Comic-Con today after all. And in fact, Warner Bros. kicked off their big Hall H panel with the hugely anticipated DC film.
A huge wrap-around screen was unveiled in the hall and a Batman/Superman animation played. It’s not clear if these were animatics or just something put together for the con but it featured various cool images of the World’s Finest heroes. Nice, but was this all we were getting?
No! Director Zack Snyder then took the stage. He said he was shooting the film last night, teasing the crowd as that he didn’t really have much to show yet. Well, except for this little thing. A little teaser…
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.
The crowd of course went wild, but even more so when Snyder then brought Affleck, Cavill, and even “our Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot. No questions or discussion -- just the four of them standing together up there for our earliest look at the Big Three together.
DC's Trinity, in the flesh at Comic-Con.
No other DC movie announcements were made and while the Warner Bros. panel is still ongoing, I wouldn’t expect anything else this con on that topic. But still, this was more than enough.