Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 earlier in the day on Saturday, July 26, 2014, and the crowd went nuts. That was far from the biggest ovation though. Comic Book Movie revealed on Saturday that the first footage from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” was shown, and descriptions of it are leaking out all over the place.
One of the first things to know is that the footage is very short and there is no dialogue spoken whatsoever. This reporter has seen it, but only once as the leak has since been taken down, and it’s quite incredibly awesome.
Another big thing to notice is that batman (Ben Affleck) is not featured in the suit that fans have seen in a couple of pics released so far. He was shown in what has been commonly known as the “Bat-Armor” that was first featured in Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns.”
The scene opens with Batman (Affleck) on a rooftop and in the pouring ran. His Bat-Armor is obvious and it even includes the blue glowing eyes from his mechanical cowl. He then takes a tarp off of the Batsignal and allows it to shine into the night sky.
As he looks up, Sueprman (Henry Cavill) is floating inside the symbol and staring down at Batman with angry, red-glowing eyes. The camera pans back to Batman who gets an angry look on his face and the scene goes to black.
A number of sites have their own descriptions up, and here are a few of them to compare between.
It was short but got right down to the heart of the matter. Set at night, in pouring rain, it begins on a rooftop with Ben Affleck’s Batman – in souped-up armour much like he wields in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, including glowing eyes – pulling a tarpaulin off the Batsignal. It shines into the sky, and then – illuminated against the clouds, flecked with lightning, standing inside the symbol, is Henry Cavill’s Superman. And he does not look happy, his eyes glowing red with burgeoning heat vision ray. The camera tracks in on Batman’s face as he grimaces… and cut to black. No dialogue at this point, so there’s no idea of what Affleck sounds like as Batman, or indeed a wider sense of the story, but the message is clear: Clark and Bruce are going to face off, and Bruce has enhanced his Batsuit to compensate for the most powerful man alive.
The short teaser opens with Batman in a fully armor suit from Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. glowing eyes, raining. He puts on the light on the bat signal with the new Batman logo (reminiscent of the one from Miller’s comic). Slow pan up to Superman, illuminated in the sky amongst the pouring rain with his red glowing eyes. I can’t express to you how awesome the teaser looked. It looked like the Frank Miller comic come to life through the lens of Zack Snyder.
Footage shows Batman, with eyes lit up in his Batsuit, turning on the Bat signal (new design for the logo). Bass is pounding, rain pouring, darkness. The Bat signal shines in the sky, and suddenly Superman appears in the middle of the light. His eyes begin glowing red, staring down at Batman. Batman stares back. EPIC! That’s all.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is scheduled to open in theaters on May 6, 2015.