The voices of thousands of boisterous fans wrapped up in a ravenous geek rapture exploded in San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H after the showing of the new trailer for Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The movie is ostensibly a sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel, but this movie, more than Steel, is really the jumping off point for Warners’ much ballyhooed cinematic universe based on characters seen in the comics published by DC Entertainment.
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot star in the movie directed by Zack Snyder.
The movie not only introduces Wonder Woman, making her first screen appearance since the Linda Carter television series, but it also unveils heroes such as Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg.
The movie is also Warners’ aggressive answer to the cinematic universe template first initiated by Marve Studios, which this year is not attending the annual pop culture celebration.
Warners previously showed off a teaser trailer for Batman v Superman but the effort to make an impact was mangled when the trailer leaked early online and, in turn, the studio was forced to unveil it on a Friday afternoon during the same time period Disney released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Saturday’s panel was a chance for Warners to seize control of the world once more.