Sunday, July 12, 2015

Warner Bros. rocks Comic-Con with preview of DC slate, reveals new 'Batman v Superman' trailer

Disney's Star Wars panel revealed a cool behind-the-scenes sizzle reel for fans, but the superheroes of DC and Fox brought it on Saturday. Warner Bros. was the first studio up, and with all of the fan skepticism out there for the studio's upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, they knew that they needed to hit this one out of the park. And they did. They really did. After an extended preview for Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and a new trailer for Joe Wright's Pan, Warner Bros. brought out the big guns from DC comics. First up was a little bit of concept art with a preview of Ezra Miller as The Flash, an announcement that the new Green Lantern movie would be entitled Green Lantern Corps, and a brief look at some logos for upcoming DC films. Then came the fan hysteria.

Suicide Squad was first up and they revealed a brand new trailer that took the Hall H floor by storm. The trailer has not been released online yet (I'm sure it has leaked somewhere, but Warner Bros. hasn't posted it), but some fan tidbits were telling. While scanning Twitter, the general consensus was that the film looked unique and dark, unlike much we've seen from the comic book world so far. Fans were also impressed by Harley Quinn (played by Margot Robbie), who should be one of the film's standouts. And finally, the trailer concludes with Jared Leto saying "I'm not gonna kill ya. I'm just gonna hurt ya really, really bad." The voice definitely sounds like Heath Ledger (there was a brief clip on Twitter), but I'm sure that Leto will put his own unique spin on the character. Hopefully Warner releases this trailer soon so we can dissect it in its entirety. 

Finally, Zack Synder and the cast of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hit the stage and brought the house down. Snyder revealed an extended trailer for the film that ran nearly 3.5 minutes, which is quite an extended look. Shortly after the panel, Warner Bros. released the footage online. Check it out below:

Throughout this entire DC universe journey, I have remained skeptical of everything. I wasn't a very big fan of Man of Steel, Green Lantern got the universe off to a rocky start, and when the plans for Batman v Superman were announced, I remained unexcited. The first trailer did nothing to change my mind, but this time, Snyder has turned me around. Man, this looks incredible. Absolutely phenomenal trailer. Does this mean that the movie will be any good at all? Of course not. The Man of Steel trailer was great and that movie ended up being a profound disappointment. But I can't watch this trailer and not get excited. From the interesting themes, to the comic references to the just absolutely epic shot of Superman ripping the Batmobile to shreds and staring at Batman, this trailer had everything. It brought Comic-Con to its feet and I can feel the fan community finally getting behind this one. It may have taken awhile, but Snyder has put this film on everybody's must-see list.

"Black and blue, God vs. man, day vs. night......the red capes are coming.

The Red Capes Are Coming."

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Holly Hunter, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Momoa, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne and hits theaters on March 25, 2016. 

Image Credit: Bloody Disgusting

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