured the rooftops of Gotham City, Superman flying through flames, with an intense expression on his face, Batman standing in the rain on the dark rooftops, Batman with his Batmobile, Superman running away from an alien spaceship, Superman carrying what looks like an injured Lois Lane, and Superman doing a three-point landing. Batman and Superman both looking hella intense and angry and kind of Frank Miller-esque.
Oh, and this:
There you go, your first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman! Although the colours don’t quite come through in the poster, the costume is dark red top with a blue skirt and red boots, gold on the top, and she’s holding a sword. And that tiara! Doesn’t she look like a cross between the Wonder Woman you remember and Xena?
In addition, the first teaser for the film was screened. We hear that the 20-second video was exclusive to the 2014 SDCC panel and Warner Bros isn’t planning to release it to the public just yet.
But here it is, as described by IGN:
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”.
We’ll wait and see if we can somehow find an official YouTube video of the above teaser video. Perhaps a little later today or in the coming few days.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is slated for a 6th May 2016 release.
The Zack Snyder-directed action adventure also stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Scoot McNairy.