Warner Bros. kicked off Saturday by basically throwing down the Comic-Con gauntlet right at Marvel’s feet. After opening up all the screens to give the Hall H crowd a widescreen presentation, the panel kicked off with concept art from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That was followed by Zack Snyder coming on stage, feigning to not have any footage (they all say that), only to reveal the first teaser and understandably the crowd went ape-dump.
In short, the footage shows a rain-soaked Gotham, where a Batman with glowing eyes and donning the Bat-Armor seen in The Dark Knight Returns, shines the Bat-Signal into the sky. But rather than seeing his insignia, it’s instead a very pissed off Superman hovering in the air staring down at him, eyes blazing red. It was awesome and the crowd was as electric as I’ve ever heard them. Again, Marvel had a very tough act to follow and it can be argued WB won this round.
The panel basically ended with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot coming up on stage for a brief moment, allowing the crowd to take photos. On the screens were splashed posters for the film, giving us our first look at Gadot as Wonder Woman. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens May 6th 2016.
Filming is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the highly anticipated action adventure from director Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, and Ben Affleck as BruceWayne/Batman.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” also stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from “Man of Steel,” Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Principal photography will take place on location at Michigan Motion Picture Studios and on location in and around Detroit, Michigan; Illinois; Africa; and the South Pacific.
Set to open worldwide on May 6, 2016, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.