Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wrapped up production late 2014, which still leaves us a good year and a few months until the release of the film. We really haven’t seen much of the film besides the occasional set photo leak, and the only footage came in the form of a teaser that we saw at SDCC last year. Given the amount of anticipation, fans are eagerly awaiting what Warner Bros. has in store for the next chapter of the DC Cinematic Universe. Despite the film being released next year, we could see a small teaser sooner than later. In fact, a lot sooner.
Latino Review has the scoop that a teaser to Batman v Superman will drop as early as next month. There is a small caveat though. You will only be able to see the trailer first by buying a movie ticket to see Jupiter Ascending when it opens in theaters February. Hit the jump for more.
If the plan sounds vaguely familiar, it is because Disney did something slightly similar last year with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, except that they didn’t attach it to one film, but rather in a limited amount of theaters – which then expanded to all theaters, then to the Internet itself.
Now I can’t really expect WB to stick with this plan seeing how successful the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer nearly broke the Internet. However, it is a great marketing move on WB’s part because it helps promote Jupiter Ascending, which was also pushed back from its July 2014 to February 2015.
The only footage that has been revealed was at San Diego Comic-Con where Batman and Superman had a cinematic stare down that got the 6,000 people at Hall H cheering. While the studio says that it is highly unlikely we would ever see that footage again, I could see bits and pieces of it woven into what I assume is a new cut of the first teaser.
But if we aren’t getting an original trailer, and WB does release the Comic-Con footage, it will be somewhat of a letdown given that everyone who has seen it waited for nothing.
That being said, it is just a teaser. We still have about 14 months left until the film’s release, which is plenty of time to build anticipation.
Jupiter Ascending opens February 6, 2015, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens March 25, 2016.